Dissent - Steel Toe Brewing
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4.6/5 rDev +16.8%
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A= Pours a nice deep black color with a thick brown head on it that rises to a perfect two fingers and holds some great retention and lacing on the side of the glass. A fine looking sout if I can say so.
S= The smell is a nice roasty character to it with a somewhat coffee like aroma. I don't think there is coffee in this one but the coffee like aroma is evident. Nice sweetness to back it up on the nose with some bitter dark chocolate aroma. Maybe a small amount of hops are in there but nothing that I would call a hoppy stout.
T= An excellent stout flavor. Great roasty malt to it with a great deal of what I would call coffee bitterness. The IPA had great flavor and this stout does as well. Big booms of roast and a light sweetness to back it all up. The major player is the booming roasty malt however. There is a velvet like smoothness to it as well that is evident from the oats making it somewhat of a luxury.
M= Smooth and luxurious. The body itself is a little light but I sort of like it that way. Any thicker and it may be a little less interesting. The light body and heavy flavor is a nice mix.
O= This is a solid brew. The IPA from Steel Toe was awesome and this is the second brew I've had from them and I actually might like it even more. This is a stout done right. Tone the alcohol down a bit and I could see myself drinking this all day. A ton of complexity with a body that is sooo drinkable makes this one of a few stouts that I can see myself drinking over and over again. It doesn't have to be 11%+ alcohol in order to pack all sorts of flavor in and this is a great example.
04-16-2012 22:26:42 | More by jjanega08
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
This beer pours a pitch black color. The head is a half inch of tan foam that recedes slowly into nice lacing that lingers. The aroma is of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and more roasted malt. This is a really interesting aroma. The taste is just as roasty as the aroma with a nice lingering maltiness. Along with the roasted malt there is also some nice dark chocolate and coffee notes in the background. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate-low carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very good beer that I can see myself drinking a lot of. I just wish it were available in six pack form.
09-24-2011 22:58:38 | More by KarlHungus
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep and murky black with a light hint of brownish amber at the bottom of the glass. Lots of bubbles and a solid three fingers of creamy tan head with good retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet aroma. Dark roasted malts and grains with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and burnt caramel malt. Also some hints of lactose, cream, and toffee with some burnt sugar. A little smoke, nuts, and tobacco. Hops are very subtle. Sweet roasted dark chocolate and coffee is the dominant aroma here.
Taste: Similar to the smell, but with a more noticeable dark bitterness from the roast. Sweet dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, burnt caramel, toffee, and lactose sugars. A little bit of smoke and nuts with some molasses. Rich and sweet but has a nice balancing bitterness from the dark roast. Light hop presence in the background. A very rich and good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and rich feel that is slightly syrupy but finishes with a nice dry bitterness from the roast.
Overall: A very good stout. Very forward with the chocolate and coffee flavors. Good balance between the sweetness and roasty bitterness.
09-21-2012 05:31:00 | More by MattyG85
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
Pours more viscous than what is typical in a 7% ABV stout. Very dark color with a half-inch tan head that did not hold on for very long. The head settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.
Roasted malt aroma with hints of cocoa. Straight forward aroma.
The flavor is much more complex. Has a deep roasted malt flavor that is smoothed out by the oats. Hints of cocoa and even a more subtle spice mix. Bitterness upfront is high but mellows out in the finish. A real depth of flavor.
I have only had two of this new breweries bottles. And one thing this brewer does extremely well is the mouthfeel. Wonderful carbonation and texture. Medium to full body with a smooth, luscious feel.
Really impressed with this stout. Still hate the bomber format, but I will not stop drinking this beer because of the bottle/price.
10-02-2011 16:56:56 | More by morimech
Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.