Dundee Stout - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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2.2/5 rDev -36.8%
A - Very dark brown body that doesn't allow any light through. Head is moderately firm and a medium tan color at two or so inches fading to a humocky leather looking top.
S - Aroma is disappointing with a soapy based accented by narrow lines of chocolate and coffee.
T - No real coffee or chocolate flavors to note. At best there's a some long roasted malts.
M - Watery body with a coarse edge.
~ Not a big fan of this stout. The best character is has to offer is it's looks... and you know what they say, "don't judge a book by it's cover."
01-06-2011 01:32:35 | More by cdkrenz
2.4/5 rDev -31%
Poured in a snifter.
A: solid black, nice head, good carbonation
S: unappetizing smell; was this batch skunked?
T: very tinny taste; overall, a very dull metallic clunky taste; toward the end of the glass it was really unappetizing
M: no problems here
This was one of the worst stouts I've had. The overall grade given by other BAs makes me wonder if my case had been on the shelf too long (after all, it was on sale). So I may try it again in some other context, but these stinkers I'm givin' away.
11-19-2010 21:09:29 | More by Arithmeticus
2.45/5 rDev -29.6%
Bottle: Poured a light clear black color stout with a small off-white foamy head with average carbonation and minimal retention and lacing. Aroma of dry coffee and light roasted malt is quiet bland. Taste is a mix between some medium dry coffee notes with some light roasted malt also noticeable. Body is way too thin for style with OK carbonation. Too watery and not enough character to be enjoyable.
08-19-2010 15:57:45 | More by Phyl21ca
2.45/5 rDev -29.6%
Poured into a balloon glass! I don't know why. The beer is midnight black, the color of lost souls. An off-white head recedes to a wisp rather too quickly. No lacing exists. The beer smells musty, metallic, and nothing like a stout. The beer tastes like wet concrete. The mouthfeel is watery.
Overall, massively disappointed! I tend to like all that Dundee have to offer. I love my stouts though and they tried to sneak one by me here, assuming I wouldn't notice their passiveness. Worst Dundee beer.
06-24-2012 15:23:39 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.45/5 rDev -29.6%
Poured at 50 degrees from a bottle into a large wine glass. No "best by" date.
A - Very dark, almost black. This is certainly what a stout should look like. Thick, creamy tan foam, but went away quickly. I did get some lacing.
S - Strong coffee with light chocolate and some sweet malt. No hops aroma, but then there shouldn't be in a stout.
T - This is a sweet stout, with a bit more sweetness than I'd like, and a lot more coffee. It was almost like a specialty espresso stout, in my opinion. I thought it was too sweet, almost cloying. If you like a dry stout, you probably won't like this. If you like sweet stout, especially sweet coffee, you'll probably love it.
M - A sweet stout should have medium to full body and low carbonation for a pretty thick mouthfeel. This beer is thin for the type, with medium carbonation and a slightly watery feel.
D - Again, if you like a sweet espresso stout you'll like it. Easier drinking than some because of the lighter, thinner mouthfeel. But if you're more of a hop-head like me, you won't care for this. I appreciate it as reasonably true to type, but I don't personally care for the type.
02-22-2011 02:55:35 | More by G2Brew
2.53/5 rDev -27.3%
12oz single from a mix pack. Served cold in a standard pint glass.
Nearly black brew with a very short-lived head, settles from 1/4" to nothing almost immediately. Nose is watery thin, just a bit of smoke. Taste is burnt caramel, a bit of smoke, some generic hops. Finish is the same, with maybe some dark cherry. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy.
Not impressed at all. It isn't bad or offensive, per se... just falls flat, nothing good to say about it. Like a weak and bubbly porter at best.
05-11-2010 02:16:53 | More by BeerNinja007
2.55/5 rDev -26.7%
$10.99/12pk at Meijers
No freshness date that I can see
A - Very dark. Held to the light you can see the very dark clear red color. Head is thick and tan, then recedes to cover just the surface.
S - Very strong roasty aroma. Sweet malts and coffee.
T - Relatively simple. Roasty up front, a little sweetness, then it is gone. Not as complex as I thought it could be.
M - Thin and very carbonated. Slight alcohol warmth.
Overall - An easy to drink and simple stout. I've had smaller stouts that are much more interesting so it isn't like it is a small stout, just not a complex one. There is nothing wrong with this beer, I will enjoy it, but it is a bit pedestrian. I have really enjoyed my Dundee sampler, the others are surprisingly good to very good.
03-23-2011 23:57:22 | More by GregBlatz
2.84/5 rDev -18.4%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
That little guy sure can lift, eh? Anyway, this stuff pours a dark mahogany topped by a finger of dirty khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-roasted malts, light maple syrup, and a bit of toasted biscuit. The taste holds notes of mildly-perfume-y cocoa powder, watered-down coffee, and a few drops of molasses. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this stuff is too thin, too weak, and too fluffy for me to really enjoy as a stout. There are Irish stouts on nitro that look like motor oil compared to this stuff. I'll pass, thank you.
02-26-2013 18:32:39 | More by TMoney2591
2.95/5 rDev -15.2%
Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a mostly solid black, there was some translucence on the edges, with 1/2 inch of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
The aroma was mos mostly sweet malts, with a bit of a caramel note, and very light roast. The flavors were the same, malt, caramel, light roast and a noticeable sweetness.
The label said they were aiming for a lighter bodied stout, and they achieved their goal. They were so successful in fact, that this was one of the thinnest stouts I've ever had. Drinkability was good, the beer went smooth, quick and easy. Overall, a decent, if somewhat bland, take on the style. worth a shot if you see it and probably a good entryway into the style for someone just getting into craft beer.
07-25-2012 20:01:08 | More by beertunes
2.98/5 rDev -14.4%
Appearance: Pours out a black body with an expansive, light beige head that soon settles into a scant layering.
Smell: Malty albeit mild nose, nothing particularly effusive here, but smelling of semi-sweet chocolate, sugary caramel, weak coffee, and an opened box of Sun-Maid raisins.
Taste: Sweetly toned tastes of both chocolate and caramel maltiness rounded out with roasted grains and a quick swig of instant coffee. Small, muted hint of licorice. Raisiny fruitiness. Essentially no real, appreciable hop character or bitterness, leaving it to maintain its sweetness throughout. Light flavor of roasted barley on the sweetish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bit underwhelming, as nothing from the aroma to the flavor really grabs you. A simple, sweet stout, landing pretty light when it comes to overall taste, hop character, and body.
01-13-2011 01:16:48 | More by ChainGangGuy
Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.