Redhook Double Black Stout - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by bkilpatr:
3.13/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a mug. 01/06/09. Batch 08-0410, "Oct 08 08" is printed on the label.
Pours nearly pitch black with hints of brown around the edges. About a finger of brown head quickly dropped to a thin layer. Aroma is toasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and barely any coffee. The aroma seems fairly plain and subdued for a stout, let alone a coffee stout.
Taste is full of roasted (burnt) malt and dark chocolate flavors, with a nice coffee backbone. The coffee flavor doesn't jump out in the taste, it's much more noticeable in the aftertaste. The finish is bitter with coffee and hops. The taste is very burnt and bitter.
Feel is light-medium body with plenty of carbonation. It's smooth and slightly creamy. It's a bit thin for being a double stout. Drinkability is decent but not great. The bitterness makes it less drinkable than it could be.
Overall, a decent stout. For a "stout with coffee" it doesn't really deliver on the coffee part. This is easily the best beer I've had from Red Hook, but there are other coffee stouts that are much better than this.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2009 02:59:49 | More by bkilpatr
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3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz brown bomber with a freshness date. Blueline series label.
Stout black color, decent tan lacing. Fresh brewed ice coffee, roasted grain, burnt bread, mild molasses and a hint of dark fruit and alcohol in the aroma. Deep smoothness and a little creamy, big roasted flavor open up with each sip. Coffee is layered throughout with hints of dark chocolate and with a hint of alcohol it is almost reminiscent of a tiramisu flavor. Modest hopping, hint of dried dark fruit and charred wood. Finishes roasty with coffee tone, lands semi-dry.
Almost a cup a joe, well done Redhook ... would love to have this brew once in a while when I am hankering for a coffee beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 02:32:13 | More by Jason
Redhook Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.