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Stupid Stout (2011 - ) - Coronado Brewing Company

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87
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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.2%

kylehay2004, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JAHMUR, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
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'.

biboergosum, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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!

WVbeergeek, Thursday at 09:43 PM
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

drewone, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tdm168, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +4.2%

dmorgan310, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
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.

HopHead84, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

GarthDanielson, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
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

wordemupg, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

vfgccp, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +4.2%

claspada, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
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!

Axnjxn, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

KevinGordon, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

cjgator3, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Durge, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BMart, May 13, 2013
Photo of maximum12
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.

maximum12, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 01, 2013
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Stupid Stout (2011 - ) from Coronado Brewing Company
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