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Stagecoach Stout - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:52:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 02:46:47 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 22:08:19 | More by womencantsail
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-11-2013 22:48:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +5%

09-08-2013 04:37:11 | More by largadeer
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mactrail

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 06:23:30 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 03:00:05 | More by barleywinefiend
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DoubleJ

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 07:45:10 | More by DoubleJ
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-12-2011 07:51:48 | More by drewone
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle expertly smuggled cross country by my brother, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours the darkest shade of brown with faint wisps of garnet highlights on the edges. A creamy beige head rises upon first pour but falls to a cap rather quickly. Sweet sugary malt mixed with caramel chocolate and roast waft out of the glass in waves toward my nostrils. My taste buds become enthralled with waves of flavor starting with earthy caramel and brown sugar, segue into chocolate and roasted grains, followed by hints of dark fruits and earthy hops and finishing with a long lingering roast. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and silky creamy mouthfeel. WOW is what I said after the first sip and now I'm trying to figure out why I haven't heard of this brewery before. This is a great example of a well crafted oatmeal stout!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 00:48:33 | More by johnnnniee
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-28-2013 22:50:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Gobzilla

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-23-2013 02:12:20 | More by Gobzilla
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-25-2014 22:59:05 | More by ste5venla
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2013 14:54:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +5%

03-16-2013 03:52:01 | More by 2GOOFY
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-26-2013 02:04:16 | More by ralphw56
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-25-2014 01:07:55 | More by leftoverburrito
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rawfish

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-21-2013 17:02:40 | More by rawfish
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cola color with a tight tan head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of coffee and roasted notes.

Tastes of the roasted notes with a slight sweetness. Coffee and cocoa notes lead off with a slightly burnt overtone. Slight roasted and earthy bitterness comes through. Mild brown sugar sweetness comes through along with some of the oatmeal. I also pick up dark fruit notes as it warms which complements some of the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good oatmeal stout, but is not quite cost efficient ($9 a bomber).

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 00:40:02 | More by ocelot2500
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-28-2013 04:35:59 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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litheum94

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-13-2013 14:10:33 | More by litheum94
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Wowcoolman

California

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

Very nice oatmeal stout that won a Bronze at the 2011 GABF. Pours a dark brown cola color with a light tan head; some lacing clings to the glass. Pleasant aromas of roasted malts, smoked almonds, coffee and oats. The taste is full-flavored for it's 5.6% abv. Roasted nuts, cola, coffee, and some gently bittering cocoa on the finish. Oats add to a pleasant creaminess in the mouth. I've tried this beer on-tap at the brewery but preferred this bottled version. Big tasting and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 06:16:01 | More by Wowcoolman
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +5%

04-05-2013 16:44:17 | More by Nightrain87
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Nugganooch

California

4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split two ways – standard pint glass
Notes from 10/18/13

A: Inky black body, dark as can be with an oily sheen. Fairly poor head retention and virtually no stick or cling to the glass.

S: Rich espresso melds with cocoa and dark malted grains with a faint hint of smoke on the trailer. Fairly clean aromatics with some deep roast character.

T: Dark roast grain and toasted cereals fuses with some smoky espresso beans and a touch of bakers chocolate. Nothing harsh or abrasive here. I am getting some faint dark fruity esters as well. There is a low amount of hop bitterness and no alcohol comes across in the flavor. Very smooth balance and rich robust flavors. Really quite tasty.

M: Somewhat light in body but with a very smooth and creamy texture. Lush and velvety with a light drying finish and clean exit.

D: This is a great rendition of the style. I simply do not comply with some of these other reviews. Perhaps they have fine tuned the recipe? Great developed flavor profile here and not super dry or astringent with the roast. Could possible use a little more body but otherwise really well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 20:07:33 | More by Nugganooch
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-12-2012 00:17:03 | More by Skunkdrool
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Stagecoach Stout from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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