Stormy Roses Stout | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing Station
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jakester on 07-20-2005

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Photo of jakester
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewery. It is a dry stout.

Arrives (too cold!) an opaque black with a 1/2 finger tan head of tiny bubbles. Head drops to islands and a ring after 2-3 minutes. Some lacing.

Aroma is of dark coffee, dark chocolate, light citrusy hops in the back. Slight diacetyl.

This is better that Guiness. Much deeper, richer (?) more complex. Coffee, fruity chocolate, citrusy/grassy hop flavor, good dose of bittering hops to balance. Well done.

Mouthfeel is big, but not sweet, a good tingle from carbonation. Good bittering at the back of the throat. Finish is long and dark.

As dry stouts go, this is real good. A slammer. Tasty and interesting beer. Clean and crisp.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Inky jet black and opaque with a film of unusually light-colored head.

S - It smells smokey and roasty and a little sweet.

T - Here, they pull off a nice balance of chocolate, coffee, and all the typical stout flavors that you would expect. The only problem is a little spiciness uncharacteristic of the style, which could be a result of fermentation or of hop choices. There's a really pleasant lingering bittersweet chocolate taste.

M - Very very creamy. The mouthfeel was what struck me first on my initial sip. Nice, full, creamy, and thick.

O - A very good stout. Well-balanced and well made. It lacks any distinguishing characteristic to set it apart from the rich thick stouts that flood the market. This is a stout for someone who likes a well-made, subtle beer.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my limited notes when at the Outer Banks this past summer.

Probably the 2nd best offering I had from OBBS.

Pours a brown color with a good size head and lacing to boot.

Smell is heavy on the roasted malt with a solid chocolate backbone and some coffee bitterness, very creamy but chalky at the same time, mild carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black in color with a 1/2" tan head. The receded pretty quickly. Some light lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma was weak as only a hint of roasted malts were picked up by the nose.

Taste: the flavor is strong on the roasted malt tones, with soft hints of coffee, and very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: crisp and very dry at the start and finish. The finish had some roasted tones lingering on the tongue for a few seconds.

Drinkability: good. Overall this was a stout that was pretty decent, but not one to cheer loudly about.

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Photo of JayQue
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice dry stout. Better than Guinness. I had the four sampler set first without the stout and, based on the good reviews from one member of our group, ordered a pint of the stout next. Much better than the other beers I tried. This is a good stout, fairly light but flavorful and rich enough. The appearance is very nice. Dark with very little light getting through. Small head that fades to a covering and good lacing.

Good malty/roasted malt flavor, some hint of bitterness and some chocolate. Very mouthfeel but not so heavy beer. Very drinkable. An excellent brew.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at OBBS

Black, virtually opaque liquid, even when held up to light. Light brown, medium sized, creamy head. A good bit of lacing as I drank.

Aroma showed coffee and roast notes, maybe a touch of citrus bitterness. Fairly mild.

Taste was more bitter than sweet. Again, coffee and roast notes were the primary flavors. Finish was a mild citrus flavor.

Medium body, seemed a bit thin. Medium to low carbonation. Actually, rather refreshing. Texture seemed just a bit gritty/husky, but this wasn't unpleasant, just something I noticed.

Overall, a slightly heavier, more roasted version of the brown ale I tried. I think it would have been better if it had gone further down the path towards a heavier stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheTrevor
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a nice dark brown with a single-finger tan head. The smell was deep roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and coffee. The taste was right on with the smell, starting off with some semi-sweet chocolate that gave way to a bit of coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel was nice and thick and I didn't have any problem finishing the glass. A nice little stout.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Fish113d
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at the brewery and into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark (opaque), with 1 cm of milky, light, brown, and clingy head; dissipates to an oily surface layer.

Aroma leaves a lot to be desired honestly. Mild bakers' chocolate with a roasted toffee smell. Nothing exciting; expected.

Flavor is very nice. Sweet chocolate malts come through and become even sweeter by the finish. A rich, creamy, bitter mocha flavor comes through as well with a burnt coffee aftertaste.

Tingly carbonation for a stout makes me scratch my head a bit. It balances itself out and becomes more creamy and smooth, but the finish is not as chewy as hoped for...somewhat watery.

Overall, a tasty brew with an okay body. ABV is rather high for a basic stout. I want to give this a true thumbs-up, but I just felt it was lacking that "something".

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A black body with small head and lace patches down the glass. A decent smell of sweet and roasted malts, but very low-key. Taste is more of the same with some bitter chocolate, roasted, and possibly even coffee malts poking through a fuller-body that is a little chewey. A little spicy and syrupy; finishes with a dry backbite with almost no trace of hops. A good stout but everything is subdued; if they let the malts do more talking they'd have something here.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jak
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mmmbeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Five ounce sampler, brewed with oats and dark, roasted, and crystallized malts. It's black with low carbonation, and topped with a half-inch of khaki head. The aroma is a muted version of the flavor, which consists of coffee, chocolate, sweet oats, plum?, anise?, and a mild bitterness on top of a lightish body, with medium carbonation and finish. Overall tastes a bit like an Irish dry with a dash of imperial stout flavor.

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Photo of NCBeernut
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a freshly filled growler into a pint glass. Midnight black with faint mahogany highlights around the fringes of the glass. Pours with a nice creamed coffee colored head, that really holds nicely.

Dry roasted barley and caramel in the aroma - almost savory. A touch of herbal earthiness on the back end.

Same dry roasted barley flavor up front. Dry smoked meat flavor underlying the roastiness. Almost semi-sweet right away, then it just really dries out into the finish as the bitterness creeps in and finishes strong. European hop earthiness at just the right level is pleasant background noise. Slick and super creamy mouthfeel. Damn easy to drink. This is a perfect dry Irish Stout.

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3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh (who forgets his BA screen name) for sharing for sharing this growler on 8/23/10.

A - Opaque onyx black liquid with a creamy tan head that receded to a thin veil and virtually no lacing.

S - Dark roasted malt is at the heart of the aroma, although there is an interesting pepper character that suggests chipolte or cayenne pepper. There is also a hint of smokey peat in there, creating a unique aroma for this stout.

T - Opens with a roasted malt character with a hint of chocolate and coffee. There are lots of subtle complexities offered in every sip. While the spicy, peppery character is apparent, there are also hints of cedar wood and ash, as well as earthy and smokey characteristics. Finishes with an herbal hop bite.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, oily texture and light carbonation, creating a soft mouthfeel overall. Finish is a bit spicy and woody with mild bitterness on the palate.

D - Very unusual take on a stout for sure. The complex flavor incorporated plenty of spicy, peppery notes and hints of smoke, which made this one interesting with each passing sip.

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Stormy Roses Stout from Outer Banks Brewing Station
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