Double Chocolate Milk Stout
Lancaster Brewing Company

Double Chocolate Milk StoutDouble Chocolate Milk Stout
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From:
Lancaster Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #238
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,686
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
255
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 02, 2022
Added:
Oct 04, 2010
Wants:
  43
Gots:
  83
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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Ratings by tsfinn23:
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Reviewed by tsfinn23 from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the tap house in Lancaster.

Great look and smell. Decent head with a really nice chocolate smell. The taste was excellent and the beer went down very smooth. Mouthfeel was somewhat weak but nothing that would stop me for having this again. A very enjoyable beer.
Jan 01, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.15 by TommyW7

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Apr 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by adamstef

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by riptorn from North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.17 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 02, 2021
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Rated by pknauss

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good flavor - flat
Oct 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by 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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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is literally chocolate milk, with a whole lotta chocolate added. Super tasty.
Jan 27, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Guerrelli from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.11 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.77 by RV109106 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania

Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by jdezelick from Virginia

Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.64 by Rockhead from Virginia

Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.85 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by DIM from Pennsylvania

Oct 22, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.06 by tpeters from Michigan

Sep 23, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.13 by Unclevince from West Virginia

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.71 by Zaktcc from Maryland

May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by Mikexw from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Apr 11, 2019
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.2 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2019
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Rated by Tdengel from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Delicious! Very smooth. Had it on nitro draft. Very chocolatey.
Feb 02, 2019
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