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Redhook Double Black Stout - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with coffee.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-10-1998)
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-27-2013 09:39:35 | More by Kelp
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-01-2013 05:42:26 | More by twelveinches
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-29-2013 18:51:50 | More by muchloveforhops3
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Murrhey

Montana

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Bottled on Oct. 8, 2012.

A- One-finger mocha head with rapidly eroding retention. Coal-black color with a nice mocha ring around the top.

S- Coffee, chocolate and roast malts. Warm and toasty.

T- Coffee, fruity and roasty. Quite a nice flavor.

M- Light bodied and finishes fairly wet.

O- Quite a good beer. A new thing in my opinion about Red Hook.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:08:40 | More by Murrhey
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2013 17:34:23 | More by powdersoldier
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hreb

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from RedHook's Blueline series claims to have been bottled on Oct 8, 2012. Served cold in a pint glass. Beer pours a rich dark brown, nearly black, and forms a thin head momentarily. Beer sits quite opaque in the glass. Aroma is similarly rich and smells of mocha. Sweet, not like candy, but definitely a treat.

Flavor-wise this beer is all about the coffee. Brewed coffee blends with coffee notes in the heavily roasted malts. But there's no mistaking this for a flavored beer, it's clearly a porter. Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale comes to mind, though in porter form. The beer is balanced by a bitterness which seems to come from hops more than beans. Overall, this porter is a nice cup of coffee but as a beer it may get old. Still I give it high marks for great flavor and composition. Unfortunately I don't recall how it compares to the older non-Blueline (and non-Caffé Vita) db (Double Black) Red Hook.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 03:14:39 | More by hreb
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-21-2012 04:40:35 | More by grahamboudreaux
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2012 20:27:21 | More by CoryR
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henrysunset

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a recreation of their Double Black beer, but with a new coffee source - Café Vita. This beer is part of their blueline series, available on tap or in 22oz bottles.

Beautifully dark brew, which I enjoyed at the taproom a couple weeks ago, and again at home from a 22oz bottle. Smell is rich and roasty, lightly smoky, and sweet.

Flavor is a great balance of the coffee bitterness, the brewed sweetness and a nutty, chocolatey quality that comes out in the end. Flavor rounds off to a pleasant finish, almost like a rye bread.

I like this style in general (ex: Pipeline Porter), but this is the best example I've tried. I think it is slightly better in the bottle than on draft.

Serving type: bottle
@ Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville

12-06-2012 03:57:34 | More by henrysunset
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 23:12:15 | More by jmccraney
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California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2012 23:58:51 | More by beerpadawan
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-22-2012 17:11:23 | More by mychalg9
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-30-2012 00:31:42 | More by TonyTalon
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-24-2012 03:04:48 | More by Stockfan42
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-21-2012 18:25:20 | More by jfmamj
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-24-2012 00:01:32 | More by avisong
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Scoobert

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2012 02:26:41 | More by Scoobert
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle into a tulip glass

A: pours a deep deep black with a finger of coffee mocha brown colored head that is very frothy and lingers just a little while before leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass 4
S: very nice malts, pure mocha and coffee with just the slightest milk chocolate at the end 4
T: begins with a nice mocha taste which slides into chocolate notes, the end is where the money is made, it finnishes just slightly sweet and then, after a few seconds, an incredible coffee taste slides back in which is very nice and lingers on the palate for a long time. 4.
M: smooth, very gentle carbonation, creamy and just slightly thin 3.5
O: a nice drinking imperial stout, alcohol has leveled out with time and the coffee notes have really pushed forwards which really makes it alot better, quite happy I let this one get some legs on it 4

Serving type: bottle
@ Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville

03-21-2012 01:33:50 | More by BigPlay1824
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Omer4176

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Montana

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Redhook Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.