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Baumé - Half Acre Beer Company

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89
very good

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 47
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:
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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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. Very minimal brown head built up and which broke down quickly. No remaining foam at the surface and no lacings present along the glass.

Beer is jet black in color; absolutely dark; no light penetration.

Aroma is fantastic! Smelled kind of like cookies, maybe Oreo's. Also plenty of vanilla! This is probably the most impressive aspect of this beer. It just smells so rich. Makes me wonder what to expect upon first sip.

Taste-wise it's fantastic but the aroma is deceptive as I expected a touch of sweetness. But upon sipping it, it is actually more bitter. Tasted unsweetened chocolate; the kind of stuff you use for baking. Also some black coffee. I'm not sure how rye is supposed to stand out in a stout but possibly it contributes to the bitterness. The bitterness is not overpowering; it just lingers around in the mouth; it doesn't wreck your palate like a serious IPA can. Flavors overall are not that complex but it's still good.

This beer has a light to medium body. Nothing that sinks in your mouth like imperial stouts. It does have that nice creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic.

Overall this beer is pretty sessionable in my opinion. It clocks in at only 6.5% (stated on the bottle) so a bomber is easy to finish up myself. I like the flavors but I love smell!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Almost completely opaque black with a thin tan head that dissipates almost instantly. I love the color but the head does not instill confidence in this one off the bat.

S: Hoooo yeah. Rye hits you straight away, followed by a nice creamy coffee/chocolate scent. Burnt malt and generic hops round it out. Complex and fantastic.

T: A strong burnt malt flavor along with a generic bitterness, followed by the rye and sweet chocolaty malts i was really looking for. There's way more bitterness then I wanted here, and it's not a peppery rye bite like I expected. I wish they would have let the rye shine through a bit more.

M: Excellent carbonation and a creamy medium to full body. Goes down real nice.

O: This is so nearly a good beer. Nailed the appearance, scent, even mouthfeel but the generic bitterness held it back. Next time I want a beer like this, I'll be reaching for Wookey Jack.

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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, rye, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Baumé from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.