Sweet Devil Stout | College Street Brewhouse & Pub

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Sweet Devil StoutSweet Devil Stout
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Sweet Devil StoutSweet Devil Stout

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College Street Brewhouse & Pub
Arizona, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRG1313 on 01-29-2012

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by arizcards:
Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at Fry's as part of a mixed sixer back in early February for $1.50. No freshness date.

Beer poured black with a beautiful brown head that is hanging around.

Nose has hints of chocolate sweetness and not much else.

Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and hints of toffee. It is a bit on the sweet side as designed but not in a cloying fashion.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but not overly smooth.

Overall the flavor profile is very nice, would pair well with a brownie or chocolate cake.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JohnLynch
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Auraan
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured a rich, deep black body with a thin cap of tan head. A very nice looking body for a stout, but the lack of any head formation was disappointing. Scents of black coffee, milk chocolate, some cream-like sweetness, some dark fruit and a hint of roast malt. A good stout aroma, but a bit standard. Flavor is a bit sweet starting out, with notes of sweetened coffee with cream and milk chocolate. Middle moves into more milk chocolate flavors and hints of dark fruit. Finish is lightly sweet with notes of cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, cream-like sweetness and a bit of roast malt. Aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of roast malt and black coffee. A rather sweet flavor for an American Stout, with a sweeter take on the typical flavors and a nicely roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. A good, fitting feel. Overall this is a decent stout. The aroma is fitting and pleasant, the flavor is good, but a bit sweet and it has a good mouthfeel. It just needs to be a bit drier in flavor to be a good example of the style.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is a nice dark brown in color with a golden head. Smells of chocolate and coco powder. Has a very smooth chocolate and licorice flavor with a clean finish. Very nice stout cold and easy to drink on hot day. Loved the coffee and chocolate flavors that arrived on the finish. Excellent beer!

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Photo of CWVegas
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, so maybe that skewed my rating, thought this was very solid roasty stout with chocolate components.

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Photo of MrWilliams
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a dark black color. one finger off white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves no lacing. The smell had a mainly dark roasty chocolate, and I don’t know why but I get a rubbery sort of aroma - weird and as far as I knowits not necessarily unpleasant, its just different. The taste was a roasty sweet chocolate, still getting the rubber in the taste as well, leaves the same aftertaste and has a super sweet sticky finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, tries to show a sessionable aspect but maintains a somewhat heavier effect to make me try to sip it. Overall, I say this is a pretty good stout.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a classic, traditional stout; nothing special but nothing bad.

Pours black with a nice dark khaki head.

Nose is nicely malty with medium assertiveness of black coffee and undertones of chocolate and espresso. Nice roasted grain malty character all around.

Mouthfeel is medium bodies with nice balance and carbonation.

Flavor profile of simple coffee, a bit of espresso light bitter and undertones of light black chocolate. There is nothing that knocks your socks of with this one and is a milder and less intense version, in my opinion, of College Street's better Death by Chocolate Stout, which they should make their regular stout, which would be amazing to have year round and not as a special release.

Nice bitter espresso finish. All in all a nice, decent and drinkable stout, pretty much like other decent stouts.

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Photo of tourdot
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with a small brown head and lots of floaties (would be a 4 in look but the floaties are a turn off). Smells of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Tastes strongly of dark coffee, lots of dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall it's a great local stout that really emphasizes coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of ThickNStout
2.49/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle from Top Shelf Liquors (Cottonwood, AZ). 2.39. No bottle date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep, near black, cola brown with a quarter finger tan head. All bubbles quicky disappear leaving no retention and no lace.

Simple, straightforward aromas of caramel, cocoa powder and slight roast.

As in the nose there is a certain lack of depth in the flavor. Heavily roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, a metallic bitterness, some cola and earth. Simple, basic and unobtrusive.

Fairy thin body with a zippy carbonated tingle. Mildly astringent finish with more roasty malts, cocoa and semi burnt caramel.

While there is nothing offensive about Sweet Devil Stout there is also nothing impressive. It was fine and I drank it without issue but there are just too many better options available for me to revisit.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of taylorxmade
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of thebeeler
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of HavasuDG
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ronniebruner
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobhoya
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, a tiny ruby bulb up to the light. A good finger of tan foamy head, that slowly fades and sticks to the glass. Lots of floaties in this one. The aroma is lots of roasted malt, chocolate, minor coffee, and a little brown sugar; smells sweet overall. In the flavor, nice balance of sweet and bitter, both are there. Quite a bit of smoke in the flavor, along with the chocolate and some java notes. Also a bit of a char flavor. I kind of like that; some, don't. Feel is medium body, and very dry on the finish. Up front, it's slightly sticky and good carbonation. I think this is a stand out in that, it is just a bit different enough from the usual stout of this abv with that smokiness. Better than an 81, for sure, to me.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of soughtbygod
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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