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Baumé - Half Acre Beer Company

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88
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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 48
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009

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.
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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage

Appearance -- Pours a rich dark brown with a slim cap of sudsy khaki head that eventually collapses into a fine haze and a dirty ring. pinpoint lacing all over. Looks good.

Smell -- Cocoa, roast malt, coffee beans, rye spiciness, and an abundance of aromatic hops: citrus, floral, and mildly herbal.

Taste -- Cocoa, faint coffee, roasted malt, rye spice, and citrusy/floral hops. Malt sweetness is moderate evoking holiday chocolate oranges, however the malt sweetness becomes a bit sticky as the beer warms. Finish is minty hops and cocoa.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with moderate, almost fluffy carbonation. Very pleasant.

Drinkability -- Overall, quite nice. It's a pleasant diversion from the typical stout. The spiciness of the rye lent some depth to the cocoa and the aromatic hopping was a nice touch, though the malt sweetness seemed to become cloying as the beer warmed up.

Notes: While this really doesn't have any impact on the beer, I really enjoy the label design.

Photo of kevanb
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a Half Acre holiday snifter.

Pours a nice deep cola brown, almost black in color, a thin brown head head appears, almost a finger high which recedes quickly leaving a bit of film atop the beer and some light sticky lace. The aroma is very light, toasted dark barley, a bit of roasted coffee and light bittersweet chocolate with a touch of prickly rye that lingers behind. The beer is much more impactful on the tongue, lots of spicy rye, bitter dark chocolate with a nice amount of dark malted grain that lingers behind. The body is surprisingly full and lively, prickly on the tongue that coats the mouth fairly well. The finish is a touch too abrasive from the carbonation and very dry.

Verdict: A nice easy stout from Half Acre, it's not in your face, but it doesn't hide anything either, very sessionable and enjoyable as a nightcap. After having this and Hearths Ablaze, I am really beginning to enjoy their lighter American Stouts.

Photo of boothbeer
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark Brown, almost black. Light tan head-Very thick with good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Something missing here. Some coffee notes and roasty malts, but kind of a weird aroma.

T: Lots of rye and burnt roasted malt flavors. Some bitterness comes through as well. Really love the roasty finish on this. The flavor of this beer makes up for flaws in the aroma.

M: Decent body, but a little too carbonated.

D: I enjoyed this beer. Very roasty. The smell wasnt great, but the relatively low ABV makes this a drinkable stout. If you like rye flavors in beer, this is a must try!

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Baumé from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.