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Stout - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-13-2005)
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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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a black body with a thin, khaki-colored head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma of coffee, dry cocoa, and liquorice candy.

Taste: A tasty blend of caramel, chocolate milk, and liquorice tea with only the tiniest measure of hops showing as it warms. Ends with a bit of roastiness on the altogether soft, sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Though a light stout, its wonderfully flavorful and immensely drinkable.

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.

Photo of jrallen34
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into my Narke tulip...Dark brown pour with a light tan head that rises only for a second, then leaves a small boring ring. Not much of a looker, like that blonde chick Donna...The aroma is pretty sweet on the front, creamy chocolate. Finish is more coffee with a little bitterness, roast, and hops. Reminds me of an oatmeal stout...Taste just totally fails. Most of the sweet on the front is gone, just bland bitter coffee and alcohol. So boring, no touch.

Skip.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
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!

Photo of Dogbrick
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Party Source. Pours an opaque black color with a medium thick and foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and coffee in the nose, plus a hint on anise. Rich and creamy body with a nice roasted character. Flavors of sweet malt, milk chocolate and coffee are all present along with a bit of hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

I got this brew as an extra in a trade with projectflam86, Thanks Kyle!

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

Black color with a very lively tan head that stayed as a layer and kept making a 'fizzing' noise.
Roasted coffee aroma is all I really got.
Taste is full of roasted coffee flavor and caramel malt sweetness.
Medium bodied with a 'fizzy' feel.
Easy to drink.

Photo of DavoleBomb
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.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of birchstick
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a black color without much of a head

S - smell is all chocolate with a touch of burnt malt

T - the taste follows the nose. Opens up with nice milk chocolate and fades to some dark chocolate flavors. Ends with a bit of cocoa and some burnt malt.

M - a little watery and thin without much carbonation

D - not a bad little stout here. Nothing uber complex but what is there is flavorful and delicious. I would drink again but not my first choice when reaching for a stout.

Photo of mcallister
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a growler of this at Krogers in Vandalia. Poured with absolutely no head. Which worries me a little. However this is a nearly black stout very oily and viscous in appearance.

Wonderful nose with big chocolate character and roasted malts. Chocolate aromas are dark and bitter with an underlying of caramel and hints of vanilla. Dark fruits sit deep on the backside. The roasty malt really helps this beers make it over the top.

Roasty, tasty and full of charred chocolate, marshmallow, caramel, black currant, and hints of licorice. Could use a more cabonation in the mouth but for the style it's not overly problematic. A nice easy drinking stout that can drain quickly from the growler.

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Brew33
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jaasen64
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of rangerred
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.

Photo of Beejay
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to nlmartin for the bottle.

Appearance: This one is a gusher. Even with a gentle pour, a huge brown bubbly head furies on top of the beer. Somehow, there is almost no retention, though. After just a few seconds there is nothing on top of the glass. Midnight black in color with a tint of ruby where some light can sneak through.

Smell: Coffee, roasted chocolate malt, and cocoa powder.

Taste: A quick dash of roasted malt, but cocoa and roast coffee flavors really dominate the taste. A touch of grapefruit rind and some herbal notes complement the bitter coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Lightly sticky, medium body, full bubbly carbonation.

Drinkability: This really didn't do it for me. I was happy to have tried it, but there were just too many disjointed parts to this beer.

Photo of bamadog
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of PDXHops
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of KajII
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.

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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Stout from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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