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Dark Construct Stout - Roth Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 23.66%
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:
Beer added by: atsprings on 10-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 14
Photo of jeffcody
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to say this was an excellent beer. I am not one for rating beers, but this brewery has taken their beers to the next level. I found this beer to be equal of Founders Breakfast Stout. I know for a fact that is saying a lot. If you are in Raleigh I would make sure to stop by this place. The stout is something not brewed like the others.

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of discdueler
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of jderricknc
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smoky aroma has malty, yeasty and chocolate notes with a hint of licorice. It pours a deep chocolaty opaque brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Flavor has smoky, coffee, licorice and caramel notes plus a pinch of hops and a whisper of fruit. Texture is a bit thin for a stout, but fairly fizzy and lively, leaving a nice smoky and tingly finish.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of beer2day
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black, pour with mountainous 3+ fingers of very light head. Excellent lace and head retention, what with 3 fingers to work with

Chocolate and tobacco nose. Really more tobacco than anything else. Quite earthy.

Tobacco carries over into the taste. Very smoky. Notes of chocolate and coffee, but smoky tobacco dominates. Hides abv completely.

Lighter in body than expected for 7%+ beer.

My current favorite from Roth.

Photo of atsprings
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery's tap room served in a standard pint glass a deep opaque black with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a nice amount of roasted malts. The taste is smooth roasted malts and a nice touch of bitter cocoa. The beer is on the heavy side of medium with mild carbonation. This is an enjoyable strong stout, one I would certainly have again.

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a dark brown on the verge of black with head that lasts forever. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of fruit though I can't pinpoint which fruit exactly. Taste is solid; coffee from the malts and a hint of chocolate with the undetermined fruit coming through ever so vaguely. Mouthfeel is a little light, but not in a bad way. Overall, I consider this to be one of the best that Roth has to offer.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of syntheticwings
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of danoeltico
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Metalmonk
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep coal black color out of the growler. The head is a mocha thing, all kinds of thickness and staying power, and even when it lessens it remains a mostly-solid skim the whole time.

Not even sure how to score the aroma...it's fruity, mineral-laden, even a bit earthy/yeasty, but nothing I usually associate with this kind of stout. It does have a nice smoky layer happening, and it's surely hinting that maybe this is just going to be a unique type of stout...

Yeah, things balance out a bit in the flavor, bringing in juicy dark fruit (fig, raisin, grape), a gentle mineral bite, watery coffee, a light flash of chocolate, wood smoke (also light), and something slightly burnt. Nothing bad going on here, although I've had better foreign/export stouts I suppose.

Texturally this achieves a great balance between carbonation sizzle and velvety smoothness. I like when a stout of this kind does that, and Dark Construct does it very well.

My first and only Roth beer to date, but based on this, they're very welcome to the region. Will seek out more for sure...

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Dark Construct Stout from Roth Brewing Company
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