Grizzly Stout | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Per the beer menu: "Our oatmeal [Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout] infused with the Kind Cafe's (Selinsgrove's awesome coffee shop, just one block away on the opposite side of N. Market) freshly brewed Grizzly blend coffee. YUM! *YES* this does contain caffeine!"

Near opaque with a thick, thick, THICK tan-colored nitro-head. Giddyup! Creamy, sticky trail on the glass. Notes of dark fruit and freshly roasted coffee beans. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, smoke, dark-roasted malt "husk". Semi-bitter, prolonged aftertaste of coffee. Excellent mouthfeel. Almost too thick. Immensely drinkable. A fantastic coffee stout.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at SGB on a recent visit. The beer poured a deep brown/black color with a cream tan head and solid lacing. The aroma is true to the description they provide. There are some definite and wonderful notes of whole coffee beans in this one and they are from a local coffee shop just across the street. Talk about local and fresh ingredients. Although I am not a coffee drinker, the aroma was great. The coffee in the taste was equally pleasing to the palate along with some chocolate notes and a nice roasted malt quality. Although the body is very thick, all the tastes running around on there make for a fairly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served via nitro at the brewpub.

Pours a dense black with 1 1/2 fingers of super creamy mocha colored tan head. Great retention from the nitro that doesn't quit, leaving behind a nice latticework of creamy lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is a coffee lovers delight with straight up roasted coffee notes and an underpining of sweetness not unlike carmamel or chocolate.

The taste is more roasted coffee character but it seems a little more subtle than it was in the aroma, imparting a tingling dry roasted bitterness that perfectly works against a delicious background of creamy sweetness. Finishes with a coffee flavored dry roasted bitterness on the palette. The mouthfeel is medium but the nitro pour definitley gives it more of a softer and creamy feel. Unbelievably easygoing, this is less swallowed than it is seeming to just slide down the throat.

Hands down one of my favs here at the SGB, it's tough to find on tap (do to the random nature that they brew it) but this coffee infused Stout is so worth it if you can find it on. Next time I'm here, I need to walk down the street to Kind's Cafe and take some of their coffee home with me.

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Photo of Deuane
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Deep, dark brown with ruby highlights. A thick,creamy nitro driven tan colored head forms a formidable cap. Heavy coating lace left behind.

S-Rich, roasty malt with the unmistakable aroma of fresh roasted dark coffee able to penetrate through that ridiculous head.

T-Dark roasted malts meets dark roasted coffee....what's not to love!! Yummy!!

M-Medium body with an incredible smoothness thanks to the nitro pour. It borders on almost being creamy.

D-This beer is a sheer joy to drink. Sip after sip,it becomes almost entrancing! Another central PA micro does it again with an awesome coffee stout bomb. Good God, could you imagine an Otto's Sumatra, Bullfrog Coffee Cream and Grizzly Stout showdown...pure coffee stout heaven!

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Photo of brantadid
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

Most coffee stoudts are bitter and overpowering. The coffee, in this case, was perfectly balanced with the rest of the beer. It produced and almost sweet, but dry stoudt. I am very thankful that jayw414 was driving home.

I know this review should be more detailed. All I can say is that if you live in the area, give them a call. If they are serving Grizzy, hop in the car and go. Drink a lot and stay over.

I have to apologize for this review. I try to be more restrainted, but this beer is truely awesome.

My caps off and deepest appreciatation to the brew master.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at SGB on 7/12/08.

A - Liquid darkness with one-finger light brown creamy head that left thick swatches of lacing around the glass. Carbonation? Can't really see behind the thick black veil!

S - Mild coffee nose with roasted malts and a bit of cream sweetness. The aroma is all about the coffee.

T - Smooth coffee presence with mild bitterness and a bit of vanilla cream worked into the flavor. Coffee is pretty mild and not overbearing at all. Very pleasant roasted coffee aspect balanced with sweet cream.

M - Super creamy texture allows this brew to glide down the throat effortlessly. Extremely smooth and velvety with soft carbonation. Perhaps a bit watery, but just a tad. While coffee is at the forefront, there is very minimal bitterness on the palate.

D - Again, this place never ceases to amaze me. Big props to Steve for brewing this fine coffee stout. Exceptionally well-balanced with enough coffee flavor to please any java junkie, but definitely not overbearing enough to scare non-coffee drinkers. Very nice!

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Grizzly Stout from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
4.51 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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