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Dissent - Steel Toe Brewing

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 188
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 19.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: KarlHungus on 09-24-2011

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 188
Photo of ballenc
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.92/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Penguin3200
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of lurpy1
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Welcome to the scene, Steel Toe! Excited for this one. Bomber poured into 2 pint glasses.

The pour is light black (is there such a thing?) with a reasonable tan head.

The smell is a bit faint, but roast and a surprising smokiness are up front, with a little bit of molasses and a vaguely meaty boquet.

My wife took a sip and said "ewww....bacon beer", which is not a positive in her book, although she is strongly pro-bacon and pro-beer. Yes, there's something smokehouse going on, I pick up a bit more on the roast flavor, along with some mystery nuts and fruits. It's not an overpowering drink, but this was tried right after a beer with an in-your-face flavor profile - Supplication, so perhaps that's not fair.

I found the mouthfeel a bit thin and somewhat unsatisfying.

It's a fine beer, but beyond the clearly stoutesque pour, this is a beer stuck in purgatory between ale and stout, and doesn't seem clear what it wants to be. I'm not concerned, but it led to a confusing experience. I would buy it again but at this point would not take heroic measures to do so. I think it really needs to be tried on its own and then revisited

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Photo of Greggy
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a 1 finger thick cap of tan, almost golden, head. The color is pitch black. Sparse lacing is present.

S- Notes of chocolate, some dark fruitiness of perhaps raisin and prune. A bit of fresh hops hangs out as well.

T- Starts out with some dark chocolate roastiness, a bit of lactose sweetness and finishes with equal parts roast and dark fruits. Just when you think it's gone, a bit more roasted grains appears.

M- Appropriate carbonation. Overall, not a large mouthfeel for the abv.

D- Overall drinkable but I find myself fighting over "is this a dark ale or a stout of some sort?" The overall taste profile seems to be very quick on the palette. Drinking as a dark ale as the brewery labels it, it's not bad. I won't have this often, however.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich and solid looking black body with a fluffy head that is brown in color and leaves some generous lacing.

The nose is roasty with some lactose and coffee notes.

Plenty of roast from the malt, mildly sweet with a mocha finish. Some noticeable hopping in there as well. A nice little complexity develops as it warms.

Very dry feeling. Feels lighter than the seven percent alcohol, but the carbonation is very nice.

I think this is a very solid representation of the style. A very drinkable stout also. Steel Toe really has a solid portfolio of beers, this one included.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pours a dark black/black color with a slight tan head. Light roasty aroma in the nose, molasses, and a touch of leather. Slight hops. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with a slight bitter roast flavor and a little sweet dark fruit and then moves to a medium hoppy floral bitterness. Pretty easy drinking. Slight lace. No notes of alcohol. Not sure I would classify this as a stout.

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Photo of morimech
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of hardy008
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a small mocha colored foam with good retention. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and a small amount of cocoa.

The taste is just like the aroma suggests. A lot of roasted malt and a small amount of cocoa. I can also taste some of the oats, and can definitely feel the smoothness that the oats bring to the beer.

Slightly over medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, and smooth and easy to drink. A very nice Foreign Stout from Steel Toe. I can't wait to see what else they will have to offer.

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Photo of sacrelicio
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Very nice, bitter export stout from Minnesota's newest craft brewery. Black as tar with a chocolate mocha head with good lacing. Smell is good, fruity and roasty. Mouth feel is decent. Taste is roasty and rich with hop bitterness. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
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