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Gordo Stout - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Gordo Stout
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Robust flavors of coffee and chocolate are the signature of this style. Black as night and smooth as silk, this dry Irish stout is injected with Nitrogen and served through a draught spout for a cascading effect that makes our Stout as visually appealing as it is delicious. The lower alcohol content makes it a perfect session beer for hours of conversation with friends.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 01-24-2008)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a large, curvy stout pint at the SanTan brewpub in Chandler.

Midnight black -- an absorbing abyss, though faint orange highlights peek through the bottom of the glass. One finger of the creamiest tan foam looks like you could sleep on it and shows no signs of going anywhere, like, ever.

Roasty nose. Toasted wheat, coffee beans, peanuts. A nice, crisp toasty graininess.

The flavor of this Irish Dry isn’t exactly dry. Fairly sweet at the finish, with lingering notes of cocoa. A bit of milk chocolate, weak coffee and some burnt bread can also be picked up.

Standard nitro stout feel: soft, frothy, creamy, smooth. It’s like velvet on the tongue, with almost no carbonation.

A step up from Guinness, but not a big step. Very drinkable, though. Goes down fast and looks good doing it.

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at SanTan Brewing; March 2011
The beer shows a clear, red-brown color when held up to the light, but otherwise is a surprisingly light shade of dark that only gets to a dark, burnt amber color. A tightly beaded, nitrogen infused, creamy, pale brown tinged, tan head sits on top of my beer as it arrives from the tap. There is a huge grainy note to this beer, it leans towards being roasted, but this beer is definitely not really a roasted, stout like beer as one might expect. There is a dry roasted quality to the finish that is actually quite subtle.

The beer feels very smooth and has a very light roast character to it that seems more like toasted grain than the burnt character one would expect. There is not a ton of flavor to this beer, it is better than Guinness draft, but not nearly as robust or flavorful as I would prefer. It is light and quaffable and has just enough texture to not be overly watery.

This is quite light and quaffable, but really seems to miss the mark of the Dry Stout style entirely. It seems to sort of be a watered down Porter of some sort, or perhaps, with a bunch of hindsight, this really is more like a dark mild than anything.

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Gordo Stout from SanTan Brewing Co.
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