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825 State Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of beer2day
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Basic black with light tan head, 1.5 fingers worth. Head disappears after the second sip. Very light lace.

Nose is light coffee, mocha, and anise. Nothing overpowering, just a good basic stout aroma.

Nice coffee notes, bits of licorice, roast malt, and chocolate. Better than the nose suggests and quite flavorful for a sub 6%er. Dry finish with decent bitters.

Feel is dry with a medium to heavy body. Again, nice for something so low in abv.

Started out a bit disappointing to the eye and nose, but finished strong. I'd get it again.

beer2day, May 31, 2012
Photo of Sooch222
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Sooch222, May 28, 2012
Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

evilkorova, May 20, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Hoyt for splitting this bomber with me.

A - pours a dark black; thick, foamy, brownish head; good retention

S - faint coffee, faint roasted malts, a bit of smoke

T - roasted malt, faint caramel, cocoa, a bit of burnt sugar, faint hop bite in the finish

M - smooth, med bodied, a bit thin at times, little carbonation

This is in more a dry stout style. It's a little thinner and lighter than I had anticipated. The flavor profile was good, but this is probably not a beer I would seek out.

tdm168, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +9.9%

RoryOMoore, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
3.75/5  rDev +3%

CEDAMA, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Release #8.

A: Midnight black with a 1 finger high frothy head that showed a moderate rate of resilence. Small quick paced carbonation streams can be seen along the glass edge. Lacing is average.

S: Smoked pine wood, very low aromatic appeal and strength, some chocolate, cocoa and roasted nuts. Meh.

T: Chocolate, sweet and milky, lightly dry with some sweet creamer laced roasty coffee. Oats, herbal tea, pine, with a silky buttered caramel coffee finish.

M: Milky with a mid-range carbonation factor. Some astingent bitterness follows.

O: An elevated series stout that is more at home as a pub session style. 5.7%abv is very easy to handle, a polished flavor, light and silky drink makes for an easy experience.

beerthulhu, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Release # 14.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy 1 inch khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, toasted oats, and some nice roasty coffee bean aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and some slight oatmeal flavors. There is a very mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but I am enjoying the aromas more than the flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber color with a brown center. Visible clarity with a light coffee head. Chocolate and charcoal on the nose. Bit of roasted malt. Not an incredibly pungent nose. Medium body with good carbonation. Slightly creamy with sweet chocolate up front rounded out by some charcoal astringency on the side of the mouth. Thins slightly on the swallow but finish clean and isn't overbearing. Not exactly my cup of tea but overall pretty decent effort.

The epic line of beers is proving to be friendly as an introduction to the craft beer bomber scene. Good flavors yet approachable at a good price.

jtierney89, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +9.9%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of bolton0985
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

bolton0985, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of BlackBeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

BlackBeer, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark robust stout nearly opaque with a ruby bright highlight infused with caramel khaki cream head, fine enloving lace. Aroma has cocoa notes coffee tones with a creamy milk chocolate influence. Beautiful beer in a crystal clear pint glass, wonderful culture in a glass...flavor continues with creamy dark chocolate dark coffee espresso notes, which turns into a hoppy bitter tones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated full on body with dark milk chocolate notes. Comes off supremely enjoyable with a drinkable everyday chocolate note...god bless.

WVbeergeek, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of ScorpyX
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very very dark brown with a thin, tan head.

S: Sweet smell with some roasted, bitter coffee notes as well. Quite pleasant.

T: A nice blend of the qualities from the smell with a balance of the sweet and bitter. Bitter comes out a little more in the swallow. A little watery, though.

M: Medium bodied, pretty smooth. Not too bad. Not as thin as I initially thought.

I thought it was initially kind of thin, but by the finish, it turns out to be a rather solid stout. Well done.

ScorpyX, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Gkimbo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Gkimbo, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd have to say that this is a 'standard' American stout. While it's the not best one I've had, I would give this one to someone who's asking about an AStout.

Looks great. Dark with light tan head. Good lacing.
Aroma is sharp and rich, while a bit "quick", as in the aromas don't linger around.

Solid flavors of leather, dark chocolate, baked caramel. Some coffee and burnt toast. A sharp mid section, ends realtively smooth and slick.

Solid stout

Mebuzzard, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of kdown
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

kdown, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of dogusgovoof
1/5  rDev -72.5%

dogusgovoof, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of kagent777
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle which was a gift during the work Christmas lunch. Poured into my beer goblet. Served about 15 out of the fridge. Release 10, at 5.4 ABV, one of the lowest that Epic brews.

Appearance: A clear dark brown (when held up to the lamp) with a one finger creamy tan head. The lacing was very nice.

Smell: A nice coffee note comes from the glass along with dry bakers chocolate and roasted grains. I also pick up some soapy notes from the hops and a mild tartness from the yeast.

Taste: The tastes are not overwhelmingly intense on this beer. Sometimes I need to keep in mind that this is not a barrel aged imperial stout at 10 ABV. This is an excellent example of how to do a stout. All of the smells noted carry over into the taste. At first is a mild coffee with it's accompanying bitterness. Followed by the semisweet the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth creamy mouthfeel on a lighter medium bodied beer. The carbonation is on the lower side.

Overall: For us jaded beer drinkers here, this may be a stout with training wheels. This may also be a prime example of a stout to introduce to someone which has not had a lot of stouts before. This could be used as a gateway into the realm of darker beers. A solid beer, recommended.

kagent777, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Atyoungberg
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Atyoungberg, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of brealbg
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

brealbg, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the tap, the brew in my glass is about as close to black as it gets. Topping it is a light brown head that begins and remains tall and strong, leaving thick lacing in stryations.
The nose boasts a big, sweet roastiness. Charred woods, caramel, and notes of dark fruits are the big players with just a kiss or herbal hops to balance.
The roastiness goes the unfortunate route of ashy and too charred in the flavor. It doesn't stray terribly, but enough to mar an otherwise good beer. It does slightly lose a bit of the sweetness in the nose as well.
This one does have a boldness to it but comes out a little too thin for a stout, though it is vigorously creamy.

Brenden, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of jheberle
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jheberle, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of projectflam86
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a deep brown color with a medium sized white foam head that leaves decent lacing.

S- Some faint roasted malt with a touch of smoke. Not a very strong nose.

T- Faint chocolate sweetness initially with some charred wood and smoke in the finish. Overall quiet sweet with well hidden alcohol.

M- Medium/full bodied with lower carbonation. Creamier than I was expecting.

O- Fairly solid brew with a good flavor. Not as "in your face" as other American Stouts but still quite good.

projectflam86, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

savagepm, Dec 29, 2011
825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.