Backbone Chocolate Espresso Stout | Boneyard Beer Company

Backbone Chocolate Espresso StoutBackbone Chocolate Espresso Stout
BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 57 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Docer on 11-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,915
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
8.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SirWilliam666
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of beer-n-dogs
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TysonA
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of KCuff
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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 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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Photo of Elimination
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the first version, and I can tell this sample is much better.

Look is very dark brown, not black, but still remains a hearty looking stout.

Smell is espersso, coffee, a bit of chocolate, some bready like malts, a sweetness that kind of tingles the nose.

Taste is a strong but not overpowering dark roasted coffee, very high grade espresso beans, chocolate. For a coffee stout, this seems to really stand out, because its not overdone, or not under at all.

Mouthfeel is light, remains on the tongue and plays with taste and not sludge

Drink is very good, a perfect winter beer, honestly something I would like to have before work, Haha.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep, deep brownish nearly black with a nice brown cap

S: Roasted malts, subtle espresso and cocoa

T: Very smooth and well balanced on taste. Like a perfectly blended beer here. Not to much of one thing. Nice creamy cocoa and espresso taste, its not overpowering because it is a single a stout and this I have to keep in mind

M: Nice creamy feel, carbonation and body, plenty of taste for a single stout

O: Another tasty and impressive beer from Boneyard

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz crowler. Pours root beer brown, finer tan head fades leaving little lacing. Roasted coffee aroma, mild. Nice roasted malt taste, plenty coffee, bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin but slick. Overall light n tasty brew, enjoyed it.

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Photo of South2NW
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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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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4/5  rDev +1%

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

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Backbone Chocolate Espresso Stout from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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