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Sullivan's Stout - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 01-06-2008)
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Photo of cashmier
3/5  rDev -23.1%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opaque, black, and dense, with a small light-brown head. The beer has a roasty, coffee-like aroma, a little less intense than desired. Low in hop aroma, with a grainy, slightly smokey smell. The taste is notably dry, with a hint of malt and a dominance of heavily roasted grains. Lots of chocolate malt. Medium in body, the beer is not overly hefty. Dry and robust, for sure.
As an aside, I really enjoy the revolutionary war history on the label. Great story...reasonably good beer, although nothing outstanding.

Suds, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of dogfishandi
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out pretty much black in color, some rubiness can be seen on the edges of the glass when held up to the light. a nice 1-2 fingers worth of creamy, light mocha colored head with some nice big bubbles floating around in the middle. pretty good lacing and good head retention.

the aroma comes off a little light and buttery. similar to other horseheads beers ive had. a little sweet toasted, roasted grains and a bit fruity.

slightly more going on in the taste. sweet toasted and roasted grains, fruity, some black licorice, a touch of cocoa, and some hops in the finish that leave a little bitterness.

could use just a bit more body and a slightly less aggressive carbonation.

of the 5 or so horseheads beers ive head, this was prolly the worst (the blackhorse and hot jalahiem being the best). still i have a lot of respect for this brewery and will continue to try everything they make.

dogfishandi, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to rageagainst123 for this!

Pours a nice black color, with a medium colored mocha head, two fingers. Dissipates to a nice creamy film and leaves a decent lace.

Aroma is very nice. Big chocolate, roasted malts and a nice coffee finish.

Taste is fairly on par with the aroma, though not as potent. Chocolate, roasted malts, slight coffee, bittersweet, but with some metally astringency.

Feel is just fine. Creamy, and smooth. Medium bodied and robust.

Overall, drinkability is good, and it's an above average stout. Glad I got a chance to try it!

EgadBananas, May 16, 2011
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Edwaka01
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Edwaka01, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

JoeMans, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: Black, with a medium sized, lightly sticky head.

s: Nutty, roasted grains (kind of coffee like) and some mild fruit aromas.

t: Starts off strongly roasty with some nutty overtones. The finish adds a layer of currant jam and fairly strong coffee bitterness.

m: Medium bodied with active, fizzy carbonation.

d: Pretty nice stout overall. While I like fruit elements in stouts, I'm not sure it worked all that well here.

DIM, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of bcm75
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

bcm75, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours black with two fingers of light khaki head. Very good retention

S: Kind of a bubble gum thing going on, with some vanilla/cream and maybe chocolate.

T: Coffee upfront, and some roasted malt. Decent enough.

M: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

O: Turns out to be a decent stout, and easy to drink. Not sure what's going on with the nose.

pmarlowe, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

doucmehu, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

THECPJ, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of joepais
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Israel for sending this along to me. Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a finger worth of coco head that transformed to a thick lace. The color of the body was the obligatory black for a stout.
The aroma is roasted malts and some fruity sweetness is also detected in here as well. The flavor is a good combination of roasted bitterness and sweet chocolate. The feel is typical for a session stout medium in my mouth and slight tingle on my tongue.
This is a good stout I would not be ashamed if it was from my local brewer. Great drinkability and very sessionable.

joepais, May 07, 2009
Photo of Vdubb86
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter

Thanks to brendanbeer for sending me this random stout

This pours a deep dark brown color with a tan foam hugging the surface. The aromatics are very weird, but pretty darn good. I believe that initially I picked up a root beer smell backed by some smoke and caramel. The taste is highly smoked with a bit of toffee in the background. The taste has some interesting and quality flavor, the mouthfeel is rather standard. It's chewy enough to be solid for a regular stout like this is. The problem is that all of these components just don't mesh up correctly, there's something all-abiding that I really don't care for. I can't put my finger on it. This beer is very good still, but it's not amazing.

Vdubb86, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +2.6%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another big thanks goes out to Lum for this extra.

Abv = 6.3%

Pours a nice deep black color with ruby highlights and a tan head that fades quickly to a skim around the glass leaving minimal lacing.

Nose is a pretty good mixture of roasted malt, slight dark fruit, and slight chocolate.

Taste follows. Roasted malt is present with some dark fruit. A slight chocolate presence as well, nearly a "belgian style" stout ala hercule, etc., but too dry and too roasty for such a stout as well. There is some slight coffee flavors, but nothing dominant. Finish is fairly dry, some bean bitterness. Roasted malt and some dark fruit and slight chocolate flavors linger on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is right about where it should be on a stout of this nature. Viscosity is maybe a tiny touch thin, and ever so slightly overcarbonated. Good dryness on the finish and aftertaste, but nothing overboard.

Drinkability is pretty good. The abv is pretty much what it seems like, some slight carbo reduction might help, but its nothing serious. Could put away a couple bombers of this.

Overall a very decent stout from horseheads. A good session stout that is enjoyable, although not terribly complex. A decent brew for sure, just nothing amazing. A good representation of the style.

AKBelgianBeast, Mar 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nh2032, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of number1bum
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at the brewery a little over a month ago and forgot I had it. A nice surprise hidden in the old beer cellar.

Pours a scarlet-tinted dark brown, showing those deep ruby hues when held to the light. Generates about two inches of tan head and keeps a bubbly but pretty full lace, with some stick on the sides as well.

Smell is quite roasty, with lots of dark roasted malt, some chocolate and a bit of caramel as well. A hint of dark fruit. Quite pleasant.

Taste also features a good deal of roasted malt with some more caramel sweetness than the nose. Less chocolate as well, whereas the nose was somewhat fudgy. There is also a fruitiness here, a dark cherry and some black currant flavor. Mild bitterness from the roasted malt and a hint of coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and pretty smooth. Not super creamy, but smooth and clean.

This is a nice, very drinkable stout from Horseheads. Their IPA is excellent and everything else is solid to very good, this being no exception. I continue to be impressed with their operation.

number1bum, Dec 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DoctorB2B, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sliverX, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

deonreds, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown in color with a huge head of tan that came up and over the top of the glass, reaching a height of close to two inches and staying there for quite some time. Very impressive side lacing as well let me know this was not one to be taken terribly lightly in any means! Big aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Lots' going on in here with hints of molasses and smooth, brown sugar notes peaking up through a haze of peat. As I take the first sip, subtle chocolate notes override a definite hoppy presence here. Nice full body with smooth, cascading carbonation that really lets it float across the palate

mikesgroove, Nov 24, 2011
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Sullivan's Stout from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.