Pale Stout Ale - Free Will Brewing Company
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This was my first stop in my annual brewpub tour (really brew... anything) and a good choice in my opinion.
This start is quite lean and really just fills growlers and samples.
I bought a growler of thier pale stout, its so good. And a conversation point since it looks like a brown ale.
Pours pale in comparision to a stout, looks like a brown with it's clear brown clarity. Has a pretty dense tan head on top leaving some lacing.
Aroma finds a roasted malt bill with hints of cocoa powder.
Taste is quite good. has a good robust, roasted malt taste and a dark chocolate backing.
Smooth flowing on the palette with some bitterness lingering into a roasted chocolate aftertaste.
A very good beer in a style of beer not made since the days of yur.
interesting to gaze upon, smells good and taste good. An excellent beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-16-2012 13:20:01 | More by micromaniac129
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3.06/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Pours a light brown color with two fingers of off-white head that enjoyed really good retention. The nose is mildly roasty. The taste is quite flat and lacks the hearty roasted qualities of a good stout. The finish is weak and, sadly, cardboard-like.
BA has this offering listed as a brown ale, but it is clearly a stout. As the brewers correctly state – stout is a style, not a color. That said, just because one CAN brew a stout that appears light in color, does not mean that one SHOULD do it. However, if one does brew a stout that does not look like a stout, then it should taste off-the-hook good as compensation. This offering neither has the look nor the taste of a solidly crafted stout.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 08:44:49 | More by 57md
3.89/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed at Lee Shelly's photo studio during a headphone/amplifier meet, so geeks with very expensive audio toys and beer....yeah, it was just about perfect.
Pulled a bottle out of the big bin of beer and saw a pale stout. Hmmm, that's different.
Overall a very solid lighter stout, some characteristics of an Irish Stout (dry), with great smell and flavor of toasted malts and coffee. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but this is a great session "stout" or brown ale as they categorize it. Could drink them all day, even in the heat of August it wouldn't be a problem, just a nice, flavorable brew.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 17:08:29 | More by SHerninko
Pale Stout Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
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