Orange Bliss Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a tulip, nice tight mocha head, pitch black. Smells a bit sweet. Nice, rich, slightly thick mouth feel. Lots of bitter chocolate, maybe getting a bit of the orange with a tingle on the tongue. Decently hoppy for a stout. This being my first Westbrook stout, , color me impressed.
07-21-2014 13:45:12 | More by Davepoolesque
4.16/5 rDev +1%
Growler from Piggly Wiggly, Myrtle Beach, poured into a tulip
A- pours a viscous opaque black with a small dark-tan creamy head that retains for a while, eventually reducing to leave just a ring around the edge
S- lots of coffee/fresh espresso aroma up front, underlying notes of chocolate, smoky charred malt, burnt popcorn and a hint of vanilla, can't really pick up any orange aroma
T- Smoky malt gives notes of charcoal and campfire up front, dark sumatra-like coffee notes blend with dark chocolate with a hint of sweet vanilla. The orange is subtle but noticeable near the finish, very reminiscent to an orange nougat filled chocolate. Smoky/burnt malt on the finish with lingers of chocolate and candied orange
M- medium-viscous body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel, eventually finishing creamy and silky, ABV is hidden well
O- The orange flavor plays well, giving it a candied-like flavor. The only thing that held it back a bit for me was the malt was a bit too smoky/charred, which seemed to overpower the subtlety of the orange, otherwise a nice sipper that serves well in growler format
EDIT: As the beer warms, the orange becomes much more prevalent, so I added .25 to my taste score
07-09-2014 23:34:02 | More by Treyliff
Orange Bliss Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.