Steam Engine Stout - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
4.05/5 rDev +16.4%
Pours a deep, dark brown - call it black - with a tan head that builds large from an aggressive pour before dropping to a film. Little lace if any left behind.
Smell is a well balanced blend of roasted malts, coffee, cardboard and a hint of baking chocolate.
Taste is very similar though more complex with notes of toasted malt, coffee, cardboard, bittersweet chocolate and light whiskey. Well done.
A full bodied brew with light effervescence. Fairly smooth with just a bit of coating at the back of the upper palate. Lightly warming.
02-14-2013 23:56:37 | More by PorterLambic
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3.43/5 rDev -1.4%
The look is good black, with a decent head formation, thick and slightly tan in color. The head dissipates but wisps remain.
The aroma is pleasant and typical stout but its dark chocolate and roasted notes make it stand out.
The taste is unfortunately average. The taste of malt and dark chocolate hit up front but a lack of roasted flavor make this seem more porter like but still lacking. I can't complain but just would like better.
The mouth is smooth better then the taste unfortunately leaves a sweetness with a lack of dry due to no roasted flavor.
There are good points to this beer one being it goes down easy and at 6.4% for a stout i would go back for it but I wouldn't seek it out
02-09-2011 01:27:04 | More by bishopdc0
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
12 oz bottle, presumably 2013, with a twist cap served in a snifter.
Poured a very dark mahogany; clear with a small tan head that soon vanished; nearly no lacing.
The appealing aroma is mainly of dark malts; slightly smokey with hints of dark fruits and roasted nuts.
Taste: Rich and lightly smokey, with touches of bitter chocolate and expresso. Roasted grains struck me as a bit too earthy and burnt. The burnt quality is responsible, in part, for making this "sweet stout" more bitter than sweet, and leaving a burnt grain aftertaste.
M: medium body with a low carbonation level.
O: Unfortunately, does not taste as good as it smells. Disappointing.
11-23-2013 00:34:02 | More by chinchill
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
Dark brown, almost black. Two fingers of tan head.
Light smells of cocoa, root beer, and burnt malt.
Decent flavor, but weak. The burnt malt takes the lead with a touch of molasses.
Thick, but overly carbonated for a stout. It's not as creamy as I desire.
A decent stout, but nothing special about it.
08-13-2011 02:15:11 | More by Vonerichs
2.8/5 rDev -19.5%
12 oz bottle. Dark brown/black pour with a smallish off white head. Just a slight bit of lacing. Aromas are pretty roasty, malt and coffee. Tastes roast malt, hint of mocha and smoke. A little unpleasant sour bitterness. Not sure how or why they classify this as an Imperial. This had potential, I'm wondering if I distorted this one with some temperature changes bringing it home from Michigan.
01-17-2009 21:28:51 | More by Bung
3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
Served in a pint glass
A - It pours very dark brown with three inches of tan head.
S - There is not a big nose on this one. I get some dark chocolate and some roasted malt.
T - The taste is somewhat bitter roasted malt. It's not black coffee bitterness. Maybe unsweetened chocolate.
M - It is smooth and creamy.
O - It is kind of burnt and bitter tasting, but not the worst thing in the world.
10-28-2011 22:28:04 | More by buschbeer
3.83/5 rDev +10.1%
I picked up a single of this at the store last week. I have seen this around but usually end up going for a bigger stout, but a lighter stout sounds good right now, so lets see how it goes. Poured from a 12oz stubby brown bottle into a pint glass.
A- This beer poured a nice black color with ruby highlights when held up to the light. It had a fingers worth of off white tan head that died down to a thin clump.
S- The aroma is pretty roasty, the usual coffee and chocolate flavors were blended into the background nicely. I get a slight bit of bitter hops at the end.
T- Similar to the aroma, the roasted malts really dominate this brew and come off a little sweeter then the nose led me to believe. The coffee come out a lot more in the flavor then the chocolate did. There was a slightly bitter presence of hops on the finish that helps tie everything together.
M- Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied and a little under carbonated.
D- As far as Stouts go, this one tends to be on the lighter side, which makes it pretty drinkable. All the right flavors are there and they aren't too robust. If i was in the mood for it I could drink three or four of these. Alcohol wasn't detectable.
Overall I thought this was a nice light stout that had great drinkablity and balance. This brew was a nice change of pace from the bigger stouts I normally buy. This beer drank more like an oatmeal stout, but it had all the right flavors for an American Stout. I would buy this again.
01-24-2011 03:58:26 | More by StoutHunter
3/5 rDev -13.8%
Very standard looking stout, brownish/black, bit o head.
Smell....hmmm....kinda p-u-ey. There's coffee and malt in there, but there's also something kinda oogey. Leathery, animal, bad breath. What the hell is that?
Taste is more on track, picking up coffee and maybe some licorice. Acceptable. But this is too damn thin and flat for the style.
Not really a disaster but also not great and maybe not even good. I have had some stellar stouts/porters lately, so maybe this beer is damned by the company it keeps. With the number of good stouts out there it's tough to recommend this one. I wish Mt Pleasant the best, but Michigan's a great beer state with lots of competition, and judging by this beer, Mt Pleasant has some work to do to measure up.
09-01-2011 03:43:41 | More by lurpy1
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
This is the first of Mount Pleasant's Brews that I have tried. The Stout is very smooth which is why I gave the drinability rating of a 4. The beer has less of a creamy flavor that I find in many other stouts. The color is a dark brown which is classic of a stout. The best part of this beer is it's drinkability, for a stout it is easy to drink compared to some heavier stouts. If you are looking for a heavy stout with a full flavor, then this may not be your beer but if you are looking for a good priced and good tasting beer then try this one because it is well worth it.
12-24-2010 05:26:10 | More by antwan3421
1.6/5 rDev -54%
Poured this into a pint glass.
Been wanting to try this as I like their Cow Catcher Red
A - Dark with some little shining through, with a little bit of head that disappears quickly.
S - A bit on the sour side, not what I was hoping or expecting, but some malts and sweetness comes through.
T - Sour and almost spoiled, I don't know if this is infected or old but really bad.
M - Decent mouthfeel but hard to get around the taste.
D - Drinikability is low because of the nasty taste.
Maybe it is just a band bottle but I certainly can't recommend it.
02-16-2010 21:50:16 | More by semibaked
4.7/5 rDev +35.1%
A very exceptional stout ale. You smell the roasted grains right up front. There are some smells of malt right behind that, and a very, very slight smell of hops. You taste the roasted grains right away. It has a sort of coffee smell with hints of chocolate. You get the taste of malt right behind that. There are just enough hops that it has a bitter finish, but it is a pleasant bitterness.
One of the best stouts I've ever tasted. Very good beer.
05-06-2010 06:02:15 | More by alabencki
Steam Engine Stout from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.