Slugger | Potosi Brewing Company

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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Templeton Slugger

Added by ZS881107 on 02-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

People may scoff at this review, but I am being genuine and understand that this is a Potosi beer.

Poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Color is obsidian black with a thin 1 finger tan hear. Quick retention and a few spots of lacing. The aroma is sensational with very soft bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa, marshmallow and thick caramel. The flavor begins with a rich caramel and moves into some chocolate. It evolves with a faint vanilla and bourbon but lacks any oak or wood. Medium body with creamy, smooth feel. Carbonation is spot on. This reminds me of a 2-3 year aged bottle of CW BBS after the bourbon has faded. I found it to be very delicious and wish it could be a bit more affordable. Paid $19 for a bomber.

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Photo of tourdot
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Rich malty,wood notes, bourbon, molasses syrupy mouth feel. Oaked bourbon barrel nose, although this version I had was aged in wine barrels for a year.
Black and mostly opaque with small head of refine bubbles.
Full body.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zatch90
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martyl1000
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not sure why this is listed as "Retired." I've seen this in two bars in the past two weeks.

Also: I'm having it at 12.5% abv.

Whoa, Nelly. That's some whiskey!

Too much whiskey, I'd say. It's astonishingly all whiskey, all the time. There's only a quiet, rather thin, double stout flavor. It's more like a memory of coffee and dark chocolate and dark bread.

A very, very interesting beer. Even if I didn't like it, I enjoyed its originality and its vim and vigor.

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Photo of ALC82
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: This beer pours a rich black with a thin tan/orange head. The beer was visually very appealing and was served in a brandy snifter

Smell: This has a rich bourbon smell, with sweet undertones perhaps of chocolate. Very enticing smell.

Taste: So extremely disappointing compared to how it looked and smelled. I was expecting a rich smooth flavor considering this was supposedly bourbon barrel aged. I was hoping for something rich and delicious like CW 16, 17 or even something like a good founders BS... shockingly thin and bland, no rich smooth sweetness with little hint of bourbon. All I could think was this is a bland not very interesting brew.

Feel: No body, watery and thin. Opposite of stout.

Overall: I personally love this style of beer and find Potosi phoned this one in. I simply cannot recommend this to other beer aficionados, there are so many more fulfilling and easily accessible craft beers in this genre.

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Photo of KenMadtown
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Asrugan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin head that becomes an island. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of robust bourbon - anise, chocolate, coffee.

The taste of bourbon is strong. Chocolate, anise and coffee come through.

It is sharp - body could be fuller, but it is full enough to work well enough.

Overall, this is a wonderful stout with a rich bourbon character!

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Photo of natethamac
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Westuh
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Vinithing
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of don1481
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler purchased from Ray's Growler Gallery opening weekend.

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours jet-black with a cream colored head that fairly quickly dissipates. no bubbles within the beer of note.

Smell: Vanilla, rye, chocolate all swirled into a tempting mix.

Taste: Caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, oak notes that float above the rye whiskey that hits at the end. As this warms, the whiskey notes pick up a little more, but they blend even better with the rest.

Mouthfeel: No residue afterwards. Small bit of rye whiskey aftertaste..

Overall: Yum. Very, very yum.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'13 vintage on tap.

A. Glassy black with a puffy tan head.

S. Marshmallow and chocolate, some char and rye.

T. Taste is sweet up front with caramel and cocoa, followed by astringent roast and tannins.

M. Medium-bodied, creamy.

O. A decent stout. The mild astringency isn't great but besides that this is tasty.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -1%

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Slugger from Potosi Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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