Gerry Dog Stout - Big Elm Brewing

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sam21 on 01-27-2013

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 4
Photo of fscottkey
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%

A: [3.00] Dark black body. The head is a khaki brown with *very* aggressive bubbling. I am accustomed to beers with a fairly stable and inactive head this looked like I threw an Alka Seltzer in it. Lots of vigorous popping bubbles. The can has a born on date (I think). It is Oct of 2013. So this is 11 months old. The head settles into a thin film.

S: [3.75] Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very classic stout aroma.

T: [3.50] Nice charred wood flavor - a smokey taste. There is some chocolate on the finish. Much more coffee as it warms.

M: [2.50] A little too carbonated. I don't think a stout should have a "sting" on the tongue.

O: [3.25] I "stole" this beer from my dad's fridge. I am not sure how he acquired it - he only drinks AAL. I am sure it has been tucked away in there for months. I know nothing about this brewery or their products. This beer is decent (It is definitely the best thing my dad has). I think it if was inexpensive I'd kick back with a few. The carbonation is the only thing that is really out of whack. Everything else plays well enough to be enjoyable.

Photo of brureview
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark opaque chocolate color with a 3F head in stein.

Aroma is quite good-light chocolate, and fruit- cherry(?)

Mouth feel is relatively mild.

Taste/finish: light roasts, malty, some fruit. The taste and finish are similar to a Bock.

Overall- a very easy drinking stout. Enjoyable, especially when one is not in the mood for
an over-the-top stout, high ABV beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a Western Massachusetts diner on July 28, 2013.

It was a deep dark black pour with a modest beige head and very opaque. The head faded after a moment or two.

I did not pick up much in the way of oatmeal on the nose but I did get a decent dose of coffee malts and subtle sweetness.

The body was around medium with some light astringency.

The taste was also on the slightly sweet side with a moderate lingering dryer finish. Some smoke too. Oatmeal stout? Not sure if it fit the profile I am used to but it did remind me of an Irish Dry Stout.

Photo of Sam21
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Poured into German dimple mug.
A- Deep rich black color, but not opaque. Creamy tight tan head. Nice retention. Good looking stout. 

S- Cola, raisins, light roast notes, molasses, and a sweetness that is deep and enveloping. Wonderful malty aroma. 

T- Similar to the aroma, this is a sweet stout. Cola, sweet dried fruits, and a mild touch of roast in the finish. Hops are very light and the finish is pleasantly long. There is a creaminess to the way the flavors meld together. 

MF- Creamy yet not heavy. Medium-bodied and round. Really great for a non-imperial. 

O- This is a sweet oatmeal stout. The sweetness is dominant over and roast tones, which became a bit much for me by the end of the bottle. Still, it's a solid stout and an enjoyable local beer! Looking forward to trying the bourbon barrel version and some of their other beers!

Gerry Dog Stout from Big Elm Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.