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Stir Crazy | Indeed Brewing Company

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85
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35 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
207
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
26.19%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
38
For Trade:
2
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bsp77 on 11-17-2012

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 207
Reviews by GeezLynn:
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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a deep dark brown with a light white head and not much retention. Deep malty aroma, smells like husky English malts, cocoa and dried fruit. Flavor is balanced to slightly sweet with brown sugar and chocolate, dark fruit and a bit of roastiness showing through. Raisins and vanilla add a nice touch. Hops show up on the finish as a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is lacking a bit – on the thin side and bubbly.

Overall, I enjoyed this much more than I was expecting considering how much I disliked Old Friend. Interesting and light enough to have a few in one sitting. Will purchase again.

Edit: had another six pack and had to bump it up. Lot of nice flavors here packed into a 6.5% beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of googs509
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bsp77
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Original review from 2012 750ml bottling. Edits for 2013 canning at the bottom.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark ruby with nice tan head and respectable lacing.

Smell: Sweet and fruity, with plum, figs, cherry and raisins. Caramel and spicy, floral notes as well.

Taste: Sweet core of caramel and dark fruits. Hard to identify everything going on here. While raisins may be present, I am getting more plums and cherry. Despite the low IBUs, I am getting some definite floral and spicy notes on the finish from the hops. Definitely not bitter though.

Feel: Medium to full body with light but lively carbonation. Fairly smooth overall, and the finish has a surprising amount of dryness.

Overall: I was a little scared of this beer, as with the low IBUs and the addition of raisins and brown sugar, I was expecting a really cloying beer. This is not cloying at all. While it is fairly sweet, it has a nice balance and strong drinkability. Impressive.

Edit for 2013 canning: Much more chocolate in the aroma and taste, maybe a little more chocolate than I would prefer, which begins to bother me about halfway through the can. The addition of vanilla is more subtle in the aroma, but provides a nice extra finish to the beer that I like. I liked it better before, and my average dropped from a 4.3 to a 3.6. I am sure the chocolate will garner the beer more attention, but not what I wanted.

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Photo of deebo
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of MNMike
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Red Stag.
L: Bright brown under a 1” moussey tan foam cap that hugs the side of the glass. S: chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit aromas.
T: Light roast, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, a hint of coffee. No harsh or burnt flavors.
F: Medium to medium full body, medium carbonation, very soft in the mouth.
O: A good beer to drink while sitting by the fire.

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Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an Indeed shaker glass. Canned on 11/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with a hint of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and one finger of light tan head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A sweet and roasty malt driven aroma with good dark hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted malts with hints of cocoa nibs, mild roast coffee, milk, biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, toffee, and yeast. Sweet hints of creamy vanilla and brown sugar. Dark fruit hints of raisins and fig. Mild hints of cinnamon and nutmeg spicing. Hops are very laid back. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with nice notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Upfront dark roasted barley malt with notes of cocoa nibs, coffee roast, caramel, toffee, lactose, cream, toast, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla and brown sugar. Dark fruit presence with notes of raisins, fig, and plum. Light notes of cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Subtle earthy hop presence in the background. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Sweet but far from cloying.

Overall: A very good spin on a Winter beer. Its more like a twist on a Milk/Sweet Stout than the typical Winter Warmer. Good creamy chocolate taste with a nice dark fruit undertone.

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

Photo of Beemanick83
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the best winter beer

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Photo of Helgy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of AndyH
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Suyak7
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snow81
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of thorkelson
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olelion
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Black, when held up to light more dark brown
S-Not much there, but a little chocolate and raisin
T- A lot of chocolate and dark fruit, very enjoyable. Surprising after light aroma. Little to no hop flavor (as expected) and just a little tiny bit of hop bitterness. About equal bitterness of a piece of mild dark chocolate.
M-Medium-full bodied, nice mellow carbonation.
O- Really like it, packed with chocolate and raisin/dark cherry flavor.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stir Crazy from Indeed Brewing Company
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