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G.F.Y. Stout - Spiteful Brewing

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G.F.Y. StoutG.F.Y. Stout

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 12-18-2012

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Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 26
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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bottle at Vas Foremost Liquors in Chicago back in early September, minutes after leaving Revolution Brewing across the street and just before heading to ORD for our flight home. Batch #21 scrawled on the label. Opened on the Oregon Coast, at our little cabin getaway weekend near Cannon Beach; poured to two pint glasses during an epic Yahtzee game with my wife.

Label: A one-eyed, tattered teddy bear flipping the bird. The "G.F.Y." message (vaguely detailed in text on the side label) is directed at someone/something --- although I'm unsure who/what.

A: Really dark, virtually black. Head is subdued, vaguely tan, dense. Modest sticking lace.

S: Sweeter 'fudge' aroma, deeper berry sweet-funk. Earthy, coffee, sooty.

T: Deep chocolate/coffee bean throughout. Bitter roast, then a sweeter turn. A little licorice, mild spicing.

M: Alcohol is pretty well concealed. Modest/low carbonation - but that may be the "aging" (4 months since purchase (refrigerated ever since) but no idea when "Batch #21" was created). The end result is smooth and silky, good coating, medium/full body and large lingering flavors.

O: Likable and a good sipping beer. Spiteful has created a solid stout with strong aroma and flavor. Would I have this again? I'd love to...

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A - Pours pitch black, typical tan one finger head. Your basic stout appearance pretty much.

S - Anise, a bit of licorice, very chocolatey and huge roasted malts.

T - Huge roasted/charred malts, a little on the sweet side, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee.

M - Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Very creamy and feels much heavier than an 8% beer.

O - Honestly, I'd drink a glass of this and then go onto something else. I appreciate the style (is this really an 8% RIS?) and would grab this before other "regular" stouts. In the end, the anise qualities is not something I dig, but can appreciate it!

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