Smokestack Stout - The Covey Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -6.1%
64 oz growler into several glasses. Thanks go to 64 oz growler into several glasses. Thanks go to dashirey for bringing this one to a tasting.
Pours a dense black, with a thin filmy covering of mocha colored head. Retains with a thin ring of film that leaves some spotty foamy lacing behind. The aroma does live up to its name in the aroma department, with a decent amount of meaty smoke that nicely fills the nostrils. Chocolate malts add some thicker sweetness here to the nose, while a touch of floral hops and spice float along the back.
The taste is mostly roasted malts and a touch of coffee, with a spicy bitterness from the hops and backing sweet tones of chocolate, caramel, and some green citrus. There isn't a ton of smoke present in the taste, as this comes off as more burnt and toasty, but what is there mostly comes out in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm sharpness to the carbonation but this is overall coming off as a bit light in the body. Especially compared with how chewy the flavors came off as.
This wasn't too bad. I could have gone for some more smoky flavor in the taste and a bit more beef in the body but this still stayed tasty and drinkable for the most part. Thanks for sharing this one with us Dain.
02-11-2010 20:28:29 | More by Kegatron
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
Thanks to dashirey for sharing a growler of this one from a new brewery for me....plus it's SMOKED....my personal crack in the beer world.
A-Deep, dark brown with a medium tan head that reduced to a thin ring of retention and left spotty lace.
S-Nice smoke aroma profile with notes of spicy mesquite, charcoal and musty earthiness. Like being at a Texas smokehouse BBQ!
T-Good combination of roasted malt, touch of chocolate and smoky notes. Not as smoky on the palate as it was in the aroma. Still this offers plenty of smoky meatiness to ponder and enjoy.
M-Medium body and a touch thin. Lacks the beefiness I would like to see in a beer such as this. Give me something to sink my teeth into. The lingering smoke flavour does rescue this from complete boredom.
D-A good beer, solidly smoky with plenty of umph and lingering flavours. Certainly could use some tweaking to help round it but is good enough to keep me interested. Would certainly seek out The Covey if I find myself in the DFW area.
01-28-2010 15:47:07 | More by Deuane
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
Growler sampled on 1/24/10.
Pours dark, inky black with a tan head. The aroma is a great mix of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and smoked malt. The flavor is heavy on the smoke, but you get some background flavors such as bitter coffee and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I like for this style, but it is acceptable. Lower carbonation.
01-25-2010 19:42:07 | More by Mora2000
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to dashirey for sharing this growler on 1/23/10.
A - Poured a burnt dark brown, almost black body with a medium tan head that quickly diminished to a thin bubbly ring and a splash of lace.
S - Aroma is quite smokey and meaty, suggesting charred wood and earthy hop notes akin to dried autumn leaves and herbs/roots.
T - Not as smokey up front as the aroma would imply. Instead, the flavor is woody and earthy with a dry, moderate herbal bitterness. The smokey attributes begin to pick up steam midway through, resulting in a moderate astringent finish, although some chocolate notes emerge in the backend to sweeten the pot just a bit.
M - Medium bodied and softly carbonated, although this is a bit thin and watery for the style. Mouthfeel lacks body for a stout. Bitterness clings to the inside of the cheeks for some reason. Finish is dry and astringent with a hint of metallic bitterness.
D - Pretty solid smoked stout, although the mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Overall, I found this to be pretty tasty with a good smokey quality.
01-25-2010 01:29:41 | More by ffejherb
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Served on tap in a pint glass.
A- Very dark, brown in appearance with a light brown layer of head.
S- Has a malty, BBQ like scent to it. Very unique to a beer.
T- The best way to describe the taste is Guinness and BBQ put together. Just the right amount of BBQ flavoring.
M- Smooth, creamy beer. Not hoppy or overpowering in flavor.
D- Very drinkable beer. Not overpowering or hoppy.
Overall I was very impressed by this beer. I didn't think I would like it after reading the menu, but it ended up being my favorite on at the brewery. It is a very unique beer and a must try if you go to The Covey.
01-28-2009 02:44:57 | More by Bagman007
Smokestack Stout from The Covey Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.