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:
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Photo of deebo
2.77/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

at republic uptown served in a pint glass with a thin finger of dark tan frothy head that leaves little lacing and breaks down rather rapidly. Brownish black in color. Aromas of rich dark chocolatey malt. Notes of rich toasted sugar as well. Flavor is rich dark toasted malt with characteristics of heavily roasted coffee. End note is a tad bitter from the dark malts. Medium bodied with a carbonation level a bit high that seems to bring out the lingering almost astringent aftertaste from the roasted malts. Overall a decent beer that could benefit from a little less in your face dark malt and better balance.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Penguin3200
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the brewery this evening ontap. Very dark and good lacing in the pour. Smells ofnchocolat and lactose with a nice caramel inviting nose. Taste is balanced and a good export stout style. Very happy with this one compared to the Other export stouts available. Steel toe is a welcome addition to the area craft scene.

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3.36/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mothman
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a tan head. Color is black. 

Aroma: chocolate. Coffee and roast. Lots of malts.

Taste: big roast and vanilla. Caramel and chocolate. Lots of coffee. 

Mouthfeel: Roasted and smooth. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry. 

Overall, okay beer but pretty one dimensional.

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Photo of JiuJitsuJustin
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lurpy1
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Welcome to the scene, Steel Toe! Excited for this one. Bomber poured into 2 pint glasses.

The pour is light black (is there such a thing?) with a reasonable tan head.

The smell is a bit faint, but roast and a surprising smokiness are up front, with a little bit of molasses and a vaguely meaty boquet.

My wife took a sip and said "ewww....bacon beer", which is not a positive in her book, although she is strongly pro-bacon and pro-beer. Yes, there's something smokehouse going on, I pick up a bit more on the roast flavor, along with some mystery nuts and fruits. It's not an overpowering drink, but this was tried right after a beer with an in-your-face flavor profile - Supplication, so perhaps that's not fair.

I found the mouthfeel a bit thin and somewhat unsatisfying.

It's a fine beer, but beyond the clearly stoutesque pour, this is a beer stuck in purgatory between ale and stout, and doesn't seem clear what it wants to be. I'm not concerned, but it led to a confusing experience. I would buy it again but at this point would not take heroic measures to do so. I think it really needs to be tried on its own and then revisited

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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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