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Pistols At Dawn - Lonerider Brewing

Pistols At Dawn
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.29%


Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beer2day on 11-06-2012)
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bottle Rev in Raleigh.

Dark chocolate brown pour. Near black. 1/2 finger dark cocoa head.

Nose is cocoa and coffee as expected, with a light roast malt component. Getting a fair amount of chocolate, too.

More cocoa than coffee in the flavor. Chocolate sneaks in too. Nice bitters in the end. Really nice to get all this flavor at only 7.5% abv.

Smooth, creamy body. Not too heavy , but stands up well against the rich flavors.

Overall, I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 02:30:54 | More by beer2day
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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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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 22 oz bottle at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Dark brown; clear but near opaque in my snifter.

Coffee! Coffee at or higher than a Founders Breakfast Stout level. But it lacks the richness, complexity and balance of the best coffee stouts. Very mild bitterness; in fact lightly sweet until the more or less balanced finish.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Neat looking beer, and the cap is cool too, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon home with my little girl, watching star wars on my birthday. Thanks to Beerness for this one, 2013 vintage, the bottle code could be telling me 3/15 but not sure.

Pours a dark mocha colored 1/2 finger fizzy bubbly head that starts to disappear fairly quickly and leaving bubble swirls around, no real lacing but decent legs for a 7.5%, pitch black beer with no light even getting through the thin parts.

Nose layers itself with chocolate, dark choc, baker's, some cocoa powder, rich cocoa nib, just waves of different chocolate, even a little fudgey. Some caramel malts in there as well but mostly drowned by the chocolate, a faint hint of roast and coffee but not much, a big dark roasty black malt that could be overbearing but probably not, hint of fluffy nougat and creamy oats, hint of lactose and milk chocolate.

Taste again loads up with layers of chocolate, and quite creamy, thick, little lush and velvety like. Brings nice chewy malts and chocolate, fudgey cocoa, not dry cocoa powder though, big baker's chocolate and milk chocolate. Nice creamy oat flavor and chewy like, even a little dry lactose later, adding to the big creamy feel and taste. Later there is a mild coffee note, mild to med roast coffee with a little roasty malt as well, little caramel and candy bar notes. The big dark malt flavor comes through but doesn't get acrid or overbearing, maybe some age helped that. A hint of bitterness in the background. Finishes a bit drier, mild lactose dry finish, little more bitter roast and hint more coffee, coats the mouth a bit with thick chocolate and creamy oats.

Mouth is quite thick and fudgey, creamy, lush, bit chewy and heavy, no real booze, nice carbonation too.

Overall pretty nice, the malts are great with that super dark malt flavor without acrid roast or harshness, so much great chocolate layers, creamy tasty, pretty nice. Just wish there was a bit more coffee, but that could be the age showing its... uh, age.

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Pours black with a finger and a half of splotchy tan head that fades to a thin halo, leaving very little lace.

Aromas of cocoa, coffee and roasted malts.

A nice blend of flavors that I like to have in a stout. Coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, roasted malt and a little earth. No alcohol bite.

Smooth, creamy medium feel with moderate carbonation. Bittersweet dark chocolate covered coffee bean aftertaste.

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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A - almost completely opaque in varying lightings. Pours pitch black and leaves a hearty, brown head that disappears fast.

S - strong coffee and black malt prevail

T - gets better with some warmth on it. Super strong coffee! Like creamed, cold brewed coffee. Sweetness arrives in the background as it warms.

M - mediumish carbonation, medium bodied. Hardly notice the abv.

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Really pleasing coffee stout. Probably my favorite style of beer, even more than BA stouts. And this one really is one of the better ones i've had.

Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Dark opaque appearance. Strong coffee nose. No bitterness. absolutely no alcohol coming through. Drinks like morning coffee.

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Sweet and roasted malt aroma with silky chocolate, roasted coffee bean, oatmeal, toffee and burnt toast.  Very inviting nose with a nice balance of roast and sweet chocolate malt notes.

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Pistols At Dawn from Lonerider Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.