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Stoudt's Scrawny Dog - Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudt's Scrawny Dog
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very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 4.15%

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Photo of sholland119


3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stoudt's.

A-Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head and good lacing.

S-A little light but some roasted malt is detectable.

T-Roasted malt in the front, then some sweet caramel malt and lots of roastiness in the finish.

M-Light carbonation and a bit thin and watery.

D-A nice light easy drinking oatmeal stout.


Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2009 14:55:30 | More by sholland119
Photo of AltBock


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was able to try this new Stoudt's beer at Capones around 4/4/2009. They served it to me in a Dale's Pale Ale standard pint glass.

From a distance, "Scrawny Dog" looked to be a shade of black, but a closer inspection showed me that it was more a dark brown color with a bright ruby red center. On top of this dark brown beer was a off white colored 1/4 of an inch head of foam. It was one of those heads of foam that wasn't white or tan. Despite it's small size, the head of foam had pretty good retention that left behind a tiny string of rings and a few small spots of lace.

The aroma was light, but heavily roasted. The aroma was simply roasted with dark roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, and a subtle splash of milk chocolate. There weren't many roasted aromas, but it was still very good.

The first few sips of this beer made me think that "Scrawny Dog" was an Irish Dry Stout. It was very dry and it was filled with a few simple roasted flavors. The taste was almost the same as the aroma. That means you got to taste dark roasted malts, a hint of roasted coffee beans, and some chocolate toward the back. The only difference was that it was dark chocolate in the taste and not milk chocolate like it was in the aroma.

This Stoudt's beer was light bodied and slightly dry with a simple aftertaste of roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, and a splash of chocolate. It was very easy to drink.

I guess my standards are high when it comes to Stoudt's beers and that's probably I didn't really care all that much about this beer. I could see this as a session beer, but for me, I want a little more. There wasn't enough to keep me coming back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2009 19:02:08 | More by AltBock
Photo of HopDerek


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Grey Lodge 4/10/09

Poured a dark brownish black with some ruby highlights. Thin tan head faded quickly into a tiny ring, but left good lacing behind. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate with a touch of coffee as it warms. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, and a dry hop finish. Medium in body with nice carbonation. Smooth with a dry finish. Easy to drink, a great sessionable stout that has lots of flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2009 16:10:58 | More by HopDerek
Photo of hopdog


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's.

Poured a deeper brown (almost black color) with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, and some coffee. Tastes of the same roastiness, chocolate, and coffee. I would say the roastiness defintely dominated this one. Lacing left on the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2009 17:59:29 | More by hopdog
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stoudt's- Scrawny Dog

A- Deep brown with a good sticky head.
S- Strong cocoa powder with molasses and a bit of brown sugar.
T- Thick molasses, brown sugar, and Cocoa with a hint of licorice. Burnt earthy malts and a touch of pine hops in the end.
M- Thick and malty with a dry spiciness and a hidden dry hop bite in the end.

Overall- Nice and malty for a stout. Pretty solid!

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2009 21:28:16 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of callmemickey


3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich brown body. Moderate khaki head. Decent retention. Nice lacing.

S: Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. Roasted goodness. No hops are really perceptible here.

T: Mirroring the nose, this is a rich english stout with a solid roasted malt presence. the three c's are here as well as an almost hearty wheat hint.

M: Medium bodied. But the finish isn't as smooth or crisp as the initial taste would suggest.

D: Good with the low abv, but not as hearty and robust as I'd expect from a great english stout.

Serving type: cask

03-02-2009 00:49:17 | More by callmemickey
Photo of ffejherb


3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stoudt's on 2/27/09.

A - Poured a deep brown, almost black body with a touch of garnet around the edges and half a finger of tan head that receded to a thin ring but left exquisite lacing around the glass.

S - Lots of dark roasted malt with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate.

T - Rich and roasty with dark malts, smooth oatmeal, chocolate and coffee notes. There is a lot more flavor that the aroma originally implied.

M - Medium bodied yet quite robust with a mildly prickly mouthfeel. Finishes slightly bitter and dry on the palate.

D - Really nice, especially as it warmed up, but certainly not as smooth and warm as Fat Dog. Of course, that's the point. This is an accessible and drinkable stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2009 00:37:01 | More by ffejherb
Photo of DIM


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a very dark brown, no highlights. It was served to me with a two inch, dark mocha colored froth.

s: Mild roasty, coffe like malts with just a hint of chocolate.

t: I love Fat Dog, so I was prepared not to like this adaptation. I have to say though, this is very tasty. Dry and mildly bitter overall, the roasted flavor of the malts is bitter and coffee like with some mildly sweet chocolate elements.

m: Smooth and creamy, feels like an oatmeal stout. The dry bitterness lingers for a while.

d: They stapled the stomach of my favorite dog and she came out just fine. Try this one while you can.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2009 12:05:28 | More by DIM
Stoudt's Scrawny Dog from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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