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

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Reviews: 98
Hads: 250
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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

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Beer added by: jadpsu on 03-24-2010

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Photo of Natainos
4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So I decided to support my local brewers, and review a few of their line. I had this from a bottle (nice logo!) to my Groom's beer Mug

This is my first Stout review.

Appearance is dark cola looking, light to no foam or lace.

Smell is malty, burnt woods. (not bad smelling)

Taste is drinkable IMO since again this is my first stout for review, it is rather nice to have a bold beer compared to the usually macros, I have been accustomed to.

Mouth-feel is fizzy (alcohol carbonation feel) I get a malty burnt after taste, with a hint of dark chocolate and some coffee.

Drinkable, gets better with every sip, and for my first stout I am not turned off, but rather intrigued to sip some more, I can see it as a "baby sittin'" type beer not a guzzler more of slow mode. I like!

I had more, and like the Beer even more!!!

OK so I can't stop thinking about this beer, and wanting to try more, more, more! I have been converted! (929 characters)

Photo of wages
4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - 4.5/5 - Pours a 2 finger off white head. Very dark, but not completely black.

smell - 4.5/5 - Smells sweet and roasty.

taste - 4.5/5 - It has a nice roasty flavor and a malt profile that both perfectly match the aromas. It has a nice dry bite to it.

mouthfeel - 5/5 - Moderate amount of carbonation lets the roasty flavors stick out while enhancing the dry bite.

overall - 4.5/5 - A very solid stout that's not too heavy but not wimpy. It definitely focuses on roasty malts! (491 characters)

Photo of DKight
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from the bottle.

Nice dark beer, with a thin tan lace.

Taste is of very dark chocolate. Has a nice little bite to it at the end. Taste almost like it should be a porter. My girlfriend has only rcently began to drink beer, she loves this beer. (261 characters)

Photo of 94Sip
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured a typical black with a real nice head, that dissipated quickly, but maintained about 1/8" head the rest of the way that stuck to the side the whole way down.

S: smelled like a good stout. Definitely malty with some good roasted/toasted malt smells.

T: good coffee and chocolate flavors. I never tasted anything alcoholic or metallic. This tastes like many more highly regarded stouts.

M: not too thin and not too thick. Just right.

O: I really like this stout. For a sub 6% ABV stout I would easily buy many more of these and drink them again. I kept it in a fridge and as it warmed up it got much better and the coffee and chocolate flavors came out much better. Even straight out of the fridge it was good, but like your more highly rated stouts, this one got better as it warmed up. This beer is very drinkable and enjoyable as it never comes across as heavy. (880 characters)

Photo of cooch69
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours dark brown almost black. It has a small off white head with good clinging potential. Nose of sweet roasted malts, cocoa and roasted coffee beans.

Taste is pretty awesome as far as mild stouts go. Like the bottle says dark and drinkable. Very very drinkable. It is predominatly roasted malts and chocolate with a little bit of floral hops in the initial sip. Silky smooth and almost as creamy as they come. I was surprised at how great this beer feels on the tongue.

Definetly worth a try especially if your looking for a lighter stout, one that you could drink a lot of in the summer. (604 characters)

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a really dark brown color from a 12 oz 'twist-cap' bottle, with no ABV or freshness date on the label. Looks pitch black in the glass with little to no light penetration.
One finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Very malty upfront as soon as it was poured, but slowly the roasted maltiness gave way to a more sweeter caramel, milk chocolate/cocoa aroma. The aroma goes back and forth as the beer warms up.
Taste is much milder than the roasted malt aroma that is evident upfront. More on the sweeter side with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied stout that is simply delicious.
Not much lacing along the insides of the glass
In my opinion this is perhaps the best beer brewed by Genesee/Dundee. For the price at which it is sold, this is probably the best stout there is out in the market.
Definitely worth a try and comes highly recommended.
I see myself having this stout again without any hesitation. (939 characters)

Photo of camferranti
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle into my Magic Hat pint glass.

A- Way less head that I'd expected, mocha colored. Seems like smaller bubbles that usual, but this may be a product of my imagination.

S- Not a hint of booze in the smell. A lot of chocolate and some toffee notes. Solid stout smell. Roasty.

T- No booze. Roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate. Much like the smell. Great "stout" taste. Nothing crazy, but nothing bad either. Little if any after-taste. Definitely on the dry side. The cleanest tasting stout I've ever had (other than Guinness, but that hardly tastes like anything in the first place). Not bitter, but not overly sweet.

M- Creamy, but quaffable. Good balance. Carbonation pretty much absent.

D- Excellent. The lack of bitter aftertaste means I won't get sick of this. Great beer. Nothing super crazy or complex, but a really solid offering. I'll be buying more of this for sure.

Reminds me of a Schwarzbier, but better. (933 characters)

Photo of thebrood1987
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get a caramel malt smell that is reminiscent of a scotch ale with dark roasted malts in there as well. A very smooth beer with a bit of spicy hop in the beginning then caramel, dark roasted and coffee malts dominating with smoothness and then ending with an earthy hop taste but hardly any bitterness.

The only thing is the mouthfeel lacks a bit and isnt as full as I'd expect from a stout. As it warms the feel gets better though. The taste makes up for it as a good stout should taste. If all thats wrong with it is the a slightly watery body only most noticeable when cold, doesnt lower the my liking of the beer that much at all.

Like I said as this warms it gets more stout like as you should drink stouts at a higher temperature. The earthy hop they use is perfect for the dark roasted malts and this is my favorite part of the beer. It almost reminds me of top notch stouts like the Dogfish Head Chicory Stout. I'm actually very impressed with Dundee. (962 characters)

Photo of beerprovedwright
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bold two finger head of light brown bubbles. Not a lot of lace and no cling. Nice aromas of coffee, chocolate, toffee, nutmeg, muskmelon, and malt. Flavors, much like the smell, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet barley malt. Creamy feeling in my mouth. Good desert beer, maybe with chocolate cake or chocolate cheesecake. Good to drink alone. Will drink more, if I can find in a six pack. (436 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle sampled on April 15, 2010. My beer for tax day. The pour is a very dark brown to just about black and the only way to catch some ruby hues is by holding it to the light. The head is about a quarter-inch thick of silky light brown. The aroma is rich in dark roasted chocolate with a distant backgound of cherry and malts. Not a lot of hoppiness in the scent. The body was bold but not heavy. The taste swirled with roasted sweet malts and chocolate coated with a faint smoky sensation. Extremely drinkable. I enjoyed this stout quite a lot and I think it is one of the better Dundee family brews I have tried. (635 characters)

Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (813 characters)

Photo of nukem5
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head colors are great looking bubbles flutter to the top.

S: Molases Chocolate maybe a hint of Licorice, almost no hops smell.

T: Rich chocolate and molases def and there is a light hoppy note at the back.

M: Nice light feel not norrmally found in a stout very refreshing.

D: very drinkable mine was great with a pepper-jack cheese burger fresh off the grill. (402 characters)

Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,023 characters)

Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (609 characters)

Photo of mempath
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,258 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a case of Dundee variety case has his included.

A - Pours a dark amber with little head due to light pour.

S - Mostly coffee malt with slight chocolate. I have no idea what "metallic" smells like but I detect no metal smell.

T - Actually caught me by surprise as being a pretty nice tasting stout. Sure it's not very heavy but mostly coffee bitterness with slight caramel taste in the background. Pretty decent!

M - Medium bodied and session-able.

D - I got this case for around 21 dollars and this being included makes this six pack of this around 6 bucks. The best stout? Harley. C+ worthy? Not a chance. A very smooth tasting succession-able brew. (665 characters)

Photo of cutlaz
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (383 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured into a pint glass to a thin skim of brown head. It is black in color. It has a dark chocolate, Reisen candy smell. The taste has coffee and dark chocolate. It is way better than I anticipated. I guess that's why I try 'em. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but other than that it is a surprisingly good beer. It's the best Dundee I've had to date.

Cheers! (360 characters)

Photo of JDFish
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark into a pint class with a small to mid size almond foam. Smell is malty with hints of chocolate and kinda fruity, honestly. Its very easy to drink, mouthfeel is warm and somewhat light. Flavor is delicious. Nothing complex, but a very nice, tasty run of the mill stout. (280 characters)

Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dundee's Stout 12oz bottle into a gold rimmed 0.3l Rastal* Ayinger Celebrator glass. Pours a dark black with ruby red highlights around the edges of the glass, with a 1 1/2" dark tan head that resides to moderate lacing. Smells of dark roasted malts, bitter coffee beans, caramel, and faint hops. Tastes of roasted malts, sweet caramel, bitter sweet chocolates, and coffee if not more so espresso. Very good mouthfeel, but a tad light for the style, this is a very crisp feeling stout. Nice lingering coffee and chocolate aftertaste lingers around for a few minutes. Overall the drink is quite good, but still a mediocre stout. But none the less an excellent beer for the ticket price of $10.99 for a 12pk. Pair with Grilled chicken seasoned with garlic and adobo, or smoked BBQ'd pork without sauce. (800 characters)

Photo of lovindahops
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

final dundee brew of this fine October evening

A- pours an opaque color with fair head of carbonation. The classic brownish head does not make an appearance. It almost gives an introduction of a weak looking stout

S- some redemption.... slight roasted malt flavor with a mild/spicy presence of flavor. There is really no hop presence that can be detected

T- now some real redemption. Coffee! Chocolate! Molasses! Great Smokey Malt! The brew walks the line of a fine stout. There is even a hops presence at the end. The taste is very impressive. I am actually shocked

M- creamy, carbonated, flavorful. Dundee stout does the trick

D- don't call it a comeback. A skeptical appearance that was combined with a lackluster scent left me very nervous. However, the taste was phenominal. I can drink these all night (812 characters)

Photo of Ricochet
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a Genesee product? Really? I was never a big fan of JWD Honey Brown, but I was an early positive reviewer when they came out with a decent pale ale and amber. Then they faltered a bit with a few lackluster tries.

Now just "Dundee" (except the original honey brown), they have really stepped up and the past few releases have been very good, but GREAT for style vs. price. They are bargains just like the pale ale was years ago.

When JWD released a porter, I thought it was weak and barely resembling the style. This stout on the other hand...

Poured black with a quickly fading head and a mild sticky lace but it beaded when poured. Great sign. Smelled like a sweet stout. All malt, slight coffee, a little maple syrup.

Mouth was, well, as expected. Thin, slight foam, bread like outside, slight bitter and sweet coffee going down.

Sweet from malt to start, slight bitter. Touch of coffee but more maple syrup. Alcohol tempered and just a bit of the bread flavor.

I feel that maybe the beer misses a bit on follow through as there was a point where I wished it had more flavor, but this is still a really good beverage and top of the line for Dundee. I'd get it again. (1,186 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, coffee and a touch of dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of milk chocolate, dark fruit and a little coffee. The malt character is hearty but on the thin side for the style. However it seems to work well for this beer. There’s also a touch of smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s better than I had anticipated and while it’s not spectacular it’s a solid mild stout worth drinking for a long time. (942 characters)

Photo of Bockrules
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a used motor oil black with deep garnet highlights. Streams of tiny bubbles rush to the two-finger, creamy, tan head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass and leaves behind decent lacing.

S - Nice nose of dark molasses and toffee on a firm chocolate malt backbone upon opening the bottle. Subdued somewhat once in the glass.

T - Dark fruits and chocolate malt upfront. The body is a delicious blend of moderately dark chocolate, current, and slightly overripe date with just a slight tinge of hop bitterness. A splash of hops and plenty of dark fruit as the beer passes over the back of the tongue smoothly fades into a dark chocolate and date finish.

M - Medium-heavy bodied and delightfully creamy thanks to the moderately high levels of carbonation.

As advertised, this stout is a dark and highly drinkable brew, aided in the later by a relatively low hop content and heaviness compared to other examples of the style. Of course these traits also make it come off slightly watered down as well, but I'd rather not nitpick too much on what is a seasonable, tasty, yet cheap stout. Well done Dundee, yet another beer a would delightfully have again! (1,215 characters)

Photo of Hergestridge
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ok... soo.. Years ago, when adjuncts were King, I was young and mostly stupid (not so young now) I hated Bock Beer.. Bottom of the Barrel Swill!!!! But... This Dundee Stout.. from a Adjunct beer Company is quite good.. Nice malty, chocolate,molasses,foamy goodness.. (are there such a thing as beer s'mores?? ) that tastes of cocoa and chocolate and autumn. I love the fall variety packs the best.. Such a small investment for such a big return.. I mean.. the 12 pack Dundee fall variety pack I bought.. 11$ for 12 beers!!! Awesome.. And in the comfort of your own home.. no tickets, no flashing lights.. just a nice cold brew.. and an appreciation that you can have a good beer variety without pondering over the 1710 beers @ your local "in" spot..
Thank you, Dundee/Genesee.... Well done!!!
Carry on Citizens!!!
sMc (818 characters)

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