George Hunter | Castle Danger Brewery

George HunterGeorge Hunter
BA SCORE
91%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 67 ratings
George HunterGeorge Hunter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castle Danger Brewery
Minnesota, United States
castledangerbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sacrelicio on 02-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,800
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
67
Liked:
61
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
8.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown/mahogany with a finger of tan head.
Smells of roasted malt, chocolaty, a bit of coffee. Taste follows, sweet dark chocolate with more of a coffee flavored finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with decent corabonation. I would recommend this one.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Poured from a can into a pint glass, 2 thin fingers of a dense chocolately light brown foam atop a dark as a moonless night beer. Nice lacing.
S-All malt. Roasty. Notes of dark chocolate. Sweet aromas of caramelized sugar. Reminds me of a chocolately milk stout.
T-More roasted malt flavors than the nose. It doesn't quite have burnt/smoked notes but it's close. Lots of dark roasted flavor development here. I get a bit of tartness in here from these big roasted malts.
M-A nice balance between a lingering roasted malt bill, a bit of creaminess and moderate carbonation. Feels substantial and you can tell it's got some alcohol kick but all plays well together.
O-A big stout. Lots of dark, roasted malt flavors come out here. Balanced between chocolate like and dark coffee flavors. This is my favorite beer from Castle Danger.

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Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Dark brown, good brown head.

Smell: Sweetness, mocha.

Taste: Moderately sweet, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Pretty sweet throughout with some coffee bitterness in the finish.

Overall: Picked up a 6er from this north MN brewery. It is on the sweeter side but doesn't seem to have the same "kind" of sweetness as other sweet stouts. Not sure how to describe it, maybe just the dark chocolate sweetness comes through but is cut by the natural bitterness.

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Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bsp77
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is fairly standard Stout, with chocolate, molasses, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor deepens with the same aromatic notes but also with a hoppy, dry, almost sour finish. This bridges the gap between American and Imperial Stout, and it is a damn tasty bridge.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jera1350
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant dark brown from a 12 oz. can producing a 1” finely bubbled persistent tan foam column. Produces fine lace.
S: Layers of malt with chocolate. Not a lot of hop aromas. Light roast in the background with mostly chocolate and grain.
T: Rich chocolate, light espresso, dark malts with a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Nothing burnt or harsh.
F: Very creamy texture provides an excellent carrier for the roast malt flavors. Medium full body and medium to medium low carbonation.
O: A satiating yet very flavorful and drinkable stout.

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Photo of Gables
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good stout. Like someone else said, reminiscent of a young Expedition, but solid. I'd order it at a beer hall but probably wouldn't keep it in the fridge since there are so many other contenders out there. But if I'm looking for a flavorful brew that won't put me to bed, this would be one of them

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottom of can says Canned 11/23/15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Dark chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla and a bit of booze.

T- Roastiness leans toward the higher end of the spectrum with some char in the aftertaste. More dark chocolate and the roasty bitterness is actually quite low on this. I wouldn't call it sweet though. Pretty balanced overall with the alcohol being well concealed.

M- Semi-creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- I like this. Nothing mindblowing but it's a nice tasting stout with a high ABV for the style and pulls it off well.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

George Hunter pours a black color with a small but lacing head. Nice sharp aroma, with hints of black licorice. Taste has big black licorice flavors, with a smoky burnt bitter aftertaste. Good body and feel. Overall, its no frills but strong.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head with lace. Color is black.

I like the 8% on this stout. Not too many hit this mark without being imperial.

Easy drinking and lots of flavor. Roasted malts and a little coffee with molasses and dark chocolate/cocoa. Creamy and silky. Smooth.

Medium bodied. Drinks well.

Expeditions younger brother.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned a month and a half prior to consumption.

Pours a coffee-esque black color.

Smells of roasted coffee beans. Besides the chocolately coffee smell, which is excellent but fairly typical for a beer of its kind, it's the smokiness which really stands out.

The taste is as expected full of coffee and chocolate, yet the initial taste is predominantly of various malts. There is also quite a bit of molasses. Mouthfeel is full.

The first Castle Danger beer I've had which is not an IPA. And while this is rock solid, I don't think it holds up to the same level of quality as some of Castle Danger's other brews.

Paid $11 for a six pack before tax.

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George Hunter from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 91% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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