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Black Me Stout - Champion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: clayrock81 on 01-26-2014

This smooth, full-bodied nectar is a middle ground between a dry stout and an imperial stout. Made with wheat and chocolate malt for low bitterness and round mouthfeel. Made with our friends Against Me!
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 15
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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

I'll start off that this is a very roasty (soft) stout but very drinkable not only from the balance that is show but the addition of wheat. Stout black with decent lacing all around. Hint of sweetness, lots of unsweetened chocolate tones, balanced with a very modest hopping. Creamy mouthfeel makes this beer even more drinkable. A tasty treat.

Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice black color with light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is of malt and light chocolate. Aroma is very subtle. Taste is of sweet malts with a light blend of chocolate and coffee. A little creaminess on the mouthfeel and light carbonation. As the can says, kind of between a dry stout and an imperial stout. Closer to dry stout IMO in taste, lightness and ABV...

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black liquorice dark but clear and very opaque. Temporary head is creamy tan, dissipates quickly, leaving splotchy nice lacing. Can't see much carbonation.

Smell: Molasses, malted sugar, brown sugar, gingerbread. The aroma is far and away the best part of this ale. Truly beautiful nose.

Taste: Fresh toasted bread grain flavor, overtone of mildly bitter hop zest as the carbonation fluffs over, washes into an abundance of molasses and brown sugar. Malt roastiness prevails, and it is delicious. Aftertaste is long with liquorice and a surprisingly prevalent hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Despite feeling like an overall medium bodied ale, feels syrupy sticky and lines the mouth long after a swallow. Carbonation is fuzzy and pronounced, alcohol is more or less undetectable on the palate.

Overall: A tasty stout, very strong and focused in its malt profile. Very reminiscent of Port City's Porter. I really enjoyed the single 12oz. can. I'd have it again at some point, and it certainly makes a nice addition to the growing pantheon of Virginia brews.

Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown, in the glass it blackness is only interrupted by ruby hues when held to the light. Good amount of tan head on top.

S: Dark chocolate, a hint of oak, and a touch of licorice.

T: roasted grains, followed by chocolate, and a good char character in the finish. Slightly sweet, with notes of burnt caramel.

M: Medium body with fairly lively carbonation.. somewhat fuller mouthfeel in the finish, with a hint at creaminess.

O: Overall a decent stout. Would be interesting to try on a nitro tap. Nothing exceptional, but certainly good drinking.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, faint coffee. Taste chocolate, roasted malt, hints of smokeyness & coffee, dry bitter finish. Nice Stout

Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that reduces to a very large patch of thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with light aromas of dark chocolate and hints of roasted coffee beans.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts with a light amount of charred malts/ash flavor as well. That is followed by light flavors of dark chocolate and just a hint of coffee. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Enjoyable but nothing amazing, a solid choice if you come across it but not one I will be running out to get again.

Photo of 57md
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color. Mildly roasty nose. Light-bodied even for a standard stout. Tasty for what it is but there is nothing off-the-hook about this offering.

Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice stout!! Pours a dense brown color into a pint glass. A bit of light shows through at the bottom of the glass when held to a light. Medium size beige head with average retention. Some lacing on the glass.

Aromas is mostly bittersweet chocolate, with a little coffee thrown in. Pleasant aroma.

Bittersweet chocolate, bready malt and a little coffee make up the flavor. Fairly robust and very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is smooth and rich enough for the style. This is not an RIS or Double Stout. No huge boozy feel here.

A very pleasant stout. I enjoyed it with a steak dinner and it hit the spot.

Photo of delta490
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Deep brown under light black otherwise. No head or lacing. Light roast malt aroma and taste. Good flavor but not much complexity. Lighter weight

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A dry stout with delicious coffee flavor.

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A combination of styles as this beer is listed as a wheat stout; found beer to be mostly a stout with touches of wheat ale style characteristics added to beer. Poured a brownish body with decent head with a little bit of lace patches. Overall, a medium-to-full body that is smooth with a little bit of stickiness. Mostly a chocolate edge with touches of roasted malt and some breadiness for a fuller body, wheat characteristics are minimal (slight yeast edge to balance/round out beer). Enjoyed the sweetness of the beer but don't get much in the wheat ale department other than the yeast/wheat twang at times and touches of hops in finsh, but overall a pretty good beer that is worth a shot.

Photo of beerrat
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth with a bit of bitter after taste.

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid American stout.

Pitch (near black) hue with a creamy brown-ish head, and a heavily malty scent, perhaps slightly tempered by the can. I'm not the hugest fan of the aromas given off by a can of stout. This does it better than most though. Some nice roast undertones when poured.

A very toasty, roasty effective American stout with a tiny hop aftertaste. The feel is rather creamy. Really, a nice treat.

Side note, I love Against Me!, but I hate tie-in beers. This does well though, and if Laura Jane and Co. had a significant voice in this... Good for them. Good beer.

Photo of rpjordan
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Smooth, full bodied beer, but I got a strong cherry note which is just not my favorite in a beer.

Photo of qchic
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned stout, yay! After pour, the light tan head disappeared completely. Darkest brown and smells pleasantly of bittersweet chocolate, a little smoke, and a hint of maple. The aroma is my fave aspect as it feels a little thinner than the full body advertised on the can. Flavor is straight forward stout, but mighty drinkable. Perhaps the wheat smooths things out, and boom! It's gone. I could drink more, but I won't rush out to get more.

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Black Me Stout from Champion Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.