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Latter Day Stout - Desert Edge Brewery

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Latter Day Stout
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desert Edge Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic Irish stout. made with roasted barley, chocolate malts and nugget hops. it is served on the nitrogen tap to produce a rich, creamy head.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002)
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Photo of xymyl
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%

Fairly close to black with a fluffy dark tan head. With a stout on nitrogen it would have been good to see a more dense head, or to get the beer while there were still nitrogen bubbles happening, but I saw it as it was poured, and no such action.

Not much at all on the nose. Very light, but with a bit of a cloying medicinal sweetness mixed with some chalky black malt to the taste, not terrible, but not enjoyble either. Better than some others that I have suffered through on this sad journey with few highlights.

Not very drinkable. A bit bloating.

Note to the brewers: A stout is about more than color.

xymyl, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%

At Desert Edge Brewery for lunch and the Latter Day Stout is on tap and listed as their house beers....not seasonal....so it is back and maybe here to stay. The color is a deep amber...can see some light through it. There is a malt and roast nose, but not overpowering at all. The taste has something sharp in it....like grenidine(sp?)...not a big fan....but like the different flare. I would not order this again.

WoodBrew, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RoundelMike
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

This is one good looking beer. It's almost black, with just a touch of deep red color showing through. The head is excellent and it sticks around for a long time. The smell hints of coffee and is pure classic stout. Thing is, this beer is just too thin. I personally like my stouts creamy and the thinness was bothersome. To be fair, if I buy this stout I always get a full pitcher and it's plenty drinkable. A good beer, but not my personal favorite.

RoundelMike, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of cbutova
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Beer Hive in Salt Lake City, UT.

A- Pitch black cascading nitro pour from the tap to a pint glass. A mocha tan head forms to about two fingers with the thick whipped cream texture from nitro. Great head retention and ample lacing sticks on the glass in webs and sheets.

S- Fairly difficult to pick up much, really. I have found that in nitros before but what I do get is dark roasted crystal grains, toasted nuts, cocoa and coffee bean hints.

T- Compared to the aroma the strength overall is much more intense here. Deeply roasted malts are the main player with burnt, bitter cocoa, coffee ground, and heavily toasted nutty notes. Some dark fruits and bread comes into play from the yeast.

MF- Fairly standard nitro body but a bit in the thin side for me. Bubbles are plentiful but super smooth as one would expect, no burn like carbonation. Light roast bitter finish.

Reminds me a bit of Left Hand but lacks some body and depth of flavor. Still delivers plenty of flavor in its 3.2/4.0 by law shell.

cbutova, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Laklimell
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

harpus, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Coopersbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Coopersbeer, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

LXIXME, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Jsteez
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jsteez, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of KylightZone
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

A: Pretty black in color, an off brown head that is nice and fluffy. Thank gaia for nitro.

S: Great mixture of toffee malts, caramel, and there is a dominating aromatic of chocolate.

T: Chocolate is the dominate characteristic in this brew. I think it is the black patent malt that is making it a bit... dry.

M: A touch thin, but the nitro improves it.

Notes: I dig it. If I am need of a decent session stout, I will keep them in mind.

KylightZone, May 12, 2008
Photo of kmpitz2
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

This beer was a dark dark brown, with just hints of rub coming through to show me that it was not black. There is a head that covers the beer as well. The nose has a lot of dark chocolate and bits of coffee. The flavor is awesome chocolate start to finish, but a touch thin as well. The feel is in need of some body as well. This is a good beer despite being a few shades to thin for me.

kmpitz2, Nov 21, 2004
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Had this at the Trolley Square location. Received in a perfect pint look-alike.

4.0 A: Black color. One finger of thick, creamy nitro head. Good retention and moderate lacing.

4.0 S: Big roastiness and chocolate. Molasses and caramel to follow.

4.0 T: Maintains a lot of flavor despite the nitro. Roast and chocolate. Light burntness. Caramel and molasses to round this off.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy.

3.5 D: Good beer that isn't hindered too much by nitro.

DavoleBomb, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of kaszeta
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

A stout that's not quite dry, not quite sweet. Pours with a nice thick black body, but with a thin head, much thinner than most stouts. Has a very pleasant chocolately smell, with just a hint of toast. Flavor matches, with a pleasant silky smooth chocolate flavor fading to just a hint of a coffee aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel, decented floats over your tongue.

Very pleasant and very drinkable. A reliable Stout if you find yourself in Salt Lake.

kaszeta, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +10.2%

joemcgrath27, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Ajmorriso1
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of marc77
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Identical in appearance to Guinness on draft. Thick, creamy & very persistant head. Typically smooth mouthfeel by the nitrogenation. More chocolate malt aroma & flavor than a typical dry stout. The mellow roasted grain bitterness gives way to hop bitterness in the finish. Mellow & flavorful. This is fine dry stout.

marc77, May 23, 2002
Photo of Wasatch
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%

A - Pours a dark brown/black color, some carbonation, huge head, and some awesome lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of caramel, toffee, and sweet malts.

T - The taste is of sweet malts, and coffee. This is a kinda dry aftertaste.

M - Medium body.

D - Very drinkable. This a very nice stout, I did not noticed much difference from the cask except for the temp and filtration, still very tasty. Highly recommended.

Wasatch, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of sluggo013
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%

At SLC airport and had a Latter Day Stout on nitro tap at Vino Volo Ale House (who knew?). A great beer for a long day of traveling. A two finger head with good retention. The aroma actually caused me to close my eyes and enjoy. Very seldom does that happen with stouts for me. I actually took another drag before sampling. A very rich and creamy beer with a very mild, and pleasant aftertaste.

sluggo013, Dec 10, 2013
Latter Day Stout from Desert Edge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.