Orange Bliss Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 234 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
3.55/5 rDev -13.8%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Viscous black body. Nice mocha head. Settles to a medium collar. A few islands of foam.
Smell - Dark chocolate. Citrus, but not a real distinct citrus. Some caramel.
Taste - Intense dark roasted malt. Coffee and bitter chocolate. Orange builds into the finish and an oily orange flavor persists.
Mouthfeel - Thick and very bitter. Medium carbonation.
Overall - I would prefer the orange flavor up front, but I'll take the chocolate orange combination any way I can take it.
02-11-2014 01:55:15 | More by Alieniloquium
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -9%
Served from bottle into Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured pitch black with a one finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, oranges, vanilla, dark chocolate, orange zest, and dark fruit. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, oranges, spice, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The nose on this one was quote pleasant and very complex. The vanilla and orange notes come off quite strong and definitely draw you in. The flavor however does have a lot going on but it all hits you at once. Once that wave is over a spice note comes out and backhands you in the face. And just when you thought it was over the booze dropkicks you in the groin. I'm not saying that this is a bad brew, as it is definitely not. I'm just saying that a little more care on balancing all the flavors out would have done wonders for this one.
02-13-2014 15:35:01 | More by thagr81us
4.36/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured from 22 oz bomber into chalice glass.
A: Poured midnight black with an almost usurp thickness and one finger tan head. Almost no lacing at all.
S: Big roasted malts, bitter espresso, dark chocolate, and a hint of citrus.
T: Much more coffee flavor than I was expecting. Nice roasty malts with high quality bitter dark chocolate and a hint of orange in the back.
M: Nice big bodied brew with fair carbonation and consistent with style. Coats the tongue nicely, but also has a strangely dry finish.
O: Very nice stout. I wasn't sure the flavor combinations would work with this one, but they do in spades. I might have to pick up another bottle soon.
01-19-2014 23:50:43 | More by richj1970
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.