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Stout - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company


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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-13-2005)
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Reviews by rangerred:
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3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Decent head retention but not much at all in the way of lacing.

Aroma of heavily roasted malt along with some espresso and dark chocolate. Pretty typical for the style and nothing exceptional really stands out.

Lots of roast character in the flavor with a touch of ashy smokiness that blends nicely with the roast. Chocolate is a little less noticeable along with the coffee. Roast and smoke are the predominant flavors. Mouthfeel is slick and a little thin finishing with a touch of stickyness.

Overall, a completely average run of the mill American stout. There are no flaws but there is nothing that really stands out either.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 02:36:16 | More by rangerred
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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10-16-2013 12:36:57 | More by shredder83
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2013 19:22:49 | More by BMart
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2013 05:07:00 | More by duff247
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

04-27-2013 18:53:07 | More by cfryman
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-17-2013 00:54:31 | More by Lukass
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-22-2013 21:08:57 | More by Brew33
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Founders Snifter. Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for the hookup on both the glass and the brew!

A: Deep brown color. Aggressive pour leads to a deep beige colored 1 finger growing head that then slowly disappears. No lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted chocolate malts, cocoa, some dark fruits but this isn't a very complex aroma.

T: Pretty simple stout in nose and flavor. Roasted malts and some cocoa. Pretty average American Stout.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is a little on the low side. A touch thin if I'm honest.

O: A sessionable stout, decent but not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 02:41:27 | More by suspect
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-18-2012 00:12:05 | More by sourgrass
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

08-27-2012 16:18:16 | More by JBarx
Photo of metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 14:40:33 | More by metter98
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-06-2012 22:49:38 | More by meanmutt
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

05-08-2012 17:10:56 | More by OtsegoHive
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a run of the mill stout. Smell is of chocolate and roasted malts. Extremely well balanced taste. Not earth shattering, but very drinkable (I was told it's 6.5%) and well balanced. The chocolate notes really come through in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but all things considered, you'd do a whole lot worse than picking up some of this stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 16:53:02 | More by rodney4130
Photo of keeganfrank


4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:42:22 | More by keeganfrank
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North Carolina

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

[Best served in a Pint glass]

The pour was jet black with a slight dark brown hue around the edges and had an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head, that reduced quickly to just a thin layer of residue which produced a bit of fair lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted grain malt and a mild leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee and molasses with just a hint of dark fruit.

The taste was lightly sweet and a bit bitter with notes of chocolate and molasses throughout with a strong coffee note somewhere in between with a nice pronounced dark fruit presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decent amount of time which allowed the fruity coffee flavor to be fully enjoyed.

Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond medium in body with the texture being creamy and a little oily and having an almost flat carbonation.

Overall a nice robust Stout, with a unique fruity finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 18:51:20 | More by KajII
Photo of HairyHopopotamus


3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Awesome for a "local" beer just down the road!
Mt. Carmel is a great small time brewery that stay consistent and is always good!

A: well it looks like a stout... fairly dark but I've seen darker, little to no head on it though.

S: not as aromatic as I would like, but what I can smell is a faint chocolate and roasted coffee.

T: great taste! it has a semi sweet chocolate taste and isn't bitter. Finishes very clean.

M: nice and smooth. but very quick recovery for you taste buds. Like I said before it finishes pretty clean.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 02:00:42 | More by HairyHopopotamus
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-16-2011 23:51:14 | More by bonemuse07
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 02:48:50 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of TheGordianKnot


3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into New Belgium goblet...

A- Very dark brown with about a cm light brown head after an extremely vigorous pour. Fairly basic; definitely lacking on the head.

S- Very upfront roast aroma. Pretty intense smell overall. A lot of coffee. Quite a bit of licorice too...

T/M- Solid roast, a little more subdued than the nose leads you to think it, may contain. Strong dark fruit taste quickly follows the roast. The beer then ends with great molasses and carmelly sweetness; perhaps a bit of milk chocolate in the pool of sweet flavors as well. Very well rounded. Nice medium body and moderate carbonation.

O- Well exceeded my expectations. If this were more chewy and alcoholic this beer could be tweaked to be an incredible imperial stout I feel- it just has a lot of great components and levels of a wonderful stout; but lacking anything to make it really stand out... Imperializing could maybe do that?

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 18:41:31 | More by TheGordianKnot
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