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Hunter - 18th Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Here is a father’s toast to his son. Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, Hunter boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.9%

05-27-2014 05:37:49 | More by sudsy2drunk
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ronn

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-15-2014 22:17:56 | More by ronn
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-06-2013 04:31:47 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2013 00:45:11 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2013 00:51:05 | More by Texasfan549
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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RoyBatty

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a creamy tar black into a teku glass with a finger of chocolate malt colored foam. Smells of chocolate, light coffee, and sweet malted milk. Taste is delightfully smooth and has hints chocolate with just the right amount of sugary milk. The most surprising thing is the heavy amount of hop bitterness that comes through, but also has an amazingly smooth finish. It has a lighter mouth-feel for a stout while still packing plenty of thick classic stout feel.

Overall it's another great beer by the guys at 18th street. They've only made three varieties to this point all worth trying. As soon as they get their taproom, Northwest Indiana we have another great beer giant to rival FFF. Personally, I can't wait to see what else they come up with.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:20:43 | More by RoyBatty
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Prager62

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-30-2013 03:06:56 | More by Prager62
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indy351

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2014 19:00:17 | More by indy351
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brewskis

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-19-2014 04:00:16 | More by brewskis
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dannycohen62

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2013 20:53:59 | More by dannycohen62
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-25-2014 22:44:09 | More by dlee33
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-03-2013 16:35:01 | More by BeerHunter76
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NSK79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-23-2013 17:11:39 | More by NSK79
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Pidzik12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2013 20:51:41 | More by Pidzik12
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vinnyg76

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2014 04:12:10 | More by vinnyg76
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-24-2014 20:23:35 | More by SoxFan
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2013 04:43:29 | More by mpayne5
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was black with a black color with murky brown highlights. Some bubbles clung to the sides of the glass.

Smell - A big coffee whiff comes through in the aroma.

Taste - Big coffee and chocolate come through in the initial taste. The coffee notes are creamy, but not as creamy as I would expect from a milk stout. As a whole, the beer is only modestly sweet. The modest sweetness finishes in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The maltiness really sticks to the inside of the cheeks and tongue. It is smooth and creamy as a milk stout should be.

Overall - I like this one a lot. I can't wait for more Hunter variants!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 15:24:57 | More by JohnnyHopps
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Lincoln Park Binny's. Served in a taster glass.

A - Copious tan foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Opaque, very dark brown body.

S - Big roast, cocoa nibs, and surprisingly low sweetness for a milk stout; the lactose contribution is fairly mild. Nice bittersweet chocolate, caramel, dark bread, and notes of smoke and char as well. Good balance, and minimal alcohol.

T - The taste is a tad more roasty and smokey, with a slight burnt toast note. There's still some nice cocoa, nuttiness, and faint hints of caramel and lactose, but this is fairly low in sweetness. Again, no alcohol presence whatsoever.

M - Medium body, slightly toasty texture but otherwise goes down quite smoothly. Moderate carbonation, and a nice clean, crisp finish.

D - Not really what I was expecting from a milk stout, but a very enjoyable beer all the same. I will definitely be purchasing more of this one, as it's quite easy-drinking. I've been very impressed with 18th Street Brewery so far, and I'm looking forward to trying more of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 19:14:49 | More by MasterSki
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-22-2013 17:53:12 | More by Kubrickx
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Hunter from 18th Street Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.