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Backbone Chocolate Espresso Stout | Boneyard Beer Company

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Backbone Chocolate Espresso StoutBackbone Chocolate Espresso Stout
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
60 Ratings
Backbone Chocolate Espresso StoutBackbone Chocolate Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
boneyardbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Docer on 11-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,156
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 15
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4/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of beertooth
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Three Floyds. Served in an Imperial pint.

Black beer with ruddy brown edges. There's two fingers of khaki head that settles to a thin layer and leaves minimal spotty lacing.

The nose is nice. Dusty burnt malts and coffee, it's pretty straight forward and simple.

The taste follows with slightly bitter malts and mellow coffee. I also pick up some baker's chocolate. Again, no frills and straight forward. It reminds me of a really roasty porter. The coffee really starts to pop out as it warms and adds some heft roasty bitterness to the finish.

The mouthfeel is light, medium bodied with a big bubble bite.

Tasty stout, but could use a little work to make it great.

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docer
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Green Dragon during their meet the brewer event.

- Roasty dark brown and black... very light mocha head.. down to a thin ring and some scattered fizzy bits...

- Light coffee and sweet oat and grainy chocolate... bitter touch...

- Very smooth and well balanced... slightly creamy sweet, oats, light bitter grassy hops... coffee is sure present, but not overdone... perhaps some slight bitter chocolate notes.

- Smooth, and not too dry, sticky, or chewy at all.. very well done.

- Overall a great stout offering and something I hope is a regular for them.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint at fstop fitzgeralds in Salem $4.00 Served in aroom temp mug. Black ale small light tan head goes fast leaving lace. Nice toasty burnt dark malts in aroma. Taste is much the same maybe with some liqurice simple but good Good mouthfeel,goes down nice. All in all a nice easy drinking stout

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3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark dark brown. Made a lot of brown foam at the growler station, but not so much in the glass. Heavy roasted grain and espresso on the nose. A little bit of mineral graphite. Dry cocoa and a touch of caramel taste. Light dryness balances nicely. Dry sensation build pleasantly without too much power.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flexabull
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brother brought this back from Bend to share.

Pours a flat black color with a pretty nice off white head.

Aromas are very espresso forward with dark chocolate as well. Smells really nice.

Taste is very coffee like, burnt toasted grains, and a little gritty. Flavors then settle into some creamy malts and dark bitter chocolate. Finish is crisp, but a little fleeting with some mineral hops.

Mouthfeel is decent, but feels a little thin.

Drinkability is good. Very nice coffee stout, with a little more body and finish this would be really good.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of John_M
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler Nation the other day.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. As the name implies, on the nose I get consierable chocolate, and coffee, along wth some roasty malt and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well crafted beer, and while the beer has some modest sweetness, there's enough bitterness in the finish to counter and balacne that sweetness very nicely. The beer is not at all heavry or tiring on the palate, though the mouthfeel is surprisingly soft and full. Alcohol is very well disguised (the menu says it's in the 6% range), and drinkability is terffific.

Wouldn't ever take this over Boneyard's Suge Knite, but nevertheless, this is a pleasant, easy to enjoy stout from Boneyard.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of brenn79
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10 oz pour- Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, espresso. The flavors are espresso beans, chocolate, smooth and creamy. Delicious and sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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