70K | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is essentially the 35K recipe doubled. Double roasty, double chocolatey, double creamy, double delicious. Then we decided to make it 2.5X awesome by aging it in bourbon barrels for a really, really long time. The bourbon and oak flavors perfectly compliment the massive flavors in the double mega imperial milk stout. You don’t swim in this beer, it swims in you!

Added by eyeenjoybeer on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#747
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
318
pDev:
6.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
45
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by Acuity:
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4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent mahogany with a thumb of caramel head. Dissapointing head retention & lacing

S: Some Bourbon, a little ghost booze & figs, plus dark cherry

T: Barrel, but seems more like red wine, dryness, dark fruit, a touch of leathery dryness & a little dark chococlate up front. Some smokiness, , figs, leafy hops, a little red wine barrel & leathery dryness as this warms, plus a little raisin. Finishes oaky, red-winey, with little fig, black cherry & a little Bourbon on the edges

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, warming

Pretty good, but not + $1 an ounce good. Glad I got to try it

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Photo of senglish7
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Avenue Pub. Smell is milky and sweet. Taste is strong and bitter on the front with a bourbon bite. Taste doesn't stay with you for long after. Surprisingly smooth 13% abv beer. Like it a lot

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Photo of BWood
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: dark midnight black. Nice head that goes away quick.

S: strong bourbon right out the gate. Subtle chocolate.

T: wow. This is really good. Bourbon melts in with the beer perfect. Sweet milk stout mellows everything out. Sweet chocolate at the end. Very very good

F: nice and smooth. Lingering flavor makes you want more.

O: this is a great beer. I would love to have more of this.

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Photo of BrentLepping
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have to disagree with @macher0 on one thing: I don't think this is as complex or as well rounded as Bo and Luke. The latter obviously has smoke characteristics, but the bourbon also comes through strong. I thought this batch of 70K was hotter and had more of a cognac aftertaste than the smooth follow-through that bourbon barrels produce. I preferred last year's batch way more, personally.

Still a damn good beer.

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Photo of 98green
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to snifter. Look is opaque black with ruby highlights, thin chocolate head. Smell is piles of bourbon barrel, oak and caramel and sharp tannins. Taste is dominated by that oaky bourbon essence, with raisins and stone fruit at the end. There is a bit of a bitter element that also comes late grabs the side of the tongue, and I kinda like it. Feel is very thick and slick, and very sweet. Carb is good for the style. Sometimes these drink a bit flat. Borders on cloying, but the booze comes in to keep the balance. The ABV isn't exactly hidden, but this drinks like a 9, not a 13. Overall, a brilliant BBA imperial stout. I haven't had many of the whale stouts, but this is as good as any I've had

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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of gibgink
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rsquared59
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into glass. Bourbon to nose with malts. Silky smooth on palate and well balanced. Enjoyable - 5/13/17

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CLCardinal84
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tappangordo
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aletrailky81
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tastybeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark opaque brown in color with a small khaki colored head. Aromas are butterscotch, sweet creamy cocoa, leather, vanilla, berries, caramel, a touch of liquor, and faint woodiness. Flavors are sweet, smooth, and lengthy. Lactose sweetness, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark chocolate, and a pile of sweet syrup soaked drippy miscellaneous purple fruit. Big flavorful ball of sweet fruity chocolate swimming over caramel, vanilla and alcohol. No overwhelming bourbon in aroma and flavor but it is present. Mouthfeel is excellent. Very smooth, fluid, soft, a touch of fine grittiness. This is fairly easy to consume given its size...

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brewshound
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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70K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 318 ratings