Santa Stout | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Pintofbrown on 01-02-2012

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of eph1291
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of sethcroisant
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- not quite black. dark brown with a finger of head. decent lacing

S- plenty of highly roasted malts with a touch of hops

T- tons of roasted malt with a little bit of hops that intensify the bitterness a little. good amount of bready malts that make it taste more like an intense porter. finishes very dry.

O- a solid brew that any fan of dry stouts will enjoy.

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Photo of tgraven
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bashiba
2.19/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sorry but I have to give an Amber see thru stout a 1 in appearance. Go ahead and throw in some roasted barley next time.

The smell isn't offensive, but is missing. Once again how about some roasted barley.

Easily one of the most plain tasting shouts I have ever had. Complete lack of stout character.

The mouthfeel is thin.

This beer drinks like A run of the mill amber ale. Not stouty at all.

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Photo of Chuck_25
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this in a shaker pint.

Appearance- One-finger of a filmy, beige head dies quickly to a slight ring around the glass. The body is a nice dark brown with some ruby highlights.

Smell- There is a little bit of baked sugar cookie and a little bit of sweet, mashed fruits. It reminds me of dates and red apples.

Taste- The sweet flavors of the stout lead the way, right up my palate's alley! There is some cherry, dates, and brown sugar. The same, slight cookie malt comes out mid-drink; and the finish also has a tinge of leather. A pretty good stout, and definitely sweeter.

Mouth feel- This is a little watery, and thin to be honest. It is a good thing the flavors of this stout work so well, because this thing would be damn near world class had the feel been improved.

Overall- I mostly enjoyed drinking this stout, but the lack of a big, coating mouth feel keep it from being completely fulfilling.

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Santa Stout from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 6 ratings