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Baumé - Half Acre Beer Company

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88
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 47
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big, but not huge, this American Chocolate Rye Stout fires off a lot of coffee and chocolate notes. Balances well, but rides high on hop character at 60 IBU's while the Rye finishes it dry.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009)
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a dark, dark black with a dark khaki head. The head retains for ages, is very creamy, and left a bunch of sticky lace coating the glass.

S: Aromas of spicy rye, bitter bakers chocolate, cocoa nibs, toasted pumpernickel bread, and lemony/herbal hops.

T: Big whack of spicy, spicy rye followed bye earthy and herbal hops. Bitter dark chocolate and lemon in the finish.

M: Dry, spicy, and peppery. Lips and tongue got quite tingly during the finish.

D: Very nice. Our first experience with anything brewed in their brand new brewwery.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 14:54:13 | More by GbVDave
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jsh420

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very dark brown almost black with a 2 finger tan head that left lacing all down the glass

smells of milk chocolate roasted malts

taste - reminds me of 3F Black Sun Stout and other irish dry stouts - pretty hoppy (floral) then the dry ashy bitter chocolate malt

mouthfeel is a medium/light body with plenty of carbonation - very dry finish

overall - a crazy drinkable dry stout - drinking this made me think of other stouts that are as good that are made year round since this is a one time wonder - glad i got to sip on this one

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 03:33:02 | More by jsh420
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areich6

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark brown with about two centimeters of head. Leaves a bit of lacing as the head recedes.

S: Faint roasty malts and a slight bit of hoppiness. Nothing really sticks out with the smell. Pretty standard for a stout.

T: Excellent representation of a plain American Stout. Greaty roasty characteristics coupled with a bit of coffee and a small amount of noticable hoppy bitterness. The Rye is very noticable and adds a unique quality to this beer.

M: Very smooth, drinkable, and creamy. Very pleasant going down the throat.

O: This a fine American Stout. As far as regular non whatever barrel aged stouts go, this is one of the better stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 04:23:27 | More by areich6
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, split and served in a shaker pint

appearance: dark mahogany body, thick foamy chocolate head, creamy lace

smell: roasted malt, rye, chocolate, coffee, light leafy hops

taste: really nice stout - the rye provides some nice spicy notes. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts carry the way. The hops are present but quite mellow - this one has some age so i can't say what it was like fresh, but i really like what it is now

mouthfeel: creamy medium body, some spice from the rye, some bitterness from the hops

drinkability: strong

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 00:27:27 | More by dirtylou
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-28-2013 01:13:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-28-2014 01:22:12 | More by IdrinkGas
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-29-2012 21:33:04 | More by atoulouk
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-21-2013 22:42:05 | More by ystazi
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IronTom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-13-2014 20:18:08 | More by IronTom
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-03-2013 20:52:26 | More by atone315
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crossovert

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber.

It pours a dense black (in my new duvel art glass so it is kind of hard to tell *exactly* what is going on). The head is large, foamy, and tan and leaves some very nice lacing.

Immediately the smell on this one is noticeable. For a 7% stout it is pretty fragrant. It has some solid clean dark barley malt scents, rye, some cocoa and caramel, and some slightly herbal hops. It is a really pleasant mix.

The flavor is also full flavored. It is definitely a hoppy stout, and as long as you pass the % threshold I think stouts can work well with hops. I'm glad I'm having this one fresh, the rye is really noticeable, I am not like a rye fan or anything but this one leaves a noticeable impression, not as good as a roggenbier but pretty damn interesting for a stout. Roasty and bitter malt flavors along with cocoa follow it up with some nice hop notes on the back end, even a subtle pine and fruit note.

This is a really smooth but complex brew, probably the best I have had from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:44:23 | More by crossovert
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-30-2011 02:24:24 | More by brandoman63
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-03-2014 22:14:57 | More by superdoopersauce
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-27-2014 03:12:57 | More by dedbeer
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-06-2013 18:51:22 | More by NorthSideSean
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-28-2013 01:01:38 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-07-2013 02:52:36 | More by claytong
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-18-2014 18:58:29 | More by Shandycan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-18-2013 19:03:27 | More by Texasfan549
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-19-2014 15:36:31 | More by Herky21
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vasinger

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-03-2013 21:34:10 | More by vasinger
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-30-2014 17:22:19 | More by Matthew1788
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-17-2014 07:23:55 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is black with an inch of beige cap. The aroma brings big dark roast, chocolate, light spice, a touch of hops. The flavor offers a big roasted malt and chocolate bill with hints of coffee and smoke. Rye character emerges mid to late palate and really adds a nice touch. Medium to full bodied and smooth. A delicious beer. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:50:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-31-2012 00:51:00 | More by thinwhiteduke
Baumé from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.