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825 State Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010

This stout can range from dry stouts to foreign stouts, creamy or bitter. Flavors Epic explores within this stout are roast chocolate, toffee, mocha, coffee, brunt marshmallow and roasted nuts or combinations there-of. All these flavors are derived from specialty malts or other grains and hops, no specialty natural or other flavorings are added in our Elevated Series.
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of corby112
1.05/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Release #8.

Bottle opens with a loud hiss. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a massive, frothy light beige head that fills up half of the glass. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Looks like it's infected.

Metallic cardboard aroma with sybtle underlying roasted malt. Definitely smells infected.

Yep, a cometely infected, terrible mess. Overly carbonation wth strong mettalic chemicals and cardboard. Undrinkable disaster.

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. Bomber
Elevated Series
Release #1
$4.29 ea.

Pours a dark brown/black color, some carbonation, one-finger creamy light tan color head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with hints of chocolate/toffe/caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, a touch of chocolate/toffee/caramel, slightly roasted. Medium body. Would not buy this brew again.

Photo of TeamD
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of JamesMN
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured nice midnight black with about a three going on four finger tan head.

Aroma: Dark grains, not quite roasty but getting there. Not much here but wasn't expecting too much given the low abv.

Taste: Man is this thing ever over-carbonated. That makes it difficult to taste anything until the aftertaste. There's a lot of malt bitterness at the end. Chocolate and black coffee along with a burnt toast taste (not good).

Mouthfeel: As noted before, this is way over-carbonated. Past the point of being annoying and straight up taste-ruining. Definitely very light in body but below average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm surprised at how below average this was. A combination of over-carbonating and poor aftertaste resulted in a sub-par beer. Some of my favorite beers are lower abv American Stouts and this just doesn't cut it. Epic makes some good beers though, try their Hopulent IPA.

Photo of HoppyHomo
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - pitch black, very little foam. I didnt get too much lacing on this
S - Definitely has an espresso smell but nothing too over powering.
T - You can really taste the espresso. A little watery.
M -Not a stout in the traditional sense; tastes more like a porter.

O - I don't know. Honestly it was just sub-par. Not sub-par in the awful sense; more on the upper-side of below average. I wouldnt recommend it nor would i try it again. But i wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me. That's really the best review i can give.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ruby mahogany color in the tall glass. Decent head and some pleasant roasted malt aroma.

Light body, but a touch of malt. dark roast malt flavors with some burnt sugar. A little tart with a scorched cereal taste. Watery but refreshing. Some bitterness in the aftertaste but very little evidence of hop flavors. Plenty of carbonation, though it's rather coarse and less creamy than lots of stouts. Overall, a decent gulp of dark suds but less interesting than average.

If this was another 4.0% supermarket beer, it would be a good
Review. From the Sugar House state liquor store.

Photo of dtivp
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep dark brown with a two finger tan head that faded slowly into a thin collar with light lacing.

Aroma was weak with faint hints of dark malt, and coffee.

Taste of dark coffee, malt, Hints of vanilla and a slight nuttiness.

Mouth Feel was medium body , but a little thin feel, moderate carbonation, dry ,slightly bitter.

Overall an average stout, I prefer a little heavier drier stout.

Photo of superspak
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release #17, bottled 3/16/2012. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Very highly carbonated, definitely infected. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, caramel, roasted malt, toast, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with hardly any roasted presence; over the top fruitiness from the infection. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, light nuttiness. and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Despite the infection; there is some nice balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that isn’t too bad. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid stout even though it was infected. Some good balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; and quite smooth to drink. I will have to score a different batch sometime and give it another shot.

Photo of Zorro
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear brown colored ale with very slight head formation.

Smells of chocolate and coffee with vanilla and almond scent. Wheat toast with a little bit of burnt toast scent. Slight raw grain aroma.

Starts out dry and heavily roasted. Taste is mostly coffee reminds me of Italian Espresso soda. Essentially a coffee flavored beer.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall it is OK, but I was expecting more.

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Release #6
This is my first taste of 825 so I cannot compare it to the other releases.
I'm a fan of Epic's Imperial Stout and of course BBB, but this one I found lacking.
Good color, but real light on the nose, a touch of roast, malt and hops, no head.
I like my stouts to have some viscosity, I find the mouthfeel on this one to be thin and a bit watery. The flavor is a 50/50 mix of hop and malt.
Not what I look for in a stout, it may be closer to an American style porter.
I'll have to keep my eyes open for other releases to see how they compare.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.