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Pistols At Dawn - Lonerider Brewing Company

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Pistols At Dawn
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beer2day on 11-06-2012)
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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: Roasted malts with robust, creamy coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Simple, but nice.

T: Roasted malts here as well with dark chocolate and robust coffee. The finish is roasty with a bit of charred bitterness.

M: Medium-thick body with carbonation on the lower side of moderate, this beer is surprisingly drinkable.

O: A good beer, overall. Not terribly complex, but tasty and drinkable.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Note: 2014 Vintage from a 16 oz tall boy can

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint deep cola brown + garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan/mocha head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts, rich fudge-like chocolate, and coffee beans. Very light notes of vanilla.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with a light amount of caramel + molasses sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of rich fudge-like chocolate and fresh coffee. Finally there is a light amount of vanilla and a light lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Thick and creamy + oily.

O: A very nice, very enjoyable, and easy to drink "big" stout. Wonderful complexity/layers of flavors and aromas which only improve as the beer warms up. Definitely one to grab again and glad I found it this year since the bottle that was an Xmas gift for me last year was dropped in the driveway and broke.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Super impressed by this. By far the best thing i've had from Lonerider. Fantastic mouthfeel and melding of the cocoa, coffee, and dark malt flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer pours a very dark, almost black coloring with chestnut highlights and a wispy film of surface coating head. There's also some surface activity, belying the carbonation below it. The aromas are bittersweet baker's chocolate, sweet custard, dark roasted coffee, and some earthy tones. Very well balanced nose. Flavors are smooth and balanced from the get go, with a solid chocolate undertone supporting more bitter and sharp flavors as highlights. Coffee throughout, with a heavy dose of cream sweetness that is less sugary than the nose was hinting at. All the flavors come together in a smooth, robust character. The body is velvety and rich, but kept light by the carbonation. The aftertaste is all cocoa nib, bitter and rich. Smooth finish with a subtle linger left by the coating of beer on your taste buds. This one is so drinkable and damn flavorful. Bravo!

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Pistols At Dawn from Lonerider Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.