Stout - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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Reviews by despainmakesbeer:
4.22/5 rDev +16.3%
Thick, dark tan 1/2" head at pour. Dark, almost opaque chocolate color. Rich aroma, mostly dominated by smoky, roasted malt in aroma, quickly followed/accompanied by a thick chocolate aroma;but overall aroma feels light on the nose while still being very powerful. Outstanding earthy, smoky, roasted malt beginning and really amps up by middle of drink. Roasted malt aftertaste, tastes like you're chewing on actual roasted malt. One of the roastier stouts that I have had. Very high carbonation level, starts heavy in beginning and stays pretty high all the way through to end at swallow. Mouthfeels is very light for style. Easy to drink, almost thin. As beer warms, a dark fruit note starts to come out, same dark fruit note comes out in aroma, but very faintly. HAve to admit, was quite impressed with this one; was not expecting near this much. Well done.
12-07-2010 02:46:55 | More by despainmakesbeer
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3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
09-23-2010 00:55:51 | More by CooperEllis
3.45/5 rDev -5%
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!
07-03-2006 22:52:19 | More by bluejacket74
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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!
02-08-2009 01:50:37 | More by Beejay
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
08-16-2012 14:40:33 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
06-09-2008 20:49:48 | More by barefootbrewer
3.63/5 rDev 0%
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.
02-14-2010 03:56:04 | More by biggred1
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
09-11-2007 20:36:34 | More by weeare138
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
11-10-2011 02:48:50 | More by DavoleBomb
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
08-20-2006 03:59:04 | More by daliandragon
4/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
06-11-2008 12:49:55 | More by Beerbuddha
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
01-30-2011 01:32:30 | More by PDXHops
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
02-16-2010 04:17:38 | More by Ryan011235
4/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
01-17-2012 22:42:22 | More by keeganfrank
3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
01-30-2011 21:38:02 | More by projectflam86
3.05/5 rDev -16%
Appearance - pours nearly black with a clean, tightly bubbled mocha cap, receding slowly, leaving a little lace behind. Strong backlight shows off some dark red and brown.
Aroma - initial vapors show some fresh grain along with some good chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. The graininess fades almost completely away, the chocolate/coffee diminishes a bit but shows good persistence.
Taste - grainy malt up front along with a sour, perhaps lemony flavor. Some chocolate flavors start to develop but are a bit impeded by some hefty carbonation. Ends as a toss-up between the lemon and the roasty malt. A different kind of stout, I'm thinking this might be interesting to try as a Black & Tan with Bass. It doesn't register much in the coffee, roasty/charcoal areas which to me set apart my favorite stouts. I was hoping for improvement with warmth but not much occurred.
Mouthfeel - a thinner stout with high carbonation. Some lower bubbles may allow more development of the roasted malt profile, but it's on style and a good attempt.
Drinkability - I'm a little torn here. The lighter body certainly increases quaffability and the freshness is impressive, but the grainy/lemon sourness is partially masking what I am trying to taste. As the beer warms, appearances of the roasty side occur more frequently, so let this beer get up to 55 degrees to release its best.
12-13-2005 16:39:36 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
A- A 1-finger, brown head quickly drops to a thin, spotty film that eventually becomes sort of a halo around the edge of the glass. The body was a deep brown-black. Spotting was a little hit or miss.
S- Ripe fruit and roasted coffee fill the nose at first. A little milk chocolate and subtle hops come later. As it warms, there's even a smoke-like characteristic. The aromas kind of come and go, except for the consistent roasted grains.
T- It's quite roasty initially. The flavor leans toward coffee. Chocolate plays a lesser role, with citrus hops lesser still. It's quite robust.
M- The feel is a little grainy, boardering on chalky. Carbonation was moderate.
D- More substantial than it is sessionable. It's a little too rough around the edges to put back more than 1-2 in a sitting.
04-25-2010 15:37:20 | More by GRPunk
2.8/5 rDev -22.9%
Thanks to beerman207 for having this one as an offering at a recent tasting. Poured from the bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pour is a deep dark brown/near black; starts with a 1/2 finger dark tan head that fades quickly to a thin and uneven skim; body is opaque; loose and spotty lacing holds momentarily, but the sides are effectively clean of lacing as it all slides back into the drink.
Smell: Mostly roasty and slightly burnt malts that come across like a nice roasty coffee; however, there is a slightly burnt plastic scent as well and it's a bit of a turn off.
Taste: Again, mostly the very nice roasty and burnt maltiness - pretty standard and solid; that burnt plastic scent turns into a burnt plastic flavor though and is present in the aftertaste and kind of ruins it a bit for me; on the one hand, I really want to praise the beer for the solid American Stout flavors and the nice roast which is quite solid, but on the other hand, the plasticity definitely lowers it.
Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation that is smooth; typical American Stout thickness that is thinner than an Imperial, but certainly not watery or anything; slight stickiness is left behind on the roof of the mouth.
Drinkability: The plastic flavor and scent really got me down on this one and I wouldn't seek it out. It's got other aspects going for it, but after a while it just got tiring to work my way past it.
01-11-2010 04:34:25 | More by bamadog
Stout from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.