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BruRm Damn Good Stout - The Brü Rm. at BAR

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BruRm Damn Good Stout
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-02-2014 03:08:17 | More by Hrdqore
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2014 23:05:31 | More by bostonryan
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-24-2014 15:08:01 | More by Cath
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-08-2014 03:10:18 | More by shigg85
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-29-2014 02:27:09 | More by FilumDee
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 23:43:55 | More by CTJman
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

09-08-2013 03:52:25 | More by smutty33
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%

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.


08-14-2013 01:48:12 | More by woosterbill
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-02-2013 21:25:13 | More by BGCoon
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3.71/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

05-16-2013 20:52:29 | More by PhillyStyle
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-03-2013 17:55:02 | More by tmars13
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-14-2012 01:16:34 | More by George1005
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New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

10-19-2012 22:55:35 | More by LD18
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-09-2012 02:22:34 | More by thegerm87
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

08-22-2010 20:52:17 | More by Sammy
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

06-21-2010 16:21:33 | More by Pabs311
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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

05-31-2010 20:08:49 | More by Stigs
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

08-06-2008 17:49:20 | More by opwog
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

This stuff is jet black with a decent tan head and good lacing. It has a fairly unique nutty chocolate aroma that includes a very sour overtone. The flavor comes on with a deep sour cherry and coffee, smooth and a bit satiny. It's very drinkable for a stout. There's a charcoal finish. Very nice and highly recommended to any stout fans.

05-04-2008 06:24:23 | More by Durge
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

A- black with a brownish purpleish head, some lacing but nothing too sticky

S- rosted, sweet scents.

T- bitter chocolate, toasted grains, milky/creamy. Some nice fruitiness comes through, very dry.

M- At first it seems very creamy but it's mostly the head, it's very smooth but the over all body is meadium light.

D- I really thought the ABV on this one was like 4.5 or 5% not 6%. it has a good drinkability, but obviously not BARs session beer.

I'm not a stout nut (not yet anyway) but this is a big favourite of mine

02-09-2008 04:13:38 | More by pittvkyle7
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BruRm Damn Good Stout from The Brü Rm. at BAR
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