Redband Stout | Great River Brewery

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4.05/5
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257 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States
greatriverbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cold pressed Redband Coffee Company espresso beans infused into our milk stout. A big stout where a dark rich chocolate milk meets premium cold pressed coffee.

Added by Vdubb86 on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,935
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
257
pDev:
13.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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52
Gots:
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of sps314
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer! I love coffee! I had one by suggestion years ago and fell in love with it then. I also had no hopes or ideas about it as I had never heard of it, at that point. To go in having preconceived notions about a beer, really sells a beer short. I love the roasted, charred, hoppiness, but the nose isn't really there. To me, that's fine, as long as it delivers in taste on the tongue and back end. For me, this did that. Creamy coffee, bitter with dark or baker's chocolate notes make this a beautiful libation.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing here and there in a messy sort of way. The smell had some light crisp roasty coffee to some light sweet chocolate. The taste was mainly sweet and tried to hold a respectable roastiness but somehow through this flavoring it seemed like it just wasn’t balanced enough. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and gave off a clear crisp sweetness rolling over my tongue. Overall, kinda weird as a stout, maybe again if offered.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information. A new one to me, my first beer from Great River Brewery, acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Stout with coffee added", brewed using 'an 18 hour cold brew extraction method' per the can.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours an attractive brown-black body, not opaque, with notes of brown showing near the surface. Over a finger of frothy khaki-tan head that leaves big fluffy scattered lacing on the way down. Looks good for what it is.

S - Aroma doesn't quite hit it: lots of earthy, burnt, roasty, twiggy malt presence. An earthy musty yeast profile. Notes of dark roast & char, but not indicative of coffee bean roast or freshly grinded coffee in any way really. There is even a slight tinge of fruity hop presence on the back end, i do believe. Was expecting a coffee bomb.

T - Taste is the same: lots of burnt malt, roast, & char, but not indicative of coffee beans or freshly grinded creamy coffee in any way. No overt notes of milk chocolate, cream, vanilla, or smooth creamy coffee. Just straight-up dark roasty charred malt, with again a slight piney / bitter American hop note on the end.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, dark, bitter, roasty. Medium-bodied, perhaps even slightly watery at times. Feels a lot more roasty and bitter than 36 IBU but what do i know.

Overall, this beer has high ratings and a nice premise so i had high hopes for it; was expecting greatness in coffee beer form somewhere along the lines of Surly Coffee Bender, but this one missed the mark for me. Would be interested in trying more from this brewery.

Great River Brewery Redband Stout -----3.5/5

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Photo of craigbelly
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kplooki
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stompilator
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Al_M
4.98/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome, rich, deep coffee flavor

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zatch90
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strong coffee aroma and flavor with a bit of roasted malt. Not much other than that, not much of a coffee fan but can appreciate this.

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Photo of mtvolkens
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very good. A refreshing stout. One of the few I could find myself sipping on a hot day. Love redband coffee and this is a great addition to it. Pleasant brew from IA.

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Photo of mikerieder
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raskolnikov
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraJosh
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of EdFed
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of CLaBarre
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mspanos
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of bigjake7455
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of dheldman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sawvell11
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

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Redband Stout from Great River Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 257 ratings