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Redhook Double Black Stout | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Double Black StoutRedhook Double Black Stout

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with coffee.

Added by Todd on 12-10-1998

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date. Blueline series label.

Stout black color, decent tan lacing. Fresh brewed ice coffee, roasted grain, burnt bread, mild molasses and a hint of dark fruit and alcohol in the aroma. Deep smoothness and a little creamy, big roasted flavor open up with each sip. Coffee is layered throughout with hints of dark chocolate and with a hint of alcohol it is almost reminiscent of a tiramisu flavor. Modest hopping, hint of dried dark fruit and charred wood. Finishes roasty with coffee tone, lands semi-dry.

Almost a cup a joe, well done Redhook ... would love to have this brew once in a while when I am hankering for a coffee beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Bottled on Oct. 8, 2012.

A- One-finger mocha head with rapidly eroding retention. Coal-black color with a nice mocha ring around the top.

S- Coffee, chocolate and roast malts. Warm and toasty.

T- Coffee, fruity and roasty. Quite a nice flavor.

M- Light bodied and finishes fairly wet.

O- Quite a good beer. A new thing in my opinion about Red Hook.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from RedHook's Blueline series claims to have been bottled on Oct 8, 2012. Served cold in a pint glass. Beer pours a rich dark brown, nearly black, and forms a thin head momentarily. Beer sits quite opaque in the glass. Aroma is similarly rich and smells of mocha. Sweet, not like candy, but definitely a treat.

Flavor-wise this beer is all about the coffee. Brewed coffee blends with coffee notes in the heavily roasted malts. But there's no mistaking this for a flavored beer, it's clearly a porter. Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale comes to mind, though in porter form. The beer is balanced by a bitterness which seems to come from hops more than beans. Overall, this porter is a nice cup of coffee but as a beer it may get old. Still I give it high marks for great flavor and composition. Unfortunately I don't recall how it compares to the older non-Blueline (and non-Caffé Vita) db (Double Black) Red Hook.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a recreation of their Double Black beer, but with a new coffee source - Café Vita. This beer is part of their blueline series, available on tap or in 22oz bottles.

Beautifully dark brew, which I enjoyed at the taproom a couple weeks ago, and again at home from a 22oz bottle. Smell is rich and roasty, lightly smoky, and sweet.

Flavor is a great balance of the coffee bitterness, the brewed sweetness and a nutty, chocolatey quality that comes out in the end. Flavor rounds off to a pleasant finish, almost like a rye bread.

I like this style in general (ex: Pipeline Porter), but this is the best example I've tried. I think it is slightly better in the bottle than on draft.

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Redhook Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 345 ratings
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