Garden State Stout | New Jersey Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Jersey Beer Company
New Jersey, United States
njbeerco.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 04-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Lnze
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beebs22
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
02/15/2013
AROMA: Coffee
LOOK: Dark Black color. Medium Tan head.
TASTE: nothing special jumps out, toasted barley, small touches of coca, coffee.
FEEL: Thin for a stout.

Good flavor and enjoyable.
Rates well, but low on the totem pole for Stouts though.
**

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Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Overall I wasn't a huge fan of this one. Some roasted malts, chocolate, and light cream, but over carbonated and just a bit bland. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of Roberto11232
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirt286
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

6/6...pours dark brown bordering on black. Minimal foam. Roasted coffee nose. Taste is a firm coffee bean stout with an embedded dark fruit/raisin background. Sweetness pokes through right in the back. Virtually no carbonation, very smooth.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Movember5
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hilgart1
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tobes181
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of wafers
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mmhannon
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of farrago
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a meager head, barely covers the surface before disappearing entirely, not much lacing either. Straight up black and opaque liquid, thin stripe of yellow at the rims and surface. The nose is sweet, spotlights chocolate, milk, maple syrup and licorice, the raisins do come through, however, just as much fig or date too, has a bready dimension yet no real drier, stiffening element. Medium-bodied, lack of carbonation gives it a semi-flat mouth feel and increases heaviness. Stronger roast here, brings out coffee, tree bark and tar notes and gives the chocolate a bitterness. Caramel, toffee and milk predominate, some black tea leaf and that tarry, earthy stuff. Really, the fruit presence is minimal at best. Lots of residual smokiness as it finishes. While the primary flavors would indicate a sweeter beer it actually comes off on the dry side. Flavor intensity trails off at the end. Easy to drink and neutral enough in many respects to pair well across the board with a variety of foods. Wish it had more liveliness.

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Garden State Stout from New Jersey Beer Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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