Saguaro Stout | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hyuga on 11-27-2002

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Scottsdale, Arizona. Served a bit cold. Rock Bottom sets the recipe, and allows for local tweaking by the branch brewmaster. Chocolate colour, with a bit of lace. Carbonation right there. Flavours of roast and of chocolate. Very decent.

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Photo of arizcards
4.28/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had several pints while dining the other night. Poured a wonderfull head that fully maintained almost all the way down my pint. Your nose is hit by hard by the toasted malts. The begining sip is met by a wonderful mixture of coffee and milk chocolate which finishes very smooth. Decent mouthfeel but is a little thin as this stout is targeted for the masses rather than the hard core beer conissours. But I find it extremely drinkable and will definitely have again on my next visit.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saguaro Stout poured a murky black color with ruby edging and a thin mocha hued head. The head settled down quickly to a small cap and left light lacing in the glass.
The smell was of burnt malts, some chocolate, and coffee, though not as full in the nose as hoped for. The taste was underpowered, IMO. There was a bittersweet blend of baker’s chocolate, old coffee, and just the lightest notes of dark fruit up front but things bottomed out in the middle and there was only a modest bitterness left in the finish. The feel was light, dry, and clean.
This offering just didn’t do it for me. I felt it was too light-bodied and understrength in taste and aroma to be anything more than an average stout. However, it would make a good introductory stout to get someone started on the style.

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Photo of Gusler
4.06/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour a perfect deep brown to black color, the way I like to see my beer. Light chocolate head that is adequate in size, creamy in it’s texture, the lace a latticework clinging to the glass. The nose is chocolate sweet, coffee and roasted malt aromas also swirl about the nose. Sweet front, the top middling in mouth feel, the finish is plainly hopped, moderately acidic, dry aftertaste. I would call this a “Beginners Stout”, certainly drinkable and worth a sample, but Guinness and Samuel Smith don’t have any fears here.

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Photo of hyuga
4.11/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A style that's best served on nitro-tap, in my opinion. Great nitro head and retention. Roasted barley and mild hops in the aroma. It was hard to get a good "noseful" of the aroma in the restaurant environment, but I got it eventually. Coffee-like roasted grain and subtle bittering hops are the mainstay of the flavor. Lighter bodied, like most Rock Bottom beers. Very smooth and creamy, and almost milk-like. I've had this twice now, and it seems that it was better the first time.

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Saguaro Stout from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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