Darker Than Your Soul | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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93 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by bcuz7 on 03-28-2014

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#12,941
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.53%
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Darker Than Your Soul brewed by Saugatuck Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.80% This American Stout pours out a deep brown color with a a small light brown head. The head to this American Stout goes away fast,was hoping for more of a head. This brew looks like cola, not saying that is a bad thing . There is some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. There is also some mild roasted hops in the smell as well. The smell is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the rich roasted grains and malts. Then a mild hop bitterness. This is a nice example of an American Stout. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.80% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. This brew would go nice with a dinner. The body of Darker Than Your Soul is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. The mouth feel is Roasted, Rich, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Darker Than Your Soul a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Saugatuck Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American Stout.

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Photo of shivtim
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Darker Than Your Soul | Saugatuck Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, this brew's head dissipated rather quickly despite being served at room temp. No lacing with a black body.

I smell black licorice, coffee, and smoke.

The aforementioned three are here along with notes of semisweet chocolate arriving mid-palate. Nice and warming finish for a stout that's not very high octane.

Surprisingly not a heavy mouthfeel here, with mild carbonation.

Darker Than Your Soul | Saugatuck Brewing Company gets an overall 4 from yours truly.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty tasty stout not only does it have the smooth coffee roasts and bittersweet chocolates one with expect in the style but a nice level of smokey flavor/aroma too. Quite a tasty affordable stout.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, packaged 090717, label says 6.5% ABV. Served in a Spiegelau stout glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some dark breadiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some molasses and smokiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good overall stout, thanks to my friend Denis for saving a bottle for me! Definitely worth getting a bottle or 2 of this one if you see any. I liked it!

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Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: December 1, 2017... OCCASION: watching Rudolph with the family... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... pours a dark black body with a quickly fizzing brown head that rings to an extremely thin halo... the surface is reminiscent of cola or motor oil... molasses, oatmeal, thick roasted malts, rum notes, and a latent lactic finish... a variety of aromas, but nothing dominant or centering... the first sip is grimy and gritty, bringing a full-bodied punch to the mouth.... brackish, long-lasting in its finish, heavy and boozy at 6.8%... vanilla, cereal, lactic milk, chocolate insinuations, boggy peat, and cola... a strong, boozy aftertaste that makes this beer feel bigger than it is... an enjoyable stout that demands attention and rewards the taste buds...

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Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wanna like it, but it's the generic base stout for a very good (neopolitan) and some really awful flavored (coconut, blueberry maple) stouts.
a) Looks fine, opaque, still black body, but a loose and soon lost tan head that laces no more nets than a pilsner.
s) smells of roasted coffee, toffee, bittersweet chocolate, woodfire. Good.
t) Adds more complexity but still an also-ran: Follows roast dominant coffee & wood smoke with a finish of lingering leafy, musty, and floral hops. Enough nuances to make interesting of black licorice, dark fruitiness, iced coffee, and winter smoke.
f) thin-medium feel, with a nice astringent, cleansing hop finish.
o) Over-hyped, doesnt live up to its name. Mid-Pack dry stout with some added complexity and roasty features. Better at cask temp.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a Saugatuck 12 pack of mixed stouts.... Oh yeah! This offering is almost chewy good. Nice over all mix of flavors. Definite coffee with chocolate tones.

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Photo of crbnfbr
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque, jet black color with a one finger, light brown head of foam. It left trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of chocolate and roasted malt. Good roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate and a touch of rolled oats. It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish. This is a good stout.

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Photo of Redrover
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Darker Than Your Soul was included in the mixed stout 12 pack from Saugatuck. I love these mixed packs!

Poured into a 12 oz shaker. The beer is black with a tan head.

It has an inviting nose of roasted malts, dark fruit, and toffee.

It's sweet and toasty with molasses raisins, dark chocolate and black bread.

The mouth is thick and a touch oily.

So far every beer I have had from the mixed pack is solid.

Well done!

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste: Deep dark smoked malts, dry tobacco finish. Toasted black malt smokey nose. Black with a reddish hue, mostly opaque, tan head with delicate ring lattice. Medium full body. Bold. 54 IBUs

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Inky blackness on the pour : this beer doesn't lie. Fluffy ring of head, beige in color and comprising about a pinky's side of length in both the lace and remaining head.

Mmm. Smoked malts, molasses, black pepper coffee, faint dry meats. Impressive.

Starts with an ashy roastiness, followed by old molasses/fig, and then a total finish of ash. I get used to it the more I drink it though.

Feel on the other hand is good, has a nice viscosity to it, and a mild stickiness, with a hint of char on the finish.

Overall, I feel Saugatuck does good stouts, and this would be a good choice if you're into the ashy flavors.

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Photo of tourdot
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gebravo1
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Darker Than Your Soul from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 93 ratings