Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.43/5 rDev +3.3%
This is aged at the brewery for 1 year, allowing it to become a little smoother & mellow.
A: Looks like stout. Very dark, with a tan head.
S: Bittersweet, roasty coffee.
T: The mallty sweetness is very well balanced with the roasted malts, which are never harsh. Chocolate, caramel, coffee...
M: Light to moderate body, well carbonated.
D: Good session beer. Lots of flavour, but very smooth... not over-powering.
09-17-2005 22:27:09 | More by Derek
4.03/5 rDev +21.4%
Got this by way of a trade with an Australian gent. Beautifully dark chocolate colored Stout with a thin beige head. Fairly good lacing as well. Appealing roasted aroma with chocolate presence. Full bodied and somewhat complex with a creamy character that made it very easy to drink. Chocolate and coffee flavors and hearty enough to enjoy through the entire glass. I hope to come across this again sometime.
11-05-2002 10:19:45 | More by Dogbrick
4.05/5 rDev +22%
Pours a decent black with a thin tan head. Decent head retention.
Roasty aroma with coffee and bitter chocolate notes. A light fruit sweetness is also present. Overall, it could be stronger.
Nice flavour with a good upfront hit of roast bitterness. Espresso and cocoa hints fade into a sweet, slightly fruity malt flavour. Espresso lingers in the finish. Smooth and tasty.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin as I would like it to be a heavier than average beer. Carbonation is not overpowering and works well.
A tasty, smooth, drinkable brew. Plenty of flavour but just a bit lacking in body. Probably my favourite of the Mountain Goat beers.
08-19-2009 03:38:56 | More by dgilks
3.15/5 rDev -5.1%
Pours tar black with slight copper hue. Generous brown/tan head fades quickly leaving good lacing.
Lots of roasted grains, some dark chocolate and oats.
Initial sweet flavour quickly overpowered by bitter roasted grains, which contribute a rich espresso hit.
Thick, rich mouthfeel although carbonation is a bit over the top.
04-20-2009 10:49:37 | More by CrazyDavros
3.68/5 rDev +10.8%
I must admit i havnt tried this beer before and have seen it around heaps and have just avoided it for some reason so finally decided to finally see what its like after hearing mixed reviews and set the record straight,it pours a jet black as night colour with very nice carbonation that leaves a two finger cappicino laced head with heaps of visible lacing,it has aromas of strong alcohol and mocha malts and almost smells similar to a bourbon and coke not a very nice smell,the mouthfeel is above average with a mediumish mouthfeel at the start with hints of raisins,chocolate,coffee and some hops right at the creamy finish and im so glad the taste is so different to the aroma very nice,i cant believe a beer can look this good,smell bad and still taste beautiful anyways would drink again.
09-09-2009 04:10:33 | More by ADZA
3.88/5 rDev +16.9%
I picked this up in a bottle shop in St. Kilda. I am drinking a chilled bottle in a schooner glass. The beer pours a deep brown color with minimal tan, creamy head foaming up 1 cm and fading gradually to a thin surface layer. The aroma on the beer is of cocoa powder and some roasted malt hits as well. Pretty appealing nose.
First sip reveals an average body with a rather smooth texture, carbonation is fine yet tingly.
Flavor starts of with some sweetness almost like choc milk and then rolls to a bit of roasted malt hits with some dark fruit mixed in as well.
the beer drinks very smooth and goes down easy. A pretty tasty beer with good mix of stout qualities to create a beer to try when in Australia!
11-23-2005 14:14:55 | More by sulldaddy
United Kingdom (England)
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
A very decent little stout, lots of chocolate and roasty coffee flavour, very smooth body, but the palate tended to be a bit messy, i don't think the flavours blended as well as they could have, but quite alright.
08-07-2002 22:49:05 | More by rastaman
3.23/5 rDev -2.7%
A - Black like a good stout should be with a few centimetres of tan head. Patchy lacing.
S - Roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate come through mainly with some dark fruity notes as the beer warms.
T - A sweet but bitter chocolate taste dominates the taste at first with some caramel & dark fruit flavours present as well.
M - Mouthfeel was a bit light for a stout. Not bad but not quite right.
D - Tasty enough but nothing to get too overly excited about.
07-20-2007 12:17:42 | More by brendan13
3.78/5 rDev +13.9%
Had this on tap as a "Guest brew" at the Hargreaves Hill Brewery.
It is smooth and quite soft feeling and tasting stout. Almost creamy in fact. Not really bitter and has minimal burnt grain flavours.
Not a high impact stout but really drinkable
02-29-2008 22:31:47 | More by jarmby1711
3.43/5 rDev +3.3%
This pours pitch black. I would have liked a bit more head.
Some sweet choc aromas, touch of coffee and I got a bit of Vegemite as well.
Chocolate a bit more bitter on the palate. Nice though. A bit of dark fruitiness in there as well.
I like my stouts with a bit more body.
An average sort of stout.
06-22-2009 11:51:20 | More by Macca
1.9/5 rDev -42.8%
close to my most disliked stout. i got a pot from a fresh keg and couldnt have been more underwhelmed. never had a stout so lacking in character.
more of a dark red than a opaque black, with a beige colored head. that in itself says something about the blandness of this beer. it looks to me closer to a schwarzbier, but doesnt even have the strength to reach that level. i could not believe a stout could be brewed with so little aroma. i got a small vestige of burnt malt and thats about it. the taste was sweet, maybe a hint of licorice in there, and some chocolatey traces, with a quite raspy bitterness that id expect from a macro. i found this to be pretty thin too. lacking in any potency whatsoever. and like their other beers, a distinct lack of balance.
i waited and waited for something to happen as i drank it. i thought maybe i was missing something. but nothing was forthcoming. ive tasted better homebrew stouts than this. if surefoot stout really was a goat, it would have found it had slipped off the rocks to the bottom of a cliff by now. very very ordinary.
11-07-2003 11:30:11 | More by diablo14
2.53/5 rDev -23.8%
Strange beer this one: Winter '04
Thin head goes away quickly, with little carbonation. Deep red - mahogany in colour.
No great aromas jump out. A touch of coffee, a little caramel, not much more.
Intial flavours aren't to bad. Some sweet leafy hops, some chocolate and assorted roasted flavours. Mouthfeel is the weird part. The beer just slips away and disappears, not in a silky smooth way, but more in a milky way. Is this full of lactose? After-taste is strangely 'iced coffee-ish'.
Don't know what to think about this beer! Might stick to other local stouts.
06-25-2004 08:12:32 | More by koolk
3.2/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours a nice foamy head that lasts a couple of minutes. Striking dark brown / black. Didn’t get many text book stout notes on the nose, rather some light metallic notes (if anythng at all). Much better in the mouth, sweet roasted malts drive the palate. Slight acidic like kick at the end, but pretty good all up. Shows some reasonable palate weight.
12-12-2011 09:34:26 | More by Stew41
3.6/5 rDev +8.4%
Nice not quite black colouf with a thin tan head. Degraded into an average lacing.
Gave hints of chocolate and coffee on the nose along with a touch of expected dark burnt malt scents.
Taste was a nice bitter chocolate/coffee balance with some light burnt malts. Not very intense but admittedly very smooth. Just a touch of sweetness, like a teaspoons worth of sugar in an espresso.
Mouthfeel was a little light and fizzy compared to what I like for the style, but only slightly so. On the other hand it was nice and smooth.
Not my favourite Australian stout, but better than average. It's a touch light but also very easy drinking. I'll keep this on rotation for the remainder of the winter.
08-02-2009 09:27:27 | More by Stavage
3.28/5 rDev -1.2%
28 December 2005
Appears black with a very small brown head and no lacing. Roasted caramel dominates, but overall the aroma is fairly subtle. Also cocoa, chocolate and nutty aromas are present. Behind this I find a faint raisin and berry yeast smell, and a some bready and toasty notes. A sweet cocoa flavour rather than the typical coffee characteristics. The taste is bittersweet, chocolately and milky with a lightly bitter finish and a touch of spicy, leafy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and lightly creamy. This one is very drinkable but not the biggest flavoured stout.
12-28-2005 18:18:38 | More by ohitsbrad
Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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