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Olde 420 Stout | South Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
South Street Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Murph on 10-15-2002

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Murph:
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4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served darker than night, without a hint of light coming through it and a nice thick, creamy brown head that rings the glass nicely. Big roasted coffee aromas jump out at you from the start. As the coffee smells settle down a bit a very rich chocolate character is also perceived. As the brew starts off the silky smooth, rich chocolatey flavors over power everything else. There is a subtle caramel background to the chocolate character. The roasted coffee flavors make themselves known as the beer turns towards its finish. The beer finishes a bit drier than it begins as the roastedness takes on a slightly burnt character. I'm not really sure about the strength of this one, but it seems to have a slightly warming alcohol character to it although I wouldn't swear by that. Very rich/creamy/smooth mouthfeel and medium-full to full body make this a very nice brew to cuddle up next to the fire with. The standard offerings at South Street are always good but it is these rotating/seasonal brews that make this place so great.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, just shy of black. A lighter, off-white hinting towards brownish hue of head.

S: Sugary coffee notes, some mild chocolate scents. Kinda caramel. Soft and malty. Light floral, almost soapy scent.

T: Very sweet and light chocolate. A mildly bitter, almost fruity hop balance. A little flowery in some ways

M: Lighter, but not watery thin. A little sting of carbonation just on the tip of the tongue

D: Quaff away... alcohol seems rather light, body is smooth, flavour is alright. Decent, and that's about it.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose brings coffee, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. The taste is a bit light with some chocolate, roasted coffee and malt, as well as some light caramel and toffee notes. Good body with nice carbonation carrying the roasted flavors throughout. Would have been better in December, but was still quite nice on a July evening.

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Photo of Amyliz4
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jaymo18
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Olde 420 Stout from South Street Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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