Stout - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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83
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52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 79
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 9.59%
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

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-13-2005

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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 79
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Just a slight change in the taste and this could've been a quality black lager. Pours a cola black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Smell is yeasty water and then some chocolate comes through and a little toasty malt. Astringent carbonic and just a bit too light in the taste. The malts when they do appear come out nice and roasted, sufficiently bitter hops, but the mouthfeel is so thin, too watery. Despite all of this, the beer is certainly as easy quaff. But is it a stout? Just not substantial enough. Easily the weakest of three styles offered so far by Mt. Carmel Brewing. (594 characters)

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3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
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. (1,379 characters)

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Stout from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.