6288 Stout - Tuckerman Brewing Co.
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3.54/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured into a pint glass from the bottle with the poorly designed label. I am listening to The Get Up Kids' album "On a Wire."
A - Outstanding. It looks very much like how a stout should. Thick two inch head with nice retention, some lacing as it goes down, could be a little "frothier," if I had to say why I didn't give it a 5.
S - A little metallic. Some roasted peanuts. Meh.
T - Starts off with some scalded milk, understated malt presence. A nice carbonated bite at the end with a bit of hops, appropriate for the style. Very drinkable. Amazing aftertaste of salted peanuts.
M - Creamy with some nice carbonation.
Overall I think it's very, very, very... solid. It isn't a stout that would be style-changing, but they made something very drinkable with great flavor.
02-06-2014 02:44:39 | More by erickehoe
3.76/5 rDev +1.3%
Served in a Guinness glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that is still there. It is a black color with no charity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super tight mocha lacing all the way down. Awesome.
Smell: Roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earthy, and a little smoke.
Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, smoke, earthy hop bitterness, and a little dark fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly hops, a little dry, a little creamy, medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, and quite enjoyable.
Overall: For an American stout, this was very delicious and enjoyable. I'll make sure to grab another pint before it's gone.
01-30-2014 07:24:27 | More by Flounder57
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours a solid dark brown color with a decent sized tan head that shows some persistence. Smells roasty and fruity with bits of earth and caramel strewn about. Taste follows the smell fairly well, but there is more caramel than coffee and roast. Dark dried fruits and caramels are quite prevalent almost dopplebock like qualities. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet burnt sugary mouthfeel. This is not a bad beer, but it really needs some more roast and some chocolate flavor would help as well.
02-02-2012 23:54:03 | More by johnnnniee
3.45/5 rDev -7%
12oz into a Portsmouth snifter.
This beer is lighter than most stouts with a deep burgundy tinged brown color that is topped with a faint white head. Little lacing, but there is enough.
The aroma is caramel, molasses and malt. A longer pull is all candied dark fruit.
Even flavor that is more notable for it's absence of any roast malt or chocolate notes, either or both of which would have made this a much better stout. There is a nice malt backbone here, but it is lost by a slightly watery mouthfeel.
Overall this is a better drink than the sum of it's parts but not enough to move the overall up to 4.0.
12-31-2011 00:40:43 | More by CooperEllis
2.75/5 rDev -25.9%
12oz bottle into tulip
A - Pours a lighter black with brown edging. Decent 1", light tan head that left minor lacing
S - Roasted coffee with minor chocolate component. Smells very grainy with a minor hop component.
T - This thing is odd tasting. It is like a mix between a weak stout, light porter, and an old Pale Ale. I know that is an odd thing to say but I just couldn't define distinct flavour profiles. A little bit of bittersweet chocolate here and a quick hit of old pine there. This one confused me, and honestly, didn't taste that great.
M - Thin, medium, slight burn/effervescent on tongue
O - I can see how this is easily drinkable, but I just didn't think the flavours were there, or strong enough.
04-01-2011 15:45:11 | More by OakedCanuck
3.3/5 rDev -11.1%
Part of an awesome trade with CBeer88.. Thanks a ton Carl.... Too many extras, no shit.
Poured into MNFG... short lasting small bubble brown head... descent lacing but really not much of a cap either.... the brew is deeeep dark brown but not quite black.. still nice.
Nose is lite roasty notes and even less cocoa or coffee.. pretty restrained, but seems about right for a lower ABV brew.
Flavor is more a standard porter... but really, I'm not complaining.. could use more of a pronounced dark malt component... hop flavor is American, but mild.. nothing to write home about.
body is light side of medium.. carbonation seems about right for the style.
Ehhh.. okay.. no real flaws, but just no real stand-out qualities.
Thanks again Carl.... I hope you like your box as much as I appreciate mine. Cheers brother... you can consider me an any time trader partner.
03-24-2011 05:36:23 | More by JohnGalt1
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
A: Deep dark black beer with a frothy tan head.
S: Mocha, coffee, roasted nuts
T: Subtle flavor, roasted malts, burnt coffee dry finish.
M: Smooth, subtle, good.
D: Not as complex as you'd like in a good stout, but it's a nice easy drinking beer.
03-14-2011 02:10:19 | More by jiggahertz
4.08/5 rDev +10%
A-Dark brown to black, small foamy head that didn't last very long
S-Very faint roasted malts.
T-Typical traditional stout flavors. The malts are mellow rather than astringent. Some chocolate and roasted flavors. Nothing really sticks out.
M-medium mouth feel. Also smooth
D-A Very pleasant and drinkable brew. Gentle without being weak. I could drink this all night.
Note: It came in a 4 pack and cost $7.99. A bit steep for what it is considering that I could have picked up other good stouts (in six packs) for $8.99
01-28-2011 19:40:23 | More by beancounter
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a Fin du Monde chalice.
Inky dark rew with minial brown head.
Roasty nose of chocolate and tangy hops. Quite nice malty yet clean aroma.
There is a soothing creaminess here but a fresh crispness that balances this nicely flavor-packes stout. Good session beer but not boring like Guinness. I like this a lot!
04-10-2010 20:05:22 | More by kenito799
1.9/5 rDev -48.8%
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. No bottled date.
(A)- Pours a thick dark black color that formed some brown bubbles.
(S)- Lots of roasted molasses & raisin. Rather sour-like. . . smells like a damp moldy gym sock actually.
(T)- Sour tasting molasses & raisins. Infected?
(M)- A good carbonation level. Very sour & bitter. There must be something wrong with this.
(D)- This must be a bad bottle. Very sour with a smell that almost made me feel sick.
03-31-2010 23:38:19 | More by sweemzander
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
I've been trying to buy more Tuckerman's as they badly need a new bottling line. Label has a frosty looking pic of the Mt. Washington Observatory located on top of Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet--hence the name of the beer. Has bottle dating capabilities but nothing is checked off--I hate that.
Opaque black with a creamy tan, whipped cream looking head. Smells like bitter chocolate and nutty hickory with dark fruit undertones. Creamy like a stout frappe.
Taste is smooth, roasty, and fluffy; the bottle conditioning really has an influence. Mocha char finish, a little harsh due to the fact that they use a German ale yeast. Not exactly a melange of complexity but simple and tasty.
Up there with Cadillac Mt., and Ipswich oatmeal as one of New England's finest stouts.
02-10-2010 17:43:43 | More by donkeyrunner
4.18/5 rDev +12.7%
I found some really dusty bottles on sale at a local store, and I remember having this beer before and it was pretty decent, so I decided to get it again and give it a try. Judging from the other reviews and what I found, I wonder if the age really helped it...
A: Pours with dark but not too rich head that fades quickly to a light head covering. It tries to be pitch black, but accidentally lets a very small amount of light through the bottom of the glass.
N: Wow! Rich thick oatmeal, tons of roasted malts and chocolate, loaded with chocolate malts, pretty high alcohol phenols in the smell, some dark fruits fig or date like, somewhat reminds me of Mephistopheles stout but brought down a notch.
T: Doesn't disappoint judging from the nose, thick and creamy with lots of rich oats and roasted malts. Again the chocolate just explodes. Some slight metallic tastes also seem to sneak in there. The alcohol taste is there, but much less than on the nose, and it adds a slight warmth. Stout like bitter earthy flavors. Some creamy milky dark chocolate and some dark charred brown sugar finish off the initial taste.
M: A light alcohol burn and warmth, decent carbonation, and pretty thick and heavy but still creamy and smooth.
F: Finishes a little sweet, long alcohol burn and warmth, but not very much, just lingers. Earthy char and stout like bitterness stick around but it still maintains a rather drinkable aura since its so creamy and smooth, and the chocolate just overloads everything else. It leaves a rich coating around the mouth that makes me keep smack my mouth.
I really think the age helped this a lot, judging from the other reviews, and the fact that I seemed to get a lot more than 5.9% abv. If you bought this beer and weren't as impressed, let it sit for a year or two and try again. I'm going to let the other three keep aging.
10-29-2009 16:51:22 | More by jlindros
6288 Stout from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.