XO Stout | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

BA SCORE
4.27/5
6 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States
johnharvards.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jrallen34 on 02-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
6
pDev:
13.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of markeyri
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ZacharyJ
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of jrallen34
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this on tap into a tasting glass at the Harvard location.

The beer pours light black with a very creamy light tan head. The retention is unreal, it leaves a full head on the beer for over 15 minutes. There is also great retention.

The aroma is very light but balanced. It gives off light coffee mixed with some great raspberry notes, you can actual tell raspberries were used.

The taste is also very light coffee but the raspberries come off much more pronounced with a very sweet but nice raspberry finish.

The big problem here is a super light watery feel. however, weirdly its still creamy and coating as you swallow.

Overall, this is avery good stout in general, and the best I've seen infused with fruit.

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XO Stout from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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