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Pistols At Dawn - Lonerider Brewing

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Pistols At Dawn
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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decadance

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-29-2013 00:40:55 | More by decadance
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oberon

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured into an impy nonic jet black like crude oil,a half finger deep mocha colored head atop.Great aromas of roast,chocolate,and molasses,there is a hint of vanilla thrown in there as well,it smells very rich.A full smooth feel with the oats providing a nice creamy texture.Flavors are deeply roasted with a hefty amount of chocolate and lactos sweetness,a hint of raw earthiness in the finish.A real nice "big" stout, the use of oats makes for a smooth creamy brew.

01-01-2013 01:19:06 | More by oberon
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

03-05-2014 00:06:16 | More by chinchill
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2013 02:55:07 | More by acurtis
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-25-2014 14:08:47 | More by seavercm
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

A - motor oil black with a thin, dark brown lacing of head

S - bittersweet chocolate, faint coffee, roasted malts

T - cocoa, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, faint bitterness

M - full bodied, perfect carbonation, smooth

This is delicious. The cocoa nibs and coffee are tremendous. The chocolate is rich and bittersweet. The coffee is complimentary. This is an all around solid stout with a great flavor profile and great drinkability. Unfortunately, with such a hefty price tag I won't be buying another bottle, but I'm glad I bought the one.

11-26-2012 10:16:22 | More by tdm168
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-12-2013 03:33:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-28-2014 00:03:52 | More by dvmin98
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-02-2013 04:53:20 | More by KevinGordon
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

Thanks to ASUbeer for the bottle!

Pours black with a small tan head fading away to moderate lacing.

Lots of baker's chocolate in the nose along with the supporting cast of roasted malts, coffee and a little graininess.

Similar flavor along with oatmeal. Very smooth and dry a lot like eating a piece of dark chocolate.

Medium to full bodied with good carbonation levels. As mentioned finishes very dry and roasty.

All around solid for a non-imperial stout. Very smooth, but still ample mouthfeel. I love the way the malts play off each other. Glad I got to try this one.

11-27-2012 15:14:36 | More by jmarsh123
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wedge

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

@ Tasty Beverage

Looks pretty close to black under a thin, tan head. Smells of real dark chocolate and coffee. A bit more coffee in the flavor, bittersweet chocolate, dark malt, and fudgy cake. Fairly rich and malty overall, but not overly sweet or cloying. Noticeable creaminess from the oats and chewy-ish mouthfeel. Very nice, but $18 a bottle is a little ridiculous. I'm happy I came across this on tap though...

11-19-2012 17:56:22 | More by wedge
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Kennesaw, GA). 12.99. No dicernable bottling date. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

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.

This is like Founders Breakfast Stout's baby brother. Many very similar notes but just a bit smaller in pretty much every way. Still an enjoyable brew in it's own right.

01-11-2014 21:32:28 | More by ThickNStout
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

Picked this guy up from Lonerider the other day 2013 Edition
22 oz poured into a snifter

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.

O - not a bad brew. Quite a bit of hype behind it. I'm a big coffee guy (blackeyes every morning), yet this was overdone with the coffee. I feel like this would be better categorized as a Strong Milk Stout, given the sweetness that the lactose brings to the party. Worth a try, but I'd rather buy a 4 pack of Terrapin's Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout than buy one of these at $15.

01-08-2014 04:37:05 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-01-2013 03:09:53 | More by FUwolfpacker
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-06-2013 05:34:17 | More by DarthKostrizer
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alk3kenny

Georgia

4.71/5  rDev +10.8%

Dark, dark no light getting through this... creamy thick tan head very nice... nose is of coffee, light, pleasant non astringent... Taste of creamy, milk chocolate slightly sweet coffee on the back great compliment not overpowering. There just enough just great... Mouthfeel is creamy, no booze burn... dangerous could easily finish this without thinking twice... 15 dollar price tag is steep worth the bomber yes... buy another if I can find it... yea probably :)

12-16-2013 00:56:21 | More by alk3kenny
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Careful, you could easily kill a bomber of this in no time flat.

12-31-2013 03:48:53 | More by velcrogrip
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

03-02-2014 20:50:28 | More by jlindros
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-15-2014 02:11:39 | More by thatoneguymike
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-04-2014 22:38:53 | More by KG710
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GaBengal

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-03-2014 23:03:39 | More by GaBengal
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

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!

03-08-2014 18:14:23 | More by GarthDanielson
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-22-2014 13:20:46 | More by EinFesteBurg
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-23-2013 13:43:45 | More by sendbeer
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-01-2014 18:40:14 | More by bcrossan
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Pistols At Dawn from Lonerider Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.