Against The Grain Brew­ery 35K

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Sweet, American, And Export Stout -

LOC: Louisville, Ken­tucky ABV: 7% | IBUS: 25 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Dark roasted malt and bit­ter­sweet co­coa and cof­fee fla­vor and aroma burst from this pitch-black milk stout. The full body and sweet­ness are de­rived from the ad­di­tion of lac­tose. A healthy dose of Nugget and Crys­tal hops pro­vides a coun­ter­point to this ale’s rich and com­plex malti­ness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sub­tle aro­mas of dark choco­late and roast. There’s a soda-pop el­e­ment, too, like 7-Up, and sar­sa­par­illa, some fig and fruit es­ters. The choco­late grows in in­ten­sity but still never dom­i­nates.” Fla­vor: “Rich, creamy, and full-bod­ied. Nice sharp roast com­ple­mented by mild hops. Both fade in the mid-palate but grow again in the fin­ish.” Over­all: “De­spite the full body, this beer drinks pretty eas­ily. It’s a straight­for­ward milk stout. The creamy sweet­ness you need, the hint of hops, and the smooth choco­laty roast.”

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