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No Doubt Stout - Elliott Bay Brewing Co.

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No Doubt Stout
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very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002)
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Sampled @ Elliot Bay, West Seattle, April 2007
Despite being quite black in color, I can see hints of ruby through the sides as this beer is brilliantly clear. The aroma is quite dry with toasty malt notes, rich malt, chocolate aromatics and even notes reminiscent of espresso in the finish. Underneath this is a touch of burnt fruit aromatics as well.

The taste is a bit sweeter than expected, but still, solid black coffee notes tend to dry out the finish. This has quite a light mouthfeel to it that makes this quite an easily quaffed brew. Flavors of burnt berries and burnt raisins are noticeable underneath the dry, roast grain character. A fairly tasty brew.

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Very dark coffee brown color. Mild roasty aroma, chocolatey sweet, touch of vanilla. Starts lightly roasty, very chocolatey. Underlying smokiness. Body is almost milky. Finish is coffee and vanilla.

Almost like a mocha. The No Doubt Stout onion soup is also quite good. Guest reviewer K says 'Two thumbs up'.

No Doubt Stout from Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.