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BruRm Damn Good Stout - The Brü Rm. at BAR

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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The Brü Rm. at BAR visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

You'd better believe it. We use seven different malts to create an incredible sensation of aroma and flavor. The special roasted barleys we use give this brew its smokey espresso scent. And the first sip reveals a rich sweet character which ends in a coffee/cocoa finish. Our special, natural carbonation process creates the dense head, tiny bubbles, and creamy character of this dark beauty. Perfect to sit with and contemplate. After a large pie, don't say Decaf Espresso, say Damn Good Stout.
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 19
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Pitch black body with clear red-brown highlights. Thin tan head of fine, clingy foam. Good retention, moderate lace. Very nice.

S: Candied figs, coffee, butterscotch, and light spice. Some fudgy chocolate as well. Great.

T: Follows the nose - complex array of dark fruits, roasted malts, and sweet candy notes. Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, and raisin. Clean, bitter finish. Damn good indeed.

M: Smooth, lightly carbonated medium body. Soft.

O: I can't believe I haven't gotten around to reviewing this until now, as this has been my go-to beer at BAR for the past 6+ years, as it's the only genuinely good year-round offering, and almost always better than the seasonals as well. Only the Espresso version of itself is distinctly superior, in my opinion; maybe the Chocolate Porter as well. In any case, flavorful dark beers hide all manner of sins, and the ingredients in this one are tasty enough to mask the faults that dependably mar the lighter offerings from this brewpub. When in doubt, get the stout.


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On tap at the Bru Room, served in a pint glass:

Appeared a nice, dark, coffee color with a dark, thick, chocolate head that was well retained. The beer had a lighter aroma than expected, a little coffee and a slight hint of chocolate. The taste followed the nose, but was a bit stronger. The beer had a lighter feel, but it was smooth, creamy and easy to drink. Overall, a solid beer.

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On tap at the Bru Room. Black, with mocha creamy head, measuring 1/4 inch. Srved appropriate waarmer. Roast and chocolate aroma. Coffee is the story, and the coffee acid build as i finish gulp after gulp. Fuller mouthfeel. Very nitro like. Good for what is is, as I am not a coffee drinker or big fan.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beer pours a nice rich deep black with a thin mocha colored head. (bar tender did not leave much room at the top of the glass for a decent sized head). some lacing left behind as the beer got drank.

S- nice roasted malt qualities. heavy on coffee/espresso, almost burnt maltiness. some bittersweet chocolate is also aparent.

T- much like the nose. heavy roasty malts. coffee, chocolate once again make up the majority of flavor in this beer.

M/D medium bodied and low carbonation. perfect for the style. easy drinking, had a few of these during my visit to bar.

this beer redeemed my opinion of what bar has to offer after i tried their 73 IPA.

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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz pour from the bar, nobody wanted a pitcher of this...shame because I would drink one on my own.

A - black beer with a seemingly thickish body, khaki foam on top about a third of an inch or so, left behind some spotty lacing sip after sip.

S - mmmm. perfect medly of roasted (and slightly charred) malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, slight subtle nuttyness. sweet and bitter (roast) work very well together. quite inviting.

T - great again. beautiful balance. takes all the classic stout flavors and delivers each one with precision and balance. many waves of roast, bitter (coffee, hops), sweet (chocolate, vanilla). quite enjoyable, so glad i went out of my way to try this.

M - wow. cant imagine it getting any better than this for the style. thick creamy body, coats the mouth with its wonderful flavors, and goes down super smooth. carbonation is present but well done, works well with the roast and sweetness. should be a measuring stick for all others of the style.

D - wonderful stout. robust and flavorful yet goes down easily thanks for a rich and creamy yet not overwhelming mouthfeel. delicious. perfectly named, damn good indeed.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was the one saving moment of an otherwise disapointing visit to the Bru Rm. This beer isn't something that I would be going far out of my way to get. But as a stout being poured by a brew pub (posing as a dance club), I was completely happy with this. The beers here, in general, use to be better but I think that the beer is starting to take a back seat to catering to their late night crowd. This is the one to have, if you only have time for one at the Bru Rm.

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