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Baumé - Half Acre Beer Company

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88
very good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
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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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-06-2014 11:06:59 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-07-2014 04:29:56 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-30-2014 13:00:22 | More by InspectorBob
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a opaque black body with a pig bubbly tan head that fades quickly. The only carbonation that can be seen is a few tiny bubbles that glide to the surface up the sides of the glass.

S- The smell of coffee roasted black malt shows through an otherwise clean aroma with some very light chemical cleaner notes in the finish.

T- This beer has a full spicy rye flavor that leads to a green hop quality in the finish. There is a soft dark roasted malt flavor that comes through a bit as the beer warms. The finish has a green hop bitterness that grows as the beer warms but there is also a full spicy rye flavor that is incorporated into the finish. The finish has a slight sweaty taste to the rye aswell.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture and no fizz or alcohol noticed.

D- This beer has a nice big rye flavor but the stout itself is pretty soft and subtle. The finish is a bit tangy with a pretty large bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 20:38:48 | More by rhoadsrage
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Nevada

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out about equal parts black and brown. Light brown head, .33" in depth. Average lacing in terms of stickiness. Head retention was around average as well.

Mellow aroma, chocolate malt, roast were the preminent aromas, I was searching for rye, but it just wasn't within my sensory perception abilities at that point. Perhaps the tinge of herbal greenness witin the aroma is what the rye lends, but it wasn't at all clear to me what was giving off said aroma.

The taste and mouthfeel in fact corroborate the claim of rye. It comes across as both hops and rye malt, not really spicy I'd say because of the greater percentage of barley, and sheer amount of it to make a stout of this heft, but nonetheless, perceptible beyond its lacking aroma. Caramel and tofffee intrusions, we're starting to get slightly complex here. Rye, herbs, roast, caramel, toffee, spice. . . mouthfeel finished dry, not spicy or thick. Smoother than most rye beers. Not too heavy on the chocolate all the way through, even as it warmed. Slightly bitter, slightly ashy, even citrusy at times. Definitely complex, but not for the sake of being so.

Solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 21:25:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. Poured nearly black in color with a big tan, bubbly and creamy head. The head faded but left some big thick creamy lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The rye definitely stands out in the aroma, and I love the spicy flavor that it gives it. Besides the rye there are some citrus hoppy flavors coming through as well as some roasted chocolaty flavors. Very rye forward aroma though.

The taste is also very rye focused. The rye comes through as soon as the beer hits my mouth with a sharp spiciness and finishes with a long lasting rye flavor. There is a little chocolate and roasted flavor as well as a hoppy citrusness coming through but they all take a backseat to the rye.

Mouthfeel is a little above medium bodied and carbonation is moderate to low. Drinkability is very good, I love rye flavors in beer and this showcased that excellently. I loved the way the rye blended so nicely with the chocolate and roasted stout flavors. Anyone that likes rye should drink this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 01:52:55 | More by billab914
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-04-2013 12:05:17 | More by xnicknj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two fingers of dark tan head after the pour. Beneath the head is a straight black color . The foam leaves a little lacing after each sip. A layer of foam lasts for almost all 22 ounces.

Roasty malts, charred chocolate nibs, coffee, cream, and a little spice from the rye I believe make up this stouts nose.

Roasty, nutty, and spicey flavors hits the palate upfront. A creamy and oily palate seems to enhance a super charred bitterness. The finish has lots of chocolate and coffee with some of that rye spiciness. The middle just put me off a little.

Smooth and tasty beer that is borderline sessionable just because of the abv.%. Glad I bought this beer and would reccomend it to any stout aficionado.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 23:05:28 | More by scruffwhor
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black bodied stout with a small brownish head. Low retention but strong creamy lacing remains on the glass. Roasty bittersweet chocolate aroma, hint of rye, some hopping evident in the smell as well; I get bitter citrusy and floral notes wafting around under the more prominent and typical stout characteristics.

Complex flavors; good roastiness and dark chocolate flavor; spicy, vaguely mineral quality imparted by the rye; again notes of citrus hops lurk around the periphery; late emerging espresso flavor. Medium body, med-high carbonation that’s pretty lively for the style. Retains some smoothness in the mouthfeel nevertheless.

This is a pretty nice stout that hits some unusual notes with the rye and more prominent hops than you’d expect. Not the usual fare and a nice change-up from that. Definitely worth a flyer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 03:54:39 | More by tobelerone
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of AJacob81, way back. No BBD. 22oz into a pint glass.

Pours black, hints to dark chestnut brown at the edges. Billowing tan head; lofty, creamy and dense. Smells of mild cold coffee and chocolate with a touch of caramel sweetness. Thick and heavy in many respects. Rye and big dark/milk chocolate are here first, with some bitter coffee and roastiness. Coffee-like bitterness, dry and lengthy finish. Good full mouthfeel, chewy and really drinkable for it's density. Quite nice overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 19:00:32 | More by liamt07
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-22-2014 11:52:26 | More by ShanePB
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Flat and black. Slightly transparent at the edge.

Smell - Hoppy. Grapefruit. Spicy rye. Roasted malt.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Very bitter. Coffee and grassy bitterness. Rye spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium body. Very bitterness.

Overall - Just doesn't do it for me. Barely a stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 00:54:32 | More by Alieniloquium
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Jerry's. My expectations are low, as there have been very few HA beers I've liked (other than Daisy Cutter which is my go to beer).

A - Black beer with some reddish tones on the edges. There is a half finger of dirty-white or grayish head on it. Actually a tone of fat rings of lacing left that looked pretty good while I drank it.

S - Chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of rye which sets this one a part slightly from other stouts. Not bad.

T - Chocolate and some bitter roast with a bit of spicy rye characteristic. The spice is not strong enough to be hot, but adds some interesting flavors to this. This is pretty solid.

M - Creamy, full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Surpringly, this is a pretty solid beer, not sure I would seek it out, but it's not bad drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2011 16:41:36 | More by AgentZero
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-13-2013 15:20:40 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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claspada

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle says 6.5% ABV. 2011 vintage (called the brewery to confirm based on the name thank you list on the label; anyway...
Aromas initially start with dark roasted malts with a substantial earthy quality, maybe from the hops, maybe from the rye, the taste will probably be an indicator once I sample. As it warms you get more dark chocolate.
The taste is initially bitter dark chocolate with some coffee undertones. Soon after you are greeted with the aggressive hops in this beer. It's not bitter per say but the earthy hops which must have been used in this brew are much higher than your average American stout where the chocolate malts are supposed to shine. I cannot really detect the rye although it's presence is appreciated/noted with the dry finish. As it warms you can detect the rye characteristics more, not sure I would know if was rye if I was tasting this blind but the fact that I know I can comment on the spicy dry flavors.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with spot on carbonation. You are left with a continuous stickiness following each gulp/sip because of the higher IBU level. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, which is saying a lot because I usually hate dark malty beers which are highly hopped. This rye stout is quite interesting and worth a try if you can find it, definitely recommended for the unique and quality flavors that this brew offers.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 23:50:08 | More by claspada
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-27-2011 04:58:17 | More by barnzy78
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-26-2013 10:55:36 | More by Gobzilla
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-26-2014 01:36:51 | More by KAF
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not bad, not great. Got this bottle a few months ago at Sam's in Chicago. Poured with a medium head and a little lace. Color is very dark mahoganey. Aroma is roasty, malty, dark ripe fruit, hoppy. flavor's about the same. Bit of a boozy finish. Noting special. Body's ok, decent carbonation. finishi is ok too.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 03:34:21 | More by drpimento
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from early 2010 into a snifter; shared at a tasting.

A: Black body with reddish highlights; decent layer of fine tan bubbles that settle into a ring. Ok.

S: Big, husky, sweet + spicy aroma. Creme-brulee style toastedness + some serious rye spice. I kind of dig it.

T: Sweet caramel up front, followed by the rye husk and spice. A little roasty, but not as much as I'd expect from a stout. Salty and dry on the finish. Interesting, but not that great.

M: A little on the thin side for a stout, but nicely filled with fine, understated carbonation.

O: This definitely wasn't my favorite beer of the night, but it was pretty darn good. I've been liking rye beers more and more lately, and this one doesn't disappoint when it comes to the spiciness and earthy intensity of a serious rye brew. Even after a year this one is a bit harsh, though, and I can't imagine that more time would really help a 7% stout; I won't be looking for more when I'm back in Chicago later this month, but I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered it to me.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 03:27:47 | More by woosterbill
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Some tan froth and lace.

(S)- A nice mellow roasted grain and subtle spice. Bits of cocoa and raisin.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice combo of cocoa, raisin, subtle spice, and roasted grain.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Good balanced roasted bits and smooth but rich malts.

(D)- A nice stout for sure. Balanced and easy drinking. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 17:30:42 | More by sweemzander
Baumé from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.