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Cornel's Maelstrom American Stout | Gulf Coast Brewing Company

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Cornel's Maelstrom American StoutCornel's Maelstrom American Stout
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Cornel's Maelstrom American StoutCornel's Maelstrom American Stout

Brewed by:
Gulf Coast Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by darthvohn:
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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: Midnight black body, no light is shining through this one...ever. The head, well my bottle seemed to be over-carbonated as I poured very little and the foam exploded. The head was a large bubbled foam that seemed to hang around forever. When it finally receded, a thick cap stuck around for most of the pint.

Smell: All chocolate syrup with a teensy trail of malt swirling around the glass.

Taste: The chocolate is bitter on the palate with a surprising slightly salty caramelized sugar finish. Some maltiness comes through but it's pretty minimal.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light body and mouthfeel; thin and water with excessive carbonation. Not sure if that was intended or I got an off bottle.

Overall: Not a bad chocolate stout from Southeast Texas. This stout goes down easy and would be a fun session stout. I will definitely give this one another whirl and recommend those looking for a new local stout to try.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Pilsner (beer tulip) glass. Pours completely dark black brown with a foamy tan head; little lace, but a fringe of foam persists. Roasted, almost charred malt aroma, chocolate. More roasted malt taste, earthy hops and slightly salty caramel. Hints of alcohol. Medium to fuller body with light to moderate carbonation. Not overly complex, but tasty and full flavored with interesting salty caramel notes.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2pux
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle pours with little carbonation, but is the right shade of black and what few bubbles that appear are a nice shade of beige.

Nose is Hershey's syrup, straight up. Smells good, I feel like I should be making chocolate milk with this. Not much in the way of hops and yeast.

Taste throws out a bit of roast and herbal hops to complement the strong chocolate flavors. Mouthfeel needs some carbonation, but other than that it is viscous and silky. This beer is quite good really, impressive. Reminds me a bit of a sweeter version of Buried Hatchet. Its not a complex brew, but what flavors are there compliment each other well and goes down pretty easy. Id be happy to share this one with out-of-staters.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brewery was a tough one to locate, and understand. Seems as though the brewery started out as Cornel's Brewing (Corey Nelson, owner. Clever), but changed at some point to Gulf Coast Brewing, per his current use of Facebook. They're a start up, so its possible labeling was already conceived, and I'm sure it's hard to throw away money on products. Or, Cornel's is the brand, Gulf Coast is the company. Either way, this is where this beer belongs.

Pours a nearly pitch black, very small foamy head, dissipates quickly. Head was dark brown. Aroma was somewhat fudgy, and of roasted coffee. Somewhat tannic on the back end. Taste is surprisingly good. Rich fudge, chocolate, coffee, roast and mild earthen bitterness. The carbonation was a tad low, resulting in the meager head, but it lended a rather creamy and full body.

It's seems like this startup beer will require a little refinement, but despite its rough edges, its a surprisingly tasty beer. At $6 a bomber, I think I'll grab a few more.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Bearman13
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kew
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cornel's Maelstrom American Stout from Gulf Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 23 ratings