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Sweet Devil Stout - College Street Brewhouse & Pub

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
College Street Brewhouse & Pub visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-29-2012

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 12
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3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
2.49/5  rDev -31%
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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4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of That_One_Guy
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

I bought this because it's an in state stout, and I loved the description. I didn't expect much, and was very pleased. It was very well balanced, and the coffee and chocolate tastes didn't clash with the barley at all. Overall it was a medium mouth feel, a little lighter than I expected. I'd give it a go again, it's a good beer...and a great outdoor beer.

WIFE TAKE: That devil is pretty, but why Chocolate beer? Is it like a dessert?

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3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.72/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Auraan
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of Hunter
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Coal black brew, thin head of deep brown foam that dissipates quickly with zero tracing.

Smell: Rich cocoa, wheat, barely there hops. Sweet and heady.

Taste: Taste backs up the smell: Notes of chocolate, dark barleys, wheat. Aftertaste is slightly acrid and smoky. 6.66% ABV (unless that's a marketing gimmick) but I didn't detect much alcoholic heat in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Not as heavy or oily as you might expect.

Overall: This is a nice stout, mild when chilled but becoming more complex and interesting as it warms to room temperature. I bought a sixer in July; may have to save a couple bottles for the colder months just in case I can't find it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lancer211
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

A - Dark, dark, dark. Standard stout. Slightly khaki head that remained throughout. Incredible lacing.

S - Coffee and almost like a milk stout. Malt all the way.

T - Malty in front, malty in the middle, malty in back. No alcohol detected, nor hops.

M - Heavy, just as expected by the taste. Just as much carbonation as expected by the style.

O - A standard microbrew stout. As a stout fan, I'd definitely drink this if it were on tap. Not exemplary, but certainly worth trying against foreign stout beers. This beer doesn't do anything well, but does everything pretty well. Giving it an overall 4 might be a bit much, but I definitely enjoyed it.

Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Sweet Devil Stout from College Street Brewhouse & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.