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Desert Select Export Stout - Moab Brewery

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Desert Select Export StoutDesert Select Export Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moab Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bubseymour on 09-21-2013

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 6
Photo of jmdrpi
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, no date

black in color, thick off-white colored head. great lacing as I drink. mild roasted aroma - a bit of milk chocolate. taste is a bit drier, and a touch acidic. nice thick smooth mouthfeel, lower carbonation.

Photo of kemoarps
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

That thick tangible black that good stouts should be with a nice frothy half finger head that settles into a thick winter sweater of a cap. Beautiful lacing as well.

Nose is subtle burnt but creamy. This is just what I was looking for on this evening. Clean coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Not sweet by any means, but creamy and approachable.

Flavour follows more of the chocolate and char with a sugar sweet note on the end. Some acidic coffee, but the char is first, the chocolate blended in and coffee further down. Really soft and rounded finish. While it flirts with the coffee acidity, it never fully commits, leaving it really easy to drink.

Smoothe and emminently drinkable. Appropriate carbonation that punctuates well without overwhelming.

I didn't really have any expectations going in for this beer, and am coming out impressed. Glad I grabbed it when I was in Moab.

Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells of chocolate and coffee. Coconut and roasted grain with some patent malt scent.

Starts off mildly sweet with a mild chocolate and coffee flavor. Mild smoky flavor.. The taste doesn't change much from the initial flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK Stout.

Photo of RogueOz
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the time of the RR Younger release 2014. Poured into a snifter.

L: light tan, moderate foam, moderate carbonation, dark, but not dense. Minimal lacing. I can see light permeating the edges as I roll it around the glass.
S: Nothing prominent, light chocolate, burnt/roasted coffee mostly. More bitterness than malt. minimal alcohol burn.
F:Light all the way around.
O: IMO this is a light stout in most aspects, almost porterish. It is definitely in the lower spectrum for stout character. A blind test on this and I would have pegged it as a porter. Maybe it didn't age well. Good, but not great. Glad got to try it.

Photo of mactrail
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful foamy pour that lasts and lasts in the New Belgium snifter. Lacing all up and down the glass and a great creamy carbonation. It's almost a nitro. Aromas of warm grains with a caramel note.

This is a richer, more jolly monk sort of Stout. Relatively sweet with a deep roasted flavor and some charred notes. The hoppy bitterness comes on as a slow burn, and hits the balance for bitterness with all the malt. Strong and mellow. A great nightcap of a black brew.

Another one of the well-made, malty, and appealing brews from these guys in Moab. From the swing-top bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Beautiful black body with 2-3 finger brown head.

Smell - A little light on scents but some roasted flavor, coffee and chocolate

Taste - A very nice balance of rich dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and hop bite finish. Well balanced imperial stout.

Mouthfeel - very full bodied and you could have this beer for dinner as a meal.

Overall - A very well crafted Imperial Stout. Right on par with many other well made ones. Highly recommend.

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Desert Select Export Stout from Moab Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.