Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk StoutHatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout
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3.86/5
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20 Ratings
Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk StoutHatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JebBeerFish on 09-13-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,256
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Jacobier10
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlandy
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nephilium
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of numacs4
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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;

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Photo of MJ64
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alphastryk
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evostudios12
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
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!

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Photo of jahannah
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hatchery Series Release #4 Chocolate Milk Stout from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 20 ratings