Shipwrecked Stout | Pacific Beach Ale House

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Brewed by:
Pacific Beach Ale House
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DoubleJ on 05-06-2010

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours black with a half-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of sweet toffee and burnt sugar with hints of roasted malts backing things up. Also present are mild amounts of dark chocolate but the cloying sweetness overpowers and subtleties.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Syrupy brown sugar flavors kick things off with hints of darker roasted malt flavors lurking in the background. The sweetness lets up for a moment midway through the sip, allowing semi-sweet chocolate flavors to make their way out. The ending is equally sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a decent thickness with carbonation that's a bit on the harsh side.

Drinkability is not very good. I had a somewhat rough time finishing my glass and would not want another.

Overall I found this beer to be entirely too sweet although if I smelled and tasted hard enough I could detect a decent beer behind all of it. Hopefully this will be refined in subsequent batches.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Listed with the 2010 year, I'm guessing that this is an annual release beer, but for what season? The final round during my stay, on to the beer:

Black like night, nothing penetrates throuhg the color. Lot a whole lot of head, retention, or lacing though. By the sniff of the nose, it is a sweet stout. Lactose sweetness. A little touch of semi-sweet chocolate. This could be interesting.

On the sweet side of things. It's an explosion of chocolate-like notes. Chocolate cake batter, dark chocolate, plus a pinch of licorice. There is a little roastiness, but it really isn't very roasty.

The best of the three beers I tried. Without a doubt, save this beer for dessert, or pair it with one.

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Shipwrecked Stout from Pacific Beach Ale House
3.42 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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