Great Crescent Stout | Great Crescent Brewery

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Great Crescent Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-30-2008

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by JRod1969:
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of ehammond1
4.42/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Thick and black nearly throughout with very, very dark brown edges and a moderately sized dark brown head that eventually leaves big ribbons and crooked lines of lace down the glass.

Dark, roasted malt and both dark and bitter chocolates affront the nose. This is rich, divine stuff. There's a bit of sweet molasses as well as espresso. Complete.

A rich dessert in a glass, no barrel treatment necessary. This is simply a big, complete, delicious stout. There's tons of chocolate, roasted malt, sweet molasses, and a moderate level of bitterness. This is fantastic.

Medium to full mouthfeel with low to moderate carbonation.

Just divine.

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Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of aasher
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's about time I got around to trying this.

This beer pours a full bodied dark chocolate brown with a slight dark khaki lacing around my snifter. The lacing quickly disappeared. The nose is comprised of bitter chocolate, slight vanilla, with some smoked ham. There's definitely a lot of roast present. The flavors consist of sweet milk chocolate with a touch of vanilla in the beginning. The rest is all hammy roast. It finishes sweet and "salty". I didn't expect this much roast. It's almost like a milky Baltic porter. It drinks lighter in body but has a milkiness to it that makes it pretty drinkable. I'm assuming this is in the 7-8% range like the barrel aged version, but you don't get any alcohol in the nose or flavors. Overall this is a tweeter, is it a stout or a Baltic porter? Regardless it's a decent beer and worth a try.

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Photo of MattCarlock
1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can into snifter.

Extremely dark-- pitch black.

Some choclate malt with caramel malt following.

The beer tastes solid-- not too crazy, but just a solid stout. Some sweet malts with a relatively dry finish.

Nice medium body with good carbOnation.

Overall-- not bad. Let's see how this compares to the barrel aged version!

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Photo of JustinWhipple
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of whendeathsleeps
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of suspect
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Central Waters snifter.

A: Deep dark brown color. Center glug-glug can pour leads to a two finger chocolate colored head that disappears pretty quickly seeing as how much head there was. Slight, spotty lacing.

S: Cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted malts. Pretty typical stout smell with not a ton of complexity.

T: Brings a nice mix of flavors that mach the nose. Brings some other dark fruit flavors that make the taste a bit deeper and more complex than the nose.

M: Big feel...not thin at all. Perfectly carbonated. Bitterness is mild but nicely present.

O: A good, solid stout. A perfect representation of the style.

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Photo of dpasotti
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Deep dark brown with minimal mocha-colored head. Smells of chocolate, roasty malt, light smoke, and a little clean hop character.

Anise pops up in the mouth, while the roast and smoke come forward. There's a slight metallic element. It has an earthy and rugged feel. The smoke is mild, but I am not a fan of that flavor in most beers. There's too much going on here. Smoke, licorice, and roasted coffee are all vying for attention; it lacks focus.

The full body with low carbonation is very nice, and is the best attribute here. Creamy and smooth on the palate -- I wish the same could be said of the flavor. Not a bad beer, but not one I will be craving any time soon. Next time I am camping in November this will be in the backpack, but I can't remember the last time I was in that situation...

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ltjska04
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler, this stout is deep black and viscous looking. The head doesn't last long but settles to a nice ring around the glass. The smell is mainly of cocoa and some chocolate malt and is nice but not as strong as I would like. The taste is also lacking a little oomph. I get some coffee and chocolate but it's not real full-flavored. It's a shame because what's there tastes good; I'd just like to have more of it. The mouthfeel is a tad thin but pleasant and drinkabliity is high. This is more of a session stout than a slow sipper. When sampling all the beers on draft at the brewery this one stood out as the best and I would definitely recommend it if you're near Aurora, IN.

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Photo of tsauce2
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: 16 fl oz can into an imperial pint glass.

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Opaque. Head is dark chocolate, 1 in, dissipates to the outsides of the beer. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Dark roast malt, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel/molasses, light hops.

T: Dark roast malt, light caramel sweetness quickly followed by robust chocolate malt, lightly bittered. Aftertaste is slightly bittered dark roast chocolate malt and a touch of sweetness.

M: Full body. Medium viscosity. Big malt presence adds a full feel; feels like there is some oat present in this beer. Semi-wet finish.

O: A very solid effort. Well made with deep, robust flavors, nice carbonation, feel, and nose. Deduction on the appearance for the lack of head retention. I will buy this stout again.

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Great Crescent Stout from Great Crescent Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 13 ratings