Tun Tavern Leather-Neck Stout | Tun Tavern

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Tun Tavern
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 29
Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewery

Poured an opaque brown-black with a small tannish head. Roasty malts in the aroma, chocolate tones, and some wafts of phenol. Sweet and malty taste, nutty, with light semi-sweet chocolate; okay, but a bit watered down. Medium mouthfeel, and much too light and watery to be a "good" stout. Moderately drinkable, but not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with an off white head. In the aroma, quite roasty with a hint of chocolate. In the taste, roasted malt and dry coffee, and just a touch of sweetness. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee in the aftertaste. Nice stout with small touches of coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. This brew is solid black with a medium thin and fizzy beige head that diminishes rapidly. Specks of lacing. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Medium-bodied and smooth with roasted coffee and malt flavors that fall off pretty fast. There is a touch of chocolate as well but again it retreats quickly. The finish is on the thin side and feels soapy, with a lingering hops and coffee aftertaste. Average overall..

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Photo of thebrood1987
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Going on memory with this one even though I only had it yesterday. Dark as a stout should be with a strong smell of coffee chocolate and dark malts. Taste has that coffee and chocolate it with roasted malts that create an almost black coffee like bite. That black coffee bite mixes in with the subtle hops that make it known its still beer. This stout is very well balanced. I usually like stouts with a bit more hops in it but this one definitely does well even though the hops are subtle. Finishes dry and smooth. My favorite thing about this beer is that it has such a full flavored taste for a quite lower alcohol content. I've tasted 9 percent beers that had the same body as this beer. One of my favorites out of the sampler I had at Tun Tavern.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes 6-9-10

I purchased a growler at the Tun Tavern and reviewed it from my palatial estate at the Comfort Inn in Philadelphia while on vacation.

I poured into a Hard Rock hurricane glass as it was the only glassware in my room. As you can imagine I had about 8 inches of dark tan head. The beer appeared black. I didn't see any light coming through. The aroma gave me hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and roasted nuts. The taste was dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel was nice and creamy. It was very easy drinking and smooth.

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Photo of philbe311
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A very deep dark brown, teetering, but not quite black... ... A medium tan frothy head displays excellent retention, but ultimately recedes to that of a milky way like lacing... A few trace slow moving carbonation bubbles can be seen rising along the sides of the glass...

S - Quite subdued... Roasted malt... Baker's chocolate... A definite nuttiness...

T - A very subdued roasted malt... Nutty... A slight under current of caramel and dark chocolate... Enjoyable on the palette, I only wish the taste was more pronounced and assertive... The taste certainly improves by leaps and bounds as this one warmed...

M - Medium bodied... Slightly thin and watery, especially by stout standards... Mild carbonation... Very smooth...

D - A slightly above average stout, but one with incredibly drinkability... While the aroma, taste, and moutfhfeel are all understated, they are all still enjoyable and their subtleness adds to the drinkability...

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Photo of corby112
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color that is pretty much completely opaque except for the faintest of mahogany edges when held to a light source and a .5 finger foamy off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal streaks of lacing linger.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate, toffee, toast, hazelnut, caramel, slight coffee beans presence and subtle hops.

This beer was a bit lighter bodied than I would like and expected based on the appearance and aroma. I find that a lot of the beers from this place have the same problem. It seems as if they all range from very much to slightly watered down. It does, however, have a pleasant roasted malt flavor that I wish was amped up a lot more and a nice sweet chocolate presence. There are also hints of caramel, toast, nut, toffee and subtle hops. I usually don't like stouts that are hoppy but this is an exception. I thought that the bitterness in the finish provided a nice complexity and dryness that complimented the other flavors quite well.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at brewery.

A: Poured a dark opaque black with a slight light reddish-tan head

S: On the nose was huge chocolate nose and coffee for flavor.

T: The palate was deep rich and very robust but finished rather quick.

M: The mouthful was light-medium.

D: Smooth drinkability with just enough roasted character to keep things interesting.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brew pub: This brew is solid black with a medium thin and fizzy beige head that diminishes rapidly. Specks of lacing. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Medium-bodied and smooth with roasted coffee and malt flavors that fall off pretty fast. There is a touch of chocolate as well but again it retreats quickly. The finish is on the thin side and feels soapy, with a lingering hops and coffee aftertaste. Average, and would be significantly better if it werenÂ’t so timid.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This had a beautiful, bubbling, deep tan head upon arrival. The color was a dark brown, in fact, a VERY dark brown. It had a lightly malty nose and the mouthfeel was full and thick. There was a really great chocolate flavor on the tongue and the finish evidenced a slighly smoky roastiness. As it warmed, the chocolate became more prevalent. This is a stout worthy of any Leatherneck! As an aside - perhaps Tun Tavern can contact The Tap in Haverhill, MA and develop a Leatherneck Leatherlips IPA Stout. Ha ha.

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Photo of IPA17
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very solid stout that doesn't fail to please. The beer has a great coffee/chocolate smeel and taste and a mouthfeel that is really full. You can definitely use this as a session beer and it is not that filling. We took it to go in a growler and enjoyed every drop of it.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a plain and simple good stout. pours a lovely dark, dark brown to near black with a surprisingly thin head that leaves a moderate sticky lacing on the glass. smells like your typical stout: malt, chocolate, coffee, etc. there is a super dry finish to this full bodied brew along with a bit of a burnt flavour/roasted grain mixed in with all the smells mentioned above. a bit too much coffee for my liking but that is not to take away from this brew. very easy drinking and would definitely sample it again.

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Photo of silks636
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Serven on-tap at the Tun Tavern, Atlantic City, NJ.

Opaque black in color with a creamy reddish tan head. Light aroma of coffee and caramel. Wonderfully balanced flavors of roasted grains, caramel malt, and dark chocolate. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Concludes with a very dry finish and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Carbonation is barely detectable and mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, but it really isn't an issue because this brew is so damn drinkable.

If you're in A.C. and need a break from the tables, the Tun Tavern is a welcome respite and the Leatherneck stout is a winner. After a cheesesteak, ask for a pint of this as an after dinner beverage... you can't go wrong. Bring a growler home with you too!

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Photo of stirgy
2.42/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nearly pitch black in color with a thin layer of a head. Not much in the aroma except a hint of roasted grains. Bitterness in the taste and very watery. Lacking in substance for a stout in my opinion. This ale finishes clean, dry and crisp. Not bad but not my favorite from this brewer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A surprisingly opaque black body reveals just a glimmer of a ruby highlight and some deep mahogany at the base of the glass when held directly to the light. The tall, long-standing creamy head is a very dark tan as well. It eventually drops to just a creamy collar, but it also leaves some very nice lace throughout the glass. A solid combination of deep roastiness, caramelized sugars, and dark chocolate makes for an impressive nose and assures you that there's definitely some malt beneath the surface. It's lightly creamy and velvety smooth in the mouth due to a very-fine, moderate carbonation and medium body. In the flavor caramelish malt hits the palate first, followed by a swirl of yeasty fruitiness, and then some chocolate before the roastiness and drying bitterness start to come up. It finishes with an increasing roasty dryness as the sweet malt fades away leaving just the bitterness and firm roastiness behind. It's very well-balanced, and this is a beer with finesse! It's not overly malty, roasty or bitter, yet it's quite rich in flavor. And it remains very drinkable due to its smooth mouthfeel and dry finish. Most impressive!

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