Starkweather Stout | Liberty Street Brewing Company

Starkweather StoutStarkweather Stout
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 46 ratings
Starkweather StoutStarkweather Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
libertystreetbeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as LS Foreign Extra Stout.

Added by nickadams2 on 07-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,260
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
14.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 11
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of monkbrewed
4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent center-line stout. Almost a textbook example. With a balanced nose and good evidence of malt and roasted grain. Good balance of dark malt and chocolate malt and does not taste too roasted/smokey. Mouthfeel was quite good and texture of beer was not thin. Slight creaminess from oats on the backside of the profile. Be sure to check this one out.

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Photo of AngryNucleus
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Gryphon69
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Very dark mahogany near black, not much light getting though this one. Not many bubbles.

S- Chocolate and Espresso BAM right in the face, some brown sugar, smells wonderful.

T- Dark roasted malt, a bitter dark chocolate and slightly burnt coffee. Has almost a whiskey flavor finish. Unusual and odd mixture and with a strange balance to it all.

M- Thick with more carbonation coming through than the appearance.

O- Pretty good stout, I like the combination and will have it again. We plan on going over to the Brewery and having it on tap and seeing if it has the same voodoo going on, cant wait.

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Photo of nickadams2
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours black with reddish brow highlights around the edges. Thick khaki colored head that quickly dissipates into a thick ring.

S_Roasted barley,coffee,bitter chocolate.

T_Roasty. Nice bitter coffee and chocolaty finish. Bold flavor.

M_Full bodied but not overly thick.Very smooth with a dry finish.Creamy

D_ Great session stout.

Surprised there isn't more reviews. They don't have a lot on tap (like eight beers) but they all seem to be quality brews. The bartender was very helpful. He let me sample four beers without me even asking. Two IPAs, a red and a stout. All were very good. Check it out.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/19/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness than increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Foreign stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on to style expectations.

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4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tectactoe
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Liberty Street brewery. Pours a deep, black color - very dark, only showing some dark brown and ruby highlights at the edges. Identical to the Berry Vanilla version in appearance. The tan, fine-bubbled head perches softly on top of the brew. Again, based off of the Berry Vanilla version, the nice lacing left behind was no surprise.

The aroma is largely roasted; thick and malty, and quite surprisingly robust up front for only a 5.9% ABV stout. Light cocoa powder is dashed around the edges with a mild stamping of fudge that creeps in. The chocolate aspect is more of a sweet and milky, rather than a dark and bitter type. The tail end actually contains a faint saltiness. Not as unpleasant as it sounds, though - it actually adds a slight element of complexity. Not picking up much coffee, if any, but there is a small helping of hops that lend a tiny herbal essence to the aroma.

A nice river of roasted malts lead the pack of the flavor profile - no surprise given their commanding efforts in the aroma. Starkweather Stout actually packs a solid bitter punch from the heaviness of the roast. Burnt coffee beans join the flavor profile pretty quickly; kind of shocking how I wasn't getting much coffee in the aroma, but it seems to be such a large proponent of the taste. Some light cocoa powder and chocolate nibs sit in the background and remain pretty far from the forefront. The aftertaste leaves your mouth with the taste of spent coffee beans and a decadent, yet aggressive, roasted malt flavor with a mild, lasting bitterness. Medium bodied, but a bit thinner than I like my stouts; decent carbonation and a silky, wet mouth feel.

Pretty good stout - I like the heavy roast, although a little bit more sweetness to balance wouldn't have hurt it. I think I liked the Berry Vanilla take on this one just a touch more, but then again, I'm a blueberry and vanilla whore, so maybe it's not a fair comparison. I'd really like to see Liberty Street bottle this one, I think it would do well as one of their "staples".

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Photo of Timc32
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junior
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chewy6935
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Starkweather Stout from Liberty Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 46 ratings
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