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Stupid Stout (2011 - ) - Coronado Brewing Company

Stupid Stout (2011 - )
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BA SCORE
86
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%


Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nugganooch on 10-21-2011)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a brownish-black coloring, with ruby highlights in the depth and a towering, frothy, chunky, light tan head that doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Aromas of subtle, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, tangy caramel, and creamy highlights. Interesting nose, and not nearly as heavy as most imperial stouts. Flavors are roast and sweet forward, with a mocha blend of flavors, some creamy highlights, and a solid dose of hops bitterness and floral notes in the backbone. Very unique and interesting. It really works here. Smooth, mid-bodied, transitioning to a smooth, coating, lingering finish. The aftertaste is more of the sweet and bitter roasted notes, but those green hops characteristics are still in there, too. Very interesting. I like this beer. Not sure how much the dynamic flavors would affect the drinkability over the long haul, but it is unique.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 01:50:36 | More by GarthDanielson
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—traces of brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and then completely faded away.
S: Moderately strong aromas of dark chocolate are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted and chocolaty malts along with a light amount of bitterness. Little if any alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite bitter and chocolaty, but seems to have an unusual aftertaste that is somewhat detracting.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2014 01:35:13 | More by metter98
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DesertRat

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cost: $8.99 for bomber

A: Good black color. WAY TOO CARBONATED. Not greasy, and definitely not viscous as described on the bottle.

S: Mild roasted malts. Can feel the carbonation when sniffing.

T: Mild roasted smell translates to taste. Still distracted by high carbonation on the tongue. Short bitterness in the middle. Finished chocolatey and bubbley.

M: Carbonation overwhelming. Thin body not true to an imperial stout. Which may be why it's not explicitly advertised as one. Very average.

O: Average. No other way to describe this beer. $9 for a bomber is disrespectful based on this amateur effort. Looks like another brewery making an average beer and cashing in. Well, I feel like I got hustled by a high pricepoint and a reasonable reputation from California's beer capitol.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:02:10 | More by DesertRat
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this bottle with a great name. When my daughter asked what we were drinking I said “Stupid Stout” & she said “Why, does it suck?” Out of the mouths of babes. 22 oz. screen-printed bottle split with my wife.

The pour is appropriately dark-sider & would look good as a Depeche Mode album cover. Very low carbonation to the eye. Nose is full & rich, great roast twined around a vine of chocolate. I like the preview.

Stupid Stout should be re-packaged as Raisin Stout. First sip has a solid core of Raisin Bran Crunch without the bran & crunch. Liquefied raisins ambush the senses, slaughtering the roast & chocolate that can barely be groped underneath. Bit of licorice comes through. Half a bomber is more than I could readily stomach, but man up, max12! This gotta go down.

Weird & not very appealing, too much raisin & not enough of that beautiful nose comes through in the taste. I heard it through the grapevine that this is a mediocre beer. Shrug.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 03:20:08 | More by maximum12
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ebony color with a small, beige head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of deep roasted notes, almost like burnt coffee.

Tastes of the the deep roasted notes. Espresso and bitter chocolate notes abound with some molasses sweetness to it. An oat nuttiness comes through before leading into a bit of dark cherries. An earthy bitterness is present throughout with a touch of fruity hops coming in. A bit of booze comes on the backend, along with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, but the inclusion of fruity hops has me scratching my head. They get lost in the mix and it feels like they are wasted here.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 03:52:29 | More by ocelot2500
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HalfFull

California

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber served into a wine glass. Stupid pours black with just a hint of ruby around the edges in the light. Mocha cap offers good retention and lace

Aroma of deep roasted malts, chocolate and coffee and a background hint of dark cherry/caramel. Dark fruit and chocolate carry to the taste, bit jammy on the finish with a nice depth to the malt character throughout. Touch of alcohol on the aroma at times but not so much on the taste, nicely balanced yet not too sweet or too roasty either. Offers a good feel and finish. Right on style and drinkable without any overbearing tweaks in character.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 08:02:21 | More by HalfFull
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DovaliHops

California

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottled edition. 9% ABV. Pours a very dark brownish-black color with a large tan head that goes down slowly. Scent is immediately roasted, fresh coffee and espresso with dark chocolate and roasted, dark malts. Some nuttiness as well. Taste is just as it smells... the coffee flavors on this are spectacular. Fresh, not stale coffee with dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Some mellow hop flavors throughout. Mouthfeel is full bodied and somewhat creamy. Maybe a bit over carbonated for this particular style. Drinkability is high, with ABV that is detectable, but not overwhelming. Overall, this is a solid imperial stout that I would definitely purchase again, especially with its $6.99 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 07:20:00 | More by DovaliHops
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a medium khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Slightly fruity. Caramel and some dark fruits. Maybe some cherry.

Taste - Fruity. Licorice and cherry. Coffee roasted malts. Nutty in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Too fruity for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 03:25:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at beer study in chapel hill. FW tulip

pours a pitch black with a creamy beige head. smell is huge on malty chocolate goodness right away...impressive! taste actually holds true and is also so rich and creamy with those amazing malty chocolate notes. full bodied but ABV isn't detectable.

overall this is amazing and deserves a much higher rating!

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 21:02:05 | More by Axnjxn
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz draft in a pint glass at The Tapp Room in Boone NC cost $6

A: Opaque ink with no light shining through. There was a small dark tan head that dissipated quickly and left a little lacing. Would be a 5 for appearances if this beer had a better head.

S: Sweet roasted smell with dark chocolate and dark fruit present. Boozy smell as this warmed up, could have passed for a BBA stout.

T: Dark chocolate and bitterness this beer was fairly well balanced. Booze is present as this got warmer.

M: This had a velvety mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation, the body could have been a little thicker as well.

O: This was a pretty solid Imperial Stout. Im not sure how much this is in bombers but the 16oz pint had the alcohol of 3+ BMC beers so Id say the value was pretty good. If it had hid the booze a little better as well as been a bit more complex it would be an outstanding beer. I would recommend it to a friend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 23:33:11 | More by watermelon
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mactrail

California

3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Black and velvety with a handsome thin beige head in the Saxo tall tulip. Carbonation is creamy and mouth-filling. The deep and dark roast malt flavors are the main event. Warm and sweet, but shading into a hoppy, bitter finish.

Abundantly flavorful. A touch of butter and cocoa. Burnt sugar is plentiful with a hint of sweet Vermouth. Blackened malt takes the flab off the sweetness with some sourish hints. Quite sturdy and sippable. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Baron's Market on W. Point Loma.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 05:54:08 | More by mactrail
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - solid black, big thumb of brown head that held strong at a finger with complete lacing all around
S - big chocolate and licorice with a little perfume and fairly warm alcohol scent
T - big playoff of chocolate malts vs. perfume hops, hints of allspice, charcoal, leather, and mild pine and alcohol sweet finish
M - big chewy stout feel matched up against some hop bitterness and alcohol dryness
O - it in your face and massive all around, but it manages to work itself into a level of balance that I did not think it could, but in the mutually assured destruction sense of the term .... my kind of stout

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 03:40:18 | More by joemcgrath27
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at The Stein & Vine. Served in a snifter glass.

A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a thin tan head. Low visible carbonation.

S: Brown, sweet malts, a bit of chocolate, fruity and nearly vinous, and maybe some anise to boot.

T: Follows the nose. Roasty, chocolate, and some of the fruit, anise, then significant boozy heat at the end. Fairly sweet overall.

M: Medium body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, carbonation sensation on the low side. Alcohol is quite noticeable.

O: Not bad, although not a stout I'd rush back to. I've got a bottle of this in the cellar...which is where it's gonna stay for a year or more. The booze needs some time to calm down. Still, an enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 15:26:15 | More by macrosmatic
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shand

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stupid Stout pours out black with a small mocha head that retains very well. The aroma is strongly roasty, with some dark fruits and hops. On the tongue, an initial hit of dark fruits covers up an intensely roasty and bitter body. The bittering is pushed along with with a solid dose of hops. As the beer warms, a licorice flavor reveals itself. The mouthfeel is is on the lighter side for such a big stout, with a low level of carbonation, and the drinkability is good. Stoopid Stout is a good, inexpensive hoppy imperial stout. I'd recommend it for sure, but it won't blow you away. Just a solid drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 06:07:57 | More by shand
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. I enjoyed this brewery's offerings while on honeymoon in Hawaii last year, so it's weirdly cool to now see it in Alberta. Thanks be to the State of California for its warnings on the label - I shall endeavor to keep my very pregnant wife from licking this vessel. Whew.

This beer pours a dark, brown-tinted void, with very slight basal cola highlights, and three fingers of densely foamy, puffy, bubbly Nesquick brown head, which leaves some rather attractive wild honeycomb lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of sugary black licorice, roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa, concentrated tropical fruit chewing gum, light nutty notes, somewhat bitter leafy, earthy hops, and a burgeoning, though mostly restrained alcohol warming. The taste is lightly toasted caramel/toffee malt, solid medium baker's chocolate, earthy, chalky licorice strands, sweet orange and muddled tropical fruit, indeterminately bitter hops, and an herbal liqueur sniffing about.

The bubbles are adequate, with a piqued perkiness here and there, the body just on the low side of medium weight, especially for the style, and smooth enough, I suppose, as the zingy hops and alcohol take their veritable pound of flesh. It finishes on the sweet side, with a hefty hop essence that might take issue with that proclamation, but it is so - the chocolate, caramel and licorice (and booze, don't forget the booze!) just don't lie, baby.

An aptly named, if pithily so, big stout if there ever was one. It's a little one-sided (ok, two-sided, if you count the ABV), but it also does well enough to keep the beefy ABV in check, and promote the chocolate and anise notes in lieu. Large, yes, and imposing, but with a sidestep from the normal, which may very well be the antithesis of 'stupid'.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 04:44:37 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 10/1/13

A looks the part, black liquid with a thin cola edge, mocha foam is large and quickly falls to a thin film leaving random polka dot lace

S prune, licorice, some hops shining through, char and some fruit I can't quite place

T lots of burnt espresso and even more char, there's a little citrus and licorice with some ultra dark bakers chocolate but the burnt malt is taking over in the mouth, there's some booze but nothing I wouldn't expect for 10%

M thinner then expected and I didn't taste much booze but I can feel it going down, a citric char and burnt malt finish

O roasted to the extreme, its a little intense but I enjoyed it, a buddy would work well for the bomber but I had no issues solo

I can't say I've ever seen a Cadmium warning on a beer bottle before, perhaps this will change my habit of scraping the ink off bottles and snorting it

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 07:24:58 | More by wordemupg
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shigg85

Japan

4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a US pint of this brew at Vivo in Ikebukuro on a busy Friday night. Sitting next to some old Japanese women talking about how they don't like "yankees" with rude manners, throwing the word American in there a few times. Luckily, I agree with them, so it don't bother me none. I sit back with my Zune pumping some vintage Sasha into my lobes as I enjoy this hefty brew. The thin head on this brew looks like roasted caramel it's so dark. Looks like a chocolate stout. After the first sip, there is a delightful coffee bean aftertaste that gives you something to think about. The mouthfeel is nice and thick. This beer tastes like how I imagine Burt Reynolds' moustache tastes -- awesome. Not even halfway done with the pint, I can feel a warm tingling in my palms. Definitely a nice side effect from the 9.5% alcohol content. This brew leaves a nice film on my gums and teeth that feels like I haven't brushed my teeth in a week. That might sound disgusting, but I think any imperial stout should have this lasting effect. And it's awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 08:25:56 | More by shigg85
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at churchill pub. Big roasted aroma and taste, coffee and chocolate. Balanced but just fair for the style. Black bodied, a small amount of head. Medium mouthfeel, Expect bigger bodied for the style. not that complex or tasty. Drinkable is alright. A tad boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2012 00:16:10 | More by Sammy
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HopHead84

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11/25/2011

On tap at Coronado Brewing. Brewed to age in brandy barrels. 

A: Black with a finger of dark brown froth.

S: Roasted grains blend with dark chocolate and light nutty notes. Black licorice meets molasses. Alcohol is not shy. This is pretty hoppy, with traces of pine and grapefruit.

T: Upper moderate bitterness with big roasted malt notes. I get molasses and a little licorice, as well as alcohol and chocolate. The finish is bitter and boozy, it's a bit too aggressive.

M: Full in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky.

Overall: A solid aggressive imperial stout. This could be quite good in barrels.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2011 01:03:53 | More by HopHead84
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Nugganooch

California

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Adding beer - All I could find on here was the 12th Anniversary BA version and the Stupid Stout English version, either of which this is not.

First got to try this at Stone 15th Annie and really enjoyed it then so very stoked to see this on tap.

O’Brien’s Pub
-Notes from 10-20-11

A: Stoopid Stout pours an oily slick dark ale with some lighter edges to it. A nice one finger head of brown sugar color foam formed. Tracked intervals of spotted lace.

S: Smells of roast coffee aromas and some burnt toasty grains.

T: Very intense roast flavors and rich with notes of coffee beans and some bitter dark chocolate. Hoppy bitterness is spice and pine. Pretty hoppy actually. Warm but nice. Alcohol flavors are subdued. Rich and complex. Fantastic balance. This is a Stoopid Stout yo!

M: Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium to heavier body and creamy. Not too viscuos. Lighter finish that is crisp and dries up a bit. Slight puckering hop effect.

D: A robust brew that exercises great balance. Not syrupy or boozy by any means. Quite drinkable and packed with flavor.

A fantastic stout. As good as Idiot is an IPA, Stoopid is a Stout. Hope to see more of this brew. I bet the BA version is awesome. Would highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 19:37:00 | More by Nugganooch
Stupid Stout (2011 - ) from Coronado Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.