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Stupid Stout (2011 - ) - Coronado Brewing Company

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Stupid Stout (2011 - )
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86
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by DesertRat:
Photo of DesertRat
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

DesertRat, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

SuperbikeShaun, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Moo5152, May 11, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

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'.

biboergosum, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

Sammy, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tdm168, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

cjgator3, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

HalfFull, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

joemcgrath27, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Bung, Mar 11, 2013
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g_jenkins, Mar 30, 2013
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KevinGordon, Aug 02, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

ocelot2500, Jan 05, 2014
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CEDAMA, Dec 02, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

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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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Stupid Stout (2011 - ) from Coronado Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.