Spooners' Stout | Red Brick Station

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Red Brick Station
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pezoids on 12-24-2003

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 20
Photo of nickthetick
4.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: pours an opaque black into a nonic pint with a beautiful cascade of bubbles that forms a finger and a half of solid tan khaki hockey puck head that leaves nice lacing.

S: bitter dark chocolates are there, but it doesn't overpower the sweet malts, with a small amount of pine/ grass at least it smells good.

T: well it taste good too. Dark chocolate is the first flavor to come to mind, but not the overly bitter dark chocolate used for cooking, more like a lower percentage candy bar dark chocolate with a few nuts thrown in. The malt isn't the backbone holding this beer up; it is more like the ligaments, pulling everything together. The end is the pine bite with notes of a grassy field.

MF: not really heavy, but a solid beer. Just a bit chewy and a tad dry on the end.

O: a perfect example of a chef (in this case a brewer) taking a simple style and recipe and making it as true and perfect as possible.

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Photo of plaid75
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro draft at the brewpub.

Poured a deep black and ruby streaked hue with a two finger frothy off white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a full roasted barley with a dry charcoal element.

The taste consisted of full blown black patent and charcoal.

The mouthfeel was full and creamy.

Overall a very well done dry stout.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, milky look; deep dark opaque brown in the glass with a gorgeous foamy head that left a smooth foam on the glass all the way down. Can I say "smooth" often enough for this one? No. it's amazing. Rich malty stout in the nose, with a mouthfeel that is near perfect for the style. Easily one of my favorite stouts. Rich roasted malt... and little else. But oh so drinkable. I remember telling someone at the table that it was like drinking a really good chocolate milk. That flavorful and rich. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes a dark black with hints of cola around the edges. There’s a solid finger of tan cream on top that leaves behind some nice stripes of lace.

Smells of loads of chocolate, oatmeal cookie and a touch of coffee.

Tastes surprisingly like Guinness (at least how I remember it used to taste) with a solid creamy chocolate riding on top a base of delicately smoked malts that finishes off with a touch of smoke and coffee. There’s also a balance of walnut and sour green apple in the flavor.

Feels light, creamy and easy but just a slight bit sticky. I suppose I’ll concede a bit of stickiness to get at the rock-solid flavors.

This one’s an exceptionally solid representation of the style. A pleasure to drink.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented as avirtually black berr with moderate tannish head. Smell is roasty and chocolately. Taste is also roasty with a pleasant bitter coffee taste. Some cocoa also present. Finished with only a very slight dryness and very refrshing. A nice solid stout with good drinkability.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an inky black with just some wisps of brown highlights. Sticky dark tan head. Nice lacing.
Aromas putting straight forward malts
Straight forward average brewpub stout that won't get anyone upset. I've also had it on nitro, which isn't overly bad.Smooth, creamy, with lots of chocolate and caramel flavors. Very little bitterness that comes off as dark chocolate like on the end of the flavor profile. Chunky medium mouthfeel. Finishes sweet. Wr

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served via nitrogen dispense, this dry Irish stout displays the typical Guinness-like appearance with an opaque black body and super-densely-creamy tan head that leaves solid sheets of lace throughout the entire Imperial pint. The nose delivers a note of buttery diacetyl and a subtle cusp of deep roastiness. The body is light but creamy and smooth across the palate. In the flavor the diacetyl actually adds to the beer's character with a note of sweetish butterscotch alongside some light fruit, a sugestion of dark cocoa, and a dry but not acidic roastiness. It's backed by a firm bitterness and it finishes fairly short and quite dry. An excellent take on a nitro-Irish stout with an added bit of character from the Ringwood yeast. Most enjoyable and highly quaffable!

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Spooners' Stout from Red Brick Station
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.