Sullivan's Stout | Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc.
New York, United States
horseheadsbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WesWes on 01-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
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4
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Suds
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opaque, black, and dense, with a small light-brown head. The beer has a roasty, coffee-like aroma, a little less intense than desired. Low in hop aroma, with a grainy, slightly smokey smell. The taste is notably dry, with a hint of malt and a dominance of heavily roasted grains. Lots of chocolate malt. Medium in body, the beer is not overly hefty. Dry and robust, for sure.
As an aside, I really enjoy the revolutionary war history on the label. Great story...reasonably good beer, although nothing outstanding.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out pretty much black in color, some rubiness can be seen on the edges of the glass when held up to the light. a nice 1-2 fingers worth of creamy, light mocha colored head with some nice big bubbles floating around in the middle. pretty good lacing and good head retention.

the aroma comes off a little light and buttery. similar to other horseheads beers ive had. a little sweet toasted, roasted grains and a bit fruity.

slightly more going on in the taste. sweet toasted and roasted grains, fruity, some black licorice, a touch of cocoa, and some hops in the finish that leave a little bitterness.

could use just a bit more body and a slightly less aggressive carbonation.

of the 5 or so horseheads beers ive head, this was prolly the worst (the blackhorse and hot jalahiem being the best). still i have a lot of respect for this brewery and will continue to try everything they make.

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3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to rageagainst123 for this!

Pours a nice black color, with a medium colored mocha head, two fingers. Dissipates to a nice creamy film and leaves a decent lace.

Aroma is very nice. Big chocolate, roasted malts and a nice coffee finish.

Taste is fairly on par with the aroma, though not as potent. Chocolate, roasted malts, slight coffee, bittersweet, but with some metally astringency.

Feel is just fine. Creamy, and smooth. Medium bodied and robust.

Overall, drinkability is good, and it's an above average stout. Glad I got a chance to try it!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DIM
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: Black, with a medium sized, lightly sticky head.

s: Nutty, roasted grains (kind of coffee like) and some mild fruit aromas.

t: Starts off strongly roasty with some nutty overtones. The finish adds a layer of currant jam and fairly strong coffee bitterness.

m: Medium bodied with active, fizzy carbonation.

d: Pretty nice stout overall. While I like fruit elements in stouts, I'm not sure it worked all that well here.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours black with two fingers of light khaki head. Very good retention

S: Kind of a bubble gum thing going on, with some vanilla/cream and maybe chocolate.

T: Coffee upfront, and some roasted malt. Decent enough.

M: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

O: Turns out to be a decent stout, and easy to drink. Not sure what's going on with the nose.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of joepais
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Israel for sending this along to me. Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a finger worth of coco head that transformed to a thick lace. The color of the body was the obligatory black for a stout.
The aroma is roasted malts and some fruity sweetness is also detected in here as well. The flavor is a good combination of roasted bitterness and sweet chocolate. The feel is typical for a session stout medium in my mouth and slight tingle on my tongue.
This is a good stout I would not be ashamed if it was from my local brewer. Great drinkability and very sessionable.

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Photo of Vdubb86
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter

Thanks to brendanbeer for sending me this random stout

This pours a deep dark brown color with a tan foam hugging the surface. The aromatics are very weird, but pretty darn good. I believe that initially I picked up a root beer smell backed by some smoke and caramel. The taste is highly smoked with a bit of toffee in the background. The taste has some interesting and quality flavor, the mouthfeel is rather standard. It's chewy enough to be solid for a regular stout like this is. The problem is that all of these components just don't mesh up correctly, there's something all-abiding that I really don't care for. I can't put my finger on it. This beer is very good still, but it's not amazing.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another big thanks goes out to Lum for this extra.

Abv = 6.3%

Pours a nice deep black color with ruby highlights and a tan head that fades quickly to a skim around the glass leaving minimal lacing.

Nose is a pretty good mixture of roasted malt, slight dark fruit, and slight chocolate.

Taste follows. Roasted malt is present with some dark fruit. A slight chocolate presence as well, nearly a "belgian style" stout ala hercule, etc., but too dry and too roasty for such a stout as well. There is some slight coffee flavors, but nothing dominant. Finish is fairly dry, some bean bitterness. Roasted malt and some dark fruit and slight chocolate flavors linger on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is right about where it should be on a stout of this nature. Viscosity is maybe a tiny touch thin, and ever so slightly overcarbonated. Good dryness on the finish and aftertaste, but nothing overboard.

Drinkability is pretty good. The abv is pretty much what it seems like, some slight carbo reduction might help, but its nothing serious. Could put away a couple bombers of this.

Overall a very decent stout from horseheads. A good session stout that is enjoyable, although not terribly complex. A decent brew for sure, just nothing amazing. A good representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of number1bum
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at the brewery a little over a month ago and forgot I had it. A nice surprise hidden in the old beer cellar.

Pours a scarlet-tinted dark brown, showing those deep ruby hues when held to the light. Generates about two inches of tan head and keeps a bubbly but pretty full lace, with some stick on the sides as well.

Smell is quite roasty, with lots of dark roasted malt, some chocolate and a bit of caramel as well. A hint of dark fruit. Quite pleasant.

Taste also features a good deal of roasted malt with some more caramel sweetness than the nose. Less chocolate as well, whereas the nose was somewhat fudgy. There is also a fruitiness here, a dark cherry and some black currant flavor. Mild bitterness from the roasted malt and a hint of coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and pretty smooth. Not super creamy, but smooth and clean.

This is a nice, very drinkable stout from Horseheads. Their IPA is excellent and everything else is solid to very good, this being no exception. I continue to be impressed with their operation.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerTruth
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up at the brewery.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a full black with a creamy three finger light brown head that dies down to a thin pillowy layer which lasts throughout. A good amount of thick lacing holds on to the sides of the glass, this is what a stout should look like. Smell is pretty sharp. Rich smokey malts, charred oak, and strong coffee grinds. Some dark chocolate and a spicy earth notes in the nose as well, unique, but good. Taste is quite similar to the aroma. Begins with lots of roasted grains and gritty hops. The sweet flavors emerge midway with cocoa powder and some caramel malts. Aftertaste is slightly dry with some spicy malts. Light to medium body with a soft and creamy feel. This is an extremely quaffable American Stout. With all the imperials and doubles out there, the basic 5% beers seem to be lost in all the craziness. This reminds me a bit of Cadillac Mt. Stout, maybe not as flavorful, but still one of the better American Stouts I've had. Great work Horseheads, keep it up!

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Sullivan's Stout from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
3.92 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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