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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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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 17 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3

Had this a few weeks ago when it first came out (batch #1), seemed a bit more hoppy then. It's pretty big and roasty, but the hops seem to be diminished in this batch.

Dark and oily pour into a tulip glass, generating a compact head of tan milk chocolate hued foam. Some lace is left behind around the edges of the glass.

Creamy and close to full bodied, slightly chewy. Big roasty bitterness and dry bakers chocolate. Some dark roast coffee, charred toast, dry graphite in the aftertaste. An American Imperial Stout, using Cascade hops. Pretty good and suited to the cool January night.

Recommended for fans of Bells Double Cream Stout or Dark Horse's Stout Series.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a moustachioed shaker pint glass.

Gotta love it when a cartoon teddy bear is disrespecting you so vulgarly... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose is a nice whiff of the air directly surrounding a meal of coffee and devil's food cake. Mmm. The taste brings in more of the same, though the coffee character is now in control, and a hint of charred jerky finds its way in there as well near the finish. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice stout, easily the crown jewel thus far in the admittedly still very small assortment from Spiteful.

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chris shared this one last week while watching football. Batch #1. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Dark tan foam rises late and settles to a thin cap before quickly dissipating to some stray wisps and a thin collar. There are a few specks of lace dotting the sides of the glass as well as a glass-coating brownish film. Body is black.

S - Big anise, some smoked meats, hint of umami, and a surprising Pez-like candy note. Gets a bit sweeter as it warms up, with a touch of baker's chocolate, but this is on the roasty and charry side of the spectrum.

T - The taste is similarly roasty and charry, with light smoke notes, anise, and very restrained dark chocolate malt sweetness. Some of the hops punch through, providing a low level of hop bitterness in the finish. Very European - I might mistake this for a Nøgne Ø or Amager offering in a blind tasting.

M - Smooth, medium-full body; feels bigger than the listed 8%, even though there isn't any overt alcohol burn. Pleasant medium-low carbonation, and a dry, clean finish.

D - A solid, true-to-style, beer, but not the type of stout I could drink in large quantities due to the intense anise and char flavors. I suspect this will be more popular on Ratebeer than on here, seeing how they love all things Mikkeller. Still, it's a solid first effort!

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(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours an inky black body with a thick creamy coco tan head that fades to a thick ring. It is a bit too dense to see any carbonation.

S- The big earthy black roasted malt has some green woody hops aroma to follow.

T- The smooth flavor grows to a full rounded black malt character with some coffee roasted malt and mellow charcoal notes that linger through the aftertaste. There is no real bitterness but a nice fuggle green hop flavor in the finish that supports the malt nicely.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth and a nice thick texture in the finish.

O- This beer is full of nice big dark roasted flavors but is is very drinkable and a nice hop support with clean yeast. The alcohol is well hidden making this a nice solid stout with English and American qualities.

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G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.