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Uroboros Stout - Anthem Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anthem Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Spike-likes-beer on 07-02-2014)
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Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb of mocha colored head. Slightly above average lacing & head retention

S: Cocoa & dirt, a little vanilla & dark fruit, every so slight booze once warm

T: Cocoa, mustiness & powdery dryness up front. Musty cocoa, a little bit of earthy mushroom as this warms, some roastyness too. Finishes with a bit of chocolate, dryness, roastyness & & faint funkiness & a little bit of plum

MF: Medium bodied, assertive carbonation

Pretty good slant on the style, fairly drinkable. It is a good "poor man's" Dark Truth, well worth a go

russpowell, Aug 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of barhoc11
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Looks like a stout!

S: Very unique, you can smell the oak, which makes you think you are smelling something like a bailey's liquor

T: Taste follows the nose, the oak is very well done in this stout. The dark malts blend very well with the oak.

M: Nice and full, nothing to complain about

O: I wasn't expecting much so this beat my expectations. I got this in a trade and it is something I will definitely ask for again!

barhoc11, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at McNellie's OKC. Pours a dark brown with nearly no head and little lacing. Smells of chocolate cake, a bit of coffee and a touch of dark fruit. The chocolate really comes through in the taste and the coffee diminishes a bit. The tart cherry and booze become more prominent. The tap was a bit cold, and it improves as it warms. It's a fairly thin stout. Medium mouth with very little oil. I'm not typically a fan of thin stouts, but this one grows on me. A solid offering.

MartzMimic, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a brilliant presentation with a thick layer of dark tan head that settles gently atop this dark brown brew.

Aroma is rich with ripe and sweet dark fruits, chocolate cake, taffy, persimmon, subtle oak and deep down phenols. Is this barrel aged? Don't think so. But could almost pass for being so.

Taste is warming with plenty of dark fruitiness, grain and chocolate. Soft up front with a certain crispness at the end. Alcohol is blanketed with the fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth through and through.

All beer-style semantics aside, this is one of the tastiest beers I've had in a while, so I could give a hoot what style it is or is trying to be. Just pour me another.

stephens101, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a distinctly belgian stout, roasty malty and big like a good american one, but fermented with a mild belgian ale yeast that really makes this pop. muddy brown in color, maybe a little light for a stout in looks, but heady and fizzy and all active in the glass. the nose is malt first, sturdy dark barley and chocolate malt, with the belgian yeast coming second. its not way aggressively belgian, which i like, its subtly belgian, more dainty, just a little sweet wispy stone fruit from the yeast and then its drying properties. not super bitter either, maybe a little less of the unmalted dark barley here than is customary. great carbonation is strange for the style on my palate, almost feels like soda, save a fuller medium body. a very cool style fusion here, different and far more delicate than other belgian stouts ive come across. anthem has got a couple of very drinkable and clever beers out there, i expect them to do quite well moving forward. this stout was a real treat and a little something different. perhaps my favorite dark beer of beer camp...

StonedTrippin, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of CTbrew32
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance- Black with light mocha head. Two finger head with some lacing as it goes along.

Aroma- Sweet chocolate/candy and slight bit of roast malts.

Taste- On the sweeter side but not as much as the nose lets on. At first chocolate/ candy sweetness is noticeable and a slight coffee bitterness snaps at the beginning too. This then transitions to a noticeable oak flavor in the middle, and the finally a slight "twang" from the belgian yeast kicks in with roasty malts that linger on the tongue for a bit.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, thick, a little syrupy, and lingering sticky malts.

Overall- Good beer but a few draw backs for me with one being its just a little too sweet up front and the other being an unpleasant bitterness that lingers just a tad too long. I definitely enjoy this beer and I definitely recommend it, but I'm picky with stouts. Middle of this beer is best as the sweetness blends nicely with the oak and coffee flavors. (84/100)

CTbrew32, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Bierlerner
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a can and into a mason jar. Lol.

A- Black, but but thick. Excellent tan and tight, frothy head.

S- like devils chocolate cake instantly in my nose, dark fruits, brown sugar.

T- Again, chocolate cake-like, brown sugar, a little spice, raisins, with a quick chocolate macaroon finish. It's somewhat sweet, but not cloying, and extremely balanced even though it has many waves of flavor bursting in my mouth. Quite excellent.

M- medium body, smoooth carb.

O- What is perplexing is that while it's a stout with its medium body that would be excellent on a cold day, it's softness with its touch of sweetness keeps it light so that even on a hot summer day, it is quite drinkable. It's a brilliant beer, really. A year round stout that my fridge will be stocked. Cheers to Anthem.

Bierlerner, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of McStagger
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

From notes.

A: Deep brown. Head looks like espresso crema. Retention and lacing are both minimal. Pretty much impossible to discern carbonation.

S: Darker milk chocolate. Bit of roastiness.

T: Initial burst of of chocolate. Some of the roastiness comes through. Picks up some coffee flavor. Belgian yeast flexes with some sweet darkened fruit.

M: Medium to full bodied.

O: Pretty tasty stout. Didn't realize it was Belgian yeast until about halfway through. The yeasty components definitely added to the complexity of this beer.

McStagger, Aug 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

acurtis, Sep 18, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -14.9%

beardedvaper99, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -23.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cdean801, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of shortbus126
4/5  rDev +2.6%

shortbus126, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

stumac, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Lwkerr, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BarryMFBurton, Aug 30, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

ygtbsm94, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Narthax, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of jmbranum
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Edited later in the day:

Purchased at Broadway Wine Merchants in OKC. Poured from a very attractively designed can can into a wine goblet.

Appearance: 5/5 Pours a glorious almost black brown with an enormous tan head.

Aroma: 5/5 I can smell this one from 3 feet away after the initial pour. Lots of toasty malty notes.

Flavor: 4.25/5 First thoughts - I really wanted to like this beer. The concept of a Belgian-influenced stout was interesting and of course they are local. But the flavor is the weak point. It doesn't work as a stout to me. A stout should have more bitter notes (even milk stouts and the like still need a little bitterness as a counterpoint). It smelled very toasty and bitter but the flavor didn't deliver. Very little of the chocolate, cocoa and toasted grain elements.

There were some wine-like notes and some sourness (which I expected from the Belgian influence) and it ended with a lingering sour/sweet taste on the palate.

Not a bad beer but I think it needs more tweaking. Admittedly the stout category is a tough one to compete in so I do want to try their beers of other styles.

Second thoughts on the taste - I poured a second can later in the day and did not put in the fridge before hand, which turned out to be a very, very good move. This beer is far superior at room temperature. Lots of additional complexity. The bitter notes do come out now. Very nice dark chocolate. Dry start with a sweeter finish and a lingering sourness.

Mouthfeel 4/5 Very smooth but thin mouthfeel. Way too thin when cold but better when warmer. I still think I would prefer a little more body.

jmbranum, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Spike-likes-beer, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

thereal_adam, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopswagger, Jul 20, 2014
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Uroboros Stout from Anthem Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.