CEO Stout
Right Brain Brewery

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Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #315
Ranked #21,023
3.79 | pDev: 11.35%
Dec 11, 2021
Dec 03, 2008
Very Good
CEO StoutCEO Stout
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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

The CEO stout was picked up in New Buffalo at Barney’s. It is a classic, roasty stout and turns out the CEO stands for chocolate, espresso, and oatmeal. The oatmeal base is defined and the espresso kick is a nice touch. It is a light bodied stout as advertised so very easy to drink if you’re looking for a light dark beer.

Dec 11, 2021
4.03 by eonbluekarma from Michigan on Dec 04, 2021
3.68 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Oct 22, 2021
3.89 by kkazemi from New York on Sep 06, 2020
4.03 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Jul 26, 2020
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Mar 14, 2020
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Thanks Chris.
This was poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was a fairly thick dark brown close to black color topped with a finger and a half's worth of off white foamy head. slid off to leave some messy lace.
The aroma had some dark fruits, milk chocolate, some roasty coffee bean, and some vanilla wafer/bean character.
The flavor moderately leaned towards a combination of toasty coffee, dark fruits, dark chocolate, dark toast and nuts. Subtle aftertaste of sweet coffee, milk chocolate, dark fruits and dark toast.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Nice carbonation with a good grip rolling into the finish.
Overall, as an American stout I would say this works. Yup I would come back to.

Jun 15, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a black color with a foamy tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Tastes of coffee with a bit of sweetness. Thin mouth feel.

Apr 28, 2019
3.56 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Mar 23, 2019
3.8 by profholt82 from Michigan on Mar 22, 2019
Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Wow this was an amazing beer. Surprisingly flavorful, rich, complex and enjoyable despite not being an imperial stout. Pours a deep, dark rich brown color with some nice tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of lots of dark roast coffee, mocha chocolate, caramel, roasted nuttiness, malt and some vanilla. Taste follows the nose, and the flavors are just so well-balanced, rich and luscious. Smooth, silky, moderately creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. An excellent stout from a great local brewery.

Jan 30, 2019
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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by shanegatter from Ohio

Really dark, very smooth, and excellent taste.

Nov 09, 2018
3.93 by Lelampp from Ohio on Sep 10, 2018
3.52 by rab53 from Washington on Aug 07, 2018
3.83 by Coho11 from Ohio on Jul 08, 2018
3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas on Apr 19, 2018
3.96 by Rostie from Michigan on Apr 16, 2018
Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Dark brown with a copper tinge when held to the light, and a finger of beige head.

Smells of coffee, toasted malts, vanilla and chocolate.

Tastes of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts, and molasses.

Medium body, with medium low carbonation.

Got this for Christmas from my brother, drinking in Muskoka April 10th, 2018. Really nice, not overly heavy, flavourful brew.

Apr 10, 2018
4.14 by johnverduin from Indiana on Mar 09, 2018
Photo of FRivard
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by FRivard from Michigan

Opaque with a style appropriate caramel head smells of medium cold brew coffee with a hint of toffee caramel. Nice robust big bodied coffee flavor on the nose feels heavier and carries more weight than your typical 5.5 stout finishes dry but the coffee stays well into the finish. Overall a medium drinking full flavored coffee stout

Dec 31, 2017
3.68 by BeersIsTheName from Tennessee on Dec 07, 2017
3.25 by Vonhinx from New York on Dec 04, 2017
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3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TheSixthRing from California

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging. Tan, finger width head that fizzes away rather quickly, leaving behind a mostly barren surface and a razor thin, broken ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Cold coffee, chocolate, caramel and mild cream.

Taste - Follows the nose. Cold, day old coffee. Mild chocolate with hints of caramel and cream. Mild, sweet finish with a faint trace of roast.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with light, tingly carbonation. Drinks easy enough but has a flat finish.

Overall - I like this beer, but it's not even close to some of the better coffee stouts out there in the world.

Nov 15, 2017
3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio on Nov 13, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ovaltine from Indiana

Jet black pour, tan head, aromas are strong espresso, some chocolate, and char.

Taste is led by the espresso, but the chocolate is pretty prevalent, too, and there’s a slightly creamy feel from the oatmeal. Well done by Right Brain.

Nov 09, 2017
3.94 by BeerBeast from Florida on Nov 08, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Nice dark black beer with a tan head that fades and leaves a few specks of lacing behind. The aroma is amazing and full of chocolate, coffee and sweet, roasted malt. The taste is not as sweet as the aroma but it is perfect for this beer. There is a light sweetness, lots of chocolate and some amazing coffee. There is a pervasive roastiness and a nice char finish. I really think this is a great beer.

Oct 13, 2017
3.83 by metacog42 from Michigan on Oct 09, 2017
3.5 by Zuidman from Illinois on Sep 14, 2017
3.88 by gopens44 from Virginia on Aug 20, 2017
Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

16 oz can. Pours dark brown with a big bubbly tan head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet lactose and roast coffee.

The flavor is sweet sugary lactose and chocolate with big ashy roast coffee and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent coffee stout. A bit too much lactose and ashy roast that don't mesh well.

Jul 20, 2017
3.69 by jmd88 from Michigan on Jun 29, 2017
4.33 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Jun 29, 2017
3.83 by Wgkutz from Wisconsin on Jun 08, 2017
3.96 by DoubleMalt from New York on Jun 05, 2017
Photo of Blackop555
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pours dark brown. Short, foamy, tan head that lasts shortly.

Smells roast malt, coffee and light dark chocolate.

Tastes mostly coffee and roast malt. Followed by caramel malt and lighter chocolate. Dry finish with coffee linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

May 29, 2017
3.85 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina on May 27, 2017
4.33 by Gravewalker from Washington on Apr 08, 2017
3.83 by Dope from Massachusetts on Apr 03, 2017
CEO Stout from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 364 ratings