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Redhook Double Black Stout - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Double Black StoutRedhook Double Black Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

341 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-10-1998

Brewed with coffee.
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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Vintage bottle given for free at Beer Geek Christmas. Pours a dark brown/black color with a slight tan head that collars around the glass. Mocha chocolate in the nose with some minimal residual coffee notes. Surprised how much chocolate is in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. This reminds me surprisingly like a weaker version of ST Chocolate but with more bitter roast notes in the end. LIght chocolate notes upfront with a roast coffee finish that isn’t too overpowering. Overall, pretty decent.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of emmasdad
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Added from an older notebook. Picked up at BevMo for 5 bucks or so. Poured a medium black color with a decent tan head. Supposedly brewed with Starbucks coffee, and coffee is present on both the nose and on the palate, along with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not bad.

Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found a bottle of this at Russell's in Amherst, bottled 10/9/08 for $4.99. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep dark brown/black colour with a nice mocha one finger head that leaves a fair amound of lacing and hardly fades over time.

S - Big, bold coffee notes as well as some roasty sweet malts and light chocolate. Interwoven throughout the nose though was some odd dark fruits. Interesting.

T - Not really the typical stout. Theres some coffee and sweet, roasted malts and very light chocolate notes. The dominant flavour for me though is dark fruits. Tastes more like a quad.

M - Not nearly as thick feeling as a stout should be. A bit fizzy/thin.

O - This stuff is okay. Not sure if age has killed this or if it was always this mediocre. Still though for the price I suppose it wasnt bad. I wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of Mdog
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very dark brown, ok head.

Smell: Coffee, some molasses.

Taste: Hits with bitter black coffee like chewing on some coffee grounds. Later drinks the stout roasted sweetness makes a token appearance.

Drinkability: I finished the bomber but it's not one I'll return to.

Picked this up on sale, probably should have looked at the bottling date before purchasing since it says Oct 2008. So this was distributor-warehouse aged. The coffee flavors didn't fade over time in this, but they may have shifted to a more bitter/astringent tone.

Photo of Jimmys
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: really dark brown. fluffy, dense latte colored head. appears to be some sediment/yeast on the bottom of my glass.

S: milk chocolate and sweet figs move into roasted premium coffee.

T: slightly acidic, slightly lactic. starts with the acid from the roast as well as the coffee, moves into a middle ground of solid delicious roast, and finishes with a solid coffee backbone and a touch of alcohol. chocolate milk resides on the palate after consumption.

M: a touch too fizzy. actually distracts from some of the nuances in the flavor.

D: brewed 10/08/2008. bottle looks through it was dragged through a pile of shit (btw this was a straggler bottle in a mystery box). not entirely sure of the conditions this puppy has been through, but i cant notice any discernible defects. overall a tasty brew (im a sucker for the style), but there are others that i find better.

Photo of BigMike
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown with some red around the edges. A light tan head of a finger tops it off.

S: Lots of roasted malts. Some dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee.

T: Coffee in the forefront. The roastedness and chocolte kick in. There's a bit to much acidity from the coffee. Tons of bitterness.

M: A bit thin on the feel. Definitely not imperial. Decen carbonation. Somewhat difficult to drink with the acidity.

Overall: An average coffee stout. Definitely alot better examples of the style out there.

Photo of biglite351
3.01/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - a good bit of red around the edges, more than I expected. Tall creamy off-white head leaving some lacing.

S - roasted malts with a little coffee and some bitterness.

T - malts with coffee, a good deal of bitterness in the mix.

M - solid coating with a medium amount I'd tingle on sides and under tongue.

D - Not bad, but better options out there.

Photo of brdc
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks garlicfire for this one.
Large capped bottle poured into a snifter.

Nearly pitch black, some faint highlights on the edges. Thin head, minimal retention, almost no lacing.
Faint aroma, mostly roasted, some burnt. Coffee, chocolate, but nothing particularly comes to mind other than burnt malts after a while.
Medium bodied, well below what I had hoped for on the palate. Flavors are not particularly substantial, lacking depth and yet offering too much burtn flavors and not enough cooffee or chocolate. Disappointing.

Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to garlicfire for this beer.

22oz. Bomber
Batch: 08-0410
Oct 09 08

Poured into a chalice a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy light tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/coffee notes, slight vanilla, slightly roasty. The taste is malty, sweet, nice chocolate/coffee notes, and some vanilla. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew.

Photo of thetomG
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown (almost black) pour with a very impressive & large bubbly foamy tan head that dissipates quickly leaving behind good lacing all around the glass. Nose has a slightly acidic/chemical scent to it - not one of the stronger points of this beer.

Flavor is much better with some tasty bitter cocoa notes on top of the malty & sweet backbone. Slight bitterness in the finish.

Could be a bit more smooth and creamy, but good drinkability overall.

A little disappointing in that I'm not really getting any coffee flavors here, but overall a very solid beer.

Photo of Ego
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

eyes...
crackling semi cocoa head roils to a finger and a half but settles down rather quickly, the head recedes into an o-ring within a minute, lacing is good, as far as hue, well... it's black! huge surprise there, I was expecting straw yellow... I picked the wrong week to stop huffing glue...

nose...
somewhat chemical cocoa tone, dark roast, some chocolate notes, the coffee becomes more assertive over a few minutes of quaffing.. pretty nice.

taste etc...
medium bodied, easy drinking, king of more like a stout-light, it has the flavors you would expect but they seem "light", there is just nothing that "pops" here, just sort of pedestrian, not bad by any stretch... the nose and taste are pretty much in sync.

verdict?
coffee stout? I suppose, this isn't bad, it isn't great, if you are a coffee head you probably will be dissapointed, but for stout fans this offers a smidge more flavor than some stouts, worth a try for the price.

Redhook Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.