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CEO Stout - Right Brain Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 12-03-2008

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours in a snifter - Pitch black with a ring of creamy mocha head. Not much lacing or head retention to speak of.

S - Coffee, espresso, chocolate.

T - Bold cofee flavor, espresso, some of the sweetness comes through in the form of chocolate flavors in the back end.

O - Solid stout, I'd love to have this at the brewery in TC. This is definitely worth a try if you can your hands on a bomber.

Notes - 22oz bomber shared by Closer Paul in garage with myself, Tom and DLP while watching the Tigers clinch their 3rd Straight AL Central.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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CEO Stout from Right Brain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.