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Dissent - Steel Toe Brewing

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88
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-24-2011)
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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-14-2012 02:16:39 | More by Cooper
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark brown, almost black with a tan head than fades to a thin layer covering the beer leaving some lacing on the edge of the glass.

S- roasty, sweet and malty. Maybe slight caramel.

T- dark roasted flavor, almost slight coffee on the back end. Slight sweetness but not too much.

M- full mouth feel with a good amount of carbonation.

O- I like this beer a lot. Good flavor and pretty easy drinking for a 7% abv

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 01:36:59 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark black appearance with a small amount of white head. Not very cloudy.

S: Has a small scent of coffee beans and a large amount of caramel scent to it along with a little but of nutmeg and cinnamon.

T: Very crisp, refreshing taste. It has a lot more of coffee flavor than the smell had to it. It leaves a bitter coffee flavor on my tongue and its difficult to taste anything else. I do get a little bit of a sugary taste in the beginning but the coffee is pretty overwhelming.

M: Good thick mouth feel along with a good crispness on the tongue

O: overall, this beer is alright. I think its just a little too coffee bean tasting and it could have had some other flavors come out and compliment the coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 01:32:29 | More by TVolt1
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-29-2012 17:24:30 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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herman77

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown/black with a small light tan head. Some spotty lacing.

S: Roasty, some sweetness to it. Lactose like sweetness

T: Some semi-sweet chocolate notes and roasted malts up front. Then some more lactose like sweetness comes. Has a nice semi-sweet, smooth finish that doesn't last long at all.

M: Medium body, a little below average on the carbonation.

O: Pretty decent drinkability. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 02:33:15 | More by herman77
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psychotia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-11-2012 01:51:32 | More by psychotia
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, spycow (?)! 22oz bottle into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours dark brown, cream-colored head, thin ring, wisps.

S - A nice mix of roast, chocolate, and malts. The aroma isn't very strong, but for what it is, it's nice. The roast and chocolate are right on target for me (and this style).

T - Roast, hints of char, dark chocolate. Not as sweet as the nose suggest, more roasty and bitter, and still very nice. Very easy to enjoy and no sign of alcohol at all.

M - Light (perhaps a touch too thin), good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A well-crafted beer, I must say. Was surprised by this one and really enjoyed my pour. Would definitely have again, if offered. I would say this is more Export Stout then Black Ale, because of the lack of hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 15:40:58 | More by Sean9689
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-30-2012 03:29:44 | More by HoistinBrews
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BMoney575

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 1-28-12

Pours very dark and thick, with the slightest bit of blood red around the edges of the glass. The head is huge, and settles to a craggy tan layer that sticks to the glass.

Smell is malty and smoky, very deep with almost a coffee character. Well balanced and very good.

Taste is not as complex as I was hoping, based on the smell. The malt is dominant, very sweet, with a smoky finish. The hops are prominent, contributing to a dry and bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is creamy, but seems a little to thin. Not bad though.

Drinkability is good, but the sweetness becomes a bit trying after awhile.

Overall, nothing special, but a good beer and a solid offering from Steel Toe.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 23:41:47 | More by BMoney575
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-28-2012 20:50:45 | More by Hopstout
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems to be some style confusion regarding this one. The bottle calls it a black ale, but it's currently listed here as an Export Stout. Steel Toe's website is coy about how they want this classified. Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing - served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving tan foam settles to a few wisps, thin collar, and tiny spots of lace. Very dark brown body that's a tick lighter at the edges of the glass.

S - Dark fruits, chocolate-covered cherries, roasted malts, a dash of espresso, and perhaps a faint hint of alcohol. Blind I would call this a stout.

T - Taste is heavy on roasted malts, with mild dark chocolate, and a touch of smoke and chalk in the finish. Initially quite dry and bitter, although it does get sweeter the more you let it get sit, with some sugary notes appearing in the periphery.

M - Medium body, with a nice heft to it thanks to the oat addition. Lightly grainy cocoa powder texture, low carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

D - As a "Black Ale" I like it a tad better than the Summit, but I suspect that's mostly because this is far more Stout than Black Ale. Definitely a 'tweener, so I'm going to have to evaluate from other perspectives and split the difference.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 07:56:06 | More by MasterSki
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-22-2012 21:39:12 | More by AgentZero
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-16-2012 18:31:56 | More by FreshmanPour77
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with a thin mocha head that recedes rapidly and leaves some patchy lacing.

Roasty and almost coffee dark grain influence, and an ever so faint maleness buried way underneath, and some modest boozy heat wafting out of the goblet.

Moderate roast with some coffee like suggestions, some malty flavor, and later some very gentle malty sweetness. Mild bitterness is present, but it's really not all that complex, eclectic or diverse.

Decently carbonated, thinnish medium body, vaguely warming, with a drying finish.

I think this is miscast on this sight as a Foreign Export Stout, whereas the brewery calls it a Dark Ale. I think it is a well done Dark Ale, but it would certainly be lacking some girth and robustness as a Foreign Export Stout. Despite being a well made and easy drinking "Dark Ale", the flavor is not that complex or bold, the feel is kinda thin, and the nose faint and hard to find.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 04:17:43 | More by sprucetip
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ballenc

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Jet black color with a nice two-finger cocoa-brown head that dissipates too quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Roasted malts with a distinct dark chocolate note and a faint licorice aroma as well.

T - Not as distinct as the smell so that is a bit disappointing. Very similar to the smell with mainly the roasted malt character coupled with some chocolate flavors but little else.

M - Not as thick as I prefer with my stouts (even the non-Imperial versions). Just a bit of alcohol bite on the tongue. Nice finish.

O - A decent brew from a relativley new brewery. Of their four flagship beers, I'd rate this one a distant second (possibly third behind Rainmaker) to the extremely good Size 7 IPA. Not a bad beer and a nice addition to the local beer scene - just not something I was wowed by (as I was by the Size 7). I really like what this brewery is doing and I'm eager to see what else they produce in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 16:42:56 | More by ballenc
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DanL133

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-04-2012 02:17:43 | More by DanL133
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LaCoursiere for this bottle.

A: Pours a fantastic black with a thin mocha colored head. There is some serious lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: This beer smells of roasted cashews, toast, milk chocolate, and just the slightest touch of vanilla. It dark and deep without being over the top.

T: I get an initial hit of roasted malt, and what seems to be a rust flavor in there as well. But it's not off-putting. The chocolate notes never really seem to take hold because I get a bunch of hoppy bitterness in the middle. That's kind of disappointing. The finish is mainly roasted malt and hops.

M: Full bodied beer. This beer has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel all the way through. Very nice.

O: I think this beer is just alright. The smell is amazing, but the taste falls a bit short. I know this isn't an American Double/Imperial Stout, or a Russian Imperial Stout, but I really wanted more of the chocolate notes to shine through in the taste. After sampling their other beers, I'm a bit disappointed by this one. But it's still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:00:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-03-2012 04:27:14 | More by aliving1
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewery this evening ontap. Very dark and good lacing in the pour. Smells ofnchocolat and lactose with a nice caramel inviting nose. Taste is balanced and a good export stout style. Very happy with this one compared to the Other export stouts available. Steel toe is a welcome addition to the area craft scene.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 03:06:34 | More by Penguin3200
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rfranklin7

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-29-2011 04:36:34 | More by rfranklin7
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cracked open a bottle for dessert. Poured pitch black with a short tan head from my bomber. Mmm, nice chocolate aroma with a fresh coffee background. The flavor has a tasty, clean dry cocoa roast with a bready malt undertone. Hops come in for a big dry bitter finish that's a little more American stout/double stout. This is an awesome stout, just don't expect something on the sweet side like Lion or Dragon stouts.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 04:08:27 | More by tempest
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, with this 22 oz. bomber I'll have completed my tasting of the entire line of current Steel Toe beers. Based on the results so far, I hope they keep creating stuff. Split & poured into two CC tulips.

Pours solid black. Nose is one of the richest bouquets of chocolate I've encountered outside of chocolate milks masquerading as beers. Nice roastiness, complementary sweetness. Good start.

Dissent certainly packs a trebuchet shot of taste. Yeeeaaahhq. Where to start? Almost a milk stout on impact, strong lactose element ambushes the tongue. Roast brings a high, hard one, with a puff of cocoa. I wouldn't have identified the chalk outline of the oats without the label, but they provide a lacquered smoothness. Lovely overall impression. Nothing overwhelms, everything contributes.

Good, solid brew. Colored just a bit outside the lines, this would be my second brew of choice for Steel Toe after Size 7. For now. I likes.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:07:54 | More by maximum12
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-19-2011 20:04:35 | More by doucmehu
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hwwty4

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.9%

12-01-2011 12:57:42 | More by hwwty4
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BBnum3

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-30-2011 05:42:08 | More by BBnum3
Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.