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Stout - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 79
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-13-2005

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Reviews: 51 | Hads: 79
Reviews by StrangeBrew1:
Photo of StrangeBrew1
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like others have stated it could be a little more complex in flavor.Tastes a little light but an overall excellent beer. If you want to brew a batch of this yourself that tastes dead on go to Listermanns and purchase the imperial stout kit and add about 2-3 cups of your favorite strong coffee like caribou.I couldn't believe how closely this beer tasted to the batch I had made 2 months before.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is not quite black, but it is quite a dark brown. The head is a creamy light brown cap that forms a pillow a bit taller than half a finger. It has good retention and leaves a solid volume of sticky lace.
The aroma brings out a lot of roast with notes of coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. There's a somewhat tinny quality, though it evens out well and brings out a creamy sweetness. A touch of smoke lingers underneath.
The flavor brings out all the roast with the coffee grounds, a bit fresher than in the nose, with bittersweet cocoa. It takes on a meaty sort of note that leads into a smokiness that stays the rest of the way though. This is more of a savory than a sweet stout, and a good one.
The body just verges into full but has some good heft to it. I would tone the crispness down a bit, but it works.

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Photo of OtsegoHive
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fresh from the brewery in a growler. This fine local stout is a solid example of the style. Pours
a thick blackish brown with tinges of red on the outside. An excellent frothy tan head, nice
and thick dies down to pools of thin foam leaving great lacing behind. Nose of deeply roasted
malts, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Flavor is moderately sweet up front, chocolate to the
sides, and deeply roasted malts and grains to the back. A light hop background keeps it all in
balance with a light sweet aftertaste making for an excellent stout.

Of note should be that this stout, as well as the other offerings till a few years ago, was only
available in growler form from a local BP station. It was also sweeter then and a hair more
on the black side as far as look. That said I am partial to the brewery for making such
excellent fresh beer. The ABV is also at 6.7 percent according to the board.


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Photo of CooperEllis
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From raznug in a local4local trade.

12ox into DFH snifter.

Dark body, cocoa head. Some lacing.

The aroma is particularly pleasing. Roast maltyness without any sticky sweet or acid notes.

The flavor is solid plus. To use baseball scouting, it's a 70. Good roast malt flavor, with a nutty, distinctly hazelnut, bent. The flavor dies a bit at the end, but I think that is more the mouthfeel than the flavor. The mouthfeel is good, but a bit thin. If it coated the mouth a bit I think it would enhance the flavor because some of the flavor pops in and out while drinking.

A little light but a good stout.


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Photo of bluejacket74
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass the beer pours dark brown, with pretty much no head at all. It smells mainly like chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. It pretty much tastes the same way, but the flavor isn't as strong as I'd like it to be. Not much of an aftertaste with this beer either. The mouthfeel is very thin and watery. With that being said, it goes down smooth and is very, very easy to drink. It's not the best stout I've had, but I would definitely drink it again, and it's easy drinking enough that I could drink it as a session beer now and again. This is the first Mt. Carmel beer I've tried, so I'd like to try the other ones soon and see how they are. Cheers!

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Photo of Beejay
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep and dark like motor oil.. A cappuccino foam rests on top..

S: bitter and deep. Slightly briny, with a lingering coffee scent.

T: Dark, creamy, and bitter like coffee.. Just the right amount of bitter and malty.. the flavor lingers for a bit..

M: Slightly slick as it flows down.. good bit of carbonation..

D: Overall, I think this is a fairly good brew.. roasted and malty, fairly well balanced, and easy to drink. Would I play a game of Kings Cup with this bad boy? Hells no.. But a great beer to have with a dinner, or relaxing with some friends.. something I will buy again!

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Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color; slight traces of red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are aromas of chocolate malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of chocolate malts along with some hints of dark fruits towards the finish, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout has some interesting chocolaty flavors but seems like it could use a little more body in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nlmartin for this in Powerball BIF!

A - Black and thick with a huge tan head.

S - Roasted and malty. Overall, a mild aroma.

T - Malt and roasty. It isn't robust, but rather very balanced.

M - Smooth velvet mouthfeel.

D - Easy, great drinking stout. Worked out perfect to pass around in session style.

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Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biggred1
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown and impossible to see through with a slight skim of tan foam. Roasted coffee, anise and cocoa make up the nose. Nice roasty malt flavors with a touch of black jelly bean and chicory. Medium light bodied and lightly carbonated. An easy drinking and flavorful stout for sure.

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Photo of weeare138
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopdog for the growler...
Appears a near black with chestnut edges when held up to the light. The small, tan head fades into a mild film and collar.
Smell is of chocolate, caramel, nougat, cream, fresh peanuts, coffee, and cocoa powder.
Taste echoes the aromas with some standout mocha flavors that make for an interesting brew.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, nutty, with some java lingering.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. One fingers of creamy medium brown head. Retention is below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Really surprised by how good this smells. Moderate roastines. Dark caramel malts mesh well with coffee tones. Smokiness to round things off. Really smooth, well integratied aromas.

3.5 T: Damn, disappointment in the taste. It's not bad, but the nose lead me on a little. Smokiness with dark crystal malts and coffee again, but less sweet than I was expecting. A slight, almost acrid, burntness, but it isn't necessarily that bad.

3.5 M: Light to light medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish it were creamier, but it's not bad for the body. Smooth.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but not interesting enough to make me want to buy it again.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler on a recent homage to Belmont Party Supply of Dayton and was again blown away by their selection.

This stout, recommended by the guy behind the till at Belmont, pours a murky black coffee color with minimal head. Nose emits sweet chocolate flavors balanced with brisk notes of coffee.

The taste contains a familiar coffee base with moderate sour notes, reminiscent of an Oatmeal stout. Texture and body are thinner than that of a typical stout. Also features a nutty aftertaste.

Overall malty and tasty but not too heavy. A good stout for summer.

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Photo of sblanton83
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured out of a growler during a tasting at barefootbrewers house.

Appearance - Poured a nice black color with tan head.

Smell - A slight roasted smell with hints of malts.

Taste - Roasted malts. Kind of smoky also.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and very little carbonation.

Drinkability - This is a solid stout. A nice very drinkable stout.

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Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PDXHops
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a Duvel tulip. An aggressive pour coaxes a half-finger of light tan head, but this soon shrinks to a lazily-formed skim. Body is a couple of shades beyond cola brown. Lacing is limited to isolated specks.

Nose is pleasant and pretty straightforward, burnt malts and dark chocolate. Tastes pretty burnt as well, and there's a fair amount of dark tangy roast. Perhaps a touch of dark chocolate, but sweetness is minimal; bakers chocolate is more like it. Kind of earthy, with a fair amount of bitterness. Just enough carbonation to introduce a certain harshness, which oddly seems to work out for the best. Tangy roasted and darker burnt malts linger.

Overall impression: Tasty little stout here.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 2/13/10

Very dark, burnt reddish-brown. Settles black; holding it to the light yields no perceivable highlights. ¼ inch tan/brown head dissipates quickly; periodic swirling revives a bit of foam but it never lasts. Lacing is sparse as well.

The nose is comprised primarily of burnt & roasted dark malts. Plenty of roasted coffee is present, as is a mild hint of chocolate. Caramel & maybe a few dark sugar undertones. An earthy, nutty aroma meanders throughout.

The first sip finds the coffee & chocolate of the nose switched in prominence. Bittersweet chocolate gives way to toasted dark malts & a hint of coffee roast. I was happy to find just enough a of an earthy hop bite to complement the bitterness of the chocolate & coffee. It almost seems like a touch of vanilla in there too. Tastes pretty good, for the most part.

Basically full bodied & rather smooth. My biggest complaint is that the smoothness is unduly punctured with too much brash carbonation, in my opinion. There's a spot of grittiness which is the saving grace despite the carbonation. Lingering on the finish are lots of roasted coffee, dark malts & a bit of bitterness.

I had Mt. Carmel IPA a while ago & based on that experience I must admit I was skeptical approaching this beer. On the contrary, it's pretty solid by most accounts. With a few tweaks this could be a really good beer. It likely won't be the most impressionable stout but it's worth a try. I'm not in their distribution area, but I'll be looking to try more Mt. Carmel beers next time I find myself at Jungle Jim's.

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Photo of bonemuse07
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of keeganfrank
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black beer with a thin, brown head. Smells of smoky, roasted, creamy, luscious, salty dark chocolate and coffee. One of the better-smelling stouts I've encountered. Very smoky flavor with some dark chocolate notes. This is a really unique and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a deep dark brown color with a thin head that doesn't leave any lace.

S- Some roasted malt in the nose with a touch of smoke.

T- Decent roasted flavor initially with some charred wood. A bit metallic in the finish.

M- Medium/thin body with low carbonation.

D- Pretty average stout. Much better ones to be had.

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Stout from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.