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Thornfield's End - Mystery Brewing Company

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85
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystery Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 11-22-2012

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 4
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A smoked rye stout from Mystery.Poures more a deep roasted chesnut color with a tinge of burgundy,a thinner off white head atop.Aromas of chocolate and smoke mainly,light lactic rye notes as well.All components of the beer stand out nicely with roastiness and bitter chocolate stout flavors,hardwood smoke and earthy smoked notes,and a sharp spicy rye finish.A solid smoked offering here,the palate is layered nicely.Come on Lions hold the lead!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. 6% abv for the first time in a bottle apparently. Coffee dark brown pour, just a ring of off white head.

Aroma, Very nice chocolates, roast malt and some lighter coffee. Just a little grainy rye likeness.

Taste, Roast malt, some dark chocolate. More spicy rye here. A light smoke and pumpernickel comes through. Just a little bit of anise and lactic like bitterness in the finish.

It is a little thin, as the appearance would lead one to believe. But it drinks incredibly easily. A good level of carbonation, but still coating enough. Highly flavorful nearly sessionable smoked stout, not easy to find that combination.
For the right price it is worth trying. I bet this would be even better on draft.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Unlabeled sample bottle from the brewery.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/8 inch light brown head that bears little retention time before immediately dissolving to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a couple small patches of surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Big dark roast aroma with some mild smoke and char. Also a hint of booze.

T- Moderate dark roast bitterness turns to a subtle smoky finish. Slight hop bitterness. Pretty drinkable although I'm not fully digging the aftertaste. It's not the smoke, like I thought would be the turn-off, but something else I can't place. Also shouldn't be the rye, as I like rye. Ah, that's what it is: too much alcohol flavor on the back end.

M- Somewhat thin and dry with low carbonation and a lightish body.

O- The mouthfeel is what turned the knife in this one. Lacking carbonation and body.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of themind
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The brew tastes great, the rye stout flavor is very satisfying. The mouthfeel on this brew is a bit thin, and the carbonation is a little low for my liking. The spot light of this brew is the taste. With a few adjustments, this beer would really be something.

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Thornfield's End from Mystery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.