Big Head Stout | Three Heads Brewing

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Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Head Stout is an egomaniac. And why not? Deep black in color, layers of roasted malt flavor, notes of caramel and vanilla mingle with waves of hoppy goodness. The Big Head takes you to Beervana. Bold, Beautiful and Bombastic. Go ahead, prance about in your skivvies!

Added by Todd on 10-25-2012

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a snifter this beer was black with a hint of red. It had a small tan head that left a tiny bit of lace.

Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Rather charred.

Taste was mostly of strong coffee/espresso. There was also a bit of caramel and vanilla. Mostly, however, it was the strong coffee that was dominant.

Nice enough beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Gate House Valentine's Day with the lady!

Pours a fairly dark black, with a creamy one inch head, and really good thick lacing down the glass.

Smells like vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt.

The taste is similar. Slightly bitter coffee and roasted malt flavors, with some creamier lactose and vanilla flavors. Some slight barely noticeable hop flavors- pine, mostly.

Medium bodied, slightly thin. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation.

A no-nonsense, no-frills stout from Three Heads. Nothing crazy, but still very tasty.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tviz33
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber, served in a goblet.

A- Pours close to black with a quickly dissipating half inch tan head and moderate lacing.

S- Smells a little smokey and roasty. A faint coffee and hoppy presence is also detectable on the nose.

T- A lot of sour coffee-like flavors accompanied bits of caramel and some bitterness. The starts of the sip seems promising, but the finish just doesn't follow through for me.

M- Medium to full-bodied brew with adequate carbonation.

O- Not my favorite stout I've had. Quite hoppy as far as stouts go. It just misses the mark for me.

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4.96/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler from Whole Foods. Pours a black color with ruby hues and an inch of light brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is earthy with some chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa powder and hints of caramel and vanilla. Tastes much like the aroma. Earthy at first with some chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of smoke with some sweetness towards the finish. Some sour notes. Mild alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is slick and thin. Overall, pretty solid example of the style I'd grab again.

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3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light and small creamy head, very dark color almost black faint brown light coming through.

Nose chocolate lactose, light caramel :-/ cocoa, hint toasted aromas, but very little else.

Taste creamy lactose, chocolate milk, faint cocoa, hint if minty hops, bitter earthy hops, some roasted malt character. Finish its bitter dry earthy spicy hops, little mint again, cocoa, burnt roast.

Mouth is creamy med to lighter bod, decent carb

Overall ok but nothing special. Didn't have a lot going for it, fairly bland, not a lot of great stout characters either.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Big Head Stout from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 53 ratings