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CEO Stout - Right Brain Brewery

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very good

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 12-03-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ranokmai, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rkf1976, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Picked up in GR on a trip home. A very dark black pour, just a thin layer of tan head. Minimal retention or lacing.

Aroma, a nice coffee, some chocolates and hazelnut. Roast malt is pretty faint.

Taste, Again a real nice coffee and hazelnut. Some more roast malt here. Coffee and light anise finish. Definetely a coffee forward brew.

A little on the lighter side, making it quite a nice session type stout. No alcohol to speak of.
Maybe a could use a little more stout to round things out, but coffee beer fans will approve.

Bung, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

cw577enfield, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

TheConnMan, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of radiofish
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Black as night, with pretty much no shade of anything resembling color thoughout the entire body, even at the very edges. A frothy, light-mocha cap sits pretty and takes its time receding down towards the brew, all while leaving some hefty lacing along the sides of the glass.

Deep coffee makes up the largest portion of the aromatic profile, with a nice mix of bitter roast and creamy sweet, with a slightly larger lean towards the roasty side. Undertones of bittersweet cocoa and a sweet, oat softness transpose in and out, but this is pretty much coffee all day. It actually smells damn good if you're a coffee fanatic; not far from a black, roasty, iced coffee.

The aroma got me pretty excited to finally try the brew, but the first sip leaves me disappointed, namely with the mouth feel. I want it to be thicker. Much thicker. It's almost watery thing and it dissipates from my mouth quickly with ever sip. I know it's only 5.5% ABV, but I've had plenty of lower ABV oatmeal stouts that still had creamy, thick, and smooth bodies... This one does not.

Despite the lackluster build of the beer, the flavors are decent enough. Again, mostly coffee beans, roasty and lightly creamy, with a residual backdrop of mild brown sugar and roasted malt. The finish is packed with even more coffee, and the mouth is left with something resembling nuttiness; kind of woodsy and dry. A hint of chocolate pops through here and there, but is nothing but a bit-part.

Oats don't contribute much to the flavor, and certainly not to the mouth feel. Wait... this beer *does* have oatmeal, right? I was under the impression that CEO = chocolate, espresso, oatmeal, or at least that's what I heard. Either way, it smells great, tastes alright, but feels closer to water than a true stout. The mouth feel was killin' it for me, otherwise it's not a bad choice.

tectactoe, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Danielr26, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

SpongeRuiner, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

fishmich, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

boonejag75, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Gonzoillini, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

wtkphoto, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Terry's Terrace in Harrison Township, Michigan for $6.95 a pint.

Appearance: Pitch black. Tan and frothy head... boy is the appearance section of reviews getting redundant... especially for stouts! The lacing is what really makes this beer, though... basically a wall of lacing through the majority of the beer. Above average.

Smell: Espresso/coffee. Through and through. That's really it. Roasty coffee and espresso... what else should I say? One dimensional, but it's what I expected given the beer's description, and it didn't disappoint.

Taste: Espresso/coffee. The oatmeal in this beer adds a silkiness to the mouthfeel, too. Man... this is an easy drinking, tasty beer. Good or bad, whatever you'd consider it, this drinks like a cold, black cup of coffee. A really delicious coffee-forward stout that goes down easy and is very enjoyable.

My first from Right Brain, and it won't be my last. I'm sure my minor buzz has something to do with my elevated ratings for this beer, but dammit, I don't think it'd be much, if any, different if I were completely sober. A stout for the coffee/espresso fan, without a doubt.

Alextricity, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DanGeo, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

gratefulbeerhead, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

akttr, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mattvandyk, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Nachos4two, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

DrIPA, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mrebeka, May 30, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Mostly black. Some head. Not a lot. No wisps or lace.

Smell - Lots of coffee. Dominates the aroma. A little vanilla. Just a hint of beer back there.

Taste - Again the coffee dominates. Vanilla. Really strong coffee. Weak stout behind it. Just a bit of distinct malt roast.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Easy drinking stout.

Overall - Great coffee and mediocre beer. Great coffee really redeems it though.

Alieniloquium, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Supergenious, May 12, 2013
CEO Stout from Right Brain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.