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Garden State Stout - New Jersey Beer Company

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Jersey Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-20-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a meager head, barely covers the surface before disappearing entirely, not much lacing either. Straight up black and opaque liquid, thin stripe of yellow at the rims and surface. The nose is sweet, spotlights chocolate, milk, maple syrup and licorice, the raisins do come through, however, just as much fig or date too, has a bready dimension yet no real drier, stiffening element. Medium-bodied, lack of carbonation gives it a semi-flat mouth feel and increases heaviness. Stronger roast here, brings out coffee, tree bark and tar notes and gives the chocolate a bitterness. Caramel, toffee and milk predominate, some black tea leaf and that tarry, earthy stuff. Really, the fruit presence is minimal at best. Lots of residual smokiness as it finishes. While the primary flavors would indicate a sweeter beer it actually comes off on the dry side. Flavor intensity trails off at the end. Easy to drink and neutral enough in many respects to pair well across the board with a variety of foods. Wish it had more liveliness.

farrago, Aug 25, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

AngeloStout, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

JT99125, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Jacobob10, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Pours basic black with two finger tan head with fairly long retention.

S: Mostly coffee and roasted malts.

T: Espresso. Roasted malts. Hint of chocolate.

M: Medium body. Almost a little thin for a stout.

O: Easy drinking brew with nice flavors, but for me this was on the borderline for being more of a porter.

richj1970, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Zekenyce, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

RobertJBeer, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Canada_Dan, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

PursuitOfHoppiness, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

acurtis, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

djrn2, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JMS1512, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BeerForMuscle, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep deep brown with a deep tan head that dissipates over time. lots of chocolate on the nose, some coffee, big roast character, some charcoal and asphalt.

Full bodied but the bright carbonation makes it feel lighter in the mouth. Some roasted barley flavor up front roll into big rich chocolate flavor with some touches of coffee and roasted grains. Finishes with just enough bitterness to balance, some acrid flavors but nothing too off. Slightly tinny on the finish as well. Finishes with some lingering tannins and an overall chocolate flavor. Mild bitterness lingers as well. Overall pretty good.

jtierney89, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

garuda, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TheBigBoy, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

blange3, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

zero_signal, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

TempusRob, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kkmiller76, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

erialbill, May 23, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Little Town NJ in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours an opaque but clear jet black in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of dark chocolate.

T: Light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some very light notes of dark chocolate. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Easy to drink and relatively smooth but the overall flavors and aromas are a touch light for my personal preference. Would likely pair very well with a lot of different foods since it is rather light.

dbrauneis, May 16, 2013
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Garden State Stout from New Jersey Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.