Medusa - Conquest Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Conquest Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Craigory on 05-09-2013)
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MacQ32:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%

Conquest stout in a 22 oz bottle.
Mildly sweet upfront but mildly bitter aftertaste.
Ample dark roasted grain with very little burnt or char.
Solid but lacks complexity.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Craigory
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler fill at Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Conquest tulip pint glass.

A: Pours quite black, with generous khaki head. I only get some light ruby tinting on the edges when I hold the glass to the light; the head subsides to a light cap that sticks around.

S: I get the standard sweet stout notes; some roasted barley, both bitter and milk chocolate, light scent of coffee.

T: A little roastiness up front, followed by both bitter and sweeter chocolate, with a lingering sweet finish.

M: Medium-bodied, with light carbonation and a slight stickiness.

O: A nice sweet stout (no lactose) that is highly sessionable. It stays with the standard notes for the style, but hits every one well.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HufftheMagicDragon
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Once I allowed the growler to warm up a little bit, I poured my first glass of the Medusa Stout from Conquest. The pour yielded a nice two finger head that was pretty steady through the first half of the drink. The stout had an excellent color and was very opaque. The real magic came when I tasted it:

The mouthfeel was superb. Very thick and yet drinkable. The taste was fairly complex with an initial taste of dark chocolate and cream followed by dark roast coffee. The aftertaste was clean and ever so slightly bitter. Overall, I can say this was my favorite stout I have ever had.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a half-finger of tan head that fades pretty quickly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Dark cacao, milder notes of coffee and roasted malt bitterness. There's a bit of a cola aspect to the aroma as well. Not a real big nose on this one though.

T: Follows the nose - coffee and light chocolate, roasted bitterness, and some mild char in the back of the mouth. Light hop bitterness shows up in the hang.

M: Has a fairly thin body, but not to the point of seeming watery. Carbonation sensation on the low side, and alcohol nearly undetectable.

O: This wasn't particularly sweet, nor did I find a lot of lactose presence here. It struck me more as a "session stout" - relatively light-bodied, very low alcohol, and yet still has an enjoyable flavor profile. For what it is, and what it could be for such a low FG, really quite good. Glad I had a chance to try it.

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4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at Liberty on the Lake in Irmo, SC. Deep, deep chocolate hue to where no light shone thru. There was just a thin head of cappucino colored foam (no doubt due to the pour).The smell was absolute heaven; just an almost perfect blend of coffee, cocoa, and raisins. The tatse delivered exactly what the aroma promised. Mouthfeel was a little chewy, which suits me just fine!

Overall, this has moved to the top of my list! (Of course, there are still multitudes to try!) But it doesn't hurt that this brewery is in my back yard!

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Medusa from Conquest Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.