Triton Brewing Company

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Stout - American
Ranked #944
Ranked #46,266
3.5 | pDev: 17.71%
Triton Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 117 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz bottle via a friend from work---Thanks Justin!
This fine brew pours a deep obsidian with a nice tan head of
dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and nice lacing.
Nose of smoke and char, chocolate, and subtle dark fruit. Flavors
lightly exceed the nose with a smoked malt and mild char atop a chocolate
and mild bittering hop note. Nice mouth feel, medium carbonation, coating,
and a nice lingering bitter malt finish. Nice.


Sep 02, 2016
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bwood06 from Wisconsin

3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife bought a bottle of this home from a recent trip to Indiana and I'm very glad she did. This beer is black and opaque in terms of visibility with moderate carbonation seen around the very edges in the form of tiny bubbles rising moderately quickly. The head is a dark tan in color and frothy. It dissipates nice and slowly to a thin lacing on the surface. 4.25/5 The aroma features dark roasted malt, espresso, dark bakers chocolate, milk, and oats. There is a bit of an earthiness to the aroma along with a hint of vanilla that rounds everything out nicely. Very rich and deep, especially for a 5.5% abv beer. 4/5 The initial sip brings out vanilla and toffee on the tip of the tongue, providing a nice burst of sweetness and richness. This transitions, smoothly, to dark roasted malt and charred wheat bread along with a bit of oatmeal as an undertone. The middle of the flavor showcases cold brewed coffee and a slight dark chocolate note. Espresso bitterness comes out in the final third of the taste with this bitterness lingering for quite a bit after swallowing. 4/5 A moderate carbonation burn up front keeps this beer from becoming heavy. Medium bodied, which is a bit odd considering the flavors. The mouthfeel actually lightens as it passes the tongue from front to back. Moderate drying with a slight lingering dryness finishes off the feel. 3.5/5 Layered flavors and well balanced profile make for a very enjoyable experience. This would be even better if it would retain a full body rather than retreating to a medium body feel. The aroma alone is enough for me to buy this one. 4/5

Jul 27, 2016
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Buck1 from Indiana

1.7/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Always willing to give a midwest brewery a shot and it was on sale so what the heck.
One of the few drain dumpers I have had. Actually smelled decent with that roasty stout/porter smell.
The taste , thin , flat and with a sour pickle ending . Tried to finish, could not. Nasty

Dec 09, 2015
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Iratolla from Indiana

1/5  rDev -71.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, looks deliciously dark with a thick tan head. That is where the goodness stops...the nose smells of strongly of green olives and a pickled essence. The taste was just the same, roasty green olives and a toasted pickled finish. Born and raised in Indianapolis, and I always wanna give the local brews a try, but I wish I had not on this one.

Nov 29, 2014
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew sits gorgeous in a glass. Thick fat milk chocolate brown head stands at nearly 3 inches. Fades quickly leaving scattered dots of lace. Body is pure jet blackness. Nose is full and roast y with tons of smoked malt and rich billowing sweetness. The taste however doesn't quite stand up to the majesty of the look and smell. With first sip you get a noticeable thinness to the body of this brew. A roast y bitterness battles with its search for balance. A bit of creamy full body sweetness would go a long way to balance this brew. A solid brew overall but I had such high hopes after the nose and look of this beer.

Nov 05, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

2.89/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

13 122 is printed on the label, April '13, almost 8 months old.

Pours black with plenty of tan foam, good retention, the skim breaks after a few sips, but leaves behind lots of drippy lacing.

Mellow roast and cocoa sweetness in the aroma.

Taste is not the best, it's mainly astringent and tart, also thin bodied. Dry chalky roastiness in the aftertaste, though it's a shell of itself. Seems to be infected unfortunately.

Thanks to Howard for this one, too bad it was a dumper.

Dec 30, 2013
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metter98 from New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass and bits of lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of roasted malts are subdued and the chocolaty flavors are stronger. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pretty solid stout that has nice flavors of chocolate and roasted malts.

Dec 29, 2013
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fredmugs from Indiana

1.06/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at The Tap in Bloomington.

This is probably the most vile beer I have ever tasted. So bad I had to write a review warning everyone to pass this by. When the aroma hit me I got an immediate flashback to when I used to change my kids diapers. Following up on the aroma was a taste that made me wonder if this is what diaper rash ointment tastes like.

This is truly THE WORST BEER I HAVE EVER TASTED. Worse than any infected beer, worse than Sam Adams Cherry wheat. DISGUSTING.

Dec 01, 2013
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Champane's, less than six months old. A serviceable stout. Initially a little musty aroma. Black with virtually no head remaining. A little chalk, roast, chocolate malt. Decent drinkability. Undercarbonated and a bit above average mouthfeel.

May 22, 2013
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robwestcott from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold from the tap @ the Tap a dark dark brown to black to a shaped pint with a foamy, full finger short lasting tan head, leaving spotty lace after each sip.

Aroma of roasty malts and buttercream.

Smooth, sweet, creamy, medium bodied. Subtle malts and toffee.

Super drinkable.

May 16, 2013
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Triton and another disappointment. I didn't set my standards very high either.

The look and aroma a pretty average. The aroma maybe a bit below average - very subtle for an American style.

The taste and aftertaste are also not what one would expect for an American, and just plain pedestrian. Nothing stands out, including the overall balance.

Like most Tritons, I will not seek this out again.

May 14, 2013
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hosehead83 from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark black in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, toffee note
Taste-Dark malt, chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee. Good flavor and body, a nice "every day" stout to have around.

May 12, 2013
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liamt07 from Canada (ON)

3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from CWBlues, 12oz into a tulip. Thanks Cy!

Black body with a finger and change of light brown head. Ok lacing and retention. Nose has roast, dark chocolate, blackberries, and faint cocoa. Taste has more chocolate, lightly charred bread, roast, with a dry-ish finish. Medium thin body, and mild bitterness. Passable stout, but nothing too intriguing.

Jan 31, 2013
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mynie from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a straight-up American dry oatmeal stout. It’s super roasty with large coffee nodes and a pleasantly rough finish of oatmeal and toffee. Very nice, very creamy body ties everything together quite well—one of the best session stouts I’ve drank in a long while. Certainly worth the price of admission.

Jan 09, 2013
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mdaschaf from Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe for this one.

A: Pours black with a small tan head on that reduces rather quickly leaving nothing on top. Some thin lacing forms around the edges.

S: Lots of roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

T: Lots of roasty malt upfront with a bit of bitter chocolate in the middle. There is a very faint citrus note in the middle, but it is fleeting.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A solid stout. Not overly complex, but easy drinking.

Jan 04, 2013
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch-black and opaque black upon pouring, with a deep tan head. Not much lace to speak of.

Nose is creamy bittersweet chocolate, with an underlying caramel vibe. Unusual and appealing!

Taste is plenty of the bittersweet chocolate, burnt coffee, and more of the caramelized sugar. I also get a good sense of the oat infusion, as this one is smooth, and almost milky/lactic in texture. Surprisingly different with the sweet/sourness. Enjoyable.

Nov 16, 2012
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JamesS from Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Poured a nice deep brown with some decent head and a bit of nice lacing. Very roasty scent, with nice earthy undertones. Good flavors, a nice roasty maltiness, with slight coffee tones and a decent earthy finish. Went down well, a nicely made (if not spectacular) stout.

Nov 28, 2011
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