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Stagecoach Stout - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011)
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Mollerina, Mar 06, 2012
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litheum94, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

drewone, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Gobzilla, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.11/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Poured black with good carbonation providing a nice tan cap with good head retention, bubbles and moderate lacing clinging to the sides of the glass

S: Pretty much what you expect. Oats, with some milk chocolate, light coffee darts in and out.

T: An immediate astringency with a underlying sordove green pre-funk going on, this beer is tasting and feeling a bit young, perhaps rushed, gassy at times. A burnt roastiness appears upfront with a pine needle hop presence, black patent like malt bitterness. Oats and cocoa seem to be a bit buried under the flaws I find in this beer. The finish is a bit astringent, lingering bitterness, cocoa and somewhat dry.

M: Light-medium to medium bodied, perhaps a tad bit overcarbed and/or young. Lingering bitterness is a bit much for the style

O: Not overly bad but it could stand some improvements.

barleywinefiend, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Raziel313, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

hpthebull, Jan 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

dknight75, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A mild and thoroughly black brew. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Nice light beige head on the nearly opaque beer in the Duvel tulip. Not much aroma.

Just a touch of the sour charcoal flavor. A pleasant quaff, though undistinguished. I find myself drinking most of the damn bottle trying to find any distinct flavors. Finally there is some winey taste with the tannic touch and the dark roast malt. A little sweetness remains, and a hint of chocolate, so it's not bone dry. I think I would look for this on tap as a pleasantly old-school pint.

Found this and a couple others at Best Damn in San Diego in 22 oz bottles. I took the photo.

mactrail, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dipping their toe into the Brittish inspired Oatmeal Stout recipe, this Cali-brewed dark ale is dense with smoky chocolate goodness, marshmallowy texture, and a firm whack of coffee that's dry and creamy all at once.

Dark, bark-brown in its color, Stagecoach pours with a deep creamy structure that builds upon a frothy base underneath and a sandy foam crown above. Strong staying power and medium islands of lace give the beer a look that even the English would pride.

Strong dark roast elements of Kona blend coffee, roasted barley, burnt brown sugar, and a tinge of smoke and chocolate swirl about the nose and ushers in a creamy-dry taste that's lighter on the palate than its taste would suggest. Its light grainy sweetness is slightly carmelly early but turns earthen with burnt wood and nuts in the middle before the bitter coffee ground astringency settles in late.

Dry and somewhat arid on the mouth, the sharp hop bitterness couples with the roast grain for a mild powdery feel that zaps the mouth with smoky dryness. While the oat richness balances the roast well, I would prefer more oat character for added smoothness and roundness.

BEERchitect, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ste5venla, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

AleHunter805, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Topher78, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

t420o, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this, Javi.

Pours dark brown in color with a finger of khaki head. A strong roasted malt aroma with a touch of smoke and char. There is a little bit of coffee grounds in there and a hint of dark chocolate. The flavor is more of the same. Lots of coffee grounds and heavily roasted malt. An almost charred flavor with a hint of smoke and coffee. Light in body with medium carbonation.

womencantsail, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

visionaries, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

retry4z, May 20, 2014
Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 22oz. bottle into a globe glass...

Pours black and finally worked up a 1 finger tan colored head towards the end of the pour. Foam drops off to nice sticky foam on the sides of the glass and a thin ring around the inside.

Bringing the glass to the nose, mocha, roasted grains and a little oatmeal was all I could detect. I honestly expected a little more on the nose but...

On the taste, bitter roasted grains, a hint of smoke, chocolate, maybe the slightest sour note and the coffee taste I love.

Rich, smooth, medium mouthfeel that finished dry with leftover coffee, smoke and bitterness. Nicely balanced and not over carbonated.

Overall, not a bad stout and the first beer I've had from this brewery. If this is an indicator, I'm looking forward to tasting some of their other offerings.


MoorBeerPlz, Oct 31, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A combination of seeing Figueroa Mountain in Orange County plus liking the lineup which I've tasted so far inspired the purchase of this 22 ounce stout. On to the beer:

An inch of lightly tanned colored head rets top this ink black stout. Whisps of lacing rings around the glass.The aroma shows the standard dark cocoa tones per style, a little milk sweetness, roast, and a kiss of oats.

Your standard craft brewed stout, perhaps a little sweeter than normal. Pleasant all around, sweet from the oats, plus the semi-sweet chocolate note. The roasted malt carries the bitterness needed to cut the sweet flavor of the beer. It's a medium bodied beer which seems to veer into medium-heavy at points, but remains a good drinkable beer that won't weigh you down.

DoubleJ, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Stagecoach Stout from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.