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:
283
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
33
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is an awesome beer, my favorite i think from these guys so far. its a huge imperial milk stout aged in a bourbon barrel, and its really impressive. inky dark and thick on the pour, as black as it is brown, with a dark brown foamy head with great retention, coffee crema colored, and just a whole lot of viscosity evident. the aroma is fantastic on this, the sweetness is really prominent even through the bitter earthy roasty dark malts, and the sugar with bourbon barrel richness is a really nice combination. creamy feel from the milk sugar and a boozy heat thats almost sharp sort of contrast texturally, but the flavors are amazing together. lots of wet oak on the nose, less so in the flavor, but its likely this was a very recently drained barrel, as there is a ton of whiskey flavor happening. toffee sweetness in the finish and a lively carbonation to keep it moving a bit. in the end, its a distinct and well done product. the sweetness is a few notches higher than i really prefer, but what it adds to the beer is calculated and well conceived. one of the few beers i have had from these guys that i would readily buy again, even at 9 bucks a ten ounce!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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 BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the brewery that hangs their hat on variety- here comes a mind-blowing bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout that showcases the taste of bourbon soaked woods and underlying complex dark flavors. This all means that this review may become a bit long-winded.

But like many of these barrel aged rich stouts, 70k pours the expected viscous textured, onyx-black color with a certain mirror-like sheen. A short statured but frothy creme of foam builds on the surface and slowly recedes back into the beer, succumbing to its own viscosity, alcohol and tannin.

Incredibly aromatic, the beer delivers a strong presence of fudge chocolates, espresso, bourbon aging house, and secondary complements of port wine, sherry, burnt fruit and savory almost meaty notes. Its turn to taste leads to a coat upon the mouth of rich black strap molasses, fudge, espresso, and port- all sweet and roasty character weaves together brilliantly as not to stratify from early to mid to late palate- its a homogeneous taste from sip 'til finish. But as the ale warms and the palate acclimates, savory tastes of burnt currant, savory notes of oak, vanilla, and melanoidin.

Full, lush, and velvety- the beer is verbose in texture but is also silky and smooth. As the ale coats the mouth, its taste seeps into the mouth tissues to overwhelm the senses with sheer delight. Built for the sweet tooths, this ale is robust and grows with alcohol warmth for a malty-dry finish with lingering chocolaty sweetness.

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Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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 XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of smithj4
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mdfb79
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/28/15 notes. Had never heard of this, was very happy how great it was. Growler poured into a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Sweet bourbon, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malts, cream, and vanilla. Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth and no heat. Crazy how high the ABV is for how it tastes.

Overall I loved it; surprise of the tasting for me. Would love to try it again sometime.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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70K from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
4.27 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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