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Black Me Stout | Champion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good
15 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
87
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
19.4%
 
 
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5
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Black Me StoutBlack Me Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by clayrock81 on 01-26-2014

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by redfox405:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headyhardy
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Color typical dark stout blackish brown. Nice big head with an aggressive pour, tan and big-bubbled with cavities developing if allowed to rest. Head lingers somewhat but not as clingy in glass as some. Nose obvious but a bit monotone. Taste decently balanced but not overwhelming. Mildly creamy mouthfeel, nothing extraordinary. Hoppy ending as would be expected with the style. A good, enjoyable stout, but I can't say that it stands out in any particular area.

This was from a can, dated 11/24/2015 (don't know if that's the dated is was produced... hope so).

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Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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...

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Photo of TheMirrorOwl
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of buzzy
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vwbus7
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alwaysplayin
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBender
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braker649er
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The description says "a middle ground between a dry stout and an imperial stout." That felt about right--just a hint of booze, but not really strong, also pretty smooth, but not creamy. This is a high-end for middle-of-the-road stout. If I made it, I'd be quite happy, but it's not quite in the realm of "outstanding"--just good and solid and does its job.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of FoodFan101
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
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

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Black Me Stout from Champion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.