Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout
SweetWater Brewing Company

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From:
SweetWater Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 28, 2019
Added:
Sep 13, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.83 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Oct 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by djembeist from Virginia

May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle.

Deep brown color with a small light tan head. Chocolate aroma and flavor, leaning more towards milk chocolate than dark. Lightly roasted malt. Not much hop presence to speak of. Creamy feel with a sweet finish. A smooth, basic milk stout.
Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by BeerBeast from Florida

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by brocktune from Virginia

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.72 by REVZEB from Illinois

Feb 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- Pours an extremely dark brown colored, very thick stout with a minimal tan fizzy head.
S-Chocolate, molasses, slight toasted malt, a little biscuit as well.
T-Bitter black coffee with a sourness that follows. A little subdued sweetness that is pretty pleasant, as well as sum biscuit. Dark chocolate follows as the beer warms up a bit. Solid, subdued flavor.
F- A bit sticky, medium carbonation.
O- Good, not great, stout that is honest and a pleasure to drink. This is the release number four in "The Hatchery Series". Not completely sure if this is an annual brew that changes slightly with every year, or a once brewed bunch. Whatever the case, it is rare. If you can get your hands on it, try it.
Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by VAbrookiechaser from Virginia

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by atlandy from Georgia

Jan 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Nephilium from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Rich milk chocolate aroma, pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. The sweetness is mild on this milk stout (which I prefer to the overly sweet ones), with a mild chocolate note in the beginning, fading to a long roasted finish. The body is much thinner then I expected, almost watery. The thin body is really unexpected considering they say both lactose and oats were used. But overall, it's a solid Milk Stout.
Jan 10, 2018
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Reviewed by numacs4 from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I was a little dubious when I read chocolate powder, but the chocolate flavor really comes through -- strong like a 62% dark instead of sweet. -- so there is some some mild bitterness from this. Nice pillowy head when poured into a pint glass, about two fingers -- whispery lacing thereafter. Let this warm up in the glass, and don't just start chugging away at it. The creaminess that you're looking for takes about 5 minutes or so to develop with this warming. Straight off out of the bottle, it was a little tangy (and not in a pleasant way), so let it warm up. Nice rich flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, and then some maltiness. Very delicious.
Jan 10, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: opaque; deep brown in color; 3 finger dark brown head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: milk chocolate is predominant; deeply roasted grains are also present;

T: at the outset, deeply roasted grains are prevalent with milk chocolate in the background; from the middle through the finish, the balance is reversed; mild bitterness throughout;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: I would have liked a little more milk chocolate in the flavor;
Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by alphastryk from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Smells a lot more chocolatey than it tastes. Taste comes through more roasty and malty, and somehow thin. Fairly generic stout, would not drink it again.
Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by evostudios12 from Florida

Dec 24, 2017
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Black with a foamy head of khaki suds. Thin to no lace here.

Aroma: Chocolate but a bit light and underwhelming.

Taste: Bittersweet cocoa and some roastiness. Smooth and drinkable but somehow disappointingly thin and average. Not overly chocolatey or milky here, and this remains a thin and pretty forgettable stout.
Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Hackattack from Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is an amazing stout...full of coffee, caramel ,roasted malt flavors with chocolate overtones. A limited release. and as far as I know you can only get 2 of these out of a 12 pack sampler pack. It was a pretty good deal...freshly dated for a little over 14 bucks a 12 pack. The other beers out of this are also really good!
Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.79 by jahannah from Georgia

Oct 23, 2017
Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 22 ratings