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Sweet Devil Stout - College Street Brewhouse & Pub

Not Rated.
Sweet Devil StoutSweet Devil Stout

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 47
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 27.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
College Street Brewhouse & Pub visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-29-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 47
Reviews by arizcards:
Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at Fry's as part of a mixed sixer back in early February for $1.50. No freshness date.

Beer poured black with a beautiful brown head that is hanging around.

Nose has hints of chocolate sweetness and not much else.

Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and hints of toffee. It is a bit on the sweet side as designed but not in a cloying fashion.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but not overly smooth.

Overall the flavor profile is very nice, would pair well with a brownie or chocolate cake.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JohnLynch
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Auraan
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured a rich, deep black body with a thin cap of tan head. A very nice looking body for a stout, but the lack of any head formation was disappointing. Scents of black coffee, milk chocolate, some cream-like sweetness, some dark fruit and a hint of roast malt. A good stout aroma, but a bit standard. Flavor is a bit sweet starting out, with notes of sweetened coffee with cream and milk chocolate. Middle moves into more milk chocolate flavors and hints of dark fruit. Finish is lightly sweet with notes of cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, cream-like sweetness and a bit of roast malt. Aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of roast malt and black coffee. A rather sweet flavor for an American Stout, with a sweeter take on the typical flavors and a nicely roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. A good, fitting feel. Overall this is a decent stout. The aroma is fitting and pleasant, the flavor is good, but a bit sweet and it has a good mouthfeel. It just needs to be a bit drier in flavor to be a good example of the style.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, so maybe that skewed my rating, thought this was very solid roasty stout with chocolate components.

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Photo of MrWilliams
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a classic, traditional stout; nothing special but nothing bad.

Pours black with a nice dark khaki head.

Nose is nicely malty with medium assertiveness of black coffee and undertones of chocolate and espresso. Nice roasted grain malty character all around.

Mouthfeel is medium bodies with nice balance and carbonation.

Flavor profile of simple coffee, a bit of espresso light bitter and undertones of light black chocolate. There is nothing that knocks your socks of with this one and is a milder and less intense version, in my opinion, of College Street's better Death by Chocolate Stout, which they should make their regular stout, which would be amazing to have year round and not as a special release.

Nice bitter espresso finish. All in all a nice, decent and drinkable stout, pretty much like other decent stouts.

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Photo of ThickNStout
2.49/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle from Top Shelf Liquors (Cottonwood, AZ). 2.39. No bottle date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep, near black, cola brown with a quarter finger tan head. All bubbles quicky disappear leaving no retention and no lace.

Simple, straightforward aromas of caramel, cocoa powder and slight roast.

As in the nose there is a certain lack of depth in the flavor. Heavily roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, a metallic bitterness, some cola and earth. Simple, basic and unobtrusive.

Fairy thin body with a zippy carbonated tingle. Mildly astringent finish with more roasty malts, cocoa and semi burnt caramel.

While there is nothing offensive about Sweet Devil Stout there is also nothing impressive. It was fine and I drank it without issue but there are just too many better options available for me to revisit.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of thebeeler
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of HavasuDG
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewClint
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of soughtbygod
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Rather nice beige head in the globe glass. Pleasingly sudsy in the mouth when you pour another finger. A whiff of chocolate.

Malty and slightly sweet. Grainy and a little chalky with plenty of roasted malt. This could almost be considered the Sweet Stout style. Winey flavors with a sharp edge. Well balanced with some malty sweetness, a touch of hops, and that faint tartness. A little burnt sugar. Fairly dry finish with some pleasant bitterness. Sudsy to the end.

Quite drinkable, well-made, dark beer without any special interest. From the 12 oz bottle at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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Photo of Brewsed
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Phelps
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a big shaker pint at the Mellow Mushroom.

Flat black, without a hint of light coming through. The head is a thin, silky layer of sandy tan.

Light aroma with mild sweetness. Toasted cocoa; a touch of vanilla and oats; a very subtle licorice note.

Same deal in the flavor. A somewhat stale raisin note in the front meets smooth black licorice. The swallow delivers the oats, bitter chocolate and a hint of roast. Finishes smooth and sweet finish, but it's a little too subtle throughout.

Big, creamy medium body contrasts the weak flavor. Carbonation is a little high, prickling the tongue painfully. Very clean, with no alcohol.

Sweet Devil’s a very drinkable stout. I just wish there were more flavor to be had.

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Photo of NateBenner
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of wieshefe17
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: Jet black with a pretty solid, long-standing head of about a finger and a half. The head doesn’t even settle all the way, it stops at about a half-inch and just hangs around.

SMELL: Strong coffee aromas in the nose with hints of chocolate and maybe a touch of chili pepper. The bitter smell of the coffee is accentuated by the hops.

TASTE: The roasty flavors are far more subtle than I expected them to be after the first smell, but the chocolate comes through strong. I still get a touch of chili in here as well. It’s pretty tasty, but I also pick up some mild astringency.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, goes down silky smooth. There is no way I would have guessed this is even 6.5%, I would have thought somewhere in the 4.5% range. Extremely easy to drink, if that slight pucker wasn’t there this would get a 5 in the mouthfeel department.

OVERALL: Pleasantly surprised overall, but I wish it wasn’t as astringent. This beer has potential, can’t wait to get my hands on another one.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Sweet Devil Stout from College Street Brewhouse & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.