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Dundee Stout - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

234 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jadpsu on 03-24-2010)
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):

As its head rises quickly, this Stout's darkness pulls us in. Burnt marshmallow, unsweetened chocolate and some breakfast-blend coffee are present in the aroma. It's a bit thin and a little wet with a drinkable light body. The roasted flavors never reach excessively burnt, but are rather a mild charcoal. Modest hopping lets in a kiss of sweetness. A faint breath of alcohol and a hint of yeast and fruit drop by as that same mild char lingers far into the aftertaste. This is a bit of a no-frills Stout, and a decent one at that.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has no freshness date or abv% but there is a nice description of the beer on the back label.

Appearance: It pours a very dark brown/black color with a 1 and a half inch tan collar of foam head. This head fades quickly to a ring of slick lace that just slides down the glass as I drink.

Smell: There are notes of roasted/toasted malt, caramel and black coffee.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a just off dry toasted malt character with a touch of bitter coffee and mild hops. Its mild sweetness in the background is caramely. The finish is quick and dry, with a smooth and creamy lightly carbonated palate.

Notes: This beers flavor reminds me a lot of Guinness Draught but with out the nitro/metallic edge and a little more body.

generallee, May 18, 2010
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TimoP, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Looks like a stout should look like. The aroma is not very good. I get a little bit of roasted malt and coffee, but there is also a bit of something that resembles cough medicine. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate and coffee and actually tastes pretty good. Much better than it smells. I also get some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of JESantiago
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

JESantiago, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours nearly opaque with light ruby brown hilights around the edges when held toward the light. Dark stuff for a regional brewer, light tan head forms nicely and dwindles into scattered sporadic lacing. Aroma is nice, semi sweet chocolate with dark roasted malts and a touch of caramel streaking through. Herbal hops peak through in the back ground of the dark roasts. Flavor has a creamy softness about with some herbal mint tones coming through almost some charred oak and faint vanilla but a light version of these flavors, dark creamy chocolate light roasted coffee tones. A pleasant blend dark roasted malts/herbal hops/and drinkable non abrasive features. Mouthfeel is smooth, still retains a nice sturdy carbonation that isn't overdone. Medium to light bodied for a stout, but fuller than most macro offerings to be found. Drinkable, likeable damn tasty stout, that I'm glad I stumbled across the new mixed variety pack at the local Kroger.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -2%

undated 12 oz bottle from a Dundee "Seasonal Variety Pack" served in a goblet.
Pours very dark brown and clear, with a moderate size, short-lived tan head. There is a lasting ring and partial top coat, however, as well as rather good lacing left on the glass with each tip.

M: medium creamy body feels a bit thin; good medium-light carbonation.
Aroma: near equal mix of hops and malts: surprising for style. Esters suggest an ABV higher than 5.8%.
T: Adequate hops to produce good sweet/bitter balance, although dark roasted malt dominates the taste.

O: decent if relatively weak American stout.

chinchill, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%

To me, Dundee is always at least solid and produces a full lineup of above-average, but not better, beers.

Black but with a certain clarity to it, this stout showcases some brighter brown highlights. It actually seems just from looking at it to be thin, appearing more like a schwarzbier than a stout; there's just not much viscosity. The tan head doesn't quite reach one finger, though it comes close, and retention is pretty good. Some spotting and lacing is managed.
The aroma and flavor are consistently in accord and give up some cocoa, roast, coffee, dark fruits and char, a bit on the thin side overall. It's fairly standard stuff, malt-forward as it should be, with little to offend.
The body is about medium, light for a stout, and thin. It needs more body and to move away from crispness and toward smoothness.

Brenden, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of wmtxbb
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Dark and a little cloudy. A little bit of carbonation coming up to the top to feed a light lacing that disappears into nothingness. Mediocre appearance.

Smell: Dark malts, slightly metallic. Not really a whole lot there.

Taste: I was preparing myself for a watered down crappy beer but the flavor isn't quite as bad as I had anticipated based on the appearance and smell. Nice zing from hops and alcohol up front followed by dark malts. The malts are a little grainy, definitely not burnt. This is a very standard stout, not really creative, but I sort of appreciate that. Genesse lets the basic ingredients do the talking. There is also some softness mixed with the bitter hops that might be from lactic acid or unfermented malts. It's a nice touch.

Drinkability: Overall this is a decent beer. It's simple and doesn't try to be too many things which I like. It also fits the standard mold of a stout. I have to appreciate that Genesse didn't try to make anything but a good stout.

wmtxbb, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of cutlaz
4/5  rDev +14.9%

This beer has a very good, strong and classic stout smell to it. When poured it did not produce much head, but what was there lasted.

The stout is very malty and sweet, yet surprisingly not thick or syrupy, but actually somewhat light and carbonated.

For the price, this stout cannot be beat, at-least as good as Sam Adams version, but priced like cheap swill. Highly recommended.

cutlaz, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -13.8%

BamfBacon, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of mempath
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%

pours a deep deep red midnight even when held up to the midsummer sun....dark tan head laces ok and settles much faster than Guinness....i almost wonder why this is in a summer time variety pack...but i do love stouts.

slight toasty-malt nose. nothing that hammers the olfactory, but nice and fresh. maybe a little bit of cold metallicness. not in a bad way, but not as 'organic' as i'd like.

rather refreshing and delightful in a weird way. definitely a 'summer' stout if there ever was one...fairly dry finish. not much lingering. perhaps this is best either ice cold or warmed up a bit...definitely a beginner's stout but not a disposable brew at all...one gets the roastedness and a nice dried, dark fruit sweetness that isn't cloying. not bad at all. heck, 'good' ! mouthfeel helps this along with its good level of carbonation, summer 'thin-ness' and slight creaminess.

quite drinkable. easy session brew for those wanting to...it's not pedestrian nor is it quite worthy of serving to the goddess of beer....but her attendants probably love it all the same.

if anything, this probably goes so well with food...whereas world class stouts, art-for-palate-sake, are best solo. so, sure, i'd say give this a try. i think it will hit folks differently.

mempath, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Short head retention and minimal to no lacing. Dark to copperish body with a light off white nose.

S: A nice coffee, caramel aroma. Not too strong off the glass, but a very pleasant smell.

T: Very good light bodied stout. Good for a session stout, but not creamy in the least. As the bottle says not heavy and filling at all, so I find it quite different than most stouts. Good for turning people on to the style, but not as pleasing of a stout as many heavy creamy types.

M: Groovy lingering taste, good slight spice on the finish and slight silk on the finish.

D: Good drinkability for the style, but not one that is great for a special tasting, one that is expected in a mix pack.

GDBEERMAN, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%

It's an 8-ball in a bottle wearing a brown frothy hat on top. It's a black hole, no light getting thru.

The smells are subtle, you have to search for them. When you find then, you'll note coffee and chocolate, and as it warms, a little roasty note.

Same thing goes for the taste. A little bit of coffee mixed with some chocolate.

You don't get much sweetness or bitter because the beer is soooo creamy.

This is easy to drink, even if you don't like stouts because it's got very gentle flavors and it so creamy and smooth that it goes down very easily. You'll find yourself wanting a second...and a third.

RickS95, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -13.8%

jheezee, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of DerekP
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: Black, nougat head, creamy & appealing. Silky lacing.

Smell: Dark, burnt, roasted. Old brewed coffee. Bonfire.

Taste: Burnt so well that it hits the nose even further as you take a sip. For how dark it is, it is friendly like Guinness Draught, but actually a beer you want to "kick it with." A little attenuation, but plenty of roasted flavor, stout elements to appreciate.

Mouthfeel: Very soft & mild. Medium-bodied. Tingles.

Drinkability: I'd have no issue with throwing down 4-5 pints of this at my local noise-polluting bar. I really wish I could say there's a "pub" I can walk to.

DerekP, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -13.8%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Into a pint glass from a 12 oz. twistoff bottle, this stout pours a fair black with some deep ruby highlights. Half an inch of tan foam graces the top of the darkness and offers moderate retention.

Nose is pleasant with some roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. A lightly smoked aroma wafts through on occasion, warming to offer some faint cherry and dried fruit.

Flavor blasts the palate with smoked malts initially but this dissipates quickly as the pour breathes a bit. Flavor is light in roasted malts after that and with a light background of smoke. Feel is somewhat thin but pleasant and offers a lightly viscous feel thanks to a bit of cherry liqueur feel. Easy drinking though a bit unexciting and a bit sweet without food given the lackluster finish.

HalfFull, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of poopsmitherson
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

poopsmitherson, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of George75
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

George75, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%

Dundee continues to impress me with their modestly priced craft variety packs. These beers rival their more expensive counterparts, and in some cases, surpass them in quality, and this is one of those beers. This is easily one of my top 5 stouts, and I'm a huge stout fan. It's not as good as as Lion stout or New Holland's "The Poet" but for the money this stout can't be beat. It came in a variety pack with Dundee IPA (as always), Pale Bock Lager (as always), and a Kolsch style ale. All of these beers are good, but I'm not a big fan of the Kolsch, mainly because I just don't care for that style much at all, but the others are all good, but this stout definitely stands out from the rest of the pack's offerings.

Just a good overall stout. Silky and creamy, with hints of chocolate and coffee; everything a good stout should be. I so wish that Dundee would sell this stout alone in a 12 pack, but it's only available in the variety pack.

But this is a fantastic brew, certainly worthy of buying the entire pack for.

HarlequinBuckeye, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Kunstman, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

12 oz. Part of a 12 of Stout, Pale Bock, Kolsh and IPA. Expectations are low, so let's see.

Dark brown pour, not real opaque, small ring of off white head.

Aroma is pretty subdued, toasted malt, light chocolate and caramel. Not bad, but not very strong at all.

Taste matches, nothing offensive, but not very pallete exciting either. EXTREAMELY light roast, milk choc and caramel like flavors. Finishes very light sweetness, not much really.

Very drinkable, kind of like a stout light or brown light really. Light side of medium bodied. More carbonation than I would prefer also.

Nothing to go out of your way for, but an ok effort for a large brewer.

Bung, Apr 16, 2010
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Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.