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Bonecrusher Stout - Schmohz Brewing Company

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps their best beer, obtained bottle at Champane's Cellars. Dry, chocolate coffee roast stout. Black, with enormous amount of mocha coloured head. Cocoa aroma, as well as roast and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Similar to Oveltine, if Overltine was a beer. Good drinkability,though dry with sips revealing more sugar sweet and roast bitter.

Sammy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cinder black with an absolute absence of accents. Bright backlighting failed to lighten the edges one iota. The brown sugar colored crown is smallish, but has character, lasts, and does a better than decent job of decorating the glass.

The aroma is an interesting mixture of butter caramel and roasted malt. It isn't very often that a stout delivers this much diacetyl. I'm okay with it as long as it doesn't dominate the flavor profile.

Sorry Schmohz fans, Bonecrusher Stout (in the bottle at least) is not a very good English stout. One more thing... the brewery uses words like 'robustly presented', 'aggressive' and 'huge' on the label and the website. That's BS because BS is none of those things. Besides, the ABV is only 6.4%, so how big could it be?

A major malt shortage starts things off on the wrong foot and ultimately keeps the beer from being successful. A minor sweetness and a minor bitterness are superceded by a significant lemon juice tartness that has no place in a stout, not even a milk stout.

Flavors include Nestle Quik mixed with mineral water, weak caramel notes, watery butter and lemon juice. Even though it tastes like it, this can't be old beer because SBC has just started bottling in the past several months. I hope the brewers get the kinks worked out because this is seriously kinky beer that isn't easy to drink.

Simply put, the mouthfeel is atrocious. This brew feels like a poor-quality Euro dark lager whose bubbles decided they had better things than to do and skedaddled after the first few mouthfuls. Thin and borderline lifeless is not a recipe for success.

Speaking of which, I wish this small Grand Rapids brewery all the success in the world, but they'll have to earn it. Bonecrusher Stout is not getting them off to a rousing start. Maybe Hopknocker Imperial IPA will be better. It could hardly be worse.

BuckeyeNation, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -8.8%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Zaphog, May 30, 2012
Photo of Dogbrick
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Super Terrific Stout Tasting on 02/16/08. Two Stouts whose labels feature an axe being wielded. Cool. This beer is blackish-brown with a medium and foamy light brown head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists mainly of coffee along with hints of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Medium, smooth body with a tasty chocolate and coffee character, along with light hops and malt. The finish is mild and roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Better than expected, I would try this again.

Dogbrick, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of Bung
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Schmohz. Pretty dark brown pour, some whitish head. Quite roasty aroma, malt and coffee mostly. Mouthfeel a tad thin, but ok. Chalky/cocoa powder dryness, mixes well with the roast malt. Some coffee bitter finish. Would not be a problem drinking a few of these.
Good English or Foreign type stout, just don't expect and American Stout and you'll enjoy this fine.

Bung, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Mitchster
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for a mixed 6'er. No specs on the mfgr website. 6.4% ABV. "Robust","aggressive","huge" as described on the bottle...makes me skeptical already considering the 6.4%, which is quite average for a stout. Bottled conditioned, pours out to a cloudy deep black, forming a modest cocoa colored head with poor retention and nice lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is quite nice with black molasses, black walnut, vanilla, chocolate, and prunes. The mouthfeel is good...smooth, but with a medium light body. Thankfully no kiwi fruit in this bottle like I have had in the other 3 from this mixed 6'er. The taste is a recap of the aroma...plenty of black patent and roasted barley give a nice burnt marshmallow taste with some french roast coffee in the middle. The finish is chalky, obviously supplemented with minerals, which is fine with me. I prefer this, but some may not. Mild earthy dank basement bitterness, which is cool. Hop level is spot on. There is a slight bit of tartness and astringency to this beer that is somewhat peculiar.

Overall, quite enjoyable. It's not a huge aggressive beer as advertised, but it's tasty and rich and doesn't appear infected like the other beers in this 6'er. I would purchase this one again. It reminds me of Bert Grants Imperial Stout if anyone remembers it...another misleadingly labeled beer.

Mitchster, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev +14%

hilgart1, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

StoutHunter, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of david131
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Extremely deep, dark black with a thin brown head that settles to a thin, splotchy covering. Looks great.

S- Caramel, chocolate, coffee, anise, and vanilla. Extremely rich and fragrant for the style.

T- Much more of a roasted aspect than the aroma would lead you to believe, and also no nearly as rich. Unique and smooth.

M- A little thinner than the appearance or aroma lead me to believe. Smooth on the finish though.

D- A very nice take on the style that is smooth and not overly rich. I would get this again.

david131, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of hosehead83
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pitch black in color, with a chocolate milk head of foam
Aroma-Roasty,faint chocolate
Taste-Big roasty flavor,Subtle coffee and dark chocolate. Semi-dry finish, with faint herbal hop note. Decent flavor and drinkability. A nice match for a pulled pork sandwich.

hosehead83, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Kerrie, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

klipper, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
2.73/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Standard dark brown body with a 1/4" off espresso colored head.

The smell is pretty one dimensional and that's burn malt. There was a slight whiff of rotten garbage. After smelling this I was dreading tasting it.

The taste is heavy on the char with the slightest coffee.

Medium body, not soft or creamy at all.

As a beer in general I didn't mind drinking this, but for a stout it's poor.

Vonerichs, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

stortore, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +21.6%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of BlissJunkie
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

BlissJunkie, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of beveritt
2.33/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is a plastic stick on type, depicting a horned skull helmet wearing guy wielding a rusty/bloody axe. Described as an "aggressive ale" made with 5 different malts and 2 different hops. No freshness dating, but I picked this up at the brewery not too long ago.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of dark brown head. This settles very slowly, dropping to a thin coating of foam and leaving behind nearly complete lacing coverage. The beer itself is as black as ink; opaque even at the edges. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted barley with distinct acidity/acrid overtones. Hints of bitter chocolate and black coffee.

Taste: Sharp, acrid roasted barley upfront without any of the associated malt body upon which it should be layered. Very thin. It is akin to hopped water.

Mouthfeel: average carbonation level. Body is very thin and watery.

Drinkability: Everything started out so well, but fell apart at the first sip. Ridiculously thin and watery. Oh well, one and done for this beer.

beveritt, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Alextricity
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$5 (?) bottle from Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Appearance: A nice black color with a slight head on it. Opaque, with sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle after pouring.

Smell: Roast. Mostly coffee. Maybe some chocolate, but very little. Relatively one-note.

Taste/feel: Surprised at the 77 rating on this site, but I guess it's because it almost just tastes like coffee. A bunch of roast, no noticeable hop presence, maybe a slight hint of chocolate? Reasonably bitter aftertaste. Body isn't too thick, so you could drink a couple of these and be fine.

Not all that interesting, but it tastes pretty nice to me. I'd try it again.

Alextricity, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Giggy, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of TCgoalie
3/5  rDev -8.8%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Gtg642
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gtg642, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Lynn, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Filabee
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of WakeandBake
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes Oct12 08
Dark brown in color,with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt,chocolate,and sour bitter coffee. Flavor was chocolate,and a very storng almost bitter coffee roast,with a dry finish,medium body, oily mouthfeel.Drinkable but not my favorite.

WakeandBake, Dec 27, 2008
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Bonecrusher Stout from Schmohz Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.