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:
Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Milk Stout with as many Ks as we could fit in there.

Added by eyeenjoybeer on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
36
For Trade:
6
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Photo of rypkr
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Snifter pour. But first, let's talk about this cap... I'm pretty sure it was on there so loosely I couldve popped it off with the palm of my hand. Didn't sound and doesn't appear flat though.

Viscous engine oil look with thick, thick creamy 2 finger light tan head. The lacing is pure froth.

Smells like cheap bourbon. Oak, sugar, vanilla ice cream , brown sugar, toasted coconut. Smells absurdly sweey.

Tastes like not a whole lot of anything... this is one very, very NOT rich stout. Heavy alcohol, and a weird sweetness. There's almost zero opposing char, roast, or hop characteristics to oppose the sweet alcohol tang. Very little traditonal stout flavors assert themselves. It's like they cut grain alcohol with water and mixed in their 35k beer. The only thing that's big about this beer is the ethanol.

Mouthfeel is killer. Super creamy. The lactose did wonders for this beer.

Overall. Maybe my palate is just really, really off because I don't get it. I'm 4oz in and considering drain pouring this $17 bomber

Update. Recapped the bottle after 1/3 of the way through. Went to the cellar to find a similar abv non adjunct bb stout and cracked a ba ten fidy. It's still delicious. How 70k mustered nearly a 4.3 averge is beyond me. I sure hope bo & like goes better than this...

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Photo of Sabtos
3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Black with a moderate tan foam head.

Smell is cola, raisin, vodka, and root beer barrel candies.

Taste is cola, smoke, charred oak, prune, vodka, and herbs. This is relatively hot. Is the vodka here on purpose? Wtf? This is the first time I've ever thought of vodka while drinking beer.

Feel is the best part about this brew--thick and luscious, velvety but dry.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: pours thin and dark brown
A: smoky, molasses, slight barrel.
T: boo, just like the nose. Damn
F: thin to medium thickness, a lot of carbonation.
O: another disappointment.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bauermj
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kilhd
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rcjennings
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Pin's.

5.5oz. pour into a Pin's mini-snifter. Solid black pour, with a small dark brown head that settled to a ringlet and head there, leaving dots of lacing and a few oily legs on the glass. Nice aroma of dark roasty malts and sweet fudge, some boozy fumes. The taste was a bit of a let-down after what the nose promised, but it was still good. Dark malts, a fair amount of roast, toasted oak, semi-sweet chocolate, coconut, and a booziness ever present in the background, coming out more as it warmed. Unfortunately the bourbon wasn't too pronounced, and it came off more solvent-like than anything. The body was medium, maybe edging on medium-full, but it felt like the booze thinned it out a bit, keeping it from being a smooth sipper, though it definitely improved after sitting a few minutes at room temp. Overall a solid BA stout, though needing some work. I'd still like to try it again.

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Photo of Gmann
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a near black color with a small dense brown head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is sweet. Light roasted malt scent with a hint of anise. Mellow caramel under current. Slight acidic twang.

The taste is of a moderate roast, has more bite than in the aroma. Lots of sweet notes going on. Big caramel and milk sugars. Light bourbon with a tart dark berry action. Some bitter chocolate in the finish. Reminds me of BCBS but not as sweet and boozy.

Nice full chewy body. Soft carbonation with a sticky finish. Slight bitterness and acidity in the finish. ABV is well hidden.

A good barrel aged stout. Quite sweet but has nice mellow flavors.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reson
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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70K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
4.27 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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