The Veil Brewing Co.

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The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #100
Ranked #3,566
4.27 | pDev: 4.45%
Apr 24, 2022
Apr 25, 2016
Notes: Whangdoodle is the imperial version of our robust chocolate milk stout Hornswoggler aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 14 months. Viscous with notes of milk chocolate syrup, fresh vanilla(*NO VANILLA WAS ADDED TO THIS BEER*), bourbon, brown sugar, light toasted oak, melty fudge, clover honey, and fear.
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Rated: 4.37 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by loganburgh from Michigan

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rich deep black color with a thin tan head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice chocolate and molasses aroma to it. The taste is similar to the nose for the most part with some vanilla in the mix as well. The feel of the beer is smooth and rich. Overall it's a good brew!
Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by neurobate from California

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like melted dark chocolate fudge, vanilla frosting, sweet bourbon, oak, tobacco, molasses, and Rolos.

This is decadent and really well done. The base has a lot going on here. It's kind of revelatory- the Veil thrives on throwing a whole bunch of dessert items into their beers; however, this beer has no adjuncts but still tastes like they added them. How was vanilla not added to this? It's so creamy, like vanilla frosting. How were cacao nibs not added? This is so fudgy. There's a lot of maple and caramel too- it's just dessert heaven without any dessert added. There's a nice oak character to temper the sweetness, and a great silky bourbon character running throughout the beer.

This is very thick, and very creamy- that's something the Veil always seems to do well with their stouts. Despite that, it's still very drinkable- I could have a whole bottle of this one pretty easily, i think.

This is an absolutely wonderful stout- the Veil should be very proud of it.
Aug 30, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by montman from Virginia

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by krome from Illinois

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This pitch black stout sported what can best be described as a dark brown chrome head that went the way of the dodo pretty quick. Nose is so complex that I know for a fact I'll miss something but here goes - chocolate, honey, molasses, vanilla, marshmallow, carob and bourbon.... maybe that's it? Really hard to tell because no one accent takes over. Taste is along the same lines but slightly different. Where everything in the aroma was distinct, it's blended in a way that while you get hints of it all, you don't know where chocolate or vanilla or anything else ends and the new taste began. Perhaps the bourbon stands alone, but it's not by any means overwhelming. In fact, virtually no heat in this at all. Body lacks anything that could be considered carbonation and the thin quality is probably a product of the alcohol. After taste has a roasty coffee flavor not present at any other point in this. Obviously we have a terrific beer here.
Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 03, 2017
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Reviewed by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottom line up front - this one misses a 4.5+ rating from me because of very low (almost non-existent) carbonation. Super dark, thick pour -- throw in a little head and this is a 5 for appearance. Nose as expected - sweet molasses. Taste follows nose, but with thick milk chocolate (as advertised) - toward the sweeter side - very tasty. Some pleasant booziness comes through. Super smooth, creamy mouth feel. Again - a little more carbonation and I might be throwing another 5 on the score card.

Overall a very tasty bourbon barrel stout. Creaminess (maybe lactose?) gives this stout a unique taste and feel. Just needed some more carbonation to stick the landing.
Nov 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Farnswurth from Illinois

May 15, 2016
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