Stump Jumper Gnarly Stout - Rock Art Brewery
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2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black, with a thick, light, fluffy head beige in color with an uneven and rocky flow. Aromas of biscuit and subtle cream and molasses. The nose is slightly restrained throughout. Flavors are smooth, but slightly watered down. Coffee bitters come through initially, but nothing to really follow them up. Molasses proflies blast by in a flash, but weak and watery. The palate does not get stimulated the way the appearance and smell lead you to believe it will. Big letdown from the tastebuds. The aftertaste is a tangy, sweet, muddled mess that shows hints of overcarbonation. The finish is sharp and light, with a roasted character that hangs on way too long. So much promise that just wilts away where it counts.
04-24-2012 17:58:05 | More by GarthDanielson
2.9/5 rDev -22.7%
Serving 22oz bottle
Opaque black body with a medium chestnut colored rim showing a rocky 2'' tall hot chocolate colored head that leaves tons of lacing about the glass. The head slowly recedes into a thick collar; a few quick swirls reveal enough carbonation to reinvigorate the head leaving a nice foam cap. Lacing lasts througout the glass and has no trouble sticking around for awhile.
Aromas of stale coffee, creamy chocolate and sugary chocolate biscuits dominate a mildly aromatic nose; near imperceptable hop bitters tingle the nose with a bit of light molasses.
Goodness quits on the nose without carrying over to the taste buds. How can this be so watery and insipid? Very bland on the entry with a bit of roasted malts and stale coffee, sagging in the mid palate that leads into a slightly bittersweet mild mocha finish with a dash of hop bitters. This is very mild with an overall bitter flavor showing hints of bitter chocolate. Based on the appearance and nose I was expecting a lot more; again this is quite bland and very straightfoward. Flavor is good just very thin.
Very smooth and easy down this is light to medium bodied with a very hallow and short finish. Not much to it.
Finishing the 22oz bomber was not a problem, this would be good as a session stout but part of me would always be yearning for more robust coffee and chocolate flavor along with more complexity.
For the faint of heart and non-adventurous beer drinkers out there, here is your stout; for the rest of us this might serve as a good example of a watered down stout. Sorry Rock Art, you are slowly becoming a sub par brewery in my book.
03-14-2007 01:56:29 | More by Jwaks
3.15/5 rDev -16%
I picked up a bomber of this in Rutland last weekend and was very excited to try it. It poured into the glass black in color with an average head. There was a nice roasted chocolate malt aroma. The mouthfeel was a little on the light side for my liking. The taste had the same roasted chocolate sweetness but it quickly gave way to a bitter hop finish. The aftertaste was a little too bitter for a stout, but maybe thats what they mean by "Gnarly".
06-14-2009 02:25:54 | More by strengthdoc
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
A: looks decent. Black with fluffy light tan head. not sticky. Does not look to be very thick.
S: Smoky, bitter chocolate, and some wood.
T: Pretty balanced but nothing to sing about here. Just a straight ahead stout. Basic flavors that are identical to the nose. Quick finish and dry finish. Does not sit on the pallet very long.
M: pretty thin for a stout...
D: its goes down nice. Just too watery and not enough boldness.
09-27-2010 02:41:02 | More by GOGRANDE
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
A. It has a pure black color with a brown head and some lacing.
S. An ever so slight metallic scent.
T/M. It has a chocolate malty taste, very dry. It has a mild flavor. Semi-high in alcohol. A bit dully and dry. Carbonated and medium bodied.
O. It has a very dry taste, but it is refreshing even if not overly flavorful.
01-12-2013 23:22:54 | More by Amalak
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
I was lazy and drank straight from the bottle, so I can't say much for the appearance. I'm also congested so the little that I can smell does not offend the nose. Taste, a bit boozie for it ABV but still drinkable. It has the taste and mouth feel you would expect from a stout. Over all a drinkable beer but not one that I would go out of my way to obtain.
12-29-2009 02:35:40 | More by brothercannon
Stump Jumper Gnarly Stout from Rock Art Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.