Evans Extra Stout | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2002

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 10
Photo of rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Black with a one finger head.

S-Roasted malt and little else.

T-Mainly just roasted malt, not much subtle flavors, seems to have the taste of a milk stout.

M-Medium bodied, silky and thin with some carbonation.

O-Was expecting more from this beer, no chocolate or coffee flavors.

EDIT-Serving Type was on-tap

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub on St Patricks Day, the most appropriate choice on the menu. And I have to say that this was much better than I expected, what with me not normally being a fan of Irish stouts. I agree with the choice of "American Stout" as the BA entry.

It's a dark brown and opaque liquid with tan foam and some lacing strands. Very nice and rich aroma of roasted malts, not overly bitter smelling, sweet notes throughout. Same with the taste, this was all flavorful malts, barely enough hops to keep the sweetness in check (but executed well). A little bit of cocoa, maybe a hint of chocolate, very tasty.

Creamy body, not really thick but substantial, this was one of the best I had at the Albany Pump Station.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black with just a hint of brown and a nice two fingers of tan-brown head. The head has very nice retention and forms a nice layer on top with excellent lacing.

S - Aroma is full of deep roasted carmel malts and some coffee mixed in. Not very complex aroma, but also very rich.

T - Starts off with a building roasted carmel malt flavor with some subdued coffee flavor in the background and just a touch of smokey flavor. Through the middle the roasted flavor really pops a bit. The finish has the nice sweet carmel malts with a nice blend of roasted flavor and a touch of coffee and sweet milk that lingers nicely.

M - Medium-full bodied with just a touch of carbonation. Just a tad watery at the start, but it seems to become more creamy. Very smooth overall. Nice dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Super smooth and clean mouthfeel with some very nice balanced flavors. The finish is especially nice both in the flavors that linger and the dryness.

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Photo of joshsbeerblog
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

for starters, this came in the coolest growler i have ever seen... the handle looked like a gargoyle or something and will definitely be used again repeatedly for my homebrews.

anyways, dark pour with subdued head, and aroma of coffee and unmistakable vanilla. assertive java taste, bittering hops, and dark fruit. i equated the dark fruit to cough syrup, which angered several of my friends, but was not meant as an insult. quite dry, but otherwise a very unique extra stout.

what a great find! i will certainly be refilling my growler on my next pass through albany!

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Photo of beerbrewerdan
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark with white/tan head that lasts with lots of lace.

It's a lot like the porter but with less (?) dark malt notes. The aroma is roasty and somewhat chocolately.

The flavor is somewhat creamy with roast and bitterness. The bitterness balances with the bitterness and hops very well.

The alcohol content is within range, but is masked both in smell and flavor. This beer can be downed.

Finishes bitter and roasty. For me it's rare to come across an extra stout so this is really a nice offering.

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Photo of williamherbert
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is thick dark brown/black. Has a massive cocoa-brown head; rocky. Some spotty lace. Looks formidable.

Roasted malt aroma but sweet dark caramel. Smells rich and balanced; not overly bitter or sweet. Smell is not dominating. More coffee aroma as it warms.

Balanced flavor with roasted and bitter coffee qualities. Bitter coffee malt with an alcoholic kick. Has a good mix of both bitter and sweet, though not entirely unique.

Feels dry like sandpaper but also buttery smooth. A paradox! It's an easy-drinker. Balanced and pleasant. A wetter porter style.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black hue with and one and a half finger creamy tan head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a solid burnt grain with hints of toffee, cocoa and smoke.

The taste consisted of a robust burnt grain with elements of toffee and coffee.

The mouthfeel was on the full side with an astringent finish.

Overall very good and full bodied stout.

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Photo of drseamus
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours jet black with a one inch thick fluffy mocha colored head. The aroma is not very strong but features roasted malt and some slight hop aromas. It does get stronger as it warms up, but not quite as strong as it should be. The flavor has the roasted malt as well in addition to chocolate, coffee, and noticeable hop flavors which was a surprise for a stout. The mouthfeel is dead on. Fairly heavy bodied, but not overly so. This has good drinkability especially with its very sessionable ABV. On a side note, when I burped after drinking this, I tasted hops. That hasn't happened to me from a stout before.

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Evans Extra Stout from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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