Twisted Pine Cream Style Stout - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Dirty oil black. Dark mocha colored head that barely forms, dissipates to a wisp. Little or no lacing.
Aroma: Faint cocoa powder, marshmallow sweetness.
Taste: The beer has a good lactose and sugary kick at first. The dark chocolate and cocoa powder notes fill out the taste profile. Faint smokiness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Good weight for the style.
Overall: I wanted to like this but it just didn't do anything worth remembering.
01-18-2014 13:04:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.75/5 rDev +5%
I picked this up in the crate of ales mix case, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker chilled shared with tenderbranson69.
The color is very dark brown, opaque with 1/2 a glass full of foam even when poured gently. The lace sticks and bead is fine. The smell has a sweetened coffee aroma, light caramel and roasted malt scent. The feel is very good, nice mix of roasted textures with mild sweetness medium carbonation and semi-dry finish with low bitterness.
The taste is good with nice malt flavor which is toasted and has a roasted grain flavor with slight coffee and mild caramel with a slight yeast creaminess in the taste with some light hop notes which are woody but mild with a mostly dry finish and low alcohol in the taste. Overall this is decent example of the style, pretty drinkable for what it is but not exceptional. I would drink this again if offered but it is just above average overall.
01-09-2014 01:55:01 | More by Slatetank
3.64/5 rDev +2%
Pours seal brown with ruby highlights and a minimal mocha head. Aroma is a pleasant blend of chocolate, lactose, and a hint of coffee. An acrid coffee bitterness comes through strong on the front end. Roasted malt character dominates before finally ceding to subdued dark chocolate in the finish. Lactose, which was so prominent in the nose, manages to manifest somewhat as the beer warms. Hop character melds with the bitter roast rather than assert itself individually.
This is a drinkable stout, but the dominant roasted bitterness leaves it too unbalanced for my liking.
05-04-2013 12:47:06 | More by MaximalC
3.76/5 rDev +5.3%
12oz twist off. Almost black pour, just a ring of cream head.
Aroma, nice roast malt and cocoa. Light lactose, chocolate milk.
Taste, chocolate and heavily creamed coffee. Some earthy and nutty notes. Pretty dry roast finish.
Barely mid bodied, a tad thin. Carbonation is a tad high. Still, drinks pretty easily.
A good brew.
03-28-2013 02:36:31 | More by Bung
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
Medium sized light brown, almost a full brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear, i think, super dark brown to black stout.
Sweet molasses, Hershey's dark chocolate, fresh brewed Butternut coffee malts combined in a big stout aroma.
Dark chocolates, sweet molasses, and a hint of roasted coffee with home spun cream taste.
A dry aftertaste that brings with it the dark roasted malt taste on this full bodied beer.
A pretty good stout, I'm going to have to try this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
09-26-2012 22:54:37 | More by LXIXME
4/5 rDev +12%
definitely an underrated stout. it pours a rich and sticky molasses color with a one inch mocha colored head. the smell is sweet for a stout, definitely some of those milk sugars in here. not as much roasty smells as the color indicates it should have, but there is an earthy dark malty base thats bitter in flavor. that bitterness is counteracted by the sugars, which is a nice touch. a lot of these stouts just get too damned sweet, but not this one. the feel is also nice. very fill body and quite a heavy complexion really. its not a beer to drink six of, but one or two is just right. the carbonation doesnt quite stand up to the body, which i suppose is my nonly real critique of this otherwise exceptional milk stout.
09-24-2012 19:39:22 | More by StonedTrippin
3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I like what I've had from Twisted Pine and I'm in the mood for a cream stout.
Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger tan colour head of good cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black. No yeast particles are visible, but that might be explained by its nontransparency. No bubble show.
Sm: Cream, nice roasted barley, dark malts, some chocolate malt, and milk. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Dark malts, chocolate, nice cream, a pleasant understated roasted barley foundation, and milk. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Fairly well layered; the malts coalesce nicely. I like it. I'd prefer more roast, especially considering the style. Well balanced and built, though its simplicity holds it back. Not as complex or subtle as it'd need to be to make it great. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Structurally sound.
Mf: Smooth and wet, with really good cream and satisfactory thickness. It's too smooth and wet for the style, but it works for this brew. Carbonation is apt.
Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. I quite like it, though it's held back by its simplicity. I don't know that I'd get it again, but it's a decent example of its style. A nice beer for fans of the style, but not unique or special.
06-10-2012 03:18:45 | More by kojevergas
Twisted Pine Cream Style Stout from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.