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

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BA SCORE
80
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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3/5  rDev -14%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.45/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

TMoney2591, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a very small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left no lace.

S - It smelled of roasted malt and oats. It had a piney hop aroma.

T - It tasted of roasty malts and sweet chocolate. It had a bitter hop presence with a slight floral presence.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium bodied beer.

D - This is a nice stout. It was worth a try as part of the sampler twelve pack.

zeff80, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of nickfl
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head fades away quickly and leaves very little residue on the walls of the glass.

S - Dark malt notes of molasses and caramel with a hint of licorice.

T - Cola notes of brown malt and sweet caramel up front with some nutty flavor in the background. More caramel in the middle with some red apple. The beer finishes slightly darker with chicory and light chocolate flavors as well as some licorice that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very sweet and malty with some light roasted character that tends to make it seem more like a porter than a stout. The sweet malt is given some additional interest by spicy notes of licorice and chicory. Really reminds me more of a soda than a beer, it is drinkable but I wouldn't choose it over much of anything else.

nickfl, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

TheManiacalOne, May 10, 2011
Photo of WesWes
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, roasted malt scent along with a slightly sweet caramel aroma. The taste is decent. It has a basic pale and roasted malt flavor. It goes down smooth with a bone dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good stout. It's nothing exceptional, but it's true to style and easy drinking.

WesWes, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beige, rocky head. Recedes quickly to single layer of minute bubbles. Spotty lace.

Black patent malt aroma with a little bit of chalkiness.

A bit thin for the style (with a high level of carbonation). Pretty well balanced for a stout--lots of black patent with a touch of hop. Good aftertaste of dark chocolate and mild espresso.

smcolw, Jun 27, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the mixed 12 pack. Pours a dark brown color, tannish head. Medium bodied, decent mouthfeel. Some decent roastiness, sweet and creamy, good finish. A little bit lacking on taste, a little bland but still a decent to pretty good stout that won't let you down, or knock your socks off either.

oriolesfan4, Aug 24, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I am not drinking beer from a CAN and I am at home, I do not mind bottles. I am somewhat curious to try the entire Dundee oeuvre and I recently found singles of most of the ones that I have not previously reviewed.

From the bottle: "Dark and Drinkable"; "Let's say you up and decide to throw a wooden barrel of ale in a public display of manliness. (I know, just go with it.) How then to celebrate? Hint: You're holding the answer. That's right, a Dundee Stout. "Stout" is, after all, what brewers have been calling the darkest, heaviest and 'burliest' of their ales since 18th century England. That said, ours is sweet, creamy and ironically, pretty light in texture. So maybe the tough part's not lifting it after all. The tough part's putting it down once you have. Go figure."

My pour resulted in two fingers of deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep dark-brown, allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose had a dark chocolate tang to it along with a mildly grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was indeed, full and creamy, so kudos for truth in advertising! It had a very chocolaty flavor was was reminiscent of a chocolate shake, especially given the mouthfeel. Finish was still very sweet so I would make this more of a dessert beer than a sessionable one. Still, not bad.

woodychandler, Jul 07, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no indication of freshness care of my "ever increasing beer conscious friend" named Eric.

Poured into a pint glass this brew appears dark brown with a fair amount of clarity when held to the light. The head forms with more than 2 fingers of light khaki colored head that fizzels away fairly quick leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is citrusy with hops equally blended with some mineral quality. As it warms some dark grainy character comes through but is not strong or typical for the category.

The flavor of this stout is sweet with a grainy malt presence that tastes a bit of chocolate and is lightly roasty. Some roasted grainy bitterness lays on the tongue blending with the sweetness of the dark malt. Throughout the profile are some citrus hops and some mineral character as noticed in the aroma of the brew.

This is a light bodied brew with a prickly level of carbonation. At times it feels watery and just a bit too thin for an american stout. The nose was quite a let down but the taste included more than expected. Overall it isnt the worst stout I have had but it also isn't one to go out of your way to try either.

stakem, Sep 25, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours nicely enough, with a nice black color and a decent head to start. The head fades a bit too quickly, though, and is a little too loose. There is some roastiness in the nose, but following that is a fairly prominent smell of malt extract and slightly soured grain. It redeems itself with some hints of licorice as well. Pretty similar taste, but it both drys out and thins out on the finish, and isn't as sweet overall as the nose hints at. More light roastiness and some licorice and light coffee notes. A bit thin for a stout. I appreciate the fact that beer companies like this, which make macros, are branching out and testing the water for craft beer. I don't like the fact that they dumb it down so much.

Georgiabeer, Jul 06, 2011
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3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a white head. Aroma of brown sugar and molasses. In the taste, roasted malt, chocolate, prune. Roasted flavors are the biggest, with a mild bitterness. Mild cocoa taste. Medium bodied, even feel but a bit watery. Overall, average stout.

Stinkypuss, Oct 20, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Kelp, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of beertunes
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

beertunes, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black color with a brown one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style.

Aroma is full of a hint of roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate as well. Not too powerful aroma-wise.

Taste is full of cream with a slight hint of coffee/cocoa. Surprisingly silky and slightly thin in the middle.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering cream and cocoa, which stand out the most. Certainly delicious.

Not bad. It's drinkable but my only gripe is that it could have been slightly thicker.

Brad007, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a really dark brown, not black as I can see reddish hues when I hold my glass up to the light. I get a 1 finger head of off white foam. It's a nice looking Stout.

It has a good nose of roasted malt with some sweet notes that remind me of chocolate. Good.

The taste has some roasted malt, less sweetness than I thought from the smell but there and slightly chocolate like. Light bitterness finishes this puppy off. Not a bad taster but I reckon this one, like the others in the sampler pack, might be past their best by dates.

Light bodied mostly but turns water near the finish. I'll drink the other 2 bottles without a problem but again, I think fresher bottles would have me more in tune with the brews.

Bitterbill, Oct 22, 2010
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