1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dissent - Steel Toe Brewing

Not Rated.
DissentDissent

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 165
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jimmah120
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber, no date. had no idea what type of beer this was when I bought it, if i had to guess blindly id have said oatmeal stout.

Black look, smell is coffee, sweet malt, rubbing alcohol. taste is heavy on roast. there's some oats and hops in there, but it's over-powered by the roastiness. char, cocoa, bitter black coffee.

Tasty, but a little one-note with the charred flavor. And expensive, too, for what it is.

Photo of alphagnome
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Pitch black body allows absolutely no light to pierce its walls. Medium brown head, does not hang around long but leaves a few traces of lacing behind. Glancing down at this brew reveals a slow swirling galaxy - fun to watch.

Aroma:
Roasted coffee and rich caramel dominate the aromascape. English toffee, s'mores, and cocoa powder help give some additional character.

Taste:
Surprisingly bitter upfront - I don't remember this. Bitter chocolate and coffee right upfront followed by a mild sweetness. Smoked character adds a nice touch. Definitely gets better as the temperature inches up. Alcohol is a bit noticeable.

Mouthfeel:
A very nice, medium bodied beer. Smooth with a semi-sweet finish.

Overall:
I had this beer last year and absolutely adored it... this time around, I found it a bit lacking but still very, very good. I question this particular bottle's age and plan on re-reviewing the first chance I get my hands on another bottle of this one.

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of shadetree67
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into my Sam Smith pub nonic.

A: Dark, opaque black body, fairly viscous pour, with lots of tan head and rings of lacing on the glass.

S: Big bakers chocolate, sweetened and unsweetened cocoa, lots of roasted barley and even some char; oats, a big dose of espresso beans, with a hint of smoke.

T: Dark, deeply roasted malt backbone to this one, with char and burnt flavors, oats, lots of barley and coffee beans, bitterness, some bittersweet dark chocolate. Dry finish, alcohol esters are nearly invisible, maybe a touch of a hoppy bitterness on the finish?

MF: Creamy and viscous body, not quite 'full', with a dry & bitter finish.

O: Really nice stout, almost more of an oatmeal stout than an export stout. Tasty and roasty.

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Catlin
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Pug
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mndanika
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dave2234
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of KennethPowers
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Chunkysedated
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of mackthknife
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of capuchinpilates
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of mmulebarn
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.