Clarens Stout | Clarens Brewery

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Brewed by:
Clarens Brewery
South Africa

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 02-04-2014

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

440ml bottle
Served lightly chilled in a pint glass.
Bought fresh from the brewery.

Appearance: The beer appears almost black in the glass, with a back light revealing a beautiful deep red colour. A rough pour yields a massive light tan coloured head that lasts incredibly well, but oddly doesn’t leave much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Oh wow, this smells fantastic! Roasted malt combines with chocolate (a lot for a stout that hasn’t had any chocolate added), a touch of dusty cocoa, a touch of coffee and a certain creaminess.

Taste: As the nose suggested, this is a delicious stout. The flavour offers a nice roasted character (actually reminds me a little of the De Molen roast profile) alongside dark chocolate, coffee an underlying creamy sweetness, and a light fruitiness. There is a pleasant roasty bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: More carbonation than I usually like in my stouts, but at least it is nice and smooth. The body is just fuller than light.

Overall: This is one of the best non imperial stouts that I have had and I think there are a few breweries that could learn something from this beer (Rogue…)! I think if the guys at Clarens brewed an imperial version of this it would be pretty special.

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clarens Stout from Clarens Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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