Fallen Angel Sweet Stout | Empyrean Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
empyreanbrewingco.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth-drinking, late-winter wonder. We’ve crafted this English-styled stout using roasted malts and a healthy dose of lactose sugar to produce a creamy-rich beer with hints of roasted chocolate.

17 IBU

Added by bditty187 on 02-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aoyoc
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was recommended by a clerk in oine of my favorite bottle shops. I found it slightly sweet, bland, and has moderate coffee bitterness. I like several Empyrean stouts, but not this one.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DocWaters
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
1/5  rDev -73%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not sure if this batch was infected or what, but smell and taste were both heavy vinegar. We tested all bottles, total drain pour. Awful, or as my wife puts it, "offal".

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

BB June, year unknown, at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate
Head small (< one cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular one to three mm ring and no layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque, some sediment in bottle
Flavor slightly sour, some chocolate; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another great brew gift from the head of the industrial group from Nebraska.

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this fine sweet stout pours a dark muddled brownish black with a moderate light tan head of foam that dissipates to a thin pool and a thick ring with decent lacing. Nose of subdued dark chocolate, light coffee, and dark roasted malts. Flavors surpass the nose with dark malts, some smoke, mildly sweet bakers chocolate, and a light sweet lactose flavor on all sides that ends with a light coffee and sweet malt flavor. Smooth creamy mouth feel is aided by great carbonation. Coating yet lightly bitter malt aftertaste finishes lightly dry----perfect.

HIGHLY QUAFFABLE

CHEERS!

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Photo of 303beer
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark. Not to much head. Has a buttery flavor With some roast and small sweet finish.

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Photo of garrettdeanjohnson
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good tasting sweet stout. However, sweet stouts aren't my favorite.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djjumper
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I went to the store looking for a solid stout to replenish my stout selection. Sometimes I just pick one, and hope for the best. For what it's worth I am expecting a lot, so keep that in mind.

It looks : almond/beige colored head, 2 fingers in height. Leaves generous jungles of lacing behind on the sides of the glass. Body is dark brown to black, maybe coffee colored. Held up to light brings a distant red glow.

It smells : coffee grounds, sliced almond, dark roast malts, a bit of a dirty smell. Hard to really pinpoint but at this time it seems this may be only a marginal stout.

It tastes : a bit on the light side, with a lean towards hoppiness. Coffee grounds, damp earth, milky oatmeal, and a bit of a roasty smoky aftertaste. The vague creamy milk character smooths it out.

Mouthfeel : as said, a bit on the light side, probably more medium bodied than anything. Buzzing carbonation. Ends rough, creamy and semi-dry.

Overall : wish I would have picked something else. But that's my own fault for expecting imperial quality out of a milk stout. For a milk stout it is easy drinking and sessionable, but don expect explosive flavors or drying alcohol on the palate.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice stout from Lincoln Nebraska

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Photo of beer1979
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer187
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Solid Milk Stout

Smooth and Sweet

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Photo of Pug
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MtOrion
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Fallen Angel Sweet Stout from Empyrean Brewing Company
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