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Big Slick Stout - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
90
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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 15
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Oatmeal Stout has copious amounts of dark and sweet malt give our stout aromas of coffee and a rich mouthfeel with a dry finish.

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 06-23-2006)
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Photo of drpimento
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Excellent! Appearance is a thick velvety tan head that lasts forever; lots of lace and an opaque brown black color. Aroma at first is just dry dark roasted coffee and then the mall to comes on and I pick up more of vanilla and Cocoa and toffee. Flavor is like aroma; carbonic Tang is upfront but toned down there's a bit of sweetness but also tonedown; lovely beer. Body is perfect.

drpimento, Today at 06:07 AM
Photo of barnzy78
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, date stamp appears to be smudged
A - deep dark brown with a foamy tan head
S - sweet dark chocolate, creamed coffee, roasted barley
T - huge dark chocolate notes, sweet malt, roasted barley, cream, oats, faint anise on the slightly peppery finish
M - fuller body, super creamy and smooth, ample carbonation
O - really good stout! Easy to drink, nice chocolate flavors. I'd drink this again.

barnzy78, Saturday at 02:26 AM
Photo of TMoney2591
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

I expected more of an oil reference, but, hey, I guess we live in a post-Horizon world, eh? Anyway, this stuff pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger of sienna foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder, roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. The taste holds notes of mild treacle, thin coffee, and a twinge of salted chocolate. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel, one that borders on being a bit thin. Overall, this is an okay stout, but it opts for straight-up bitterness in a relatively too-thin body rather than a richness of flavor and mouthfeel. I might have another, but I likely wouldn't be excited about it.

TMoney2591, Friday at 09:26 AM
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bpfrush, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of bound4er
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Typical stout appearance - dark brown with a tan head of two fingers.

S. On the shy side - roasted malt, coffee and some prune notes.

T. Roasted malt and coffee followed by a nice hit of hops. Finishes long with a nicotine-like aftertaste.

M. Moderate, semi-creamy mouthfeel with matching level of carbonation.

O. This is a good, easy drinking everyday Stout. Glad AA released this into their everyday line of beers.

bound4er, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mbmiche, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

KAF, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of booger
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

booger, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

WI-Beer-Man, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev -0.7%

StoutItOutLoud, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, big roast, coffee, round and flavorful. A very solid example of an oatmeal stout, a welcomed bottle addition, and likely my favorite current Ale Asylum offering.

BarrytheBear, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of nate19red
4/5  rDev -0.7%

nate19red, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. No date. Poured into a snifter 11/4/2014.

A- Dark brown, verging on black, body with a nice two finger brown head. None of that mocha stuff- it's definitely dark brown hued, with good retention time, dropping into a moderate-thickness film and a nice large collar, some lacing. [4]

S- Rich dark malts. Milk chocolate, coffee, a lot of roasted malt aromas. Very rich and intense roast character that is complemented nicely by the sweetness of the milk chocolate and the mild bitterness of the coffee-like aromas. [4.25]

F- Milk chocolate sweetness, dark chocolate/cocoa bitterness, a touch of coffee. Lots of roast character as in the nose, it translates just as much to the palate. Impressively roasty but nicely balanced with the chocolate sweetness and bitterness. Packed full of flavour and a nice bit of complexity. Finish is a fairly benign earthy hop bitterness mixed in with some coffee and milk chocolate. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied. Would never accuse this one of being thin. Good carbonation, might have a bit more fizziness to it than I would like from my stouts. Finish is dry, not particularly slick or resinous like I would imagine from the name, but it is fairly dry and actually a bit refreshing because of the carbonation. [4]

O- Very solid stout without any adjuncts. I enjoy the roast character in my stouts, so it's nice to see a local brewer producing a big roast-forward stout with nice balance and a substantial mouthfeel. It's a lot like Obsidian Stout, but has less hoppiness and just as much overall flavour and complexity to it, even if the mouthfeel seems to be a bit thinner in comparison. [4]

Final score: 4.16

Stevedore, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of FelkertheBelcher
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

FelkertheBelcher, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Ri0
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into chalice. Best by 02-21-15.

A - Dark coffee brown with a cocoa colored 1.5 finger head. Retention is decent and the lacing is very fine webs and coats the glass.

S - Rich, dark, intense maltiness with both bitter and sweetness aromas. One would think there is chocolate and coffee added, so AA has really done a good job with the selection of roasted malts.

T - Not quite as good as the nose, but enjoyable. Bitter malts and coffee flavor up front. I pick up some bakers chocolate in the middle. Finish is bitter with a big roasted malt flavor.

M - It is medium bodied, smooth, somewhat creamy with a dry finish. I notice a slight grainy feel at the end, it is very fine.

O - This is not an imperial coffee stout and it isn't fair to compare it to Founders FBS. If you compare it to other oatmeal stouts you will see just how much this beer shines. I am impressed as I normally drink imperial stouts because I find regular stouts lacking. This has a ton of good flavor and feel and I almost thought it was an imperial stout.

Ri0, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of yanosh
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

yanosh, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Kraty1
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Kraty1, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Satan70, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of outsidej
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

outsidej, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of palle815
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%

palle815, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of alostplot
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%

alostplot, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of BeerBeak81
4/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerBeak81, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Leiting
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Leiting, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The pitch black liquid arrives with a rather modest head that fails to leave very much in the lacing department

Smell: Coffee and chocolate aromatics

Taste: Big coffee and chocolate flavors, up front, with a growing sweetness in the middle; some hops arrive in the finish to balance out the sweeter flavors

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I found this beer to be very enjoyable and liked the balance that the hops provided in the finish while not undermining the big coffee and chocolate flavors

brentk56, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BarrelAgedG, Sep 15, 2014
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Big Slick Stout from Ale Asylum
90 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.