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CEO Stout | Right Brain Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
343 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ffejherb on 12-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,568
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
343
pDev:
11.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
68
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljc973
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeMegabyte
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grupatre
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carlborch
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark, dense, black pour with a 2-inch, tan, and creamy, pocketed head. Poured from the 16 oz can into a straight-sided pint glass. The head settled in at 3/4 inch. Coffee, malt, and cherry in the nose. Medium light body, with very modest carbonation, and distinct coffee flavor. Light, fresh, dried tart cherry notes with a coffee backdrop as it lingers. Some Belgian lace forms. Very smooth. Much lighter than expected. The light body and low malt, makes me think of Porter more than Stout. Very drinkable and refreshing, however, I may hesitate before I pick it up again.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strix
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light head that fades to nothing.

Coffee and roasted malt in the nose.

Taste is heavy on the coffee. This actually could pass for coffee. Not getting a lot of malt or anything else going on.

Mouthfeel thin, undercarbonated.

A decent simple stout, lacking complexity a bit though. I considered putting in the microwave. It's pretty much exactly like coffee.

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Photo of MikeZ9654
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farral
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Right Brain CEO Stout.


Always ultra excited to try beer from an up and coming brewerh in my home state. Only jjst now started making its way to Southeast Michigan about a month ago. Found a single pint for 2.99 at my local craft shop and I'm really hoping for the best. First beer out of a brewery can leave a lasting impression. Enough talk, let's drink.

Look - From the sixteen ounce can hardpoured into a pint glass. This beer pours pitch black with a hands worth of some of the deepest mocha head I have ever seen ln any beer ever. The head is quite bubbly and lokks exceptionally creamy. Carbonation is impossible to get a true read on due to the depth of the brew. The head has thus far stuck around for quite some time as I am still unable to complete my pour. Finally finished and it js a beauty. After finishinf the drink only a lower medium level of stick remains in the glass.

Smell!- The nose is very much alike most canned lower ABV stouts. The biggest difference I'm noticing is that there is an almost wheat like presence here. Aside from that it brings a light amout of coffee and roasted malta with a tinge of meat smokiness upon a hard whiff.

Taste - The flavor profile starts off and largely remains a weaker to moderate amount of dark roast coffee and dark roastsed maltiness. A bit of a fruity like sweetness also becomes quite apparent as you allow the beer to really sit and warm. The coffee flavors linger around the mouth for an eternity though it doesn't come through as strong as you may like.

Feel - The feel is quite mouth filling although a tad on the watery side. Coffee flavors remain althroughout and the tongue is coated in a nice creamyness as expected due to the exceptional amount of head retention. The beer swallows easy and coffee like with a moderate level of bitterness. No sign of the alcohol pretty much as expected.

Overall - A typical lower ABV commercial stout for people who want an all day drinker that won't get them overly hammered. I would compare this heavily to the rochester mills milkshake stout though with a bit of an amped up flavor profile. Not exactly impressive, but also not bad whatsoever. For the price I do not think I would purchase this beer again. But as always, grab one and try it for yourself..

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Photo of Wombeer
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives pitch black with a two finger head that leaves a decent amount of lacing

Smell: Chocolate and coffee, with roast, char and caramel underneath

Taste: Roast and chocolate tones, up front, with caramel adding some sweetness; earthy hop flavors build in the middle, along with the coffee and roast flavors in the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent beer but in a world filled with coffee stouts, this one doesn't stand out

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Photo of senoreljefe
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a thin halo of tan head. Nose of heavy roast and campfire smoke, rich toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Flavors are heavy smoke forward, with charcoal heavy notes, and a bitter roasted coffee backbone. Smooth and dry bodied, with a coffee and campfire aftertaste. The finish is smooth, light, and dry. Good beer.

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Photo of Duff27
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayes86
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MadeInTheMitten
2.82/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gemini6
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris912
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CEO Stout from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 343 ratings
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