Double Brown Stout - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-21-2011

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Ratings: 222 | Reviews: 32
Photo of tubeyes
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A black, nice brown head leaving some nice lace. S pecans, oatmeal cookies, brown sugar. T lots of great brown sugar oatmeal pie sweet malty cookie goodness. M excellent drinkability, nicely carbonated with silky mouthfeel and brown sugar aftertaste. O this is a stellar knockout of a beer, definitely a winner and one of my favorite beers

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Darkness and a brown head. As usual!

S: Sweet chocolate, malt, caramel, raisin, yeast, and char.

T: Like the nose- the chocolate is extremely prominent. Reminds me of Chokolat by Southern Tier but not quite as sweet. This one has a nice burnt taste to balance the sweetness though, which is nice. I am surprised at how good this is, not in a bad way. Also, some raisin notes and caramel.

M: Medium with some good carb. Creamy.

O: This was actually an awesome beer. I live in Texas and am usually not too blown away by the locals, but I like this one a lot and will definitely get it again.

Photo of champ103
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BRC in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color. A two finger beige head forms with very good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: At first kind of slick and oily., maybe some hops coming through at first. Though that quickly fades to some coffee, toffee, light chocolate. Some hazelnut and vanilla sweetness. Lots of depth in the nose that I love.
T: Follows the nose. Mostly toasted malts, coffee, and toffee sweetness. Some nuttiness like hazelnut. A slight sweetness of vanilla. Bread and biscuit malts. I am loving the depth here.
M/D: A medium to full body. Slick, kind of oily. Medium carbonation that is creamy and smooth at the same time. Very easy to drink. I can put several away without a thought.

Another excellent beer from Deep Ellum. I am not sure how much of a Blatic Porter this is, but considering more than half of the beer drinking world does not know either, I would say this is a hit. Something I really enjoy and would recommend.

Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Large somewhat coarse tan head rides atop an opaque, deep brown body. The head retention is quite good. Small, patchy lacing is scattered across the glass walls.

Aroma: Deep aroma of dark malt, cacao, baker's chocolate, coffee, and sweet alcohol.

Taste: The taste begins with substantial notes of moderately sweet chocolate. Soon after, coffee surges, but it does not overwhelm the chocolate. Later in the taste, dark roasted grains present, with some tartness. The fairly high ABV (7%) presents more by warming, than in the taste. Finishes dry with a lingering coffee and chocolate flavor and a hint of earthiness. No hops were discernible.

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: Very nice. I would not have though the style was Baltic Porter, but its excellent, regardless of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Common Table. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great, with a ton of chocolate up front and a little bit of roasted malt also mixed in. Definitely the aroma of a big, flavorful beer. The flavor doesn’t disappoint. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes, as well as some oaked notes and some lactose. The beer is very creamy and all of the aroma and flavor notes seem to go very well together. Medium to thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

big thanks to JCDenver for the rockin extra. enjoyed from my duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew pours a watery black with hardly any head that was gone quick leaving a few thin bubble islands on the surface.

s - oh wow. big nutty chocolate smell. like brown sugar with nuts. smells fairly amazing. my mouth is watering.

t - there is that amazing smell, but in taste format. only not as magical...but still really solid. chocolate covered nuts. seems more like a really robust brown ale than a porter or a stout. really nice flavor profile.

m - a bit fizzy medium to light bodied. some porter char, but mostly feels like a robust brown ale.

o - really diggin this one. surprised the reviews aren't nicer. chocolate, nuts, brown ale, porter...robust-ness. just enjoyable. i could drink this all night since it isn't too heavy. nice intro "dark beer"

Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (TM) is now over 1,000 CANned beer reviews, thanks in part to JenRay, who also sent this one to me in support of the ongoing madness. I am reading Akashic Books' "Lone Star Noir" with "Dallas Noir" on deck, and although beer and noir do NOT mix, I am throwing caution and sanity to the wind and pressing ahead.

From the CAN: "Stout as in 'Stout Porter,' a strong Oatmeal Porter"; "Brewed and Bottled [struck out] CANNED by Deep Ellum Brewing Co."

A solid Crack! was followed by an inverted Glug, resulting in both a pseudo-cascade and two rocky fingers of deep-tan, NOT deep ellum, head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing only minimal light penetration at the edges. Nose had a roastiness underlain by a light chocolatiness. I just had chocolate chip oatmeal for breakfast this morning and I am beginning what has happened to me as a self-avowed hophead. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was VERY roasty, initially, giving 'way to a pleasant smoky chocolatiness. My my. I just looked at the style - a Baltic Porter! The site's descriptor for the style mentions "bitter" and "acidic", both of which I experienced, especially on the finish. It was much akin to a cup of coffee. Wow! Good stuff. One would probably be plenty for me, but YMMV.

Photo of KidsDoc
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can - gift from buddy at work (Dunbar) who returned from trip to Dallas last week.

A: Dark, near black with solid tan head and nice initial lacing that faded. Looks great.

S: lots of chocolate in the nose - quite sweet but with backing of oats/grains

T: similar - predominant sweet chocolate along with a roasted (not burnt) malts and very faint coffee flavor. Teaser of syrupy flavor here and there - subtle, adds to overall flavor. Heavy malt profile all the way

M: full bodied and little on the chewy side. middle to end puts a little dryness on the tongue. Great lingering flavors of chocolate malt.

First (and only so far) beer from Deep Ellum. Very happy to have tried it. Solid oatmeal stout/Baltic porter. Up there with some of the most memorable I have had. This could be a good breakfast beer on the right occasion. If ever having the chance again, I would certainly have this beer again.

Photo of a0lbudman
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-dark brown color with a tan head that faded quickly
S-it has a milk chocolate aroma that seem to have an alcohol smell in there
T-coffee, chocolate, and nuts
M-smooth and very carbonated, with full body
O-the roast, coffee and chocolate sweet blended great and was a great buy

Photo of Labeorphile
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Dark brown Baltic Porter with a thick, but quickly receding tan head, leaving good lacing.

Aroma is good, chocolate and plums with a hint of sweetness.

Flavor is a solid porter with a creamy, thick mouth. Alcohol is well hidden.

Enjoyable local beer. Not one of my favorite porters, but very drinkable.

Photo of AdrianAltine
4/5  rDev +5.3%

smooth rich tatse with nice heavy roasted flavor.

Photo of the_hoptimist
4/5  rDev +5.3%

a - dark brown almost black with decent carbonation and a nice creamy brown head
s - notes of toffee, chocolate , nuts and molasses
t - nice roasted porter notes up front followed by decent coffee, roasted nuts and chocolate
m - smooth with a lingering silkiness that is quite pleasant. A tad too much carbonation for a double stout/porter for my taste
o - a really nice beer that I will be drinking again

Photo of jaasen64
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz Growler thanks to SSW117. Poured into a Founders snifter and enjoyed with a few friends.

A- Pours pretty much opaque very dark brown. Slightly translucent around the edges. About a finger of creamy mocha brown head that quickly recedes leaving a fairly glossy top. Leaves some lacing that quickly Not too much carbonation.

S- Dark chocolate, nuts, some light roasted malts.

T- Creamy chocolate, some light hazelnuts, malts, a little bit of lactose sugars. A little bit of a hazelnut chocolate aftertaste. A little bit sweet and nicely balanced.

M- Fairly light, lightly creamy, nicely balanced, goes down very smooth.

O- This was a nice stout. Definitely easy to drink and very enjoyable. I would definitely drink this again. Nice balance between hazlenuts and creamy chocolate. A little bit too light on the mouthfeel in my opinion but not bad. I would recommend trying this out.

Photo of biegaman
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Brown Stout is 'double brown' enough to appear almost black; opaque at all except one or two angles, colour is hard to come by and requires a bright light source to uncover it. Transparency you can just forget about (though it is actually clear). Its head is like frothed milk and is as unrelenting as a child in the backseat of a minivan asking 'are we there yet?'

At once sweet and bitter, this bouquet has definitively dark flavours that aren't overly decadent and only minimally roasty. Black coffee, black licorice and chocolate-covered currant notes are all marked by a kind of 'oxidized staleness' that is difficult to describe. But it's all very enticing.

Baltic-inspired porters have arguably the most intricate flavour profile of any in the porter family. A lightly ashy chocolate malt is entwined with molasses (an actual ingredient used), and hints of cranberry and dried currants; it drinks something like a combination of coffee and port.

The beer is rich but not overly roasty. Deep Ellum claims that this is a stout "as in stout porter, a strong oatmeal porter". I don't understand then why this isn't called 'Double Brown Strong Oatmeal Porter' but, in any case, it's clear from the lighter, much sweeter mouthfeel that this is not a stout of any kind. It's actually almost as refreshing as it is gratifying.

I have two issues with Double Brown Stout: first, the fact that even the brewery acknowledges that, despite the name, it's not technically a stout; and second, more people should have access to this wonderful beer (and the other, equally great offerings in the Deep Ellum portfolio). This Dallas brewery is damn good and it's high time more people know about it!

Photo of UTCengOwl
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The third and final beer at the Deep Ellum Brewery. This is the foray Deep Ellum beer I had. It;s solid, bit somewhat unspectacular.

The beer is a deep, dark brown. Almost black. Once again , I wish I was drinking this from a better glass than a Shaker pint.

The taste is like a big porter. It has a chocolatey taste with a smoky finish. There's also a nittiness in this that reminds me of the (512) Pecan Porter. In fact, I think that's the best comparison for this beer. It's the Pecan Porter of Deep Ellum, but it's different on the dryness and sharpness. I'd usually prefer the Pecan Porter, but I wouldn't be sad to see this on my glass. Solid, but not great.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can pours a deep brown color as advertised with a large cap of craggy brown head. Nice retention and somewhat interconnecting lace. Good looker here.

Nose is CO2, plums and unsweetened chocolate. Pretty good nose, reminds me a bit of Buried Hatchet but with a little more fruitiness.

Taste is cocoa dusted strawberries and maybe a touch of Hershey's bar with almonds. Its an easy drinker that begs to be quaffed at a high rate of speed. Me thinks I will oblige. Its one of those beers where the sum is more than the parts...just enough leafy greens on the back end to keep it from being simple. Id buy this again, good beer here.

Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit, hint of coffee, vanilla

T-dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, light coffee, vanilla, slight nutty flavors, mild bitter finish as flavor fades quickly

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-good flavor but lacks some balance, enjoyable nonetheless

Photo of allengarvin
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tumbler, this beer is a very very dark brown with a dense finger's worth of head on top of it. The nose is disappointingly weak but gives some pleasant sweetness, a little doughy. Very good flavor. This is definitely a sweet stout, with little to no roast. Good black patent malt flavor dominates. Bitterness is pretty low, giving the malt overtime to deliver a lingering thick bready taste. Decent offering from Deep Ellum, though nothing unusual.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color, this beer has a nose that features scents such as brown sugar, chocolate, and light roast. The head of foam is tan- colored and fluffy, leaving little or no lace as you consume.

This beer is silky and mostly sweet, with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and caramel. The body is medium and the beer has a slick, almost oil- like feel as it glides through the mouth.

Creamy and remarkably smooth for a beer of this strength, this sweet porter is a little different in that it calls itself a stout and is brewed using lager yeast. But in this instance, different is good and this is certainly a beer I recommend trying.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a brown beer. Some light comes through with some reddish notes. Fluffy light brown head.

Light roasty coffee and chocolate aroma.

The taste mirrors the nose well but I enjoy it more than on the smell. Ends a little woody and dry. Man the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. A lot lighter than I was expecting from a "stout" at over 7%. Makes it easier to take bigger sips.

Surprised at the easy drinkability on this.

Photo of BigBarley
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip. Deep, rich brown, that ends up looking almost black unless held to the light. Head is a khaki/brown crown of foamy goodness. Smell is not very strong, but you get hints of a nutty, brown ale quality, mashing with the roasted malt undertones. Tastes very much like a blend between an oatmeal stout and a brown ale. Traditional nutty malt flavors, with a touch of caramel, immediately followed by rich roasted coffee and some creamy sweetness. Goes in kinda thin but thickens up as you swallow, very refreshing with some heft to it. Robust and enjoyable beer.

Photo of bmwats
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, into a footed tulip.

A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles very quickly. No real lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, and peat.

T: Pungent peat, raisin, dark chocolate, coffee, and a little booze.

M: Syrupy and thick. Lightly pungent. Lightly sweet. Pungent finish. A little synthetic sweetness.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Light head, and no real lacing. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and peat. Pungent and a little sweet, chocolate, raisin, and coffee. A little boozy feeling. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of mcparker73
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- dark chocolate/coffee. very little head that fades quickly. nice lining when settled.

s- bitter sweet coffee. brown sugar with a hint of nuts.

t- robust coffee and chocolate. it's surprisingly refreshing.

m- medium heft/carbonation. doesn't stick around long after swallowed.

o- i think it's a solid beer. if i were out and about and wanted a stout this would be a top choice, just not the top choice. i think deep ellum brewing company did a great job with the Double Brown Stout.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to ricecracker420 for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, and chocolate syrup aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, oat, and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a smell that is much better than the taste.

Photo of stephens101
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on site in the happy-faced pint glass.

Of course it's dark brown with a dark tan head. Obvious notes of chocolate and caramel to the nose. Tastes of sweet chocolate, some grain, a bit of vinegar and subtle hops. Smooth as hell and creamy for sure. Has semi-dry finish. Thoroughly enjoyable brew from start to finish.

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Double Brown Stout from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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