Slow Hand Stout | Lucette Brewing Company

Slow Hand StoutSlow Hand Stout
BA SCORE
3.96/5
72 Ratings
Slow Hand StoutSlow Hand Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
lucettebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Greggy on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,099
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
72
pDev:
11.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopstout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up during my latest foray into the Midwest, specifically, Madison, Wisconsin & Riley's Wines of the World. They know of The CANQuest (tm) and will do anything and everything to acCANmodate my requests, no matter how bizarre. I love finding new CANs!

From the CAN: "* Craft beer, hand crafted *"; "Friendly With a Glass"; " "Time passes at a constant, much like the changing of the seasons."; "Euphoria and heartbreak[,] jubilation and dispair [sic][,] camaraderie and solitude"; "From our darkest hour to our greatest accomplishments we share a common bond towards one another living for instances of simple enjoyment."; "We made Lucette for each and every one of these moments. [undersigned by the four Cofounders]"

I Crack!ed it open, but rather than using a Slow Hand for the Glug, I went with a heavy hand, creating a pseudo-cascade which settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, light-tan head with moderate retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with garnet highlights visible only at the edges. Nose smelled mostly of dark chocolate with a light smokiness and nuttiness as remarked upon by previous reviewers. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a rich, dark chocolate flavor accompanied by a mild smokiness. It was on the finish that I experienced that peanut-like flavor and I was put in mind of Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl ice cream. It was semi-sweet and while tasty, not really my sort of thing.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can. Pours almost black with a decent khaki head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and grain. Some char taste at the finish. Very good.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours deep dense black with a creamy 1” tan foam cap that dissipates within 1.5 minutes. S: Medium to medium high malt flavors featuring chocolate, roast and grain. Low hop aromas. T: Chocolaty, grainy with a light roast backbone. Medium to medium high malt flavors and low hop flavors. Balance to the malt. No harsh or burnt roast flavors. Achieves a nice balance between the chocolate and roast malts. F: Rich, velvety with medium full body, medium to medium low carbonation. O: A very nice, full bodied drinkable creamy tasting stout.

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with almost no head and no lacing... Smells like licorice and dark malts; very pleasant. Tastes almost like a milk stout, with a smooth milky taste with hints of licorice, milk chocolate, and a little bit of earthiness. Mouth feel is very light bodied for a stout with a smooth almost non-carbonated body. Very nice stout, not overwhelming, but got more going on that just a "session" stout.

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

Photo of DaveMiller
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of couchsitta
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of henkejo
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz. Can

Thanks goes out to jwc215 (Joe) for sending me this one, much appreciated.

Poured into a true pint glass, a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, which leaves a very nice two-finger creamy tan head, with some very nice sticky lacing and a big island in the middle of the glass. The nose is malty, with a very nice chocolate/toffee/coffee note, some sweet vanilla. The taste is very nice, malty, with lots of chocolate, toffee, slight coffee, slight vanilla note, slightly sweet. Medium body with a very slight dry/bitter finish. Overall a very tasty stout, surprised me big time. Very glad to have tried this brew. Would recommend. Thanks Joe!

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

Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Served in a snifter 4/16/2015.

A- Darker brown body, one finger mocha head, nice thick retention and collar, solid lacing.

S- Chocolate malt, mellow earthy aroma, licorice. Milk chocolate.

F- Licorice, milk chocolate sweetness, a little bit of black coffee, earthy bitterness. Not complicated but very smooth and integrated.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation, nice slick dryness on the finish that is mostly earthy and milk chocolate sweetness.

O- Not a bad stout at all. Nice flavours and complexity, for the most part straight-forward without getting too fancy.

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Slow Hand Stout from Lucette Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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