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Six Killer Stout - Ironfire Brewing Company

Six Killer Stout
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78
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 23.26%


Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mactrail on 12-03-2012)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
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dvmin98

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-02-2013 11:40:11 | More by dvmin98
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4.48/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's interesting doing this review "blind," not knowing the low average so far, but here it goes, from notes:

Poured into my Stone IPA stemmed pilsner glass, the liquid is jet black, topping with a sizable tan head formation with very small bubbles. Head and lacing persist throughout the consumption, and that's always a big positive for me.

Smell: strong hazelnuts, coffee, and milk chocolate, some sweet malt

Taste: follows the nose, with the hazelnuts and coffee being dominate; I detect some hop bitterness on the end but only when the beer had warmed significantly. I don't feel that any element is out of whack/balance.

Mouthfeel: full bodied for a six percent stout, and very smooth, except perhaps a touch of hop bitterness on the finish when the beer warmed.

Overall: this is a terrific flavored American Stout and I'm puzzled as to its low score thus far. Perhaps the recipe has been more dialed in by now? Not sure, but give it a shot.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22oz bomber loaded into my Stone IRS snifter glass
Notes from 09/06/13

A: Pours like coffee black with a light ruddy brown wash towards the edge of the glass. Thinner appearance with a creamy finger of oatmeal khaki froth that slowly subsides to a small film around the glass. Wavy stick coats the walls after sipping accompanied by some dotting here and there.

S: Aromas encompass dry roast coffee and darkly kilned malts with a subtle earthy hop presence. The nose carries on with more roasty charred beans and is a touch ashy. Otherwise somewhat clean but the hazelnut is not really discernible here. Decent coffee character with nothing terribly flawed or offensive.

T: The taste is very bitter and hits in a harsh way. Acrid table coffee combines with a seemingly high hop bitterness and its is just too aggressive and sharp on the palate. Has an earthy nuttiness but the ashy charcoal mixed with some cocoa powder and a dash of citrus really start to clash. Relatively light with no alcohol flavors coming through. This one is just not working for me. Too much going on without a bigger body to carry out.

M: Body is thin and a little watery. Which is fine in a table stout however this one gets a bit chalky and acrid with a drying finish.

D: Probably sounded good on paper but poorly executed. Too thin to stand up to all the robustness and hops packed in. Turns harsh on ya and not in a good way. Not something I would want to revisit.

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1.53/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A. Black, thin head.

S. Eck. (see taste)

T. Eck. The taste my friend is "hazelnut flavored coffee". Not some subtle magic of esters and roasted whatever, actual hazelnut flavored coffee. I may not be a beer connoisseur, but I know coffee. Flavored coffee is despicable. Imagine beer mixed with really crappy flavored coffee. This is a great "exit level" beer. I was off my feed for a week. Saved, thankfully, by a beer tasting at the local grocery.

M. Whatever. Kind of flat.

O. If this were a movie, Steve Martin would take one sniff, pour it into a house plant, and the house plant would die.

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3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours black with a thin light brown head. Leaves some tiny spots of lace down the glass.

S: A really intense coffee aroma mixed with wet earth and a bit of vanilla. Cigarette ash, burnt wood and smoke malt in there as well. Love the coffee, but the smoke aroma feels a bit off because of all the smoke.

T: Again, I like the coffee aspect of this. It's dark, rich and heavily roasted. But there's a dirty, ashy taste that really kills this one. Tons of smoked malt and ashtray, along with burnt brownies just don't do it for me. I think the loyalty to the number 6 kind o hurt them in the mouthfeel department as well, as 6% just isn't enough to hold up these bold flavors. It's no drain pour and it does get better as it was up, but I won't be revisiting this one.

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antibeersnob


3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. When they say its a coffee stout they mean its a coffee stout! 6 killer will probably freak some people out and make coffee haters cringe. I am neither, I love coffee and this beer is a cup of coffee and a beer in one glass! Appearance was a little off when I held it up, a little brown. Smell was ok, not much coffee but when you take a drink the coffee taste and mouthfeel really come through. If you like this type of beer you got to check it out

Pretty good cup of coffee and not a bad brew either.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 20:02:54 | More by antibeersnob
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mactrail

California

2.28/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Black color with a slight head. I raise the glass to sniff-- cucumber and burnt cereal. I take a sip-- ow! who spilled Guiness in the ash tray? I taste the most amazing smoldering housefire flavor. But after I get hold of my taste buds again-- is it some kind of coffee dregs heated in the microwave with a dash of brake fluid?

There seems to be some sort of grain involved in this, but it's more like some kind of chemical process than a beer. Sharp, bitter, and harsh, like something used to swab the coffee urn at the AA meeting. My mouth can't seem to feel the mouthfeel for the burn of bitterness. The brewer claims hazelnut coffee is in here along with six hops and six malts. May they rest in peace.

So laughably undrinkable this would be a great subject for Candid Camera-- the sip, the double take, the shudder, then looking around for the prankster. On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2012 06:09:08 | More by mactrail
Six Killer Stout from Ironfire Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.