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Steam Engine Stout - Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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Steam Engine StoutSteam Engine Stout

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bung on 01-17-2009

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 38
Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
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 ssimpson89
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tmcarter23
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks nice, though the head falls fast. Nose is entirely uneventful. So I am guessing the flavor is going with this whole steam engine thing? Smoky, thick, rustic. Quite hearty. I like the tones on this one, and the delivery of flavor is consistent. A pretty nice stout.

Photo of snowbeard
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of djwhit24
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of nicoga3000
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +44.1%
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 JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Gkimbo
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of WuAnquo1
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of IlPostino
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of buschbeer
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
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.

Photo of BBP
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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 lurpy1
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Northsider
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my favorite beer I had from Mt Pleasant, on tap at their brewery.

Appearance is dark brown/black with little to no head.

Smell was of typical roasted malts, chocolate and coffee

Taste was of dark chocolate and coffee, bitterness comes out at the end.

Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing.

Overall the best selection from Mt Pleasant. For a stout though it fall a bit flat

Photo of bishopdc0
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Photo of DannyDan
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
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 StoutHunter
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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 antwan3421
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Steam Engine Stout from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.