Double Chocolate Milk Stout
Lancaster Brewing Company

Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #202
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,243
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.83%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
310
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Lancaster Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
91
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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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brewben14 from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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steve_littrell from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Emichaelbray from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short off white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate essence are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of chocolate essence. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very chocolatey but isn't heavy on the palate and goes down easily.

Serving type: can

Dec 16, 2018
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Thefryguy5000 from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at their location by the outlets on Rt. 30, Nitro pour-creamy and delicious like a glass of chocolate milk but not too sweet, great dark chocolate flavor! Grabbed a few cans also, did not have the same mouthfeel, definitely on a whole nutha level out of the tap!

Sep 30, 2018
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HJB96x from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice milk stout, does a great job hiding the alcohol. Smell is very chocolatey. It's definitely on the sweet side and overall a bit thin with the feel, for my taste anyway considering it's a milk stout. It's a solid beer, good for a dinner dessert or a late night weekend sip with a friend.

Apr 25, 2018
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ThaneMcC from Germany

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at philadelphia airport
Pours an inku black with khaki head- smells of cocoa, milk chocolate, molasses- taste is sweet malts forward- cocoa, sweet milk chocolate and qnd hints of molasses, a little leather and transition to a hint of piney hops with a fairly clean- if sweer finish. Rather light bodied for a stout, consistency of 1% milk- failry clean finish for such a sweet beer.
Overall- not a bad milk stout- the biggest demerits were for the thin body and rather simple flavor profile. Not bad- but i wouldnt seek it out

Apr 14, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro pour On tap at Harrisburg location

Poured in a glass , dark brown liquid settles quickly to a foam ring , some lacings

Aroma of chocolate , chocolate milk

Taste of chocolate milk , roast Malts ,

Smooth, thin body

Good beer

Nov 02, 2017
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215BEERWhisperer from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When you first pour it has a thick milky chocolate colored head which quickly fades. The color of the overall beer is dark chocolate in color.

Smell is great got a roasted chocolate coffee aroma. The coffee smell I got was a med to dark roast, the dark chocolate smell immediately hits you with the coffee following and if u search there’s almost a hint of sweetness like carmel.

The taste was cool definitely is consistent with the dark chocolate smell and coffee. Again the dark chocolate taste is predominantly the taste throughout. The mouth feel was a little thin I was expecting it to be a little more thinker giving the chocolate. Towards the back end I felt the alcohol which wasn’t too bad just a little kick. Overall it’s a pretty good beer. My first from Lancaster

Oct 29, 2017
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near black with a reddish hue and chocolate milk colored head. Solid lacing. Roasted malt and a little umami in the nose. These continue up front in the taste up with a definite milky, lactose addition and strong powdered chocolate behind. Sort of Nestle Quik-like. Medium bodied with a moderate creamy slickness to the feel. A bit more roasty than I generally like in a milk stout, but still pretty tasty.

Oct 18, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black in color with a thin foamy khaki colored head that quickly reduces to just a ring around the edge

S- big notes of rich milk chocolate, along with caramel/toffee & milky sweetness. A hint of coffee but overall lots of dark milk chocolate

T- sweet dark milk chocolate up front, along with notes of caramel. Mid-palate gives some char and roast, the finish gives a hint of coffee and linger of milk chocolate

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel than finishes a bit flat

O- I prefer this to the regular version as it seems to have more milk chocolate notes

May 11, 2017
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color. Poured with a short, rich, dark mocha foam with good retention. Medium high dark chocolate aromas with a sweet cream and light roasted malt notes. Medium full bodied with a thick, creamy feel through the middle and pleasant boozy warmth near the finish. Medium high, sweet chocolate flavors with medium light roasted malt. Similar to the aroma there’s a sweet cream flavor beneath the chocolateyness. Medium light, lazy hop bitterness through the middle cuts the sweetness just a bit. Bitterness shuts off like a light bulb at the end with a pleasant touch of boozy heat followed by a semi-dry finish and yes, you guessed it a light chocolatey malt aftertaste. Probably the most chocolate character I’ve ever experienced in a beer. But despite the chocolatey sweetness, it’s pretty drinkable. The bitterness could’ve been a little higher and the roasted malts were petty muted, but I guess it is a sweet stout and overall was true to style and pretty good.

Apr 14, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, lactose, slightly sweet, touch of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very good beer, the best I have had from this brewery.

Apr 06, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, no date

Black, tan colored head. Huge fudgey aroma. Tastes like chocolate milk - but not too sweet or cloying. Thicker bodied. Great dessert beer.

Apr 02, 2017
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz stout glass.
Pours almost black..fairly thick, with little lacing or head.
Smells of rich sweet chocolate, and a dash of malts. Tastes of rich, sweet and savory chocolate(s), with a mild hint of vanilla. Very smooth, with a slight bitterness, that doesn't take away from the malted backbone.
Overall, a good stout that delivers on its description.

Mar 21, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very generic & pedestrian sweet stout, but it doesn't do anything bad. Expected light roasted malt flavor, no real chocolate beyond a bit on the nose, maybe a tad watery

Dec 01, 2016
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a custom pint glass: color is black, solid, dense looking, head is tan with fine bubbles; head presents at least 1/2 inch thick, lingers well and remains a solid top with some bubbly lacing on the glass.

Smell is moderately strong cocoa, chocolate, milky/creamy like sweetness.

Flavor is similiar to the aroma with strong cocoa/chocolate flavor, light malt, hints of lactose and cream, subtle hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderate with decent carbonation and strong lingering cocoa/lactose sweetness.

Overall, a good beer with great presentation but a bit strong for me personally on the sweetness.

Oct 28, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, black in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, white sugar, cream, and light cocoa. Lots of depth of chocolate flavors. Medium heavy bodied, sweet, and tasty. Right up there with the best of Lancaster's beers. Nice sweet surprise. Will look for this one again.

Sep 12, 2016
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