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CEO Stout - Right Brain Brewery

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wtkphoto, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
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
Photo of thomseye
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DanGeo, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

gratefulbeerhead, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -19.8%

akttr, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of mattvandyk
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

mattvandyk, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Nachos4two, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DrIPA, May 31, 2013
Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

mrebeka, May 30, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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
Photo of Supergenious
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Supergenious, May 12, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

imperialking, May 10, 2013
Photo of MrBIP
4/5  rDev +7%

MrBIP, May 08, 2013
Photo of sennin
4/5  rDev +7%

sennin, May 03, 2013
Photo of Pat316
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Pat316, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

tobelerone, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

RayOhioFelton, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of PattyMelt
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Copper Brown head, heavy and thick.
S- Dark coffee smell, almost more of an espresso than a coffee really. Chocolate and vanilla on the back. Malty, as well.
T- Chocolate coffee flavor initial. There is a decent malt there, but it blends well with the other flavors. Dark roasty flavor lingers throughout the drink.
M- Mid-to-full bodied. Very good on the mouth, and easy to drink.

Overall a decent coffee stout. I personally like a more abrasive coffee flavor, but this isn't bed. Nice and smooth. A good coffee beer for someone looking for a less intense coffee flavor.

PattyMelt, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of redleg64
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

redleg64, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

mzeld, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Sparty55, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of GRPunk
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into my Samuel Smith Imperial Pint

A- A normal pour creates a 1-1/2 finger, dense, brown head atop a near jet body. Sustain is quite good and there's great stick left on the glass.

S- Loads of coffee. A little chocolate and other sugary sweetness. I'm thinking something along a Mack Fudge coffee with a single cream and a packet of Sugar in the Raw. The coffee gets even bolder with a little time to open up and warm slightly.

T- A little sweeter than the aroma lets on. Stills loads of medium-dark roast coffee and hints of chocolate and vanilla, especially in the finish.

M- Full bodied and quite viscus. Creamy carbonation. Really nice feel.

O- Awesome coffee stout. I would definitely buy this again. At a $6.99 for the 22, it's not too far off the better 12 oz'ers in a 4 or 6- pack. I really enjoy how robust the flavor is while clocking in at a modest 5.5% ABV.

GRPunk, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

WCW, Mar 24, 2013
CEO Stout from Right Brain Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.