Midnight Oil Stout | Swamp Head Brewery

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86
very good
220 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
swamphead.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tpd975 on 03-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of fthegiants
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chasegator
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look- Oil black hence the name with a small light head
Smell- Overwhelming smell of coffee. Also strong scent of roasted malts.
Taste- Coffee as expected. Somewhat bitter. Complemented by a roasted malt finish.
Feel- Much lighter than expected. Light bodied stout.
Overall- Good beer. Coffee stout is somewhat bitter and nose is quite strong. Very smooth and drinkable considering being a stout beer. Low ABV for a stout but a good choice if you are a fan of a heavy coffee taste.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thin (understandably for the abv) but still somewhat viscous and oily midnight black with a thin layer of bubbly dark brown foam.

Strong notes of freshly brewed coffee and heavily roasted malt.

Aroma translates identically to flavor with straight up cold pressed coffee and nice warming roasty notes.

Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, roasty, easy drinking.

Overall, I admit this isn't my favorite standard coffee stout, but the folks at swamp head did a fantastic job on making this incredibly drinkable. Great brew!

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Photo of Shawnxa3
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmahe
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chloebc1
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redrover
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served an imperial pint, the beer dark brown board earring on black with a brown head.

Nose of coffee and heavily roasted malts. It's inviting.

Taste leads with percolator coffee and roasted almost charred malts and a bit of molasses. There is some dark fruit and earthy notes but the coffee notes are dominant.

For some reason I expected a much thicker mouth but the mid-level heft and low carbonation are fine.

This was recommended by the bartender at the Side Car in San Marco. I'm glad I listened to her.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of forrestmoons
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaketaz
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbenitez25
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ridiculously smooth black dark roast coffee like stout. Smooth blonde coffee nose. Fantastic stout.

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Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Midnight Oil Stout from Swamp Head Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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