Redhook Double Black Stout | Redhook Ale Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
345 Ratings
Redhook Double Black StoutRedhook Double Black Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
280
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle into a tulip glass

A: pours a deep deep black with a finger of coffee mocha brown colored head that is very frothy and lingers just a little while before leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass 4
S: very nice malts, pure mocha and coffee with just the slightest milk chocolate at the end 4
T: begins with a nice mocha taste which slides into chocolate notes, the end is where the money is made, it finnishes just slightly sweet and then, after a few seconds, an incredible coffee taste slides back in which is very nice and lingers on the palate for a long time. 4.
M: smooth, very gentle carbonation, creamy and just slightly thin 3.5
O: a nice drinking imperial stout, alcohol has leveled out with time and the coffee notes have really pushed forwards which really makes it alot better, quite happy I let this one get some legs on it 4

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Photo of Omer4176
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Vintage bottle given for free at Beer Geek Christmas. Pours a dark brown/black color with a slight tan head that collars around the glass. Mocha chocolate in the nose with some minimal residual coffee notes. Surprised how much chocolate is in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. This reminds me surprisingly like a weaker version of ST Chocolate but with more bitter roast notes in the end. LIght chocolate notes upfront with a roast coffee finish that isn’t too overpowering. Overall, pretty decent.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of emmasdad
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Added from an older notebook. Picked up at BevMo for 5 bucks or so. Poured a medium black color with a decent tan head. Supposedly brewed with Starbucks coffee, and coffee is present on both the nose and on the palate, along with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not bad.

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Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found a bottle of this at Russell's in Amherst, bottled 10/9/08 for $4.99. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep dark brown/black colour with a nice mocha one finger head that leaves a fair amound of lacing and hardly fades over time.

S - Big, bold coffee notes as well as some roasty sweet malts and light chocolate. Interwoven throughout the nose though was some odd dark fruits. Interesting.

T - Not really the typical stout. Theres some coffee and sweet, roasted malts and very light chocolate notes. The dominant flavour for me though is dark fruits. Tastes more like a quad.

M - Not nearly as thick feeling as a stout should be. A bit fizzy/thin.

O - This stuff is okay. Not sure if age has killed this or if it was always this mediocre. Still though for the price I suppose it wasnt bad. I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Mdog
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very dark brown, ok head.

Smell: Coffee, some molasses.

Taste: Hits with bitter black coffee like chewing on some coffee grounds. Later drinks the stout roasted sweetness makes a token appearance.

Drinkability: I finished the bomber but it's not one I'll return to.

Picked this up on sale, probably should have looked at the bottling date before purchasing since it says Oct 2008. So this was distributor-warehouse aged. The coffee flavors didn't fade over time in this, but they may have shifted to a more bitter/astringent tone.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: really dark brown. fluffy, dense latte colored head. appears to be some sediment/yeast on the bottom of my glass.

S: milk chocolate and sweet figs move into roasted premium coffee.

T: slightly acidic, slightly lactic. starts with the acid from the roast as well as the coffee, moves into a middle ground of solid delicious roast, and finishes with a solid coffee backbone and a touch of alcohol. chocolate milk resides on the palate after consumption.

M: a touch too fizzy. actually distracts from some of the nuances in the flavor.

D: brewed 10/08/2008. bottle looks through it was dragged through a pile of shit (btw this was a straggler bottle in a mystery box). not entirely sure of the conditions this puppy has been through, but i cant notice any discernible defects. overall a tasty brew (im a sucker for the style), but there are others that i find better.

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Photo of BigMike
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown with some red around the edges. A light tan head of a finger tops it off.

S: Lots of roasted malts. Some dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee.

T: Coffee in the forefront. The roastedness and chocolte kick in. There's a bit to much acidity from the coffee. Tons of bitterness.

M: A bit thin on the feel. Definitely not imperial. Decen carbonation. Somewhat difficult to drink with the acidity.

Overall: An average coffee stout. Definitely alot better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of biglite351
3.01/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - a good bit of red around the edges, more than I expected. Tall creamy off-white head leaving some lacing.

S - roasted malts with a little coffee and some bitterness.

T - malts with coffee, a good deal of bitterness in the mix.

M - solid coating with a medium amount I'd tingle on sides and under tongue.

D - Not bad, but better options out there.

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Redhook Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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