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Extra Stout - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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86
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: scottum on 04-08-2005)
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Reviews by necoadam:
Photo of necoadam
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Medium black in color, cloudy as well. Good tan head on this one. Smell was quite roasty. Roasted malts and chocolate have a hold on this brew. Hops have a presence in the background to give it a dry aspect to it. Taste was good. Roasted malts and cocoa start out and pretty much finish this brew. Hops jump around the palate a few times to balance out the beer. Mouthfeel was light medium I thought, perhaps a bit too thin for this kind of stout. Saying that, the alcohol kinda creeps up and has a effect in the aftertaste. But other than that, a beer to check out for a disgestive.

necoadam, Nov 02, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

On tap at the brewpub. Very competent stout. Black with lace. Suitable and even understated carbonation. Not too roasty,On the tad sweet side, the brews tend to be well malted though not overally, just to make it drinkable as opposed to slow sippers.

Sammy, May 16, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.4%

On cask, via hand pump, @ American Flatbread Burlington Hearth (Burlington, VT) on 2/19/11. Served in a pint glass. The board indicates that that this is brewed with lavender and cocoa.

Pours black, with a ½ finger of foamy light mocha head. This retains with quite the rich and sudsy cask look, leaving back a good bit of frothy spotty lacing. The lavender here is coming out mostly as a light floral feel but the nose mostly has a dark tanginess going on with it, courtesy of sweet cocoa, creamy vanilla, roasted malts, and citric hops. Maybe just a smidge of warmth is present here as well.

The taste is sweet up front with those creamy chocolate malts and some dry powdery cocoa flavors before giving way to dark roasted coffee notes and earthy citric hops across the back of the profile. The finish here is a lingering dry and bitter combo of the two. Much like the nose, I'm picking up the lavender as a gentle floral flavor here in the profile that lingers on the breath a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp up front before a mellower and creamy feel takes this towards the swallow. This is pretty easy feeling overall but still has a bit of a sharp oomph to it in spots.

This was a nice nightcap to our day of drinking in Burlington and worked just a well as the dessert to our meal here as well! Lots of sweetness, roast, and bitterness were here in equal amounts and the cask really helped meld everything together and keep things smooth. Nice stuff!

Kegatron, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DoubleMalt, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Appears a midnite black with a 1 finger tan head and small spotty lacing.
Smell is of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and bitter hops. Perhaps a hint of crystal malt can be detected also.
Taste is of roasted maltiness and a bit of toasted malts.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Semi dry finish.
Drinkability...The smoothness makes it easy to go down.

weeare138, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of TheRowan
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

TheRowan, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours black with a thin tan head. Some trailing lace gently slides down the glass.

The smell is of roasted dark malt. Roasted coffee with chocolate notes come through. It has a subtle dark fruit backing.

The taste is of sweet dark malt - notes of chocolate and coffee. Smokiness/roastedness is more subtle in the taste than in the aroma. Dark fruit backing gives it a nice balance. Very dry finish.

Full in body, yet smooth.

This is a pumped-up stout - Kudos for nailing the style! An enjoyable brew!

jwc215, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

bostonryan, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

On tap at the source.
Pours a solid black color with a creamy tan head that sticks lots of lace on the side of the glass. Smells roasty and chocolaty with hints of caramel and earthy hops. Taste follows the smell to a tee. My wife reminded me that I took the first sip and said damn that's good. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a smooth slick mouthfeel. That is a nice stout!

johnnnniee, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jmdrpi, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of scottum
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%

Served a deep dark blackish color with a nice tan headskie. Tastes full and roasted with all sorts of dryness in every corner of the beer to make your thirst need quenching. Solid flavor balance makes this a great example of the style worth checking out.

scottum, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a very dark orange/brown, slightly opaque, very thick tan head forms and settles down to a medium sized layer and ring, some lace spots stick to the glass.

Smell is nice, light roastiness and chocolate, caramel, quite fruity, some raisin and berries, biscuit, oats, a touch of licorice, coffee grounds, a bit of vanilla.

Taste is nice too, sweet and malty up front, some caramel sweetness, very fruity, light bit of grape, raisin, some light chocolate and roast notes, plain but nice.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation, goes down pretty smooth. If not too exciting a very solid stout.

Viggo, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +3.4%

orangesol, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

Pours a dark, black color with a nice brown nose. Aroma is roasty with hints of coffee. Taste is somewhat thin and dry. Not quite as good as I had hoped because to me, a stout should be thick and not thin. Not bad for a stout but I can honestly say I've had better in the style. I would still recommend this and you can compare it with Murphys (also on tap at Flatbread) to see for yourself.

Brad007, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of liquidlife
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Pours black with a full tan head, good retention and lacing

Roasted malt, some sweet caramel, good mix of smells.
Overall bittersweet, chocolate malt. Hops are relatively mild. Mocha coffee and caramel candy there as well. Very good flavour.

Off-sweet finish. Medium body, very smooth.

A really good stout Definitely worth a look.

liquidlife, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of PatandDavid
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Had on tap at the brewpub. Noire in the glass, rings of tan circle the glass as I sip this down. I thought the aroma was a bit thin, and bit alcoholicey. Tastewise, I got some oakey characterics more than anything else. There's some maltiness in there, but Oak was what I picked up more than anything else, but I don't think this was aged or anything...

PatandDavid, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Kelp, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Mesa512, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured off the tap a nearly black but not quite opaque color that did allow some sunlight through. Good sized tan head displayed great retention and great lacing. Aromas of rich soil, caramel malt and some roasted coffee. Slightly sweet in general. The flavors were coffee, molasses, roasted malt all with earthy and musty undertones suggesting depth. The hops offer nice balance and a dry finish. Velvety mouthfeel and smoother than Sinatra. A well rounded stout and fine offering from the Queen City.

thekevlarkid, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of joeland
3.83/5  rDev -1%

A- a dark brwon color with a one finger high head.

S- a simple smell a mix of coffee and malt.

T- the taste was a mix of malt and sweet choclate. it also had a coffee carcter built in.

M- very smooth beer. with medium body.

D- this beer was vary easy drinking beer could have many of these.

joeland, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of pao5035
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%

pao5035, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

HoppyKilaMonster, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of rhinos00
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

On-tap at American Flatbread, poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark brown with a nice one inch creamy off-white head.

S- Wish there was a little more here. Simple smell of distant chocolate and malt.

T- Consisted of a nice combination of sweet chocolate and malt sugars. There was also a hint of roasted coffee beans, but no where near overpowering.

M- Smooth, creamy and medium bodied.

D- The creamy head and smooth texture make this one go right down.

Overall, reminded me of a better version of Guiness. Definitely worth a try.

rhinos00, Dec 30, 2008
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Extra Stout from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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