Baumé | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big, but not huge, this American Chocolate Rye Stout fires off a lot of coffee and chocolate notes. Balances well, but rides high on hop character at 60 IBU's while the Rye finishes it dry.

Added by emerge077 on 03-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
313
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Egotist
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled February 2014; drank 5/4/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black hue.

Tan head; thick lace.

Bakers chocolate, oats & cream in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Mild chocolate, oak & creamy oats in the flavor. Tasty, if unexceptional.

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Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.22/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimmygord
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Olympic tavern. 6oz sample from the half acre beer flight.

Appearance: black body with off white cap of head.

Smell: milk chocolate and rye. Light roast malt. Pretty simple, but really nice.

Taste: Milk chocolate and lightly spiced rye. Hint of roasty malt, but this is a sweeter stout. The roast character is mild as is the rye, but you know the rye is present.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low to moderate carbonation level. pretty drinkable stout. Not boozy at all. Just slightly thin mouthfeel.

Overall: I like this one better than Big Hugs. This might just be my favorite stout from Half Acre. Nothing fancy, but a really nice chocolaty rye stout.

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Photo of 4truth
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black and brown. Head was minimal, less than a quarter of an inch. Good lace. Good retention.
Aroma of roast, chocolate malt, rye was subdued.

Taste was hoppy and rye like for the bready spice melding with toffee and caramel. This is hoppy even though there is a substantial malt bill.

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Photo of jgarvis
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is flagged as a chocolate rye stout. The rye notes definitely play a big part here and provide a spiciness and savory aspect to what could have been a very dessert forward, chocolate stout. The body is medium - full, pleasantly coating the mouth. I'm getting pumpernickel rye bread here - almost like rye toast with a sliver of chocolate spread on it, washed down with a pot of diner grade coffee. I've had this in hand for a good few months but still get a liberal dosing of the hops in here that provide another level of complexity here. Overall it seems to me like this sits between a stout and a brown ale. As it warms plenty more toffee notes and a little nuttiness comes in. To be honest, I care not too much for the labeling but more on the quality of the beer and this for me is a hit! I'm beginning to get a taste for rye beers, and this is one that uses that base very interestingly indeed.

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Photo of kidzord
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gator_Chomp
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Baumé from Half Acre Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.
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