Stonewall Stout - Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
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3.29/5 rDev -10.8%
First had: on tap at B&G
Darker brown pour, with a small cap of tan head that mostly dissipated, spotty lacing. Basic roasty malt aroma, and not much else. In the taste, dark malts, coffee roastiness, yeasty esters, grains, earthy hops. Not too bad, but nothing really interesting going on. Body was medium, mouthfeel a bit thin, but English stouts can swing that way. Not undrinkable.
05-24-2013 23:08:57 | More by Rifugium
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a near black with a small foamy off-white head. The most noteworthy aspect of the smell of this beer is roasted barley, chocolate, and caramel. It's slightly bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Otherwise, a pretty smooth stout to drink along with a burger or steak sandwich (which, both by the way are great at this brewpub.) Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. The only complaint is perhaps a slight watery taste to it -- just didn't leave me with that sense of "Wow, what a great fresh beer!" that you get at the best of breweries.
11-19-2012 20:00:54 | More by oldirtycaffrey
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Pours nearly black, maybe some deep ruby highlights when held up to the light. Doesn't really have much of a head, so then it gets little lacing. Smell and taste are pretty good though. On the sweet side with toffee, but has a nice roast component. Medium body, low carbonation, smooth finish. Slightly bitter coffee/roast finish. Paired well with the pulled pork sandwich I got at the brewpub.
08-17-2012 13:41:20 | More by garuda
4.4/5 rDev +19.2%
Poured an opaque inky black with a 2 tiered head that had a layer of fine bubbles under lying a layer of larger (regular sized) bubbles that left a nice lace behind.
The ever popular roasty sourness that I favor fo sho, Roast toast hop yeasty goodness.
Creamy thick roasted grain goodness that gives way to a hint of sour mash that I find critical to a stout. Finishes with a nice dry hop bitterness that plays well with the style by staying low key yet crucial.
I like this creamy full mouthfeel that is highly quaffable, look forward to returning to n. virginia to procure more of this.
04-12-2012 02:17:05 | More by welldigger888
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +8.4%
I picked up a growler of this from the brewery/brewpub (Lee's Retreat) today. My wife loves this stuff!
A: Nearly pitch black with somewhat of a brown-like quality to it. The head looked like sawdust on top of a dingy swamp.
S: Lots of coffee here as well as some dark chocolate notes.
T: Typically Blue & Gray over-the-top yeast bill, with more coffee than one can shake a stick at. One dimensional, but I've found myself over the year becoming more attached to this brew.
M: The low carbonation tendencies of the brewery works well here. There was a good bit of coffee bitterness on the back end and I definitely had coffee breath after a glass of this stuff. Splotchy lacing.
O: Come on haters.... give it up for Blue & Gray here! I've always dug this one: it's cheap, readily available, and done by a brewery that I have the utmost rest for.
10-02-2011 03:56:54 | More by Chaney
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Picked up a bomber of this at Rick's in Alexandria for $4.99.
a - Pours a very dark brown color, almost black, with one finger of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.
s - Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and dark bitter chocolate. A nice smell; the roasted malts really dominate the nose.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, hops, milk chocolate, and light cream/vanilla. Pretty nice again, and a little bit of a step up from the nose. The hops leave a very slight bitterness in the taste.
m - Medium to full bodied stout and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, with a tiny bit of bitterness from the bitter chocolate/coffee and hops.
o - Overall a pretty nice English style stout. Lots of roasted and coffee notes, with some hops coming through in the taste. Worth checking out.
05-09-2011 23:32:20 | More by mdfb79
3.43/5 rDev -7%
Had on tap at the brewery.
A: Pours dark brown with a finger of brown head.
S: Big coffee aroma and slight bitter chocolate.
T: Lots of coffee upfront moving to burnt coffee then a hint of chocolate.
M: Thin for a stout with decent carbonation.
O: Would like this if it had more body.
04-19-2011 11:51:34 | More by jale
2.8/5 rDev -24.1%
A - a good amount of red around the edge. Short creamy tan head.
S - strong roasted malts and barley. Fruit and something floral in the mix.
T - bitter malts, chocolate, mild licorice and fruit.
M - mild coating and heavy tingle on the tongue.
O - not bad, but bitter flavor would push me to pick something else.
04-18-2011 21:01:13 | More by biglite351
Stonewall Stout from Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.