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Black Sheep Smooth Stout - Brauerei Gusswerk GmbH

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.74
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Austria

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rinhaak on 07-17-2012

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Reviews by rinhaak:
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4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Maruhn's in Darmstadt.

Pours an opaque reddish-black with very little head. What little head there is fades very quickly.

A nice nose of plums, chocolate, and raisins. Reminds me of a tootsie roll...

Very nice round, balanced, and evolving flavor. Despite being a little watery, it is a "smooth stout" in the mouth. Fruity flavors dominate up front, and it moves into a rich chocolate malt and finishes with a very dry burnt coffee flavor.

A nicely done Austrian Stout. I look forward to trying their other offerings!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, just tiny brown nuances towards the light, one finger tan head with decent retention.
Smell of sweet chocolate, faint coffee, roasted malts, faint dark fruit esters and spices.
Taste starts with nice chocolate and caramel, roasted grains and faint roasted nuts. There's a bit of juicy plum, some fig and raisin, faint orange, followed fast by some nice dark spices, with cinnamon, vanilla and mild licorice. Finish gets grainier, with a clearer roast, reminding of coffee powder. Mild bitterness.
Medium body and maybe a bit overcarbonated, has a certain crispness and it's sometimes watery. Not a very "smooth stout". Nice aftertaste, a bit sweet, a bit dusted with cocoa and coffee, a bit fruity.
A surprisingly good one, nice flavours, body a bit off.

Black Sheep Smooth Stout from Brauerei Gusswerk GmbH
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