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Bonecrusher Stout | Schmohz Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
schmohz.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
26.61%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by Bung:
Photo of Bung
3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Schmohz. Pretty dark brown pour, some whitish head. Quite roasty aroma, malt and coffee mostly. Mouthfeel a tad thin, but ok. Chalky/cocoa powder dryness, mixes well with the roast malt. Some coffee bitter finish. Would not be a problem drinking a few of these.
Good English or Foreign type stout, just don't expect and American Stout and you'll enjoy this fine.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TCHopCraver
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes made on 10/23/10.

A: Bonecrusher has a very dark black color with just a hint of brown. The head is a frothy, one finger mocha that retains fairly well. The lacing is pretty sticky in the form of large dots and arches.

S: The smell from the beer is not very powerful, but what is present consists of toasted dark malt and coffee. A slight hint of cocoa is detectable, but mainly roasted barley and water is the aroma.

T: Water is rather present in the taste as well, with a slight cocoa and coffee flavor. Hops are pretty present on the finish and combine with the malt to leave a very roasted, bitter aftertaste.

M: This is a pretty light and thin MF for an English Stout. The body is very watery and the finish is puckering. I would usually look for a little more creaminess in the feel of a stout with this a.b.v.

D: Overall, not a beer I would seek out again. It's just a little too watery and one-dimensional for a stout. It is an okay beer, but not one that really showed me a lot.

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Photo of schnjac
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of DruC4
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of king75
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps their best beer, obtained bottle at Champane's Cellars. Dry, chocolate coffee roast stout. Black, with enormous amount of mocha coloured head. Cocoa aroma, as well as roast and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Similar to Oveltine, if Overltine was a beer. Good drinkability,though dry with sips revealing more sugar sweet and roast bitter.

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Photo of beveritt
2.46/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is a plastic stick on type, depicting a horned skull helmet wearing guy wielding a rusty/bloody axe. Described as an "aggressive ale" made with 5 different malts and 2 different hops. No freshness dating, but I picked this up at the brewery not too long ago.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of dark brown head. This settles very slowly, dropping to a thin coating of foam and leaving behind nearly complete lacing coverage. The beer itself is as black as ink; opaque even at the edges. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted barley with distinct acidity/acrid overtones. Hints of bitter chocolate and black coffee.

Taste: Sharp, acrid roasted barley upfront without any of the associated malt body upon which it should be layered. Very thin. It is akin to hopped water.

Mouthfeel: average carbonation level. Body is very thin and watery.

Drinkability: Everything started out so well, but fell apart at the first sip. Ridiculously thin and watery. Oh well, one and done for this beer.

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Photo of Vonerichs
2.69/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Standard dark brown body with a 1/4" off espresso colored head.

The smell is pretty one dimensional and that's burn malt. There was a slight whiff of rotten garbage. After smelling this I was dreading tasting it.

The taste is heavy on the char with the slightest coffee.

Medium body, not soft or creamy at all.

As a beer in general I didn't mind drinking this, but for a stout it's poor.

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Photo of ianpstephens
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of redleg64
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This tastes like someone tossed some Hershey bars and a can of coffee into the bonfire and then made smoke juice. This really tastes like bottled smoke. On a side note they could put a little more effort into their packaging. The labeling kind of sucks. The only reason I bought the six pack is because it had six different beers in it and I couldn't make up my mid at the store as to what I wanted.

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Photo of fishmich
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.08/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a beer glass of some sort. Pours dark, like coffee, with a very thin, almost not noticable foam head of tan colour.

Smells like a typical stout, a little coffee, a little chocolate. Not much aroma though.

Tastes like a typical stout, though a little thin. Chocolate or coffee notes, but average, if not slightly watery compared to others.

Somewhat carbonated, but smooth none the less, feels a little thin.

Overall, unimpressed with it, and the cost of the single bottle was a bit much for what it is.

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Photo of enelson
3.51/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of gopens44
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of OGShotzy
3.82/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MiWolfman
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BEERschlitz
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of TCgoalie
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JamesMN
3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pitch black and opaque with a thin tan head.

Aroma: Something off-putting here that I can't quite place. Besides that there is some dark roasted malt. Not all that aromatic.

Taste: On the label they mention lots of hops in this beer and I'd agree that it is nicely bitter, both from the hops and the charred dark malt flavor. Pretty much a typical American Stout (not sure why this is classified as an English Stout) with lots of roasted chocolate and bitter black coffee. The finish is pleasantly drying with a deep aftertaste of roasted malt. The 6.4% ABV seems to do the job of making the flavor robust.

Mouthfeel: Full in body and overcarbonated. Decent drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A good American Stout but nothing special. It's robustness is almost a bad thing because I was anticipating something more drinkable. Would I drink it again? Probably not.

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