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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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Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

RickS95, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of lovindahops
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
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

lovindahops, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of cutlaz
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

cutlaz, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +14.6%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Skyjmpr
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Skyjmpr, May 18, 2013
Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +14.6%

TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +14.6%

sgoro, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

DrDemento456, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of Punkrckr281
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Punkrckr281, May 12, 2013
Photo of Taylor_Cooper
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Taylor_Cooper, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of jmarklan
4/5  rDev +14.6%

jmarklan, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +14.6%

jewellrunner, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Dokteravalanche
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Dokteravalanche, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of ZachRusk
4/5  rDev +14.6%

ZachRusk, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of JDFish
3.98/5  rDev +14%
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.

JDFish, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of buschbeer
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

buschbeer, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

OhYesILoveBeer, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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 Ricochet
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Ricochet, May 07, 2010
Photo of Bockrules
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
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!

Bockrules, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Hergestridge
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
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

Hergestridge, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of BarrelO
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

350th review!

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark dark reddish brown body. Head is rather anemic. Hardly any lacing.

S: Roasted malts and dark fruits.

T: Espresso notes, dark chocolate, some roasty bitterness. Finishes rather astringent.

M: Pretty light for a stout, slightly creamy.

D: I like my stouts a bit bigger, but this is a pretty decent low-octane stout.

BarrelO, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of MikeyD
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with about a finger width of foam when poured into a pint glass. Less foam than I was expecting. Smells of cocoa and a deeper, more bitter smell. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy, yet bitter. Taste is mostly cocoa to me, a little bit deeper/darker than some other chocolatey stouts. Goes down smooth, cocoa/bitter aftertaste. Overall, one of the betters stouts I've had.

MikeyD, Jul 24, 2014
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 IPAescotch
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a guiness, some head.

Spicy, not as in jalapeno, more like as in peppery.

Chocoloate. Definitely chocolate. Turns to a more mellowed out flavor towards the end. Lots'a roasted bitterness. Not crazy, but a mellowed out stout.

A lil' creamy. Not too thick for a stout. Really light actually. Not for those darker than your soul beer-lovers.

Good for a stout, but i could ask for more. A stout SHOULD NOT be drinkable. this is way too light. good for a first try in the genre, but id recommend a rasputin or goose island for the more adventurous

IPAescotch, Oct 01, 2010
Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.