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Two-Headed Beast - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 68
Photo of damienblack
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, syrupy black. Looks like chocolate syrup, my stout benchmark. Nice billowey chocolate colored head, decent if not great retention. Kind of slides right off the side of the glass, though. Smells like cocoa pebbles - chocolate milk, and hints of cocoa nubs from a time now past. Not overwhelming, but still pleasant. Taste is a smooth-as-butter chocolatey experience. Doesn't taste like much at first, just slightly burnt malt with some chocolate influence. But on the way down, the chocolate picks up, lingering and leaving a very pleasant taste. Not much hop bite at all. Mouthfeel suffers some because I think it's undercarbonated, started strong from the appearance, but didn't follow through. More carbonation and this would be awesome. As it is, a very easy, pleasant drink. Great chocolate and cocoa notes without overpowering the user. A nice little session stout, if you are looking for something chocolate rather than roasty (it's not too roasty at all). Definitely exceeded expectations.

Photo of hopdog
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle.

Poured a dark brown color (nearly black) with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasty, and some coffee. Tastes of roastiness, chocolate, lighter coffee, and lighter vanilla. I was into the roasty chocolate aroma and was let down a bit by the thinner tastes. Oily body.

Photo of auxiliary
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Dark black, thing dark brown head.

smell- Coffee and chocolate.

taste - Like Hershey Dark Chocolate Cocco. Right off the back.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Pretty dam good, best of the night. Lots of trur chocolate. I will have to get this in a bottle.

Photo of Hautacam
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night with a rusty espresso crema head that laces nicely down the glass.
The smell is mostly chocolate...quite a bit too, and some flour.
Dark semi sweet chocolate dominates the taste with roasty grain and a balanced dose of sweet malt. Finishes pretty clean with a slight bitter hint of coffee with the aftertaste. More chocolate flavor than I remember from a cask earlier this year....very good.
Mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated.
A very drinkable chocolate stout.

Photo of CHADMC3
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jet black brew with aggressive carbonation bubbles and a foamy tan head, leaving generous lacing through the beer.

Burnt malt and chocolate hints as well as hearty grain in this brew.

Coffeee, burnt malt, dark licroice, and hints of tobacco highlight the smokey flavor of this beer.

Medium body, medium carbonation just as expected.

Good brew, not overwhelming, and quite smokey, this is a winner.

Photo of Chinon01
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep near black brown with spotty head.

Nose - Tar, nuts like hazel or walnut, light chocolate covered cherry, chocolate bar and roasted flavor.

Taste - Similar to nose with the addition of pronounced bitterness and a touch of minerality and a hair of ocean salinity. A lean, restrained beauty.

Mouthfeel - Good, full.

Drinkability - Decent but suffers from leaness, starkness and bitterness.

Photo of dnichols
2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: It poured a deep black body with a thin tan head that fell fast and left sparse lacing.

S: It emitted thin aromas of chocolate malts and coffee. It was hard to extract a distinct and characteristic aroma. Seemed diluted and flat.

T: It had a diluted malt flavor that was moderately sweet, had hints of chocolate, and failed to make an impression. The defining flavor came from the bite of the hops which were less coffee and more bitter.

M: It was smooth and thin. It was unbalanced and finished chalky and flat.

D: It was a flat and unbalanced. I suspect I was served from a bad barrel, so I need to resample. For now I'd turn to most other stouts for a session.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester, Maine. Pours a completely opaque black with nearly an inch of tan head. Roasty toasty caramel sweetness dominates the aroma, as well it should. Tastes roasty with caramel overtones, fairly sweet but understated and very well-balanced, again as expected. Just a tinge of sourness as well. On the heavier side of medium bodied with very moderate carbonation. An easier drinker than many in the style. Overall not a bad beer, though I could do without that slightly sour tinge in the flavor. Otherwise a solid beer.

Photo of erosier
4.57/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a jet black color with a short and thin white colored head that fades to a film over the beer. It has some lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of deep roasted malts and then a big coffee/espresso aroma that overtakes the beer.
T: Very smooth malty base and then a bigger and even smoother coffee/espresso flavor. The two flavors mix very well together, with a hint of chocolate from the malts.
M: Very smooth, fresh, and has the right amount of carbonation.
D: This beer feels and drinks alot lighter than it looks which makes it really really drinkable. I would definately recommend this beer to anyone looking for a really good stout that they can have more than one of in a sitting.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a creme head. Nose is tainted with booze. Flavor carries the same but gives a coffee aftertaste as well. Sweet tone is there as well. A poor unbalanced mix of character IMO. Slick liquid feel. Carbonation is a bit low, but appropriate. Overall an okay beer at best. Unbalanced and uninspiring.

Photo of Danny2321
2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

**NOTE - my bomber bottle is different than the one pictured (gold-ish coloring as opposed to green) and mentions it as a "luscious chocolate stout" and is listed at 5.5%... so not sure if they changed the recipe

A - dark and black with barely any light coming through. Thin head, dark brown, but enough froth to make me hope some ends up on my nose

S - mainly smells of coffee and chocolate; definitely something roasted

T - Wow this fell flat. looked good, smelt good, and the taste hits your palette and just isn't what you expect. actually goes down like burnt popcorn

M - smooth, and not too thick, but really, i didn't want this in my mouth for too long

D - I'm struggling a bit to finish this glass, but i have certainly have much worse stouts

I've come to expect good things from this brewery, and when you describe something as a "luscious chocolate stout" i expect some chocolate taste to accompany it. the look and the smell are just fine, but overall, the taste just didn't cut it for me

Photo of currysage1
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with garnet edges, beige heavy head, slowly fades to a good ring and better lacing.

Smell is of light watery coffee, and bitter chocolate.

Taste is predominantely of chocolate soda, bitter coffee, burned caramel, and a clean pine hop at the finish.

The feel is watery though, even for a foreign export, carbonation needs to be more creamy, not so blah.

I'm told by the head brewer at Paper City that this was a one time deal from High and Mighty, because they wanted to experiment with a new recipe.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Novare Res a couple weeks ago, taken from my limited notes at the time.

Pours a dark brown/black color with a large tan head (although it's dark in Novare Res, so it might have looked darker than it is).

Smell is strong in roasted malt and some chocolate aromas, heavy coffee presence.

Taste is smooth and creamy, malt and burnt/dry chocolate linger in the mouth and is the largest presence, slight chalkiness from the cocoa as well as some bitterness that doesn't last or distract, coffee is very evident and makes me think it should be advertised as more of a coffee stout than a chocolate stout.

Photo of DrDogbeer
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Pours black with a thin tan head that dissapates quickly. Aroma of faint chocolate, with a hint of alcohol. Some light gets through when held up to it. Good full flavor. notes of chocolate and coffee. You can taste the alcohol in this one. Leaves a lingering bitterness as yo finish. Little or no carboated feel. Very slick. Overall a good beer with plenty of flavor and something I will try again.

Photo of HexJester
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

just tapped this 10 minutes ago at The Publick House, and seeing as I'm pretty much just a stalker on this wonderful website and now have the chance to review something first,, why not:

very little nose for an export stout,, had to really stick it in there and only picked up faint notes of dark chocolate.

choco reveals itself in the taste,, with a burnt cocoa personality reminiscent of when my grandma would burn brownies (not necessarily a bad thing). the chocolately malticity doesn't stick around though,, and drops off pretty fast. i find myself looking for more depth in the flavor but coming up short. Guinness Export comes to mind, but with an even subtler quality.

not a bad beer. very drinkable, but with little to write home about. guess my preference for stouts reflects my taste in women: full-bodied and rich

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Two-Headed Beast from High & Mighty Beer Co.
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