Devil’s Conclave
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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From:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.71%
Ratings:
177
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 26, 2019
Added:
Sep 07, 2014
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  46
SCORE
95
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Devil’s ConclaveDevil’s Conclave
Notes: Double Milk Stout with cinnamon and sea salt added
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4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Oct 06, 2018
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Oct 04, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Straight black body, thin tan line head, fading quickly to nothing. No lacing.

S - Strong roast, toasted beans, dark chocolate, raisins, mild cinnamon spiced notes.

T - Pungent dark fruit, raisins and plums, with a solid bittersweet chocolate hit, honeyed sweetness, and a spice and bitter finish.

M - Sticky open and a brisk, dry close.

O - Very nice layering of the rich flavors, just enough bitterness to keep it clean. Solid craft.

Sep 17, 2018
 
4.25 by mwvman from Indiana on Apr 11, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Devil’s Conclave - 18th Street
Double Milk Stout - 7% abv
Canned 12/14/17

L - 1-finger dense mocha head atop an
opaque black body.

S - cinnamon, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, maybe a little spice? Smells wonderful.

T - cinnamon-crusted chocolate, followed by vanilla and some spice (pepper?). Also getting some coffee, roast, and milk. Lots going on here! No detectable booze, mild bitterness, low sweetness.

F - medium-full body with medium carb.

O - I generally find milk stouts too sweet, but this is just perfect. Love the interplay of balanced flavors they achieved here.

Apr 01, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ksimons from Illinois

A-almost black with a fingers worth of dark tan head

S-chocolate and roasted malt

T-milk chocolate, roasted malt, some light cinnamon as the beer warms

M-smooth, medium body, light to moderate carbonation

Overall this may be the best I have had from 18th Street, very nice milk stout

Mar 12, 2018
 
4.12 by Jinx989 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 1 pint can, canned on 14th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: It was black in colour with a one finger brown head that had pretty good retention but left only sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and coffee.

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and cinnamon. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: I didn’t get much cinnamon in the aroma, but it came through nicely in the taste. I’m also not so sure about the sea salt as I just didn’t get that at all. Nevertheless, there was some nice roastiness that balanced the light sweetness and made it great and easy to drink.

Feb 21, 2018
 
4.35 by heysuz from Indiana on Feb 17, 2018
 
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Feb 17, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this one from claaark recently. Cheers, man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Stout brewed with lactose sugar, cocoa nibs, cinnamon and sea salt
Vintage: 2016

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, somewhat foamy dark tan head with excellent retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident for the style. Head slowly fades to a full cap with a pile of carbonation streaming up the middle. Swirly half wisp remains leaving traces of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted aromas with milk chocolate, some lactose sugar, vanilla notes and a definite cinnamon punch for sure.

TASTE: Cinnamon, milk chocolate and lactose notes up front. Cacao with a bit of salt as well, then a medium finish of cinnamon spice, milk chocolate, vanilla flavors, roasted grain and a pinch of salt linger on the palate. Medium strength but well balanced.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, quite soft and smooth, goes down nice and finishes a bit mouth-coating. A touch of cinnamon spice lingers.

OVERALL: This is quality stuff. I was definitely worried when I saw that sea salt had been added, but it’s been done with restraint, which is a relief. The look is a little foamy and over-carbonated, but despite that, this one is an enjoyable, well-balanced beer. Thanks again, claaark!

Feb 14, 2018
 
4.25 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Jan 24, 2018
 
3.03 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 16, 2018
 
4.32 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Jan 15, 2018
 
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jan 09, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Great pitch black beer with a mocha colored head that is thinner than expected.
Smell is bringing light coffee and very little spice behind it. Some roastiness as well when you take a deep breath.
Taste is roasty coffee with some cinnamon notes.
Cinnamon is a little warming. The roastiness goes good with it. Nothing in this is too powerful. This is very creamy and smooth.
Overall, I wanted a little more from this but it has great balance and could be a great all the time stout.

Jan 09, 2018
 
4.19 by AngEo from Texas on Jan 08, 2018
 
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Jan 06, 2018
 
4.38 by nwhittin from Indiana on Jan 06, 2018
 
3.98 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.43 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Oct 20, 2017
 
4 by izzyismyrott from Indiana on May 06, 2017
 
4.41 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
 
4.78 by Slotalian1 from Indiana on Mar 16, 2017
 
4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jan 27, 2017
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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jeffreed61 from Indiana

Apparently risen from the dead. Undated bottle, bought late Dec '16 after it started popping up on Indy shelves. Poured at about 60 degrees. Nose showcases cinnamon. Smooth w/ early sweet & big chocolate. As it moves to the back of your mouth, the cinnamon re-appears with a touch of heat and bite.

Jan 14, 2017
 
4.39 by Duff27 from Illinois on Dec 15, 2016
 
4.1 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 10, 2016
 
4.5 by carlso_aw from Indiana on Jul 09, 2016
 
3.75 by mothman from Minnesota on Jun 22, 2016
 
4.37 by ndpunk from Indiana on May 07, 2016
 
4.24 by emottram from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2016
 
4.34 by Faroveryonder from Missouri on Apr 02, 2016
 
4.29 by Tyecko from Minnesota on Mar 22, 2016
 
4.17 by mcsauter82 from New Jersey on Mar 10, 2016
 
4 by bmf5581 from North Carolina on Mar 01, 2016
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

This is probably my favorite 18th St beer. The Hunter series is really nice, but I felt like this milk stout was done a lot better than the others. Really complex nose and taste with the cinnamon and other spices. The mouthfeel is thin, but manages to have some creaminess.

Mar 01, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

650ml bottle. Served in a minisnifter glass. Pours a dark black body, half finger mocha head, no retention or lacing. Smells of cinnamon, chocolate, cocoa, touch of espresso. Mostly cinnamon, which is one of the biggest cinnamon bombs I've had the chance to smell. Flavour is milk chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, a touch more cinnamon. But not in a bad way, it is balanced with the cocoa and milk chocolate sweetness. Really good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not hefty but not thin either, fair bit of cinnamon and chocolate lingers on the finish. Really tasty beer with a ton of cinnamon, but just enough sweetness to cut through it. Very drinkable and very tasty.

Feb 29, 2016
 
4.66 by MichPaul from Michigan on Feb 27, 2016
Devil’s Conclave from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 177 ratings