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825 State Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010)
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-30-2013 04:09:04 | More by OKCNittany
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denver10

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma starts of roasty and chocolatey, a bit nutty too, then gradually introduces a little coffee and a kiss of hops to allow a touch of bitterness to the table. Flavor followed suit. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a nice solid American Stout. Aint gonna blow you away, but a nice tap offering that would be worthy of future purchases.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2013 16:39:18 | More by denver10
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a really solid stout from epic here, straightforward and delicious. red glow under a very dark rich brown body and a creamy head that the nitro dispense is undoubtedly responsible for. dark but not insanely black roast on the malt, notes of bitter coffee come through. balanced bittering hops accentuate this. I also get just a hint of unsweetened bakers chocolate as I swallow, a really pleasant finish, lighter than it looks, complex, expertly put together. not quite as much body as I like in these though, and not even the nitro can cover that slightly thin feel, but the texture itself is silky and clean, a real easy drinking stout as they go. the abv is just right for cold weather, and this is a beer I will absolutely return to as winter moves in. another true to style beer from epic that really nails it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-20-2013 16:12:45 | More by StonedTrippin
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Dark, dark, dark and then some. The head was about a 1/4 finger or so and was of a mocha color.

S: Fairly faint roasty coffee notes, but still good.

T: Nice roasty flavor on the forefront, but not much on the aftertaste. Still, this was above serviceable.

M: Creamy enough and nicely done on the mouthfeel front. Ridiculous lacing, but still slippery upon close inspection.

O: Pretty good, especially considering the $5-6 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 02:40:32 | More by Chaney
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Mason pint

Batch #15

A - Pours a nice coffee black brown color, one finger of sudsy tan head, little lacing.
S - Reminiscent of some chocolate covered coffee beans, toasted grains, hazelnut, toffee, but its a very hard to find aroma.
T - Good semi-complex flavor here, nice coffee and chocolate flavors among a nice roasted malt base, and there's some good mild darker earthy hop tones to it as well, which is welcomed.
M - Very creamy smooth, its for sure the best part of this beer.
O - Not bad, could use a little more kick in the aroma, but its a nice basic stout with some good traits and a little complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:14:26 | More by Omnium
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-22-2013 19:31:23 | More by BMart
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-20-2013 01:19:12 | More by Sludgeman
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-15-2013 06:52:10 | More by bernat1971
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-13-2013 01:43:40 | More by Lukass
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Liondiscs

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-23-2013 07:01:55 | More by Liondiscs
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-18-2013 04:16:01 | More by duff247
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superspak

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 04:28:59 | More by superspak
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 02:34:33 | More by johnnyboy76
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-07-2013 06:01:52 | More by Zbeetleman
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2013 16:58:27 | More by fivetime
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-24-2013 06:42:26 | More by InfernoBoss
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Laklimell

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-14-2013 05:35:14 | More by Laklimell
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-17-2013 05:49:49 | More by twelveinches
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 18:05:58 | More by Jasonrm72
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2013 19:43:01 | More by PStriedl
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HoppyHomo

New Jersey

2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:43:24 | More by HoppyHomo
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2013 03:21:00 | More by NickThePyro
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-17-2013 21:10:40 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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bifrost17

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-27-2013 16:54:06 | More by bifrost17
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-24-2013 13:41:57 | More by Irish12
825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.