Dissent | Steel Toe Brewing

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207 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States
steeltoebrewing.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of GStone899
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never had a bad beer from steel toe. What a rich flavor this one has. Gives that nice chat finish that goes work the sweety smell of chocolate, hazelnut and coffee.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

everything these guys make is great, so of course i should not be surprised that they do this style so well too. i interpreted this to be a bit more of a black ipa than a stout in the traditional sense, its pretty hoppy as they go, although thats far from the the defining element of this delicious and sturdy brew. these guys do a lot of no frills kind of blue collar straight forward quality beer, and this is not overly complex either, with a familiar roasted barley base, a suggestion of coffee from it, and a smooth fuller body with a little bit of sweetness right in the middle for just a flash. subtle licorice here, but dont let that turn you off, its more of a mild natural earthy spice from the grain, really nice. the hops are northwestern type and plenty bitter, well beyond what i would normally expect to find in a stout, but the body and smoothness of a traditional stout are there, so its kind of the best of both worlds. there is more than just bitterness on the hops though, they have a nice piney and even dank property to them, all in the finish, which makes this a pretty interesting beer. whatever you call it though in terms of style, its excellent and super well made like everything from steel toe. very sturdy brew, feels like winter in the glass, some of the better black ale out there right now...

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Photo of RinTheAssMan
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of lupercmda
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zonker17
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour to shaker. Near black with beige foam ring. Nose of coffee and lightly burnt malt. Taste is a blend of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Heavier feel and lighter carbonation.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, thin head, light lacing. Smell is the malt used, hint of coffee. This is a very dry beer, the hops come through lending a bitterness. Not real heavy but a good wintertime sipper none the less. Very dry

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Photo of vikinghorn
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robgage
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade with maximum12. Pours dark as night with a thin layer of tan foam that fades into a ring. Taste is dark roast with coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. For a 7% abv the alcohol is almost imperceptible. Goes down smooth with a pleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a tan, cascading head that sticks to the glass. exactly what i like to see.

nose is pretty simple here. roasty notes are the first thing i get.

taste is cocoa with roasted malt.

pretty clean mouthfeel on this one - goes down rather rich but doesn't coat the mouth. there's a touch of lingering roasted bitterness on my tongue, but not unpleasant.

overall, just a good brew.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLC60
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dissent from Steel Toe Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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