Templeton Slugger - Potosi Brewing Company

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Templeton Slugger
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89
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZS881107 on 02-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of don1481
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler purchased from Ray's Growler Gallery opening weekend.

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours jet-black with a cream colored head that fairly quickly dissipates. no bubbles within the beer of note.

Smell: Vanilla, rye, chocolate all swirled into a tempting mix.

Taste: Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, oak notes that float above the rye whiskey that hits at the end. As this warms, the whiskey notes pick up a little more, but they blend even better with the rest.

Mouthfeel: No residue afterwards. Small bit of rye whiskey aftertaste..

Overall: Yum. Very, very yum.

Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'13 vintage on tap.

A. Glassy black with a puffy tan head.

S. Marshmallow and chocolate, some char and rye.

T. Taste is sweet up front with caramel and cocoa, followed by astringent roast and tannins.

M. Medium-bodied, creamy.

O. A decent stout. The mild astringency isn't great but besides that this is tasty.

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin head that becomes an island. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of robust bourbon - anise, chocolate, coffee.

The taste of bourbon is strong. Chocolate, anise and coffee come through.

It is sharp - body could be fuller, but it is full enough to work well enough.

Overall, this is a wonderful stout with a rich bourbon character!

Photo of martyl1000
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not sure why this is listed as "Retired." I've seen this in two bars in the past two weeks.

Also: I'm having it at 12.5% abv.

Whoa, Nelly. That's some whiskey!

Too much whiskey, I'd say. It's astonishingly all whiskey, all the time. There's only a quiet, rather thin, double stout flavor. It's more like a memory of coffee and dark chocolate and dark bread.

A very, very interesting beer. Even if I didn't like it, I enjoyed its originality and its vim and vigor.

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: This beer pours a rich black with a thin tan/orange head. The beer was visually very appealing and was served in a brandy snifter

Smell: This has a rich bourbon smell, with sweet undertones perhaps of chocolate. Very enticing smell.

Taste: So extremely disappointing compared to how it looked and smelled. I was expecting a rich smooth flavor considering this was supposedly bourbon barrel aged. I was hoping for something rich and delicious like CW 16, 17 or even something like a good founders BS... shockingly thin and bland, no rich smooth sweetness with little hint of bourbon. All I could think was this is a bland not very interesting brew.

Feel: No body, watery and thin. Opposite of stout.

Overall: I personally love this style of beer and find Potosi phoned this one in. I simply cannot recommend this to other beer aficionados, there are so many more fulfilling and easily accessible craft beers in this genre.

Photo of ZS881107
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours deep dark color, with a slightly tan head. Head lingers for a few minutes slowly dissipating. Decent lacing.

S: Smells like templeton rye and a stout.

T: Since this is based off of the fiddler oatmeal stout you can still get a bit of the oatmeal characteristics. Nice rye flavor but still has some of the oak flavor as well which is really nice. Good roasted barley/malt character as well, chocolate and vanilla notes present.

M: Smooth and velvety as an oatmeal stout should be. Carbonation is present but not at the forefront which is nice from a bigger beer like this.

O: I read reviews about this beer on rate beer, and it is much better than I expected it to be. I think that this is something for everyone to definitely give a try. If it were available in bottle I would like to see if it was cellarable.

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Templeton Slugger from Potosi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.