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Brakeman's Stout - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brakeman's Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 09-27-2011)
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Reviews by DerekP:
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Another local beer packaged in a 22 oz bottle, bottle conditioned.

Lively brew pours pitch black with a big nougat colored head. Foamy & fluffy up top. Awesome head.

Smells roasted. Very dark. Smooth & relatively non-abrasive. Coffee notes, freshly ground. Sour note.

Grainy crispness up front with dark malts & a coffee-like finish. Smooth roast texture. Hops & roasted flavors work well together. Dark chocolate dryness. Booze tingles the taste buds.

Hops/roasted character carrys this one. Not too heavy and very drinkable, setting aside the ABV which I can only assume is between 6-8%.

03-11-2012 16:16:01 | More by DerekP
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-04-2014 21:04:26 | More by mrosenfeld32
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MSCUSN

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-13-2014 00:07:05 | More by MSCUSN
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%

My bottle says Brakeman's breakfast stout, Im wondering if this is the same beer? 22 oz bomber courtesy of mgbickel pours a pretty much black color with a massive tan head, even with a gentle pour. Fades uber-slow and leaves a mesa of head in the glass.

Nose is coffee galore, nearing burnt roastiness. My wife says it smells like a diner in the middle of nowhere at 3 in the morning. Cant argue too much with that.

Taste has plenty of coffee alright, almost to the point of vegetal. Could probably use a touch more sweetness and body, though it does go down pretty easy. Mouthfeel is overcarbonated as well, just too many bubbles. Its a bit one-dimensional, but that coffee dimension is pretty tasty...the warmer it gets the better. Thanks Mike!

04-14-2013 00:22:15 | More by twiggamortis420
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

A - Color is excellent I found no fault. Look of deep black with no ruby haze so dark and thick. Head is also impressive I get almost an inch of deep mocha head. Head is creamy and sticky.

Smells and Taste are worth noting together. Smells is of strong coffee and this is influenced in the taste but it's not very roasty or bitter it has a level of vanilla like sweetness that gives it a chocolate or cocoa complexity. Finish is excellent so again I found no fault.

M - Medium bodied and not sure the ABV but it drinks great.

Overall this is hands down the best beer these guys have made so far. If bottled I would buy two on the spot and its noting for this coffee lover that this beer is great!

03-10-2012 01:59:53 | More by DrDemento456
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-07-2012 03:45:37 | More by atone315
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-06-2012 04:44:41 | More by TasteTester
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-26-2013 03:12:35 | More by Gschaf
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Rock Bottom : Brakeman's Stout

12oz pour, looks a very deep brownish black color. Little in the way of head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, some char and smoke as well. In the flavor, coffee upfront with a lot of roasted malt flavor and a small vanilla like sweetness. Hops come off as earthy and woodsy, mildly bitter and plays well with the roast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth. Overall, a nice stout, and of moderately high potency.

09-27-2011 18:12:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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HerbScott

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-09-2013 02:39:45 | More by HerbScott
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-08-2013 22:24:20 | More by kayrex
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

A - nice and dark with a creamy tan head.

S - coffee grounds up front. A bit of malt and normal stout type thongs on there, but most coffee grounds.

T - coffee and roasted malt. Maybe a undertone of cocoa in the mix.

M - only a medium thickness with a tingle on both sides of the tongue and inside bottom lip.

O - if you don't like coffee you won't like this. I am a coffee hound so I an good to go!

01-19-2012 23:33:14 | More by biglite351
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-13-2013 03:19:32 | More by tommyguz
Brakeman's Stout from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.