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Steam Engine Stout - Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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Steam Engine StoutSteam Engine Stout

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Bung on 01-17-2009

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into the pint glass. Well above average stout. Nice dark color with a little bit of head. Dark rich taste of your typical classic stout. Went down smooth. One of the best stouts i've had in a long time. This steam engine is coming right at you and it is here to stay

Photo of alabencki
4.7/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Trasher
4.7/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are so many different styles of stout but this one from Mt. Pleasant Brewing is a nice, easty to drink stout. A good full roast and chocolate flavor but doesn't become so over powering you lose interest later in your beverage consumption. Color and nose is fantastic.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of DrainBamage
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a decent head, that thins out to a lace. Smell has chocolate and whiskey aromas. Mouthfeel is bitter with lots of carbonation. Taste has smoky wood flavors. I love stouts, but not usually the Imperials. This one is an exception. The powerful and complex, but very drinkable.

Photo of jt31914
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised by how poorly reviewed this beer was; I was expecting it to suck but it was actually pretty good. The smell is coffee/char flavor with a black appearance. The lacing and head retention was great. The flavor was very smooth and creamy coffee. Very drinkable stout. My favorite thing about the brew is the creaminess.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Photo of nicoga3000
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of djwhit24
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Zone_Fighter
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of snowbeard
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BBP
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Just a stupid amount of head and carbonation. This probably had more foam than Duvel. It's black like you'd expect from an imperial stout with a hint of chestnut, and a science experiments worth of foam. This had to be poured multiple times to get into an oversized glass.

S- For something with extreme amounts of head, the aroma was fairly bland and simple. Licorice and roastiness was all I could detect. Not a bad combination though.

T- About halfway between roasted and dark malts. Hop presence is moderate for the style. Hints of licorice accent the taste, but never act as a primary flavor.

M- Medium full body. Carbonation seems to do most of it's work on the appearance, as the mouthfeel seems to roll around heavily. The finish is fairly dry.

O- Not a bad stout considering it's reasonable price. There's quality to it, but it doesn't impress me much. It does the job though if you're looking for a stout that has more flavor than the norm.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of WakeandBake
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark stout black with a thin tan head that goes down to a rim and hangs out till the end.A rich sweet coffee,chocolate,and slightly bitter hop aroma. Flavor is of dark roasted malt,coffee,bitter and sweet chocolate dark fruit, and brown bread.A nice creamy mouthfeel,slightly hoppy dry finish. A very good craft brew,and plan to buy again. I was suprised that this did not score higher maybe I have just ended up with good bottles or something.

Photo of IPASetter
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the tap room in Mt. Pleasant if your in the area its a nice place to check out similar to MBC but a lot smalller.

A- Pours a nice dark color like any other stout with about 1/2 in of head the created some nice lacing and retained through out.

S- You can smell the roasted malts once you put your nose to in. One of the great smells you can come across as a beer drinker in my mind.

T- Based off the smell and the appearance I was hoping for a home run but I ended up with a solid base hit with this one. Nice roasted malts and crisp finish but nothing to set it apart from other stouts and porters I've had in the past.

M- Had a medium mouthfeel to it with some nice carbonation to it that was a pleasant surprise instead of getting a heavy flat beer in your mouth.

D- Very high here easy to throw a few back especially with some peanuts at the bar. If your a fan of darker beers then you won't be sadden by this beer but also don't expect to be blown away

Photo of association330
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no freshness date

A - Pours black with just a faint ruby hue around the edges. A half-finger of light tan head is brief and leaves a ring of bubbles with little lacing.

S - Coffee & cream, roasted barley, faint molasses and bitter chocolate.

T - Slightly sweeter malt character up front with a touch of dark fruit. Swallow of gentle hop bitterness. Finishes with lingering roasted barley and coffee w/ cream.

M - Light side of medium, with medium-high carbonation.

D - A respectable stout that I wouldn't mind buying again.

Photo of antwan3421
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DannyDan
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours a blackish brown body with very little retention and hardly any lacing to it.
S. The smell is roasted chocolate, roasted coffee and some sweet malts.
T. The taste is some bitter chocolate, followed by some coffee, and a slight hint of floral and earthy hops. I also taste some sweet malts in here. The taste is pretty balanced and has a nice taste to it.
M/D. the mouthfeel is creamy at first and than it gets thinned and watered down while drinking it. It seems to have a lighter body feel that other stouts I have tried. I'll probably drink this stout sometimes, but not as often as other stouts like Bell's Kalamazoo Stout.

Photo of TurboChief
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tmcarter23
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Steam Engine Stout from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.