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The Defender Double American Stout - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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The Defender Double American Stout
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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-06-2011)
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shanblur

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the pub. Dark pour with abundant tan lacing. Characteristic roasted malt aroma with some hops showing through. Nice dark chocolate roasted flavor with hops bitterness. A nice combination of malt and hops. Could definitely be called a black IPA. Lingering aftertaste of coffee. A very nice stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 18:02:41 | More by shanblur
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-15-2013 16:37:28 | More by monitorpop
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-09-2013 13:40:00 | More by DbbC
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2012 16:52:18 | More by Drucifer
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the brewpub.

My last brew before the soon-to-be-fulfilled nuptials. It pours a very deep black-brown topped by over a finger of dirty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, and slightly bitter coffee. The hoppiness seems as though it's gonna come through pretty strongly on the tongue. Though this does hold true to some degree, the bitterness works very well with the chocolatey, roasty, coffee-y flavors. Nicely done. The body is a solid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a very nice hoppy stout, one of the very few examples I've had that actually worked out well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 03:57:14 | More by TMoney2591
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very decent but not exceptional RIS, enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Good lacing. American style, hoppy, chocolaty. Decent drinkability, not terrific tonight maybe a different night.A little roast aroma, more would be better.Black and lacey.Fuller mouthfeel for a beer, consistent with the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Khazadum

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at haymarket. Crimson edging, good lacing, retention is well. Carbonation is light.

Cascade vegetable hops really shine through on nose. Some roasted nature, not too strong nose notes. Bit volatile.

Gummy vegetal hops, bitter grain, some roast but very very faint.

Creamy light carbonation and sticky lingering flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

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The Defender Double American Stout from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.