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825 State Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
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 TeamD
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

TeamD, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Hex92
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Meh.

This is my second beer from Epic. The first was the big bad baptist. That was an 'epic' beer. This is not. It looks pretty in the glass, but pretty much falls flat everywhere else.

This is the kind of beer you could serve to someone who is new to drinking dark beers. It doesn't smell like much, the flavor is very muted and dry with a hint of chocolate. And that's it. Mouth feel is thin.

Its not a bad beer, but its not something I would pick up again. Too many other beers out there to drink this one twice.

Hex92, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of BradMacMullin
4/5  rDev +9.9%

BradMacMullin, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of RWLawman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

RWLawman, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

A -Pours pitch black, finger of mocha head with some retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Some cocoa and burnt chocolate malts, hints of espresso, milk chocolate and vanilla on the finish.

T - A tasty stout, solid flavour profile, leans more on the bitter side than the sweet, chocolate and vanilla comes through with a leafy bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and a tad dry on the finish.

O - Overall a tasty stout with a solid flavour profile that balances the bitterness with the sweet nicely. Glad I picked up a bottle and certainly could take down a few of these in a sitting.

andrenaline, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.53/5  rDev -3%

another gift from my latest trade with andrenaline
A - pitch black, tall mocha head retained very nicely, random lacing all over
S - roasty with hints of espresso with a surprising amount of graininess
T - roasty and cola flavours dominate up front, more mellow charcoal notes, some grain and light leafs
M - medium body with more carbonation than expected, somewhat chaulky, more of a porter feel
O - a decent enough stout bordering on the porter line, worth a try for sure

joemcgrath27, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

22 ounce bottle, Release #15, Brewed on 1/19/2012, Packaged 2/2/2012, 5.6% ABV. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and some molasses. It tastes like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, caramel malt and molasses. It's a little more sweet than bitter tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy, and is also well carbonated. I think it's a good stout overall. At just $4.99 a bottle, I'd buy it again. It's certainly worth a try at that price, although I'd like to try a fresher bottle next time.

bluejacket74, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

Beer #57 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a nice well flavored stout. Good spicy tones with a thorough flavor profile that really works nicely. It's a mellow kind of boldness. I like it; a lot. Nice chocolate tones in there as well.

I find it funny that I like the beers more that have lower scores on here and dislike the beers that have higher scores. Guess that's the way it goes.

RblWthACoz, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of vande
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

vande, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. Picked up the bottle on vacation in Cape May, NJ.
THe beer pours a rich cola brown color, not quite as dark of a brew as I anticipated, almost brown ale in color. There are some deep ruby tints when held up to a light.
Aroma is roasted malt and some baker's chocolate. I also get a little sweet toffee mixed in but no real hop presence.
First sip reveals an average body and very fine carbonation that gently rolls across my palate. Texture is a little thin but not really watery, not silky smooth like I had hoped.
Flavor is mild but I get roasted malt and dark chocolate, with some sweet toffee again, as the nose indicated. The beer finishes with some dry roasted notes that lingers long after each sip.
This beer is okay, but not what I expected as a stout. More of a roasty brown ale. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but calling it a stout may be misleading to the buyer.

sulldaddy, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of corby112
1.05/5  rDev -71.2%

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.

corby112, Sep 08, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

1495th Review on BA
Nitro-Tap to pint
16oz

@Eureka!Burger, Claremont, CA

App- When it came to the table you could call it a football. Almost the same color as a worn wilson ball with a 2 finger oreo creme looking head on it. Slow to recede and left amazing cling lines.

Smell- A lot got lost on this one by I fear being too cold. Even when warm it took a long time to get any real aromatics. A bit grainular and nutty. Didnt pick up on much chocolate but got more of a old whip creme aroma.

Taste- Its a nice little stout. A bit grainular but still creamy and has a nice cookie like flavor. A little roasty, a little nutty and keeps a bit of bitter tinge to it. The tap line was a bit too cold but thats okay. Was still nice as it warmed and paired nicely with my lamb burger.

Mouth- Its a smoother medium body with a bit of a creamy medium carbonation. A bit dry and roasty on the finish with a bit of residual creamy and cookie flavoring.

Drink- A nice stout on nitro but doesnt stand up to Left Hand Milk on Nitro. It needed a bit more balance and less grainular texture behind it.

FosterJM, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours black with a medium off-white head, leaving excellent concentric lace.

S: Milk and dark chocolate, toffee, charcoal.

T: Great roasty malt flavour and dark chocolate. It does have some sweetness which gives it a milk stout taste at times even though it isn't. Really good flavour.

M: Medium-bodied, though a lighter feel than I would have liked with the big flavour. Creamy, soft carbonation.

O: A very good American Stout, not as roasty or direct as Obsidian, the bellwether in this style, but still a fantastic American Stout.

Halcyondays, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
2.78/5  rDev -23.6%

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.

JamesMN, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

swetsastonic, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

A: This poured a translucent black garnet with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet cocoa powder with dry roasted coffee and a bit of cream and pumpernickel.
T: It tasted like sweet milk chocolate, with some sugary coffee and a little pumpernickel. It had a clean and mostly sweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with a little carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a very nice stout with tasty smell and flavor. The body was good, and the finish was really mellow, so it was quite easy to drink. Nothing ground breaking, but fully enjoyable.

Pencible, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

JamesonRx, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -14%

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.

mactrail, Jul 10, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured into a pint glass. Release #17, 5.6% ABV.

4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is about average and a thick ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Supple roastiness, lactose, vanilla, and coffee. Grainy malts. Plenty going on here and it all works well together. Seems to be a well made milk stout.

4.0 T: Tastes great too, but has less power than the nose. Again it has roastiness, lactose, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Grainy malts. Very tasty beer.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess for how light it is. Well done.

4.5 D: Great stout. Shows that you don't need a huge ABV to pack a stout full of flavor.

DavoleBomb, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of MASPuros
3.75/5  rDev +3%

MASPuros, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

TasteTester, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, a light roast and a mellowness to it. In the taste, a light roast and mellow notes of coffee and burnt marshmallows. A small bite and a lighter to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and roasty sweetness in the aftertaste. small roast, mellow flavor, kind of an average stout.

OWSLEY069, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

MumboJumbo, May 31, 2012
Photo of beer2day
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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
825 State Stout from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.