Double Chocolate Milk Stout
Lancaster Brewing Company

Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout
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Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #255
Ranked #7,705
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Apr 11, 2022
Oct 04, 2010
Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout
Notes: Don’t miss out on the intense roasted malts, silky smooth mouth feel, subtle sweetness and velvety chocolate goodness of our 2X Chocolate Milk Stout. We went over the top, with more malt, the infusion of cacao nibs and pure chocolate for a truly otherworldly chocolate stout experience.
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3.36 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Apr 11, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Spade from Pennsylvania

12 oz. can. Black body with a creamy beige head. Strong chocolate flavor with a smooth mouthfeel. Slight roasted bitterness and minimal hop presence.

This is wonderful example of the style and a long-time favorite of mine.

Feb 06, 2022
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2021
4 by paulish from New York on Nov 21, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by riptorn from North Carolina

A semi-aggressive pour from a can into a shaker provided a khaki 2-finger head, which dissipated to a skim that laced nicely. Very dark brown but not black.

Nose is heavy (I mean HEAVY) chocolate, almost like chocolate liqueur. A hint of coffee if swirled. Hop aroma is close to nil.

Taste of chocolate follows the nose, but to a lesser degree. No harsh roast, and I didn’t get the “intense roasted malts” mentioned in the description by Lancaster. I was pleased/impressed by the bittering; coupled with the roast and chocolate it gives me on/and/off impressions of coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is not as thick as a ‘heavy’ oatmeal stout, not as thin as a regular stout. I’ll call it “baby bear” good for this beer. Carbonation is just enough to escape you in a swallow, but enough to fizz a bit if swished in the mouth and release the mild roast/coffee and (again) chocolate.

Overall, this is a winner in y book. Not only because I liked it, but also because I think the brewer hit the target. This is my second Lancaster double chocolate milk stout. It was supplied by a friend up PA way who comes to my area only occasionally…..I’ll be hitting him up for more.

Nov 04, 2021
4.17 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 02, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Thanks to Ozzylizard for this one, from his box during NBS BIF #14. 12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a solid black color with about an inch-and-a-quarter of light brown head that had great retention and light lacing.

The aroma was strong chocolate. Very strong chocolate. There were some light malt notes hanging around, and no hop presence.

Pretty much the same on the tongue, with just a slight touch of roast added in.

The body was pretty typical; medium-full, smooth, and with a medium finish that leaned a bit towards sweet.

Drinkability was very nice, I'd have it again, but I probably wouldn't have two in a row.

Overall, a nicely enjoyable brew. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

Oct 15, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by pknauss

Good flavor - flat

Oct 06, 2021
4.01 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a very dark color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has generous milk chocolate hints
The taste follows the nose with a nice milk chocolate flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Stout

Jul 23, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brewben14 from Michigan

12oz can into snifter glass, served at cellar temp

L- Pours dark minimal foam which dissipates quickly.
S- The chocolate notes are definitely there. Very pleasant
T- Sweet, lactose - a little sweet for my liking but I think this was the intent of the brewer. The sweet aftertaste definitely persists which might appeal to some... not to me.
F- Well balanced
O- Similar to my experiences with other "sweet" stouts. I think it achieves its objective. It is definitely chocolatey and sweet, so this will probably hit the mark for those looking for a dessert-y beer. I think this is best appreciated by others however.

Apr 05, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bubseymour from Maryland

This beer is literally chocolate milk, with a whole lotta chocolate added. Super tasty.

Jan 27, 2021
5 by Guerrelli from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2020
4.11 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Oct 22, 2020
3.9 by Taenim from New Jersey on Oct 15, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by steve_littrell from Florida

12oz can into snifter glass

L- Pours dark with little head, like almost none and what's there fades immediately
S- Sweet and chocolaty, just as expected from a double chocolate milk stout
T- Sweet, lactose - think my serving temp may just be too cold for this one, may need to warm it up a bit to appreciate it more
F- Not too thick, doesn't seem to really coat the mouth as well as I would like from a milk stout, fades rather quick
O- It's not a bad stout, just disappointing...I had high hopes for this one. I'm sure they had to pump some pure chocolate in as an adjunct to produce the flavor but I think the additional oils may have hampered the overall beer...still better than a Guinness

Sep 14, 2020
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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Emichaelbray from Pennsylvania

This is just a fantastic offering from Lancaster. It’s thick and rich, as the name suggests. Great nose of dark chocolate. I am consistently and pleasantly surprised by the hint of bitterness that takes the sweetness down just a bit. I don’t find it to be very faithful to the style but that’s kinda irrelevant here. This beer is that good. If you enjoy splendid roasted malt and dark but sweet chocolate, look no further.

Jun 04, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Light carbonation, above average body. Thick creamy feel that coats the tongue, almost milkshake like
Aroma is chocolate milk, chocolate candy, chocolate liqueur, malt, molasses and cream
Taste is hot chocolate, candy bar, milk chocolate, sweet but not cloying. Chocolate liqueur which gives it an adult chocolate milkshake flavor.
This is not a beer to crack open after mowing the lawn. As a dessert beer this is excellent and works great after dinner on a chilly night.

Apr 18, 2020
3.77 by RV109106 from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2020
4.35 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Feb 29, 2020
4.42 by jdezelick from Virginia on Feb 16, 2020
4.64 by Rockhead from Virginia on Feb 07, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

look: deep black with a rusty creamy small head
nose: like a dark chocolate bar
taste: rich dark and milky chocolate with notes of caramel. toasted/roasted feel to it. coffe-esk. sweet with a bit of bitterness to counterbalance it. very smooth and quite tasty.
feel: nice full, slides right off the tongue. seems moderately carbonated but wouldn't be able to tell from looking at it.
overall: Seems like a great stout to me. Great full taste and nice body.

Feb 03, 2020
3.85 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2019
3.46 by DIM from Pennsylvania on Oct 22, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz can at the Fall 2019 ASMF.
Pours with a black body and a semi-durable beige head.
Aroma: inviting mix of chocolate muffins and dark toast.
The flavor adds some coffee, toffee and roasted nuts to the mix.
Smooth, full body with medium-light carbonation.

Oct 05, 2019
4.06 by tpeters from Michigan on Sep 23, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Pours with around three fingers of head. Doesn't have the fizzing nature of other nitro stouts, so it settles more quickly. Smells of chocolate, and tastes strongly of chocolate. Not too creamy a texture. Excellent chocolate stout, would definitely buy again whether I'm looking for a sweet stout or just something for an everyday beer.

Aug 08, 2019
3.13 by Unclevince from West Virginia on May 25, 2019
4.71 by Zaktcc from Maryland on May 11, 2019
3.87 by Mikexw from New York on Apr 25, 2019
3.92 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Apr 11, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a whiskey tumbler glass, this beer pours out black and forms a pinky width of tightly packed, caramel colored bubbles to form a crown.

The nose brings an intense chocolate element. It’s widely milk chocolate with deep notes of caramel and toffee as well. The sweetness lingers in the nose.

The taste brings those layers of sweetness back; chocolate, caramel, toffee. It also brings a little bit of roasty coffee notes that didn’t show up in the nose for me. Milk chocolate, hot chocolate like mix. Lactose is evident.

The mouthfeel is creamy, silky, velvet chocolate. Hardly any bitterness showing through, but enough to counteract some of the sweetness.

Overall, it’s a solid example of the style. An enjoyable brew.

Mar 20, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep dark mahogany with a caramel colored head.

Smells of chocolate and caramel malt backed by coffee and bitter herb.

Taste is big chocolate up front followed by a quick caramel malt sweetness giving way to a full body coffee flavor. It finishes bitter herb and dry wine notes.

Mar 14, 2019
4.2 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 02, 2019
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4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Tdengel from Pennsylvania

Delicious! Very smooth. Had it on nitro draft. Very chocolatey.

Feb 02, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by drtth from Pennsylvania

The dark brown, almost black, beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” finely bubbled dark tan head that persists fairly well as it slowly recedes to a small ring and an irregular island of thin foam while leaving lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some small scattered patches and legs of lacing, some of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas are full of rich chocolate and malt with a bit of what may be light citrus way in the background.

The flavors are similar to what is expected from the nose with lots of chocolate—a nice mix of both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The sweetness does not conceal the fact that there’s some dark roast/dark chocolate bitterness in the background. The bitterness is just enough to serve as a counterpoint and keep the sweetness from becoming cloying.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and fairly smooth and only slightly prickly with the finely bubbled light persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and milk chocolate begin to fade way to a light semi-dry ending that is lightly tinged with some dark chocolate semi-sweet bitterness.

Overall this is a beer I’ve enjoyed drinking and would be happy to have again. There’s lots of chocolate flavors with interplay between milk and dark chocolate. This beer should go well as a digestif served after a nice dinner with friends and while sharing some good conversation.

Jan 21, 2019
3.97 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2019
4 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Dec 27, 2018
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