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825 State Stout | Epic Brewing Company

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Avg:
3.65
pDev:
24.38%
 
 
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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010

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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 193
Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of bishopgary
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of alexgash
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Release #4, 5.3% abv.

Nice dark maple syrup brown. Two fingers of sturdy, thick, light brown head. Very nice lacing. Nose of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and chocolate milk.

Bitter-ish roasted malts up front. Some coffee. Milk chocolate sweetness seeps in. Turns more to dark chocolate near the finish. Moderate roasted bitterness stays throughout. Hints of vanilla and licorice toward the end. Medium-bodied, with a slightly lively feel. Pretty nice oatmeal stout here!

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber from release #3, 5.5% abv, was told at the brewery store that this recipe is roughly the same as the first two

a: deep brown in color, appearing black for the most part, sporting an average khaki head

s: great roasted malt profile, rich with chocolate and some lightly sweet toffee aromas, but restrained and balanced, glimpses of smoke, an earthy hop aroma

m: carbonation light-moderate, with the body hovering around medium, just a little oat-y creaminess

t: roasty chocolate malts form the bulk of the flavor, some malty sweetness underneath but quickly cleaning up, earthy hop flavor in a roasted finish, just the right degree of roast - somewhere between light and char, very tasty

d: drinks great, a really nice stout

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Photo of womencantsail
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a finger's worth of khaki colored head.

S: Nice licorice and roasted malt notes come through as well as a pleasant coffee aroma. There is a definite char aroma as well, though it's not out of control.

T: The flavor is extremely heavy on the roast, featuring more of the charred character that was present in the nose. Slightly ashy and acidic, but somewhat mitigated by some dark chocolates.

M: Perhaps a bit thin in terms of body, which is strange for an oatmeal stout. Carbonation is a bit on the high side.

D: A decent stout, though the presence of the char and ash is something I did not terribly enjoy.

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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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another 22 provided by Inflatablechair... Release #1.. Thanks Sam and Sam's Boss!

Pours with a lite tan head.. not quite black as a nice deep garnet clarity shows when held to a bulb.... great retention and lacing.

Aroma begins with lite coffee char and some dry roasty maltiness.. pretty mild but very by the book.

Flavor has more of a malty sweetness to tie things together.. dark grains.. lingering roastiness on the finish... a bit of nuttiness shows with warmth.. pleasant and well done.. not a "beat you over the head" stout .. instead just well integrated. Medium body with a sorta slick mouthfeel.. nice lite yet everpresent carbonation.

Pretty good... I would certainly buy this from time to time...

Thanks again Sam.

4/3.5/4/4/4

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825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
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