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Garden State Stout - New Jersey Beer Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-20-2010

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3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of wafers
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of farrago
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Garden State Stout from New Jersey Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.