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South Mountain Stout - The Bobcat Café & Brewery

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bobcat Café & Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A semi-dry stout offering an initial malt and caramel flavor profile with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. The emphasis of coffee like flavor and a light degree of roasted malt aromas define much of the character with medium body.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-15-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewery.

A: Perfectly dark stout.

S: Heavy coffee and espresso overtones.

T: THE perfect stout. A tad more alcoholic than most, with an emphasis on coffee and espresso notes overpowering chocolate and smoke.

M: Ideal stout: creamy, heavy, malty.

O: Certainly one of the best, non-imperial stouts I've had. In comparison to other Vermont stouts, Wolaver's in particular, this holds up extremely well and likely rises above this, admittedly high, standard. Very highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2013 00:49:30 | More by BTVflatlander
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-23-2012 02:22:27 | More by m0ntels
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Just a small amount of light passes through the beer.

S - Light nose. Some dark roasted malts and sweet milk chocolate.

T - Dark roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate that are accompanied by a noticeable bitterness to compliment the sweetness.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 01:08:07 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-26-2012 21:41:22 | More by fortheunheard
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Bobcat Café & Brewery

A nice stout, but nothing too distinctive from the small bit I sampled. Pours dark like a typical stout. A little on the thin side but the flavors of coffee and chocolate still make their way through. Moderately drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 03:05:18 | More by Rifugium
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

To me, it is very much like a Russian Imperial Stout but less potent. It has the same flavors coming across just not as strong. Not creamy like some of my favorite stouts or smooth like Murphy's but for those of you who like Russian Imperial, this will be more drinkable. Worth a try for those of us who like stouts anyways.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2009 01:43:12 | More by CaptYellow
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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep and dark colors apropos of a stout. Thin tan head clung to my glass leaving nice lacing. Aromas of subdued chocolate and coffee. Could be more pronounced. Flavors are great though! Roasted malts, chocolate malts, true baking cocoa with the bitterness, espresso. Well balanced sweetness/bitterness. Mouthfeel is good too; light carbonation, full bodied yet smooth and gratifying. A great depths-of-the-endless-Vermont-winter beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2008 16:29:59 | More by thekevlarkid
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn fine stout. Served black with a short head. Nice and smooth the way we like them. Very well balanced. I've heard that stout is one of the easy styles to brew well, but this is a better stout than most brewpub stouts I've tried. I'd love to see these guys do an imperial stout. I'm glad I found this place. Same ride time as Burlington for me, except south instead of north.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2003 12:49:47 | More by scottum
South Mountain Stout from The Bobcat Café & Brewery
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