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Lights Out Stout - Barrier Brewing Company

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Lights Out Stout
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very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 08-27-2010)
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Draft poured into a tall champaign flute. Color is very dark brown--the afternoon sun sends a weak ray of red brown through the brew. One-finger tan head and very attractive lacing. Aroma is first malt and caramel, then floral hops. Flavor is medium roast malt/-not really dark roast, with caramel, some sweetness, a little bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. The hops are balanced or understated, a bit more like what I think of a porter, or halfway between a porter and a stout. It is a bit delicate and gentle for a stout. Overall I think it is very good to outstanding. I'm very glad to have sampled it on-tap overlooking the Deschuttes River.

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From 12/17/13 notes. Had a 16 oz. pour of this in a pint glass on cask at The Jeffrey in NYC.

a - Pours a deep brown color, almost black, with low carbonation evident and no real head. Looks alsmot flat, which I guess is to be expected from the cask.

s - Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malts, burnt malts, and milk chocolate. Nice nose, lots of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Like it a lot.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, light dark chocolate, chalk, burnt malts, light coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is much lighter and alsmot seems watered down compare to the nose with much less chocolate and coffee. Decent but a big step down for me.

m - Light, thin, watery body and no carbonation. Way too thin for a stout, subpar.

o - Overall a decent beer with some promise in the nose, but the taste was a bit too light and the body was way too think. Would have liked it a little bit thicker; probably wouldn't revisit too often.

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The aroma is light but has notes of char and roast.

The taste is of moderate roast, some coffee grounds, and powdery chocolate. Pehaps some oat in the grain bill as the stout is quite smooth. Some wet wood and char notes as well.

Moderate feel with soft carbonation. Smooth. Light roasted bitterness in the finish.

Very tasty stout, smooth and drinks quite well.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jimmy's 43.

A: Pours black with 1.5 fingers of tan head. Poor retention, almost zero lace; nothing special here. Swirling the glass summons absolutely nothing. Barrier, I am disappoint.

S: Hard to detect anything with no head releasing aroma. Hoppy, roasty malts I guess? Who knows, I smell more glass than beer.

T: There we go, this is a stout! Strong malt backbone with plenty of hops in tow. Nothing fancy (no coffee, chocolate, etc) here, just your typical stout. Finishes dry and hoppy with mild hop bitterness.

M: Bland medium body, smooth and swishy in the mouth. They badly need to throw in some oatmeal or put it on nitro to spice things up.

D: On the flipside, this is a sessionable beer. Not too strong in any direction, finishes smooth enough, no reason someone couldn't enjoy a few pints in a single sitting.

Overall: it's a plain old stout. Nothing fancy here, and not really worth your time & money in a city like NYC with so much great beer at your fingertips.

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Lights Out Stout from Barrier Brewing Company
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