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Big Head Stout - Three Heads Brewing

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big Head Stout is an egomaniac. And why not? Deep black in color, layers of roasted malt flavor, notes of caramel and vanilla mingle with waves of hoppy goodness. The Big Head takes you to Beervana. Bold, Beautiful and Bombastic. Go ahead, prance about in your skivvies!

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-25-2012)
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Reviews by tviz33:
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New York

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber, served in a goblet.

A- Pours close to black with a quickly dissipating half inch tan head and moderate lacing.

S- Smells a little smokey and roasty. A faint coffee and hoppy presence is also detectable on the nose.

T- A lot of sour coffee-like flavors accompanied bits of caramel and some bitterness. The starts of the sip seems promising, but the finish just doesn't follow through for me.

M- Medium to full-bodied brew with adequate carbonation.

O- Not my favorite stout I've had. Quite hoppy as far as stouts go. It just misses the mark for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 17:18:39 | More by tviz33
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours very dark, almost night black. Head is a dark tan and lingers for most of the glass.

Nose is heavy on caramel, chocolate and a little bit of vanilla lingering in the background.

Taste is heavy on caramel and vanilla with a nice amount of tasted flavor which does linger a little too long on the tongue for my tastes.

Decent stout, but nothing that is out of the ordinary. Would like to try draft, but this is well worth it for the price!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 23:16:34 | More by timmy2b
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-09-2014 02:31:30 | More by BodiesLexus
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-04-2014 05:05:54 | More by paulytasker
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-13-2014 03:36:09 | More by Evarigan
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-28-2013 13:56:49 | More by pknyc
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-03-2013 22:37:23 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-01-2013 22:45:48 | More by Cronkite11
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-31-2013 03:58:58 | More by reitzbrewing
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4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Layers of lace are left. Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. In the flavor, robust roasted malt flavor of dark coffee with hazelnut cream. Roasted, black patent malt flavor is primary. There is a mild resinous hop note and all due bitterness. Full bodied, well carbonated, and delicately smooth. Overall, this is a tasty stout, a bit stronger than your typical. Solid stout here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 20:21:16 | More by Stinkypuss
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

07-09-2013 17:44:39 | More by ShanePB
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler from Whole Foods. Pours a black color with ruby hues and an inch of light brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is earthy with some chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa powder and hints of caramel and vanilla. Tastes much like the aroma. Earthy at first with some chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of smoke with some sweetness towards the finish. Some sour notes. Mild alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is slick and thin. Overall, pretty solid example of the style I'd grab again.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2013 00:46:49 | More by PicoPapa
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-23-2013 12:43:38 | More by zekeman17
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with a reddish hue and a big head to boot.

Roasted malt with nary a hint of vanilla in the nose. Pretty much matches the description on the label.

Mild roast with a touch of cocoa and vanilla. In other words, not much of those. Not much of anything actually.

Roasted malt makes up the mouthfeel. Nothing too exciting here.

Decent but for some reason, I expected more. They could consider using this recipe to make an imperial stout. It's solid and would work well. Good effort otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:36:39 | More by Brad007
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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light and small creamy head, very dark color almost black faint brown light coming through.

Nose chocolate lactose, light caramel :-/ cocoa, hint toasted aromas, but very little else.

Taste creamy lactose, chocolate milk, faint cocoa, hint if minty hops, bitter earthy hops, some roasted malt character. Finish its bitter dry earthy spicy hops, little mint again, cocoa, burnt roast.

Mouth is creamy med to lighter bod, decent carb

Overall ok but nothing special. Didn't have a lot going for it, fairly bland, not a lot of great stout characters either.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 12:13:15 | More by jlindros
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-06-2013 00:29:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-24-2013 22:15:09 | More by HoistinBrews
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-08-2013 22:57:20 | More by rmargeson
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-31-2013 21:49:06 | More by DmanGTR
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New York

2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-31-2013 21:48:37 | More by GrindFatherBob
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-26-2013 04:57:02 | More by derekdenim
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-09-2013 00:01:56 | More by dgeebs07
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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a near black color with a fingers worth of tan head that has some great retention and lacing

S: Big and roasty malts with a hint of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee

T: Follows the nose. Vey roasty to start, along with a strong hop presence, chocolate, vanilla and a big hit of astringency from coffee notes combined with the hops. Alcohol not present

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This is one hoppy stout, no question about that. You'd think that this would be easy to drink at 7%, but the hops have something to say about that and make it more of a sipper. Some nice flavors going on underneath the hops make up for the astringency and make this a solid FES

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 21:29:20 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-24-2012 17:12:02 | More by dtx00
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Big Head Stout from Three Heads Brewing
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