Twisted Pine Cream Style Stout | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Cream Style StoutTwisted Pine Cream Style Stout

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of jzlyo
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a small hint of fruit. The flavor is roasted malts, a creamy texture, mild/medium sweetness and a mixture of tart and bitter in the finish.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dirty oil black. Dark mocha colored head that barely forms, dissipates to a wisp. Little or no lacing.

Aroma: Faint cocoa powder, marshmallow sweetness.

Taste: The beer has a good lactose and sugary kick at first. The dark chocolate and cocoa powder notes fill out the taste profile. Faint smokiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Good weight for the style.

Overall: I wanted to like this but it just didn't do anything worth remembering.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up in the crate of ales mix case, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker chilled shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is very dark brown, opaque with 1/2 a glass full of foam even when poured gently. The lace sticks and bead is fine. The smell has a sweetened coffee aroma, light caramel and roasted malt scent. The feel is very good, nice mix of roasted textures with mild sweetness medium carbonation and semi-dry finish with low bitterness.

The taste is good with nice malt flavor which is toasted and has a roasted grain flavor with slight coffee and mild caramel with a slight yeast creaminess in the taste with some light hop notes which are woody but mild with a mostly dry finish and low alcohol in the taste. Overall this is decent example of the style, pretty drinkable for what it is but not exceptional. I would drink this again if offered but it is just above average overall.

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

Pours seal brown with ruby highlights and a minimal mocha head. Aroma is a pleasant blend of chocolate, lactose, and a hint of coffee. An acrid coffee bitterness comes through strong on the front end. Roasted malt character dominates before finally ceding to subdued dark chocolate in the finish. Lactose, which was so prominent in the nose, manages to manifest somewhat as the beer warms. Hop character melds with the bitter roast rather than assert itself individually.

This is a drinkable stout, but the dominant roasted bitterness leaves it too unbalanced for my liking.

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Photo of Bung
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz twist off. Almost black pour, just a ring of cream head.

Aroma, nice roast malt and cocoa. Light lactose, chocolate milk.

Taste, chocolate and heavily creamed coffee. Some earthy and nutty notes. Pretty dry roast finish.

Barely mid bodied, a tad thin. Carbonation is a tad high. Still, drinks pretty easily.
A good brew.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium sized light brown, almost a full brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear, i think, super dark brown to black stout.

Sweet molasses, Hershey's dark chocolate, fresh brewed Butternut coffee malts combined in a big stout aroma.

Dark chocolates, sweet molasses, and a hint of roasted coffee with home spun cream taste.

A dry aftertaste that brings with it the dark roasted malt taste on this full bodied beer.

A pretty good stout, I'm going to have to try this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

definitely an underrated stout. it pours a rich and sticky molasses color with a one inch mocha colored head. the smell is sweet for a stout, definitely some of those milk sugars in here. not as much roasty smells as the color indicates it should have, but there is an earthy dark malty base thats bitter in flavor. that bitterness is counteracted by the sugars, which is a nice touch. a lot of these stouts just get too damned sweet, but not this one. the feel is also nice. very fill body and quite a heavy complexion really. its not a beer to drink six of, but one or two is just right. the carbonation doesnt quite stand up to the body, which i suppose is my nonly real critique of this otherwise exceptional milk stout.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I like what I've had from Twisted Pine and I'm in the mood for a cream stout.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger tan colour head of good cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black. No yeast particles are visible, but that might be explained by its nontransparency. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, nice roasted barley, dark malts, some chocolate malt, and milk. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts, chocolate, nice cream, a pleasant understated roasted barley foundation, and milk. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Fairly well layered; the malts coalesce nicely. I like it. I'd prefer more roast, especially considering the style. Well balanced and built, though its simplicity holds it back. Not as complex or subtle as it'd need to be to make it great. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Structurally sound.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with really good cream and satisfactory thickness. It's too smooth and wet for the style, but it works for this brew. Carbonation is apt.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. I quite like it, though it's held back by its simplicity. I don't know that I'd get it again, but it's a decent example of its style. A nice beer for fans of the style, but not unique or special.

High C+

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery's tap room. Pure sweetish cream. Very dark brown and a decent sweet stout.Mild roast aroma. Sugar and milk of the coffee more than the coffee.Hint of chocolate, hint of licorice. Acidity of the roast has been long dilluted away.

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Photo of bmwats
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a giant, frothy, brown head. Settles, or actually deteriorates, slowly leaving little peaks and craters as it does; and leaves plenty of sticky residue behind. Substantial thick lacing remains.

S: Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses.

T: Robust malty, baked bread. Nutty and woody, with a touch of peat.

M: Robust, with something of a crisp quality. Woody and pungent finish.

D: Decent, but maybe a touch harsh.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Deep dark appearance with a giant, frothy head, and some nice thick lacing. Nose is a nice roasted malt with some woody and nutty tones. Flavor is pretty simple. Rich and robust roasted malt. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of codewarrior
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz from a mixed 12 pack, poured into a snifter

L: Oily slick black, 2-fingers brownish creamy head. Good sheen to it, but a tad thin looking.

S: Sweet and deep roasted bitterness, swirled. Deep.

T: Starts with a thin sweetness which slides into a roasted maltitude. Robust finish on this guy with hints of smoke. Ultimately this doesn't taste nearly as good as it smells, and it gets far worse as the beer opens up.

F: Better at first, then a bit thin. Ultimately way too thin after it opens up.

D: Enjoyable, drinkable, particularly at the colder end of things. As it opens ... things go down hill fast.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a little bit of thickness. The aroma reminds me of a snickers like chocolatyness and a touch of coffee. The mouthfeel has some richness without being full bodied. Sweet chocolate up front and bitter coffee in the finish. Nice beer. A pleasant little suprise.

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Photo of wca005
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep dark black color, inch of light brown head

S- Coffee, chocolate, roasted, burnt, hops

T- Deep coffee flavor, roasted taste, hoppy

M- Slightly heavy, low carbonation

D- Smooth, easy drinking

I would buy this again and suggest it to others. I think ill go have me another.


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Photo of mytireisfat
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

P: Short 12oz brown bottle. No best by date. Bottle says: Silver medal Colorado state fair 2000.

A: half finger brown head. Doesn't retain well. Black in color. little lacing.

S: Roasted, burnt. also a sweet smell. almost like milk.

T: Roasted, burnt, coffee, hops.

M: Full body, low carbonation.

D: Easy to drink. nice flavor. good twist on a stout( no pun intended). i would buy again.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 2 May 2010.

Poured in a Celis shaker pint. Foamy thick dark brown head. Very dark thick beer, basically black. Smells roasty sweet, touch of cola, vanilla and caramel. Some dark cocoa, touch of sweetness from beginning to end. Mild bitter finish. Sweet chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. Medium body.

Aroma promises more than the taste delivers.

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

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent alcohol. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of hops, and alcohol. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hop, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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Photo of Rayek
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The pitch black color is just right for this style. A dense and rocky whipped chocolate head has nice retention and leaves some lace.

S: Very sweet. Chocolate and molasses aromas have a nice interplay. There's a slight coffee aroma in the background.

T: The beer's sweet aromas carry through nicely to the flavor. Chocolate and molasses flavors are front and center. A burnt bitterness comes on late with just enough strength too keep this beer from being too sweet. The flavor becomes more interesting as the beer warms.

M: The medium body has the right amount of fizz.

D: This is my favorite of Twisted Pine's regular offerings. A nice stout that I'm glad I had the chance to try.

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Photo of scarfield
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from Bottle to Pint Glass. This Bottle was part of a Sampler Pack, no ABV listed on the bottle. Pours Dark and Opaque with a two-finger head that is more of a tan or toffee color. Head eventually subsides to half its original size and leaves consistent lacing in the glass.

Aroma - Roasted coffee and burnt candy or sugar. Smell comes across as burnt sweetness.

Taste - Dark Coffee, slightly sweet, but the sweetness from the smell isn't as evident in the taste. Bitterness takes over in the taste and roasted coffee lingers. As the beer warms the sweetness comes forth, but the overwhelming flavor is still bitter coffee.

Thick and as hinted to in the name - creamy.

A good beer to have with dinner or dessert.

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Photo of Yeastcakes
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving notes - served from the bottle, cold from the fridge. Served in imperial pint glass.
A - pours with a thick (three fingers) tan head with a mix of pebble and small bubbles. Dark opaque black with almost no amber around the edge. Towards the end of the pour, head dissipates to a solid quarter-inch.
A - Pleasantly mild coffee followed by a slight cream sweetness.
M - medium carbonation and light body. Slight smoothness.
T - Coffee and cream sweetness are more even in the flavor than aroma. Slight roast bitterness on the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. Sweetness is nice and milt and well supported by the bitterness. No hops that I can detect. Some apple flavors as the beer warms.
D - Very smooth and easy drinking stout. Bitterness is negligible and does not affect the beer.

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Photo of Birmingham
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cream Style Stout by Twisted Pine Brewery
Beer Style: Sweet Stout

Two 12 oz bottles

Aroma: A pleasant medium strength aroma of roasted grains and mild coffee.

Appearance: Pours deep rich black with a tan head. The head dissipates quickly leaving traces of head on the glass.

Flavor: The initial taste is lightly sweet with smooth roasted grain, malts, and coffee. The after taste lingers while the roasted flavors intensify.

Mouth feel: It has a medium body, with mild carbonation.

Overall Impression: It is easy to drink. The appearance and mouth feel are the beer's strength. It would make a good base stout to add coffee or possible cherries to. It seems to hit the BJCP style guides, but I would like a fuller flavor. If you enjoy drinking beers with subtle flavors, this beer is for you.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a dark coffee brown with a thin mocha head laving a thick lacing as it receded.

S: Smells of coffee, molasses, and caramel mixed in with the heavy malts.

T: Tastes of mocha coffee with strong malts and molasses but little to no aftertaste.

M/D: Smooth and slightly creamy but nothing like what you would expect from a milk stout. Drinkability is good with a good upfront taste and lack of heaviness.

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Photo of russpowell
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pixked this up in boulder at liquor Mart

Pours mahogany with 1 finger of mocha head. Average lacing & minimal head retention

S: Cocoa, coffee & roasted malt

T: Iron, coffee, roasted/charred grain & cocoa up front. Dryness, iron, coffee grounds & roasty grain shine through as this warms. Finishes grainy, slightly astringent with coffee grounds. Was tracking towards a 4.0 until the finish

MF: Semi-smooth/creamy, with medium body

Drinks pretty good, an alright milk stout, but give me left hand's or ska's any day

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one pours from 22oz bottle almost a pitch black with an ample head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer with some lacing.

The smell is of sweet malt with some hop nose.

The taste has some roastiness to it and some semi sweet chocolate notes up front that smooths out and ends up a bit on the bitter side in the finish. A pretty noncomplex stout that is easy drinking but lacks real least for me.

Bottom line: Nothing really bad about this brew but there's not a whole lot going on. I'm glad I tried it but it's just not interesting enough to warrant another try.

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Photo of BadRockBeer
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Serving Type Sampled: 22fl. oz. brown crown top bottle. Features freshness date.

Appearance: Black with crimson hue. Dense cappuccino head that faded to interesting legs.

Smell: Burnt chocolate malt, coffee, slight dried fruits.

Taste: Once again burnt malts, charcoal, tannins. Lightly hopped. The balance is malts. I pick a sort of off flavor that I can not put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: I didn’t find this to be one of there better brews. I would have to way a 2 for style as this isn’t what I would call a crème.

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Photo of OldSock
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Poured from a bomber into my pint glass as an after dinner treat. There is a bottled on strip on the side, but it’s not marked. The ultra dark brown body only briefly supports a loose tan head.

Smell – Light roasted aroma on a bready background, not much going on.

Taste – Singular black patent charcoal flavor, with some mild sweetness. The hop bitterness is low and perfect for the style. It possesses much better balance than so many sweet stouts that are cloyingly sweet. I think it just needs another hit of specialty malts, its just two notes it needs more.

Mouthfeel – Body starts out rather thin with medium carbonation which removes any creaminess from the beer. However, as it warms and the carbonation dissipates, the body seems fuller and creamier.

Drinkability/Notes - This is a solid beer, with great balance, but missing that special something that makes you come back to a beer.

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Twisted Pine Cream Style Stout from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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