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Dark Construct Stout - Roth Brewing Company

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Dark Construct StoutDark Construct Stout

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81
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 23.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roth Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 10-29-2010)
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kaips1

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-17-2012 01:57:17 | More by kaips1
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DruRho

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-17-2013 22:56:49 | More by DruRho
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danoeltico

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2013 14:53:40 | More by danoeltico
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

01-17-2013 23:38:56 | More by Thorpe429
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-01-2012 20:01:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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RevRaymer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

11-01-2012 03:10:21 | More by RevRaymer
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ozark123

North Carolina

1.3/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I hope I just had a bottle from a bad batch, because this was the worst stout I have ever tasted. Distinctive medicinal aromas and an aftertaste that tasted like cigarette ashes. This must be a start-up brewery that can't afford to throw away a bad batch. Can't say that I would be willing to try this again. Just too bad of an experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 17:24:57 | More by ozark123
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brystmar

Texas

1.88/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Surprisingly forceful pop from the cap as the bottle opens. Black liquid pours into my glass, releasing a torrent of finely-bubbled brown head. Very little liquid settles in the glass initially; almost an 80/20 ratio of head to body lets me know something's wrong.

A quick whiff and a small taste confirm that it is, unfortunately, infected -- and not marginally so. Tart medicine roars to life, assuring me no traces of the roasty stout base remain. Ugh... I was really looking forward to this one too :(

I debated whether or not to review Dark Construct based on this bad bottle, but since none of the other reviews mentioned infections, I feel obligated to get the word out on this batch. I look forward to replacing this review if/when I can get my hands on a non-infected bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 16:09:53 | More by brystmar
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jderricknc


4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice stout, with good taste but also easy to enjoy (not a stout that requires use of a spoon, but still one that has a feel to it). Nice, deep, color and a good, lively taste and smell. Also have to compliment the taproom and staff, who spent an extended period on a slow afternoon discussing brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 02:43:34 | More by jderricknc
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-28-2012 00:31:55 | More by Falcone
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-10-2012 03:08:55 | More by Jason_Quad
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz

Pours jet black with a coarse coffee-and-cream head, dissipates slowly with some bubbles clinging to the glass.

Smells of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, with some oak hints.

Tastes of bitter cocoa and roasted coffee with some minor coffee acidity and maybe a twinge of licorice.

Body on the fuller side, a bit viscous, with a soft carbonation.

A pretty good medium strength stout with a good body and an okay taste. Not much to complain about here. I've had better stouts, but I've had far worse too.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 00:17:00 | More by Cylinsier
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discdueler

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

04-30-2012 00:36:07 | More by discdueler
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-29-2012 11:57:04 | More by GTB
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-12-2012 00:44:59 | More by NCLorax
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

03-26-2012 13:24:06 | More by Lob
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-10-2012 17:45:12 | More by VncentLIFE
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gorby16

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -71.9%

03-04-2012 03:09:47 | More by gorby16
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-03-2012 22:49:51 | More by carrollmel7
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Finland

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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-28-2012 23:10:35 | More by Jordanbryan10
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-10-2012 04:25:33 | More by jak
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heelsn02

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Bung

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Large pressure release upon opening. Near black with gigantic tan head, even with a careful pour. Slightly concerning, but it's not like the bottle was a gusher or anything.

Aroma, heavy chocolates and roast malt. Fainter anise, mocha latte. Slight metallic tinge, this increases heavily as it sits.

Taste, Very pleasant, the metallic thing doesn't seem to be present. Mixing some nice roast malt with dark chocolate, mocha. There is a tobacco presence. Dryer coffee finish. Almost more of a slightly sweeter foreign stout than a slightly less sweet milk stout.

A little thinner bodied than I'd like, probably some result of the higher carbonation. Carbonation does not get in the way of drinkability though, drinks very easy. Abv a tick below "imperial" is not noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:49:31 | More by Bung
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Dark Construct Stout from Roth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.