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Stir Crazy - Indeed Brewing Company

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87
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 11-17-2012)
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-17-2013 16:22:26 | More by capuchinpilates
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TWHartman

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- very dark red appearing black or very brown, tan head, receds too quickyl and leaves a thin layer and little lace

S- sweet balanced with roast, cacao nibs, sweet coco, some tangy zesty smell I cant really put my finger on, Im guessing that is the raisin. Oh, its kind of a Cola smell.

T- Cacao and vanilla up front, roast balances out well, I'm glad they dried it out to balance, vanilla lingers on, little to no hop flavor, again that strange tang that I'm guessing comes from the raisins. Its that Cola flavor

M- Well dried out to encourage drinkability, if it we less attenuated I think it might be difficult to drink much of.

O- This has been my least favorite Indeed, all their other stuff is much better. To be honest I think it is just way too convoluted and over-engineered. The can reads like a cake recipe, cacao nibs, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar AND natural flavors, whatever those may be. I dont think they needed to add all those extras, each one on its own or with one more ingredient might have led to more complimentary flavors, but the kitchen sink approach didn't result in a successful beer for me.

Serving type: can

11-17-2013 04:29:16 | More by TWHartman
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-16-2013 18:50:25 | More by vikinghorn
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skynyrdbyrd

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-16-2013 02:38:05 | More by skynyrdbyrd
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yanosh

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2013 00:02:16 | More by yanosh
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2013 23:56:35 | More by e30todamax
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 08:27:45 | More by MattyG85
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark reddish brown with a small light tan head which fades quickly, leaving no lacing. Has an interesting aroma with cocoa nibs, dark fruit, vanilla, spices, and brown sugar. Smells like it will be sweet.

Tastes just like it smells with cocoa nibs, dark fruit, vanilla, spices, and brown sugar. Has a sweet flavor with no hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a cocoa nib and dark fruit aftertaste. A pretty good beer, but I'm not sure if all of the flavors compliment each other real well. Glad I at least picked up a single can to try this.

Serving type: can

11-13-2013 04:07:14 | More by hardy008
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-13-2013 02:00:55 | More by mmulebarn
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Revenant

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-11-2013 01:21:02 | More by Revenant
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xmorgan

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-11-2013 01:07:05 | More by xmorgan
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can labeled "Dust Bowl Suds Canned on 11/03/13"

Look is a dark cola color, can't see thru to the other side to spot chunks. Smell is figs, fresh cut grass, sweet molasses and ginger. Taste is great: it starts out with crisp chocolate malts that fade into an excellent sweet meld of holiday spice and fruit. It reminds me of a cross between Monkey Bread and ribbon candy, but tasty.

Not a big winter beer fan, but this is first class all the way. Just needs less nibs.

LESS NIBS PLEASE

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 00:26:51 | More by jimmah120
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-07-2013 19:16:19 | More by Bunuelian
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber/light brown color with a creamy head of foam that leaves some lacing.

Getting cola with some vanilla extract in the nose.

Dusty cocoa up front followed by some cola, raisin and spice. Vanilla and sugar cookie comes in at the end along with some earthy and bitter hops. More chocolate comes into play as it warms. Nice array of flavor. Very fall tasting.

The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but it does feel lighter than a 6.5% beer.

A great take on a winter warmer. This would make a great Thanksgiving/Christmas beer. Very holiday like in flavor and easy drinking too.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 02:38:15 | More by jera1350
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-29-2013 21:40:40 | More by mothman
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-16-2013 21:52:34 | More by DrZeus10
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MNPikey

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-09-2013 03:42:44 | More by MNPikey
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-08-2013 01:27:01 | More by Hopstout
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-27-2013 15:54:12 | More by KWMiles
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-19-2013 15:31:39 | More by Herky21
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2013 07:27:16 | More by sacrelicio
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stemp033


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-09-2013 17:17:31 | More by stemp033
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Indeed Stir Crazy Winter Ale, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This is a pint from the second keg I've had on tap. Haven't had a chance to sit down and think about one during the span of the first keg. So, here we go…

Dark brown body, small reddish highlights at bottom and sides, small off-white, turning tan.

Aroma: earth and malt, hints of ginger, juniper and other spices, but they are only hints. Some roast in this, but not much, plenty of deep, dark malt. I like it.

Taste: Mmm. Floods the mouth with warm, happy maltiness. Not in anyway overboard in the alcohol department (6.5% ABV). Richness, but not sweetness, A little spice from the malt, and just enough hops to keep the tongue tingled. Hearty stuff. Tasty, toast, and just a little roasty. I can sit with this one, one after another. Good, good, good stuff, Indeed. I'll keep this going as long as I can!

Here's the official word on it:
Stir Crazy Winter Ale, a 6.5% abv winter warmer clocking in at 22 IBUs. Layers of malty goodness, a dark ruby colored winter warmer ale deliver satisfying notes of chocolate and rich caramel; while pulverized rasins and brown sugar provide a fruity complexity that warms you from within.

Raisins? Brown sugar? I forgot about that! Well, it didn't stick out, it just added to the wonderful stew of this complex wintry brew.

I'll say it again: Nice work! Love to see it canned, though. Maybe next year?

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 02:31:32 | More by feloniousmonk
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zeff80

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN.

A - A dark burgundy color with a one-finger tan head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.

S - Smelled malty and had a nice Christmas spice smell.

T - Tasted of rich roasted malt with some spices and piney flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. Medium bodied.

O - Good winter seasonal. Really impressed with the Indeed beers that I found in MN.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 20:58:10 | More by zeff80
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ebenicr

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-06-2013 21:52:18 | More by ebenicr
Stir Crazy from Indeed Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.