Desert Select Export Stout | Moab Brewery

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Desert Select Export StoutDesert Select Export Stout

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bubseymour on 09-21-2013

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by JamieDuncan:
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of riotontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jessealmlie
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Varls
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of FBGordon
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a khaki head that settles down but maintains throughout and laces nicely.

S: Big, roasty notes are backed by bittersweet chocolate and spicy hops. A big beer in the nose.

T: Mild coffee and bittersweet chocolate come out first, with the acidic roast settling on the back end of the palate. The roasty notes back off and you're left with a pleasant chocolate and coffee taste.

M: Carbonation is lively on the tongue at first, but this is a smooth, hefty beer that glides easily across the palate and leaves a creaminess in the mouth.

O: A tasty, smooth, roasty stout that lives up to the Foreign/Export style and works quite well as a dessert beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells of chocolate and coffee. Coconut and roasted grain with some patent malt scent.

Starts off mildly sweet with a mild chocolate and coffee flavor. Mild smoky flavor.. The taste doesn't change much from the initial flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK Stout.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Beautiful black body with 2-3 finger brown head.

Smell - A little light on scents but some roasted flavor, coffee and chocolate

Taste - A very nice balance of rich dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and hop bite finish. Well balanced imperial stout.

Mouthfeel - very full bodied and you could have this beer for dinner as a meal.

Overall - A very well crafted Imperial Stout. Right on par with many other well made ones. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Benish
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: poured light black; transparent while pouring. Instantly a couple inches of a light brown head which took a good few min to dissipate. Not much lacings around the glass.

Aroma: presents a coffee aroma mixed with creamer and also a bit of cola smell.

Taste: sweet chocolate with vanilla and sugar. I found it very malty with little bitterness at the finish. It's not complex but the flavors are bold and delicious.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Its kind of takes after a creamy milk stout on nitro.

Overall: It's a good beer and I strongly recommend it if you're living in Utah. But if you're in another state with a larger access to beer, you're probably okay with the many other export stout's available.

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Photo of GregJ
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KlayWey
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, no date

black in color, thick off-white colored head. great lacing as I drink. mild roasted aroma - a bit of milk chocolate. taste is a bit drier, and a touch acidic. nice thick smooth mouthfeel, lower carbonation.

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Photo of hamrwolf
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful foamy pour that lasts and lasts in the New Belgium snifter. Lacing all up and down the glass and a great creamy carbonation. It's almost a nitro. Aromas of warm grains with a caramel note.

This is a richer, more jolly monk sort of Stout. Relatively sweet with a deep roasted flavor and some charred notes. The hoppy bitterness comes on as a slow burn, and hits the balance for bitterness with all the malt. Strong and mellow. A great nightcap of a black brew.

Another one of the well-made, malty, and appealing brews from these guys in Moab. From the swing-top bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

That thick tangible black that good stouts should be with a nice frothy half finger head that settles into a thick winter sweater of a cap. Beautiful lacing as well.

Nose is subtle burnt but creamy. This is just what I was looking for on this evening. Clean coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Not sweet by any means, but creamy and approachable.

Flavour follows more of the chocolate and char with a sugar sweet note on the end. Some acidic coffee, but the char is first, the chocolate blended in and coffee further down. Really soft and rounded finish. While it flirts with the coffee acidity, it never fully commits, leaving it really easy to drink.

Smoothe and emminently drinkable. Appropriate carbonation that punctuates well without overwhelming.

I didn't really have any expectations going in for this beer, and am coming out impressed. Glad I grabbed it when I was in Moab.

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Photo of bcheng
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured very dark brown, near black, with a good two finger brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is not too pronounced, but I poured closer to 40 degrees rather than the recommended 55 or warmer.

Taste is chocolate and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Overall, a very pleasing stout.

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Photo of Urs
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mmars010
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of birchstick
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walt5
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very flavorful. Taste of coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of mjwellman
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Desert Select Export Stout from Moab Brewery
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