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Stonehenge Stout - Bull & Bush Brewery

Stonehenge Stout
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.04%


Brewed by:
Bull & Bush Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rsdaugherty:
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-25-2012 00:01:33 | More by rsdaugherty
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bickdalls

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-26-2013 02:10:17 | More by bickdalls
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2012 05:47:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-21-2012 15:29:37 | More by hiphopj5
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Kirby


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2012 16:08:26 | More by Kirby
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-01-2012 03:22:03 | More by ChrisPro
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

would go much better on a nitro tap. pours aa thin looking red/brown color with a very small head. smells defiantly english malty, with a medium roast coffee aroma as well. taste is quite good, subtle and understated. very drinkable. the mouthfeel threw me off a bit though, on the watery side for a stout. very mild carbonation. i want my stouts to have a head, a beer moustache, but this did not get the job done in that regard, still a good beer though, and went well with my rueben sandwich

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 19:43:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-19-2011 23:06:39 | More by GRG1313
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Tone

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, hint of coffee, slight sweet malt, hint of dry hop, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of an English Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of coffee. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and decent blend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 22:00:13 | More by Tone
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap the other night at the brewery. Poured a medium black color with a little beige head on top. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light coffee. On the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 00:35:48 | More by emmasdad
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant, above average stout good for a session, sharing, or just about anything.

Pours placidly into a tulip glass, generating an inch or so of tan foam that the black stout trickles through, producing a slow cascade effect. Retention is ok, after a few minutes the foam settles into a sticky ring around the edge, producing spotty lacing. Later the foam breaks, exposing a glassy brownish black center.

Dry roasty aroma that comes across as mild, some subdued coffee elements, but otherwise mild and straightforward.

Flavor was equally dry and roasty, with a pleasant creaminess. Light bodied and easily sipped or quaffed. Very low level bitterness, virtually none. Roasty notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and blackened malt. Easygoing and versatile.

Thanks Joe for hauling this one back from CO.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2011 14:23:13 | More by emerge077
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served cold, in a pint glass, at the Bull & Bush.

The glass is filled to the brim so there was hardly any head when it was served. The color is very dark brown with light coming through only around the edges.

Aroma is robust and roasty with a hint of sweetness.

The flavor is much the same. The roasted malts bring bitterness with coffee and caramel to the table. Toffee and roasted nuts are more subtle but still contribute to a balanced flavor.

Mouthfeel is excellent. So smooth and creamy you would swear it was on nitro. The body is medium-plus and the carbonation is nice and low - just how I like my stouts to be.

Overall a really nice stout and definately one worth having if you're at the B&B. I can see now why it's a year-rounder.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2009 16:36:22 | More by GilGarp
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this at Bull and Bush because I realized I had never tasted it before. The color was the obvious black with a great foamy, coffee-colored head. The smell was malty with a bit of roastiness in there. The flavor was smooth roasty, good stout. I killed the growler all by myself so it was definitely very easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

09-27-2009 19:48:46 | More by ArrogantB
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer appeared an opaque black, with a very slight red hue when held up to light, with a thick tan head that was well retained, including a small thin cap.

Aroma is a nice big roasted malt aroma, maybe some coffee hints and maybe a hint of sweetness from chocolate. That is really it, simple yet very well done.

The taste is the same, very well done.

The beer has a medium body to it. The beer is smooth, easy to drink, but seems slightly watered down. The beer has a nice, dry malt aftertaste. Overall, very well done.

Serving type: growler

06-01-2009 21:46:25 | More by PhillyStyle
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured mahogany with a bit of tan head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Coffee, toasted grain, & some chocolate, mostly espresso notes

T: Coffee, toasty gain, a bit iron & nice chocolate notes. Nice dryness as this warms. Finishes with more dryness & touch of chocolate & roasted grains

MF: Medium-bodied, a bit of smoothness & low carbonation

Drinks easy enough, I'm guessing about 5.0% abv. A nice not great stout

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2007 02:37:04 | More by russpowell
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drseamus

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured dark black with big ruby notes and no head. There was a strong roasted aroma with coffee behind it. The taste was very smooth with chocolate and some fruitiness. The body was a bit lacking but still decent. Not the best example of a stout, but certainly more than adequate.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2007 04:20:35 | More by drseamus
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered the Oatmeal stout, but they were out so I got this instead. A nice pour; light black with tints of red. Tan head, uniform bubbles.
Place was smokey so the aroma was...smokey, caramel, nuts.
Taste wasn't as strong as I thought it would be. Chocolate, caramel, nuts, the usual. Hops were not as powerful as other stouts. Almost lager-smooth. Good subtle finish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2006 23:26:00 | More by Mebuzzard
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just as an FYI, Bull and Bush list this as an English stout, which to me implies a sweet (or milk) stout. However, it drinks just like a dry Irish, with a good deal of up-front bitterness, a lightish body and a dry finish.

This beer is quite light for a stout, with a reddish tinge to the glass when held up to the light. It had more of a porter appearance than what one would expect from a stout. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but might surprise some. The smell was unmistakely stout, though. Good aromas of roast grains make it through the stiff tan head, but little in the way of hop aroma, just as you'd expect from a stout. The head stays all the way down the glass, even though I don't believe it is poured through a nitro "sparkler" that seems to be a requirement for stouts in most pubs.

The taste definitely convinces me this is a dry stout, not a sweet version. Good bitterness without any hop taste that I can detect. Roast grains are definitely there, and add to the already dry aspect of the finish, almost begging you to take another drink before you even set your glass down. If Guinness is the standard bearer, then this beats the standard. Much more character to this beer than to most any other stout I've had. About time a stout showed off what actually makes it a stout, instead of trying to hide the roastiness.

The mouthfeel, while light in body, isn't watery. Again, it's thinner than one might expect, which is why I rated it lower. It's not a bad thing, just not at all what one might be anticipating. There is a lot more "there" there than the body would suggest. The body simply adds to the "c'mon, DRINK ME" attitude which the taste of the beer started.

I found this to be a imminently drinkable stout. Good balance of bitterness and malt, an adequate amount of roast barley flavors (which too many stouts dial way back on, in my opinion) without tasting like an ashtray. When I'm in Denver again, you can bet I'll be back for another of these.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2004 21:45:24 | More by jokelahoma
Stonehenge Stout from Bull & Bush Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.