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Stupid Stout - Coronado Brewing Company

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 224
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 28.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Nugganooch on 10-21-2011

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Photo of delta490
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body is black with a finger of dark tan head. The head has slight retention and leaves a small amount of tight and slightly soapy lacing. The aroma is rich with cocoa, roasted malts, and earthy hops. The body is similar but not quite as robust. Still good but just not quite as rich. The body is A little thin for an imperial stout, lacking in the fullness and missing the slick feel.

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Photo of 57md
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 version, so this had a bit of age on it when I opened it up.

Poured a deep dark brown color with a huge tan head. The nose was mildly roasty. The flavor brings more roast than the nose might indicate. The roasted bitterness is particularly pronounced on the finish.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black with copious tan head. Smells of roasted malts, cocoa, leather. Tastes sweet, smoky malts forward, molasses, unsweetened cocoa, a bit of an acidic, piney twang mid note and balancing bitter kick leaving a very clean palate . Not syrupy despite its sweetness, medium bodied, smooth almost milky profile.
Overall very well balanced, smooth imperial stout – thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with large khaki head and left lace patches around glass. Aroma is dark, almost bitter chocolate with roasted malts. The body is strong, emphasis on the roasted malts that give a off a little bit of coffeeish flavor, but are mostly just dry and strong. Some notes of dark chocolate add some sweetness and the beer is actually a smooth passer after it warms up and this is an alright stout to kick back with (ABV is hidden, I'll have to say).

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black thick heavy beer with no light getting through, dark chocolate colored frothy thick almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, nice legs too.

Nose brings lots of dark malts, but fluffy, some fluffy nougat, a little roast acrid like note, a very dry roasty charred malts with roasted cereal, like a chocolate cereal cocoa crispies roasted, some wafer cookie biscuit with dry cocoa, touch of booze, a little creamy vanilla chocolate ice cream blend.

Taste brings a smoked malt flavor out front, roasty malts as well, little campfile smoke with some roasty charred malts, again that burnt cereal grains, etc. A little chocolate, more like dry cocoa powder, with some creamy chocolate as well, chewy fluffy nougat, some acrid roast in the background, with super dark malts and a little bitter roast. Bitterness comes in quite a bit also from some chewy slight spicy earthy hops. Finish is sticky sweet, very sticky, little booze warmth, lingering dark roasty char and dry cocoa that somehow sticks everywhere, lingering bitterness and roast.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick, little creamy, touch of booze warmth, decent fluffy carb.

Overall decent, nice malts, fluffy creamy feel, decent roast and dark malts without being too acrid, nice dry cocoa and bitter hops, but the overall feel is lacking some extra oompf, and the sticky feel is a bit much as well. Still a decent enjoyable imperial stout.

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Photo of Pencible
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured an opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like cocoa powder and roasted coffee, with some cream and a bit of licorice.
T: It tasted like bitter coffee and licorice, with some sweet and dry cocoa powder. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a nice imperial stout, with basic but good scent and taste. The body was fitting, and the finish was fairly smooth, so it was pretty easy to drink. Would probably age well. Fresh is enjoyable but forgettable.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Brief write-up. A standard issue imperial stout, it makes up for that by showing off the notes I like (roast, chocolate, coffee) in a controlled fashion. I enjoy the gently hoppy finish as well. A complaint: it's too thin. The slender body clashes with the slickness left on the palate, but it remains pretty drinkable. Just a nice under-the-radar imperial stout, plain and simple.

3.7/5: It certainly isn't stupid!

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an oily dark black with a khaki colored head. Smell is roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. The flavor has big time roasted malt, burnt toast and coffee. A rich and delicious stout that hides the alcohol well. Full bodied and damn smooth, soft but ample carbonation. A treat of a brew here.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/28/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, licorice, raisin, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Outstanding aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, licorice, raisin, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/charred bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, licorice, raisin, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Russian imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the abv. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black pour with a one fingered toffee colored head that subsides to a thick lacing ring.

S - Dark roasted chocolate malt, coffee beans, char, Espresso.

T - Dark roasted chocolate malt, alcohol, coffee beans, some charcoal-like dryness on the very end, lingering dark chocolate bitter bite.

M - Medium to heavy medium body, slight warming on the way down, and a very dry finish with lingering dark chocolate bitterness.

O - A solid stout that's worth a try.

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Photo of anon
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a depth, leagues of black delved within the body. The head a nice dark mocha; beautiful.

The smell is of dark coffee and malt, light hop and the sea.

Waves of coffee crash on my tongue followed by an undertow of malt and bitterness of foul hops. This is a kraken of a stout. A nice harmony on the high seas unseen in recent ventures. A nice refresh.

Better than expected. Yargh!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great stout, these guys are new to the market here, so its cool to get to try some of their beer. this is an enormous beer, lot of body and a ton of flavor and alcohol. inky dark brown with a nice espresso looking crema head on top, lovely. the nose is a lot of dark fruit for a stout, raisin and cranberry, with plenty of chocolate and roasty barley, and then some booze and some bitterness too, maybe even hop driven bitterness. the flavor is really well integrated, with the chocolate and the alcohol being prominent on the front end, and the bitterness really rising up in the finish. the booze is flattering, not overpowering, and the layers of roasty grain character are fantastic. it carries a pretty heavy buzz with it, but i love the slippery yet large mouthfeel and the long finish. i would definitely buy this one again, very good on the whole.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/4/2015 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy with flavors of coffee and milk chocolate. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with some lactose and dark fruit flavors in the background. There’s no hint of the 10.00% ABV. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, slightly filling, deceptively strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid big stout to drink for a while.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A two finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Looks delicious. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smoke, toffee, caramel, molasses, milk chocolate, warm alcohol, roasted, toasted, and earthy.

Taste: Tasty and delicious. Ashy notes go well with milk chocolate, roasted, toasted, toffee, caramel, bitterness, and warm boozy alcohol in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, full bodied, more flavors as it warmed up, warm alcohol, some ashy bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This is one that could be aged with the rest of them. Will be revisiting this one again in the future.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Big viscous brew pours thick and pitch black in color, large texture mocha tan head swells up above the rim of my chalice. Fine speckled lacing coats the glass evenly as the foam fades down.

Aroma dark chocolate, soy sauce notes, intense roasted malt profile creamy notes are in there as well...evident alcohol but not booze ridden. Definite roasted coffee qualities not sure if there's any coffee but it smells like coffee! Hints of anise arise as the beer warms up a bit!

Flavor creamy chocolate notes hints of caramel roasted malt and coffee notes acrid dark roasted malts blend really well, slight umami soy sauce characteristic is definitely there. Drinks really smooth, sweet chocolate encompasses the palate finishing like a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is full bodied able to chew on this beer, big ol' imperial stout. Really goes down smooth across the palate, high calories substantial beer here...really good offering from Coronado excellent silky smooth textures and even carbonation.

Overall, impressive beer from start to finish very good stuff, world class imperial stout from San Diego imagine that!

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Coronado's Stupid Stout 2014 today for $7.99 at The Lager Mill. I was looking for a new Stout to try for Stout Day and since I haven't had this one before I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks ok, it's pretty plain looking and it isn't eye catching. It poured a dark black color that didn't let any light come through and it had two fingers worth of very creamy and slightly bubbly mocha colored head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking Stout, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that bordered on being highly sweet with the dark roasted malts being the first to show up and they impart some nice roasted malt, slightly grainy, chocolate, light caramel and lighter coffee aromas with just a little bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes a light alcohol aroma with some dark fruity aromas with mainly cherries coming through with a slight hoppy aroma and they add a little complexity to the aroma. This beer had a good aroma that was a little complex, I liked it.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the dark roasted malts still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the roasted malts and chocolate flavors sticking out the most, but this time there's just a slight black licorice and smokey aspect. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads straight into the alcohol which shows up a little more than it did in the aroma and it's just a little warming. On the finish comes that same cherry aspect but it's a little lighter and it's followed by a light hoppy flavor with slightly lower amount of medium bitterness with a roasted malt, chocolate and light cherry like aftertaste. This was a good tasting beer, it was true to style and a little complex.

M- Smooth, slightly warming, crisp, a little sticky, a little chewy, full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was good, but I though the carbonation could be toned down just a little.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of a Imperial Stout, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style and the added complexity made for one nice Imperial Stout. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, slightly warming, crisp, a little sticky, a little chewy, a little filling and the taste did a good job of holding my attention, I think one glass is the perfect amount for me, but I don't think I'll have a problem drinking the bomber to myself and it makes for a nice cold weather beer. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and complexity, I liked the fact that there was more going on with this beer than just booze and roasted malts. What I liked the least about this beer was the carbonation, I think it could be a little lower, but it isn't that big of a deal. I would buy this beer again and I wouldn't mind throwing one in the cellar to see how it changes over time. I would recommend giving this a try if your a Stout lover, I think it's a worthy example of the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, I don't have a whole lot of experience with this brewery and I have yet to have a beer that was really impressive from them, but this one was good and I enjoyed it. So far it's my favorite Coronado beer, it's not my favorite of the style, but I don't think it's middle of the road either. Good job guys, this was a really solid Imperial Stout, keep up the good work.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of DesertRat
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
3.14/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
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!

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