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825 State Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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kagent777

Utah

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 05:19:46 | More by kagent777
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Atyoungberg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2012 22:39:31 | More by Atyoungberg
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brealbg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-13-2012 03:56:33 | More by brealbg
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Brenden

Ohio

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 16:18:15 | More by Brenden
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jheberle

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2012 18:49:20 | More by jheberle
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projectflam86

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:37:15 | More by projectflam86
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 19:17:27 | More by savagepm
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-18-2011 09:22:43 | More by Travisnin
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-12-2011 22:15:29 | More by tbeq00
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-07-2011 22:46:27 | More by zillo043068
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Release #6 according to the label. I wish that it also had a date.

Served cold into a snifter, 825 Stout is a very dark brown color with thick creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves some lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet and roasty with that distinctive character that comes with an oatmeal stout. Hard to put my finger on but I enjoy it.

Flavor is smooth and robust. It has a great roasty coffee taste with smoke and char. Nicely balanced with sweetness like a milk stout but bitter like an American stout.

Mouthfeel has that great silky smooth character that comes with the oatmeal stout territory.

Overall a nicely done version of the style. Maybe not a stand out but nothing not to like. Can't wait to enjoy it with my breakfast-style dinner.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:26:45 | More by GilGarp
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Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-19-2011 23:58:56 | More by Paul68
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rbouton

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-18-2011 20:58:04 | More by rbouton
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 23:42:35 | More by Adamostella
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Bung

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. Brown/black pour, thin layer of off white head. Pretty standard.

Aroma, Roast malt and coffee. Nice chocolates.

Taste, More toasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Finishes with some coffee but fades pretty quickly. Taste is more porter like.

For me the impact that oats should have on the body don't show up in this one. A little thinner, but pretty easy to drink. With the lightness would prefer the abv to be more toward 5% than 6%.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 03:06:51 | More by Bung
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crewfan16

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 22 oz bomber into a stella glass. Not familiar with this brewery, so I thought I would educate myself.

a- pours a murky brown/black with very little if any light getting through. nice khaki colored head rises about an inch and fades with some decent lacing

s- milk chocolate, coffee and a distinct roasted malt characteristic

t- milky chocolate sweetness that turns to a bit of toffee and coffee and finishes with rich roasted coffee and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. very nice, but subtle flavors for the style

m- very silky, milky texture. i enjoy that the carbonation is low, as it seems to be too often that these get too fizzy on the palate and dont allow the creaminess. very drinkable and smooth, although the flavors dont last a terribly long time

overall, I think this is a very nice, slightly above average oatmeal stout. I would like to try some other styles from this brewery in the future, and the bombers were very affordable, so I probably will, although this one wasnt a standout enough to be a standard purchase.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:22:27 | More by crewfan16
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stimulus

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Release #8: 5.7% abv. I believe this is a milk stout.
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with ruby edges and a 1/2 finger beige head.
S: Milk sugar and chocolate followed by mild roasted coffee.
T: Very sweet upfront, but balanced by roasted malts on the finish.
M: Medium bodied, very good carbonation, and a fairly smooth finish.
O: Very good milk stout, and I hope they keep this style for the beer, as the website indicates that the style of stout changes with each release.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 18:20:45 | More by stimulus
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep cola color with a frothy beige colored head atop,not overly roast in the nose with good balance of sweet caramel.fruit,and coffee roast.A little sharp in the mouth and a little thinner than what I would have liked.Flavors are roasted with light bitter chocolate,and a little caramel-like sweetness in an ubrupt finish.Eh its starts out pretty good but seems to lack any depth or body in the finish in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 12:19:53 | More by oberon
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours inky black with a light tan head. Singular roast smell wafts up immediately, and along with bready, earth notes. Nice. Roast is clear in the first sip as well--enough the I thought it to be an Irish stout. BA lists it as an oatmeal stout, which the smoothness of the brew lends itself to it but it seems to be misnamed a bit, maybe. Slight dark fruits underneath the coffee taste. Clean and dry off the back.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 00:18:50 | More by FightingEntropy
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Beernoisseur

Utah

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #2.

This was a nice little treat of a beer. Off the pour, it produced a nice little finger-and-a-half creamy head. It's a few shades lighter than what I expected to see in a stout, but other than that, no flaws here. flavor-wise, it's a tasty brew. Toasted malt dominates. I would consider this a sweet stout, though not overpoweringly so. I'd have another, no problem.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 16:57:56 | More by Beernoisseur
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Douglas88

Utah

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet malts, coffee, roasted notes. The flavor is great; smooth, toasted nuts, milky coffee, lots of oats and grains. Smooth and very quaffable.A nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 05:13:39 | More by Douglas88
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Release #2. Poured into a pint glass a dark brown color with a fluffy full tan head that slowly recedes. Light roast coffee notes in the nose along with some chocolate. Medium/light mouthfeel with a very creamy feel. The flavor is nice and light with nothing really overpowering it. Light coffee, some caramel, and dark chocolate blended very nicely. Minimal bitterness. Very simplistic but good.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 00:13:41 | More by kbutler1
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bomber a nice dark brown, nearly black, color, with a good amount of medium brown foam on top. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and freshly ground coffee beans. On the palate, medium bodied, roasty, with dark chocolate covered espresso beans, caramel and vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 22:58:05 | More by emmasdad
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz courtesy of Wasatch. Release #3. 5.5% ABV. Into my 90 Shilling Imperial Pint

A: Dark brown with quite a few red highlights when held to the light. Light brown head, not quite half an inch thick that recedes to a film with a few spots of lacing.

S: Some roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, a fair amount of dark malts really show their presence. Not the most robust smelling stout, but it is nice and inoffensive.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly, some notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Unfortunately the roasted note verges away from roast and turns into a bit of char, not terrible, but slightly distracting. Has just a bit of a clean piney hop note at the end to tie things together. Just about the right amount of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied, but a little bit on the thinner side, velvety carbonation, finishes slightly sweet. Pretty good here.

D: Easy enough to drink stout. This is getting more and more available out where I live in Utah and it will be nice to have on hand. Should be a pretty nice beer to have on hand in the winter months. Not bad, but not quite up to par with my go to oatmeal stouts.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 02:23:03 | More by pokesbeerdude
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bishopgary

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A:Nice molasses brown color while pouring, black once in glass. Fairly thick tan head with good retention.

S: Nice roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Definitely something sweet like brown sugar or toffee as well. There is the slightest hint of smokiness, or something earthy.

T: Fairly smooth, but fairly complex at the same time. Roasted malt comes through, not sure if every release is the same as ones before. I do not really notice any unpleasant char flavor as others have mentioned. Sweetness is nicely balanced by roasted malt.

M: Pretty light in body for a stout. Not necessarily a bad thing. Does seem to have more carbonation than other stouts as well.

D: Good, the lighter body makes this brew pretty easy drinking when you are in the mood for something on the dark side.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 23:26:15 | More by bishopgary
825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.