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Redband Stout - Great River Brewery

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Redband StoutRedband Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 49
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cold pressed Redband Coffee Company espresso beans infused into our milk stout. A big stout where a dark rich chocolate milk meets premium cold pressed coffee.

(Beer added by: Vdubb86 on 02-20-2011)
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-09-2013 02:30:16 | More by Josievan
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Seems to be infected. Dark fruit, slight tartness, thin, metallic. Plenty of coffee and lactose behind the off flavors. Pours with excessive head. Something decidedly off about it. Not the most brutally infected beer I've ever tried, but far from good.

Serving type: can

08-01-2013 08:22:51 | More by largadeer
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Nevada

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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South Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2013 19:12:07 | More by Eric908
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-29-2013 18:19:15 | More by BMart
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2013 00:44:20 | More by mjohnson17
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2013 08:10:11 | More by DemoniChris
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JSLovejoy

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-06-2013 19:10:56 | More by JSLovejoy
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip.

Redband has a viscous molasses color with a small dollup of a tan head on top.

The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, and espresso.

This is definitely a well made stout, if a little straight forward. The malt has a medium roast character, and there are both bitter, dark chocolate and sweet milky cocoa flavors. A bitterness is present from the start, but it grows over time. A strong espresso presence is noticeable throughout, working with the roasted malt bitterness up front and the chocolatey milkiness later in the sip in different ways. The finish is fairly clean, with a bitter flourish.

This has a medium to full body, a light, smooth, and creamy carbonation, and a texture that is viscous without ending up as overly sticky.

This is a quality coffee stout, and definitely the best beer I have had out of Iowa so far.

Serving type: can

07-02-2013 01:49:23 | More by KickInTheChalice
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2013 14:04:50 | More by MNBeer1017
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 17:23:36 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-01-2013 16:04:09 | More by Rosquin
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.3%

06-01-2013 13:31:00 | More by ajzy
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robby23

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-26-2013 23:25:54 | More by robby23
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

05-17-2013 03:37:02 | More by Kunstman
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-13-2013 15:28:20 | More by smartassboiler
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one. Pours out like a black lagoon, bubbly and thick looking with a deep-tan colored can that rests softly on top of the black abyss. The head fades within a few minutes to a gentle skin atop the brew, with some marginal and spotty lacing left near the top of the glass.

Redband Stout has a fairly straightforward aroma profile that's primarily made up of two things: super heavy roasted coffee and a more laid-back, underlying creamy sweetness. The coffee beans I'm picking up are roasted to hell; scorched, burnt, and oily. The creamy sweetness is a bit more subtle, but balances well with some light, milk and sugar proponents, and even a mild touch of cocoa from the malt. For being so simple, it's actually quite robust on the nostrils, but then again, I'm biased to over-roasted coffee stouts.

It's a little thinner on the palate than you'd expect given the way it pours into the glass, but it still has a reasonably nice, slick mouth feel all around. Believe it or not, the first thing I taste is NOT the coffee - rather it's the nice, creamy sweetness of the malt, somewhat sugary and plopped with a bit of milk chocolate. While the coffee doesn't join until about midway through, it makes up for its immediate absence by lasting well into the aftertaste. Roasted coffee beans and grinds with a mild bitterness in the finish, dark, robust, charred, and a bit ashy. I'm not picking up any direct hop flavors - they are probably being washed out by the roast.

Nice stout here that'll be great for lovers of bitter-roasted coffee beans and whatnot. Enjoyable, albeit slightly one-dimensional and a little lackluster in terms of mouth feel. But considering the low ABV, it's got a very nice and full aroma and flavor profile. Definitely something I'd keep in the fridge to enjoy whenever I felt like kicking back an easy-drinking yet flavorful stout.

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 17:42:58 | More by tectactoe
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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North Carolina

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brought a can back from Iowa. Can says 6% so I expected something relatively light. I was surprised at how black it poured, with a nice, thick, dark tan head.

Coffee smell is noticeable up front, blending nicely with the beer scents.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly viscous (rich and full) for a six-percenter. Long coffee finish has a hint of smoke. If you like coffee stouts, this one's very good. I think I like the thick stout foretaste better than the smoky/bitter aftertaste, but this one's surprisingly good.

Well done.

Might buy this one again, although I don't always like coffee stouts.

Serving type: can

04-09-2013 23:35:40 | More by mmapes
Redband Stout from Great River Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.