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Polar Night Stout - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RoughTail Brewing Co. visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BizyBrewer on 11-22-2013)
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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can generously given to me at the end of a bottle share in chicago about 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed from a TB batch 002 snifter.

a - brew poured black as night with a massive mocha tan foamy head that hung out for a while and coated the glass with lacing as it dissipated.

s - nose is hoppy milk stout. Little grainy.

t - big roast subtle hop on the finish. Chocolate and grain the middle. Kind of meh, but the hop on the finish saves it.

m - soft and easy drinking. Kind of milk stouty.

o - overall far from a bad beer, but not a memorable stout. Very down the middle and good. Sadly there are a slew of great stouts that outshine this beer. This is the kind of beer that you would drink all the time if it was a local on draft all around town, but wouldn't make a special trip to get a taste.

cosmicevan, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Tiernan, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tbryan5, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Justin8mypants, Sep 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

HoppySeb, Sep 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, large, dark brown and creamy head, with great retention and tons of spiderweb lacing. Dark black beer, as expected.

Surprisingly bright, grassy, bitter aroma, focusing on dank, green hops. Bitter chocolate malt hides in the background. Pleasant, but not what I'm expecting in a traditional stout (then again, the can does mark "aggressiveness" through the roof).

Smooth, bitter, roasty and chocolatey taste. It doesn't at first stand out, but then a huge wave of dark cacao comes rushing over the palate. Huge hoppy bitterness smacks your gums, but leaves only a slight citrus peel flavor behind.

Very smooth, but a little lighter feel overall than I prefer in a stout. No sting; lively and creamy, with a long, lingering finish.

This is a solid, enjoyable stout, probably about on par with Storm King (and in a similar style), but well below the style benchmarks a la FIS. Nor does it bring anything unique enough to the table to stand apart from any other good-but-not-great stout. Certainly worth picking up for a try.

Roguer, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

schmidtmattsays, Jan 03, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent new brew from Roughtail. I'm excited to see these guys get their stuff out onto the streets...and in 16oz cans no less! Excellent brew, smooth mouth feel, excellent taste and at 8%, it's lower ABV so you can have more than one! The only thing bad about it is it doesn't have much of a smell...but who gives a shit, I'm not sniffin' flowers here, I'm drinkin' it!

MtnBiker, Dec 06, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Some floaties, great lacing & nice head retention.

S: Carob, roastyness & a bit of raisin

T: Roastyness, dryness, a touch of carob & piney hops up front. More roastyness as this warms, plus dryness, faint carob & bit of pumpernickel & licorice. Finishes dry, roasty, with some Baker's chocolate & a touch of charred grain

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance

Drinks very easy, hides the ABV well. I find the floaties a bit off-putting

russpowell, Jan 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

JDoogle, Sep 24, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass. One inch had that falls to thin film and leaves good lacing. Aroma is roasted barley and citrusy hops. Flavor is typical rush of roasted malts and coffee flavors with a balancing bitterness. Overall, it is a good call if you like the style.

EagleTalon, Apr 24, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -18.9%

Mweddle, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

CRJMellor, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Makebelieve81, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pub glass. Received in a trade from OK.

A - Half a finger of light tan head with very short retention. Pours a very dark brown/black and is basically opaque. Little to no lacing.

S - Dark roasted malts. A hint of coffee.

T - Malty flavor with bitterness coming from both coffee and chocolate.

M - Nice and thick up front with lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

O - At 8% and with plenty of body and carbonation it drinks like an imperial stout. Quite delicious.

FocusDave, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours from the can a brownish black with a substantial brown head. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee and spice. The taste is pretty close to the nose, but there's quite a hoppy bitterness for a stout. A bit of booze too. Medium mouth that's slightly oily. Not bad, and the hop profile is distinctively Roughtail.

MartzMimic, Yesterday at 01:58 AM
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Polar Night Stout from RoughTail Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.