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Steam Fired Stout - Fire Mountain Brew House

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very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fire Mountain Brew House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 11-23-2009)
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Photo of chinchill
2.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Undated 22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Prying cap releases a blast of compressed air but the beer remains well-behaved (no over-flow). The pour, however, is very foamy and even a gentle pour leaves mostly foam in the glass.

Aroma: some clear resemblance to an infected beer (hence, the foamy pour?)

Flavor: mild and well balanced, with an unfortunate hint of infection. Trace of coffee in the finish and weak aftertaste.

O: probably infected but nonetheless seems unlikely to be worth re-visiting.

Photo of lighthabit
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of FriedSlug
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kylemif
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this beer in Portland in 2012. Kept in wine fridge, then regular fridge yesterday.
Probably served too cold at first...

Black. Black pour. Big dark tan head, rocky and thick. Yes! Was in the mood for something *nasty* and this seems to be it.

Aroma is a bit weak at first, but as it warmed it opened up. Roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, some vanilla, bits of wood and char in the back. Hints of pine and citrus

This big bad beer is easy to drink. Lightweight feeling with a nice robust flavor. A subtle hop presence give the beer a great finish; lingering is the coffee and chocolate, a bit of pine wood and roasted malt. Throughout this beer screams dark without pounding me over the head demanding attention.

Great fall beer--wish I had another for winter

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vejadu
4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I live in one of those states that has long had very backwards laws regarding beer (Alabama). In recent years, some changes have occurred. One change is the bottle size allowed to be sold. I went to a small beer/wine retail shop and was pleased to see 1.375 pint bottles. Then I had to choose. I ended up picking a Fire Mountain Brew House Steam Fired Stout. Nice and dark and almost mocha flavored. I was impressed by the prolific head on this beer. I love a Guinness, but this runs a close second.

Photo of jalepeno4
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Daktah
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nearly opaque black with a crazy tall tan head - might have been something with my bottle, but the first glass I poured had a head that wouldn't dissipate at all. Smell is great - powdery cocoa, malt, dough, and something else (a distinct doughy, yeasty scent that reminds me of something that I just can't recall). Taste is more chocolate, fresh dough and a hint of alcohol. Solid medium to medium/heavy mouthfeel that fits the style and flavor without being too syrupy.

Very interesting and very good, though I'm wondering based on other reviews if my bottle had something a little "off" about it - such a strong doughy character that I think others would have mentioned.

Would like to try this again for comparison, but even if this is what the beer is supposed to be, it's a solid and delicious beer.

Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of D-Stylz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One finger of tan head. Pitch black body.
The smell is a faint roasted malt and chocolate.
The taste is good and interesting. Roasted malt, bread, chalk, chocolate and powder.
Low carbonation and medium to thicker body.
It is a good stout with a little different taste, which is good.

Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nearly jet black except for a some dark brown when held to the light,a 1/2 finger deep tan colored head atop.Dark roast and dark fruit dominate the aromas,the dark fruit really sticks out here.Roasty and pretty dry on the palate,the dark fruit is there but plays a limited role,a true American stout with it's big earthy dryer tones.Another killer beer from Fire Mountain,I hope we see more of their line here in NC.

Photo of Murrhey
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger light brown head, middling retention and no real lacing to talk about. Dark chocolate color body, no clarity. Typical stout look, the carbonation is well developed though, so above average.

S- Strong toffee smell, chocolate, caramel, burnt malts and definite alcoholic esters. Nice smelling brew.

T- Surprisingly, the most obvious taste is alcohol. Roast malts and a smidgen of chocolate and coffee finish it off with roasty flavors. Not what I expected, but not bad by any means.

M- The first word that comes to mind is grainy. There seems to be a residue of like powder after the taste. Not sure what the deal is there.

O- Very solid and above average stout with the exception of that weird mouthfeel. I want to visit this place when I come home next.

Photo of Yabev15
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bung
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Picked up at Brawleys in Charlotte.
About black pour, nice layer of frothy dark cream colored head.

Aroma, roast malt, chocolates, cocoa. Faint anise, peat, smoke.

Taste, A real nice balance if roast, dark chocolates, cocoa, coffee. Light woody smoke and herbal hop notes.

Standout creamy body, right in the middle. Goes down quite easy, no alcohol presence.

A very nice interpretation of the style. Close to a foreign stout.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split into a couple large snifters

Pours dark black with a thin creamy ring of tannish head. Looks still. Smell is smokey, chocolatey, and maybe a hint of caramel.

Taste is roasty bitter, like super dark chocolate, with a hint of fruit and a bit of smoke. It's pretty interesting.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly effervescent, not thick or sticky. Almost light feeling for a stout.

Overall, this seems like a quite solid stout to me.

Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased tonight at the Boise COOP... Poured into my little CC goblet... fantastic retention and lacing..

Mild roast surprisingly on the nose.... dark fruits and toasty malts come out quite a bit... still enough cocoa and roastiness makes for a good aroma.... a bit of EtOH... but I'm not complaining.

Flavor has quite a bit of bittersweet chocolate and a lesser amount of roast/coffee elements... a bit of light fruity esters make me think ripe plum... subtle and inviting... this is a good brew.

I am surprised how much I like this brew.... Very well made.. Pushes the boundaries with lighter Imperial Stouts while still remaining very drinkable despite the higher ABV... I don't drink stouts very often if I am "just having a brew", but I could see this as a go-to. Good Job.


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Steam Fired Stout from Fire Mountain Brew House
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