Ursus Americanus
Sound Brewery

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Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
American Stout
3.82 | pDev: 7.07%
Jan 03, 2018
Oct 29, 2011
Very Good
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Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by pin from Australia

Oct 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by Moose90 from Washington

Apr 08, 2015
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Reviewed by jpowelltheowl

3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This rides an uncomfortable line between a stout and a porter, and feels like it leans more towards the porter side. A burnt flavor without the richness of a stout... Though I really like most of Sounds beers, this was not a favorite.
Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by BrewThru_29 from Illinois

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by mpenning13 from Ohio

Aug 18, 2013
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Reviewed by EgadBananas from Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 32oz plastic growler.

Pours black, finger of light brown head, some lace. Aroma is a big coffee note, with roast, and chocolate mixed with dark fruit. Tastes a bit less with coffee, but plenty chocolate and roast, light bitterness, cocoa powder. Feel is full bodied, but the carb seems flat. Good and creamy, but a hair too creamy with the lacking carbonation. Still ok.

Strikes a nice flavor and aroma profile. Enjoying the coffee and chocolate notes. Would recommend.
Aug 08, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by strongaf from Washington

Jul 15, 2013
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a solid black, with no translucence, and 1/2 inch of medium brown head that had very good retention and good lacing.

The aroma was about as expected for the style, good grains, a nice amount of roast (but not an overpowering amount) and just a bit of malt sweetness. On the tongue, the story is the same, the beer hits all the right notes in all the right amounts, the grain and roast balance nicely.

The body was also fairly typical, smooth and even, but there just the lightest bit of burnt roast at the finish that detracted from the whole. Drinkability was very good, I could drink a couple of these on a rainy, chilly day. Overall, a very good example of the style, a must try if you see it.
Jan 22, 2013
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Reviewed by grittybrews from Washington

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured near-black with a small mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, and roasty malts.

Moderate carbonation and thick, creamy mouthfeel. Big cocoa and roast up front with caramel, licorice, and mild coffee bitterness on the finish.

Really nice stout. Another success from Sound Brewery.
Aug 29, 2012
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Reviewed by Flightoficarus from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Serving type - Growler poured into glass.

A - Pours a nice, thick black (motor oil style), with a large, lasting sepia head. Retention and lacing are grade A.

S - Roasted malts, coffee beans, and a somewhat strong acidic note on the nose.

T - Taste is of rich, chewy bittersweet chocolate malt, with robust, roasted flavors of coffee, hints of vanilla, and moderate hops. Very little, if any of the acidic notes found in the scent make their way into the taste.

M - Rich and full bodied, with smooth, just right carbonation.

O - Overall, a nice American-style stout. A good dessert or nightcap beer.
Feb 13, 2012
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Reviewed by barleywinefiend from Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured a lighter black with brownish hues, nice dirty white head

S: Roasted malts, cocoa, some hints at coffee. Good but pretty average for the style

T: Nice. A nice roastiness coupled with a creaminess. Lots of flavor a single stout. Coffee is more back seat and cocoa with roasted malts is more dominant has anice, unique bittering finish which I liked

M: Medium to big body, not to thin which I see alot in American stouts. Plenty of taste.

O: Nice, well done.
Oct 29, 2011
Ursus Americanus from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 17 ratings