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Darker Than Your Soul - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bcuz7 on 03-28-2014

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Photo of supa0525
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great example of a classic American stout.

Photo of barczar
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Roast malt, dark cocoa, sweet molasses, and nutty, toasted notes underlie subtle tar and licorice in aroma. Molasses dominates.

Flavor reveals dark chocolate initially, becoming slightly sweet with caramel and molasses, and nutty, then alternating between nutty and slightly bitter roast malt into the dry, lightly charred, earthy finish.

Lacks the American hop character I typically associate with American stouts, in favor of more traditional malt dominance. Not overly roasty, and fairly complex. It's a little more char/bitter than I prefer, and a tiny acrid character surfaces, but a nice brew.

Photo of ProChorus
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeVW
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Dave2234
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MiWolfman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kerry1
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy hop/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fudge, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char/smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast malt bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice stout! All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Darker Than Your Soul from Saugatuck Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.