George Hunter | Castle Danger Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sacrelicio on 02-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,059
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
82
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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2
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11
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the nitro version at the brewery.
Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head.
Aroma is roasty with chocolate, a hint of dark fruit, and a touch of char.
Great flavor led by the chocolate and roasted coffee notes.
Super creamy and smooth.
Above average and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped canning date on can bottom is '10/23/17'.
Very dark brown colored body. Just a slight edge of mahogany highlights when held up to the light. Light brown two finger head settles to cap and ring. Has a few strings of lacing.
Aroma is very pleasant, with dark roasted malts, molasses, black licorice, and slight coffee.
Taste is more expressive of the bitter coffee and dark roasted malts. Way in the background is the molasses and black licorice. Some dark chocolate emerges at the end of the sip.
Mouth feel is creamy and medium. A little chalky toward the end, and more toward a dry finish.
A very solid Minnesota brewed stout. Complex enough without additional adjuncts.

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Photo of KevinMc
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a simple black with a medium mocha head. The aroma features light roast coffee, cream, marshmallow, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. The flavor is light and sharp with notes of cappuccino, milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow, cereal grain, molasses, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate crisp carbonation. Overall this is a really well done stout with a myriad of flavors and a nice, light, drinkable quality.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipeters1017
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a finger of a tan head. Smell is somewhat lacking, just a generic roasted malt bill with hints of sweet chocolate. The taste, however, knocks it out of the park. Strong roasted malt, a bit of smokiness, breadiness, hints of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a super dry stout (which I love) with a medium-heavy body and fairly low carbonation. Nothing syrupy or cloying. A great stout if you're looking to get away from the chocolate and coffee palate that's so popular these days, and definitely one I'd recommend.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice beer. The malts are sharp and crisp and the roast is not overdone. Just enough sweetness but balanced nicely by the hops. Just enough hops in both aroma and flavor to take note but balanced nicely. Feels like it could be 8% but is doesn't drink like it. Some dryness on the finish from the roast, smoothed out some by the mild bitterness. With both leaving a nice long finish.
I wish this was a little easier to get in southern MN. Picked this up while in Duluth. Nice and fresh.
I will say I wonder if there isn't a little water character in this as there seems to be a similar taste to many Castle Danger beers. I pick it up with Schell's as well. Works fine here.

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Photo of omahawk
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours like a stout should. Starts dark with low medium carbonation and a rocky tan head. Head dissipates quickly. Smell is very mild - slight roast and chocolate. Taste is a nice balance of roast and chocolate, slightly more chocolate than roast. Solid beer that I’ll drink again next time I’m in Minnesota.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vheissu15
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
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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George Hunter from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 82 ratings