Chuli Stout
Denali Brewpub

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Denali Brewpub
Alaska, United States
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #22
Ranked #17,277
3.88 | pDev: 10.05%
Aug 08, 2022
Nov 12, 2009
Very Good
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Notes: Over its long history, stout has served many purposes, from a doctor-recommended cure-all to an aperitif for Russian royalty. Somewhere in the middle is Chuli Stout, a dry Irish style stout, which takes its name from the mighty Chulitna River. An ample amount of roasted barley imparts dry, coffee-like flavors, while flaked barley adds smoothness and body. And if that weren’t enough, Chuli Stout is conditioned and served with nitrogen, amplifying smoothness and creating that rich, dense, classic stout pour.

55 IBU
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice dry stout, roasty bitterness and a satisfying mouthfeel.
Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nonic pint at the Palmer Alehouse, Palmer, AK.

Pours black and opaque with a nice finely-foamed tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Aromas of coffee and toasted grains.

Roasted grains/coffee fairly prominent. It initially presents fairly dry, but a lactose/cake batter note slowly grows as this brew warms. It ends up perhaps a touch sweet for the style, but not out of bounds by any means.

Outstanding creamy but dry finish.

Overall, a solid AK brew.
Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
nice can of stout here, a little sweet and thick for all day drinking, even in the irish dry style, but well made beer without a doubt, just my second from these guys, but a memorable one, as this was enjoyed with friends new and old. real dark almost black look to this, some obvious viscosity, and a ton of roast, nicely bitter through the whole thing, balancing what almost presents as milk sugar to me, but the intensity of the dark grain outlasts it at the end, the good guy wins here. coffee and dark chocolate notes abound in aroma and in the flavor, and there is a subtle earthiness, almost woodiness running through it giving it some depth. slightly old worldy on the yeast, but i do wish this were drier, a little bit heavier than i need it to be with the sugars left over, but this has all the elements and is well put together overall. smooth in body and palate coating, appropriately mellow in terms of bubbles, smooth without needing anything more. good enough to have me curious to drink more from denali when i am back in alaska next.
May 14, 2022
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Rated by abigailspaul

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is my favorite overall beer. As a lifelong Fairbanksan, I also love that it's "local". This is on tap at any spot worth going to in Alaska!
Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Aug 12, 2020
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
- serving at Skinny Dicks, Fairbanks AK. Part of my great Alaska beer tour 2020.

A: Dark black shows some mahogany highlights when back-lighted, dark reddish tones around the edges. The head is creamy, a bit rough on the surface, and slight in size. Head retention was moderate per style with a small decorative pattern on lace left behind on the vessel. Decent effervesce.

S: The nose had some spiciness, chili peppers almost, though not reportedly in there, along with some dark malt tones. Burnt chocolate and a freshly ground roastiness. Some dried milkiness, and was fairly good overall in the strength department per style.

T: Again spicy chili peppers detection on the open along with some dark bitter chocolate and dried milk/creamer. Dried vanilla sweetness intermingles along with a generally good amount of roasty freshly ground coffee nature. A nice warmth and touch of alcohol. I must mention I do not believe this beer has any chili peppers added in it, but it did to me give off a bit of spicy nature regardless. The alcohol was well played and the flavor was above par for a dry Irish stout.

M: Mouthful was creamy and dry, Bitter chocolate overlays the tongue with a gentle and smooth massage from the nitrogen. Smooth feel overall comes with a bit of dry creamer lacing on the tongue afterwards.

O: Dry chocolate malt base, and dried creamer feel leaves with a good bittering feel. Earthy, roasty, and a good pub style beer to relax to with good company, especially at Skinny Dicks. Not a big fan of the Irish Stout but this was well amped in stout like qualities.
Jul 27, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by Thorfinn960 from Ohio

Feb 23, 2020
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Rated by CaptainHate from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had a tall draft at the Fairbanks airport. Solid unspectacular Irish Dry Stout that was probably the best choice available for my tastes.
Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by markallmon from Tennessee

May 31, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by dfillius from Iowa

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can served in a Georgetown sampler. I don't see a date on it, but it has been in my fridge for 6-8 months. Given to me by a friend who brought it back from Alaska.

Pours black with a medium head and medium carbonation. Smell is roast malt.

Taste is pretty standard roast grain. Not super strong, just clean and tasty.

Mouthfeel is thin and light. Overall, it's solid -- no more, no less.
Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by MidloRapid from Virginia

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance has a black colored body with an off white one fingered foamy head that dies within about a minute leaving a nice sticky foamy lacing. The smell has some roasty light chocolate coming backed up by some malts. The taste is bitter and sweet at separate times with a dry coffee-ish aftertaste and finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium, and is somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me as its not too harsh but not too soft, just right. Overall, I say this is a pretty good Irish dry stout well worthy of coming back to.
Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Near black with large and lasting creamy tannish white head. Roasty, slightly sour aroma. Light tasting for the style -- though still fairly heavy bodied and creamy in comparison to most beers. Coffee and roasted malts stand out in the taste. Not bad.
Aug 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 3.2 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jul 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by cherche from Washington

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Carlson8tor from Alaska

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: very dark
Aroma: light toast notes but not a love of aroma.
Flavor: full body, very toasty with good malt balance. Hints of coffee notes.
Overall: pretty good would like a bit less roast.
May 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by buzzed from Texas

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by sharpski from Oregon

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by SweetwaterTuonker from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 07, 2015
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Rated by ZinFanDave from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice smokey aroma. Pleasant and smooth flavor. Seems to be rather singular on the finish that ends rather quickly.
Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by MatthewD4 from Alaska

Oct 04, 2015
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Rated by THoff94 from Alaska

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Tastes like a typical stout but not overly strong.
Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jun 17, 2015
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I usually think Irish Dry Stouts are a little underwhelming, but I guess that's just what Guinness conditioned me to think. This Chuli Stout is full of flavor. It's a good looking beer, with a mild aroma and a strong mouthful of roasty flavors. I don't get much sweetness, nor the chocolate that some others find. Lots of roasted malts, creamy mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by JAck199 from New Jersey

May 19, 2015
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a nice half finger light brown head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa and milk chocolate, hint of vanilla. Flavor follows aroma with toasted malt with light char, cocoa, hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with nice light creaminess. A very well made and to-style dry stout with great malt flavor with lighter chocolate and vanilla notes. Fairly dry, but but enough mild sweetness to bring out the flavors. Well done.
May 09, 2015
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