Slow Hand Stout | Lucette Brewing Company

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Slow Hand StoutSlow Hand Stout

Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Greggy on 10-19-2010

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 19
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 zeff80
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

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 jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a nice, well-retained light brown head. Lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of roasted coffee and chocolate.

The taste of chocolate is balanced by roasted coffee (and bit of charcoal and chickory). a hint of licorice comes and goes. It has a roasty, dry finish.

It has a creamy, full body.

A great value here! I bought a 6-pack of pint cans for just under $10. A deliciously smooth, tasty stout! Very enjoyable!

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

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slow Hand Stout, Brewed and Packaged Only {"Only"?} by Lucette Brewing Company, LLC. Menomonie, Wisconsin.

On one side the slogan reads on top of the can, "Craft beer, hand-crafted", and on the other side "Friendly with a glass." Huh? The label art seems to depict a naked, nubile young lady in profile, wading in a lake. I'm guessing.
1 pint/16 fl. oz., 5.2% ABV.

Appearance: solid darkness, rich, creamy, coffee-toned head, looking very good.

Aroma: softly roasted and toasted, dry and slightly bitter, a whiff of dried fruit.

Taste: Enters the palate creamy, smooth, and tasting faintly of peanut butter. That's probably just me. Roasty-toasty, medium-bodied, with a fast, forgettable finish. This one needs more more. Just does. It's alright. But, anything can be alright.

This stout does have it's merits. There's character here, but not enough of it. Not enough to care.

What's the gobbledygook say? Well, it's in all-caps, but I'll edit that: "time passes at a constant. Much like the changing of the seasons. Euphoria and heartbreak/jubilation and despair/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."

So, question, Lucette: was this one made for the heartbreak, the despair and the solitude?

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

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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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 KAF
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

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 maximum12
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised to see this in Minnesota, but there it was, staring at me from the tap lineup at Zest in Eagan, MN. The bartender said it was a stout. OK.

Pours a Proper Stout Black. Nose is a big, creamy shot of roasted & sweet malt, poured into the nose like a wind was blowing from my feet. Very nice.

Slow Hand: I gotta admit, I didn't expect much, what with all the mediocre new breweries beginning to crowd the Minnesota beers scene. What I received on my lips was a stout with a mule's kick of roast, half a Hershey's bar, nuttiness, & warm sweet malt. The mouth on this baby is so smooth, I'd have guessed it to be an oatmeal stout from the slickness. I had to choke back my swigs so the pint would last long enough to pair up with my burger & fries. Tough to do.

This is a beautifully sculpted American Stout; in fact, I'd say this is the best one I've had, ever, that didn't resort to coffee or bourbon or other (most welcome) shenanigans. Lucette: this is wonderful. If I see your taps poking out amongst the bartenders again, I'll be paying you another visit. Excellent. Simply excellent.

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

Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of KarlHungus
4.87/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Republic in Minneapolis. This beer arrives an opaque black color. The head is an inch and a half of tan foam that recedes slowly into a small firm cap that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is of graham cracker, dark and milk chocolate, and roasted malt. The roasted malt character in the aroma has a depth that reminds me of an imperial stout which is quite impressive considering this is a lighter style stout. The taste like the aroma is full of graham cracker, assorted chocolates, and roasted malt. However, the roasted malt character in the taste isn't quite as full as it is in the aroma, but it still has nice complexity. The mouthfeel is slightly lighter than medium bodied with a velvety texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is one of the best stouts I've ever drank. I can see myself making this beer a staple in my refrigerator as soon as it becomes packaged for off site consumption.

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

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