Diesel Oil Stout
Powerhouse Brewing Company's Columbus Bar

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #497
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,603
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 13.96%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
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Powerhouse Brewing Company's Columbus Bar
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by baos:
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baos from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one at the Columbus Bar in Columbus, Indiana.

A: Served in a pint glass, Opaque deep brown almost black. No head. I would have liked just a bit of head on pour. No lacing.

S: Deep chocolate, coffee, and yummy roasty maltiness.

T: Smooth, sweet, and milky and not at all bitter. A good example of this style.

M: Nice medium feel on this one.

D: A very drinkable stout. I had this one after being caught out in the rain. It helped warm and nourish me a bit.

Apr 25, 2010
More User Reviews:
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psmith161 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Aug 30, 2013
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JamesS from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a great midnight black with very nice head and great lacing. Very deep malt aromas, with great roasted grains and a slight sweetness. Thick and dark malts, with a great roasted grain flavor, sweet malts, nice chocolate tones, and an interesting lactose sweetness. Goes down very smooth, hiding most of it's high ABV. Went down very well with the tai peanut wings.

Aug 31, 2011
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 16, 2015
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lightindarkness from Florida

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a growler supplied by the brewery at an Indiana brewers event held 3-15-08.

Pours like the name, very deep black with a nicely full tan frothy head.

Nose is loaded with toasted bready grains and big coffee and chocolate.

Taste is of really dark malts with plenty of coffee and cocoa. Very toasted and smooth in overall flavor. A slightly dried out rounded finish. Impressively balanced and consistent in taste from beginning to end.

Feel is smooth and medium-full bodied. Nicely balanced dry/oily feel, very clean but full.

Excellent drinkability with great balance. I really enjoyed this one and sipped on it for a while.

Mar 16, 2008
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freewill35 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 27, 2011
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dmfrench from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bitter, dry, roasted cocoa stout with ballsy earthy hops.
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A: Black body with feint ruby highlights, topped by a one finger khaki quickly settling head.

S: Roasted chocolate and general roastiness with an earthy yet zesty hop edge and just a hint of fruit. Simple but quite pleasant.

T: Pretty substantial chocolate roast with very zesty dusty hops. Very much on the bitter and dry side, which I appreciate, though it completely throws the style guidelines out the window. A bit hollow/simplistic, and maybe a bit stale coffee-like, but big and bold. Oddly, it seems to have less flavor as warms.

M: Grainy and a hair on the thin side.

O: One of the driest and most bitter stouts I've had, which is actually pretty neat. A fine effort for such a tiny operation.

Apr 16, 2011
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tmoneyba from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft sample at IBG Winterfest 2009.

Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

My expectations where more then met.

Feb 21, 2009
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robwestcott from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the tap a thick black to a 4oz taster without a head and minimal retention.

aroma of chocolate and coffee, toasted malts.

coffee up front, closely followed by deep dark chocolate.

very subtle bitter, smooth and full bodied.

drinkable - yep

Dec 09, 2010
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lucasj82 from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

May 20, 2014
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 20, 2015
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jmarsh123 from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Feb 21, 2013
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SnatchyMcPants from Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.9%

Jan 11, 2014
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zonker17 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jul 31, 2012
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dlello2 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Oct 23, 2012
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M1A2 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 03, 2013
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neckbracesub from Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Nov 04, 2012
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danoble1 from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

May 18, 2014
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fredmugs from Indiana

2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at The Tap. Very thin with a puckering aftertaste. The aroma on the beer was nice but that's really the only good thing I can say about it. The mouthfeel reminded me of Guiness so if you like that you'll probably like this as well.

Dec 21, 2012
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brandonandress from Indiana

5/5  rDev +26.9%

Dec 01, 2012
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Tittles from Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Jun 15, 2013
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RCLOHR267 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sep 29, 2014
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ToddGingerich from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Oct 04, 2014
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aklude from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Sep 24, 2014
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zachpaschal from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 09, 2015
Diesel Oil Stout from Powerhouse Brewing Company's Columbus Bar
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings