70K | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
4.32/5
292 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#765
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
292
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
39
Trade:
6
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Photo of WattsofBeers
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Bomber into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown, near black. Rich, tan, one finger head that fades to a rim around the edge. Tight, cascading lacing.
S- Raw bourbon, super sweet milk chocolate, chocolate malts.
T- Incrdible amount of lactose and milk chocolate sweetness. Balanced nicely by the smooth bourbon. Not a lot of barrel presence in the sense of char or oak presence. Just super sweet and delicious bourbon.
M- Milk stout aspect shines through here. Silky, medium carbed. Not overly thick but definitely full and creamy.
O- Truly a dessert BBA stout. Super sweet and chock-full of chocolate without being cloying. Bourbon notes come in strong and fade effortlessly. Delicious BBA stout that I would revisit anytime.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Russ for sharing a growler pour of this.
A: Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with hints of dirty motor oil, chocolate milk colored foam head that quickly fades
S: Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, hints of cinnamon, oak, vanilla
M: Medium heavy, juicy in the finish
T: Sweet, did I say sweet, chocolate, bourbon, lactose, brown sugar
O: Tasty brew if you are in a sweets mood

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

Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color, viscous on the pour like motor oil. The pour produced only a thin, fleeting head with minimal lacing. This is a huge beer but with great balance. Nicely mixed aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon, cocoa, and roasted malt. Same on the taste. The bourbon played really well with the sweetness of the lactose and was balanced by the chocolate. The feel was big but not overly sweet - not dry either. A bit boozy on the finish but not more than I would expect at 13%. Overall, a fantastic beer.

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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 tourdot
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
3.2/5  rDev -25.9%
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 West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kbuzz
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
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 calcnerd
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

12/25/16 bottle

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

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 292 ratings
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