Double Brown Stout | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Double Brown StoutDouble Brown Stout
BA SCORE
3.79/5
246 Ratings
Double Brown StoutDouble Brown Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 11-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,820
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
246
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
58
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LifeByTheDrop
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boomersooner656
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HardTarget
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Points for doing what you say on the tin, this is very brown, a flashlight shows a deep ruby tan but in general it doesn't like light going through it. Thin brown ring of foam holds a bit, but little lace.

Aroma: Earthy, bit of rain water, some malt sweetness, some very light roasted grain, and a very light off note, bit of iron I think.

Taste: Thin body has a ribbon of chocolate malt and toffee, but the sweetness quickly dries out to the light iron mineral water finish, which is short lived.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation makes it feel slightly heavy, but after the swallow it just sort of fades away. It's a fairly clean finish where I want a sticky, chewy snack.

Overall: Fairly easy drinking, but doesn't really live up to the Baltic Porter category it's currently in. Something in the flavor, either metallic or sour, that just seems a bit off to me, it might be a recipe decision I just didn't agree with.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of threeyellowstarfish
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MicTar
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TotallyGomer
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours as black as night with slight red around the edges. This is it's best attribute by far. Looks like it would be a delicious example of the Baltic Porter it tries hard to be. However, even a fairly aggressive pour leaves a quickly dissipating head. Lacing is near zero, leaving much to be desired.

Smell is on point, but very light. Hints of licorice, raisins, figs, toasted malts.

Taste follows the nose. Light on licorice, dark chocolate , fig/raisin on the finish with a fair amount of astringency. The oatmeal wants to break through, but lacks in effort.

Mouthfeel is the greatest letdown. Pretty flat. Pretty thin. With the bragging of an oatmeal boost on the label, I was expecting a lot more here.

I drink this again if options were few. Otherwise, I don't think I'll seek this one out any time soon.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ttime3131
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SicemWT
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breadman73
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pxlwix
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nizzle8287
4.89/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

*** Let me first state that this beer is my top pick for cooking into chili, stew, anything in a slow cooker, or anything that requires cooking liquid, etc. It especially makes chili SO delicious. I've tried many types of beer as a cooking liquid, and this, along with the other spices and ingredients from your recipe, is the best I've ever had.***

Canned on March 10th, 2015. Poured into my pint glass at 45F as quickly and smoothly as possible. Nice 2.5 fingers of head that I can hear from almost three feet away, like soft drink fizz but the bubble size is much smaller. Nice head, lingers away quite slowly leaving only patchy, khaki and sticky lacing. Smells of caramel, vanilla, coffee, and cocoa, quite sweet, but bittersweet at the same time... Taste is caramel up front - following through the smell profile in basically the same fashion - vanilla, coffee for a brief moment, then baker's cocoa finish, and finally, dry and delightfully bitter raw cocoa aftertaste. Alcohol seems to not exist in this beer, however I feel a nice warmth inside. Medium body with medium carbonation. Holy cow this beer is really, really good when consumed after some aging; I'm writing this about 9 months after the canned-on date. I tried this beer (I think the exact same case) fresh a while back, about a month after canning, and I would probably have rated it about an 84 out of 100 because it was a bit harsh and abrasive when compared to say, Deschutes Black Butte. Now that the beer has matured, it is my top pick as far as any kind of porter is concerned. It is silky smooth, complex, and a good bargain for such a delicious beer. Highly recommended, and if it's old, it'll probably taste even better.

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Photo of sdeese21
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakl15
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris_Huston
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well named: fulfills on color, double snout and mouthful of chocolate. Slight, welcome booziness in the scent and taste. Doesn't have the sophistication and complexity of a Bomb! or a Breakfast Stout, but it's more than a one-note show, too. Even though the chocolate predominates, it's carried and textured well. Definitely worth some revisits.

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Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Double Brown Stout from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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