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Starkweather Stout - Liberty Street Brewing Company

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Liberty Street Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as LS Foreign Extra Stout.

(Beer added by: nickadams2 on 07-11-2010)
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Hops4Life84, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of monkbrewed
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent center-line stout. Almost a textbook example. With a balanced nose and good evidence of malt and roasted grain. Good balance of dark malt and chocolate malt and does not taste too roasted/smokey. Mouthfeel was quite good and texture of beer was not thin. Slight creaminess from oats on the backside of the profile. Be sure to check this one out.

monkbrewed, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

AngryNucleus, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Gryphon69
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Very dark mahogany near black, not much light getting though this one. Not many bubbles.

S- Chocolate and Espresso BAM right in the face, some brown sugar, smells wonderful.

T- Dark roasted malt, a bitter dark chocolate and slightly burnt coffee. Has almost a whiskey flavor finish. Unusual and odd mixture and with a strange balance to it all.

M- Thick with more carbonation coming through than the appearance.

O- Pretty good stout, I like the combination and will have it again. We plan on going over to the Brewery and having it on tap and seeing if it has the same voodoo going on, cant wait.

Gryphon69, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of nickadams2
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours black with reddish brow highlights around the edges. Thick khaki colored head that quickly dissipates into a thick ring.

S_Roasted barley,coffee,bitter chocolate.

T_Roasty. Nice bitter coffee and chocolaty finish. Bold flavor.

M_Full bodied but not overly thick.Very smooth with a dry finish.Creamy

D_ Great session stout.

Surprised there isn't more reviews. They don't have a lot on tap (like eight beers) but they all seem to be quality brews. The bartender was very helpful. He let me sample four beers without me even asking. Two IPAs, a red and a stout. All were very good. Check it out.

nickadams2, Jul 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DruC4, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

mzeld, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bobbyr5, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Drk93TT, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Morakaton, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

TypsiYpsi, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Liberty Street brewery. Pours a deep, black color - very dark, only showing some dark brown and ruby highlights at the edges. Identical to the Berry Vanilla version in appearance. The tan, fine-bubbled head perches softly on top of the brew. Again, based off of the Berry Vanilla version, the nice lacing left behind was no surprise.

The aroma is largely roasted; thick and malty, and quite surprisingly robust up front for only a 5.9% ABV stout. Light cocoa powder is dashed around the edges with a mild stamping of fudge that creeps in. The chocolate aspect is more of a sweet and milky, rather than a dark and bitter type. The tail end actually contains a faint saltiness. Not as unpleasant as it sounds, though - it actually adds a slight element of complexity. Not picking up much coffee, if any, but there is a small helping of hops that lend a tiny herbal essence to the aroma.

A nice river of roasted malts lead the pack of the flavor profile - no surprise given their commanding efforts in the aroma. Starkweather Stout actually packs a solid bitter punch from the heaviness of the roast. Burnt coffee beans join the flavor profile pretty quickly; kind of shocking how I wasn't getting much coffee in the aroma, but it seems to be such a large proponent of the taste. Some light cocoa powder and chocolate nibs sit in the background and remain pretty far from the forefront. The aftertaste leaves your mouth with the taste of spent coffee beans and a decadent, yet aggressive, roasted malt flavor with a mild, lasting bitterness. Medium bodied, but a bit thinner than I like my stouts; decent carbonation and a silky, wet mouth feel.

Pretty good stout - I like the heavy roast, although a little bit more sweetness to balance wouldn't have hurt it. I think I liked the Berry Vanilla take on this one just a touch more, but then again, I'm a blueberry and vanilla whore, so maybe it's not a fair comparison. I'd really like to see Liberty Street bottle this one, I think it would do well as one of their "staples".

tectactoe, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

warnerry, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Zaphog, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

chewy6935, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

maviola, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Alextricity
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single of this as part of a fourpack I made at some beer store in Northville that I can't think of the name of... got this along with Stone Saison, and a pair of beers I've had before, Victory DirtWolf and Short's Huma Lupa Licious.

Appearance: Black with a sort of soapy and creamy head. Poured into the glass semi-aggressively and it all poured in perfectly with that nice pillowy head on it. Tons of lacing as I made my way down the glass as well.

Smell: Smoke, coffee/roastiness, and also some chocolate. Mostly the usual suspects, but this one has a smokier quality than most "standard" stouts do, I'd say.

Taste/feel: I was told it was smokey tasting, and it definitely is -- a smoke/ash flavor coupled with coffee. There's also a kind of cocoa flavor in there as well, and maaaaybe dark fruits a touch as it warms up, to add complexity and a little sweetness. The feel isn't great, but it does make this beer drinkable. Personally, I'd call this Starkweather Porter, simply because it's a little on the thin side.

Stout/porter... whatever. This is a good one from Liberty Street. Not exactly a top-tier sort of stout, but it has some nice flavor, a bit of complexity, and it's reasonably priced. If you like a bit of smoke in your stouts, try this one out.

Alextricity, May 17, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served in a pint glass. from notes.

a - dark brown in color with a thick foamy head. leaves tons of sticky lace in the glass.

s - grainy and malty sweet. some hops, some coffee.

t - strong roasted malt presence with a slight hop bitterness in the back. nothing fancy, but at least seems well balanced.

m - medium in body and very smooth.

o - goes down pretty easy. would definitely have again.

on a side note, this is now known as starkweather stout.

divineaudio, Aug 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DanGeo, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

metter98, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bob_d_j, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dmorgan310, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hashiru, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jaysmittyland, Feb 08, 2014
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Starkweather Stout from Liberty Street Brewing Company
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