467 Ethan's Stout
Blue Blood Brewing Company

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Stout - American
3.35 | pDev: 10.15%
Blue Blood Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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superspak from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Gusher can upon opening, lost a little bit. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, raisin, plum, apple, and light smoke/herbal. Okay aromas with decent complexity of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; way too fruity from yeast, but decent strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good American stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. The flavors definitely made up for the very off/weak aromas, and this was still nicely enjoyable.

Jan 07, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a glass.

Black liquid; hint of purple when held to the light.

Large dark khaki head; spotty lace.

Coffee nose; hint of plum.

Medium mouthfeel.

Nice coffee/chocolate notes in this one; a touch too watery but good.

Nov 03, 2016
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hugest head I've ever seen in a globe snifter. Just humongous. It stays awhile, too. Inky black pour which fades into a dark chocolate black.

Roast coffee and milk chocolate combine in the nose with some cocoa powder and coca-cola.

The flavor has a nice bite of acidic coffee without being too bitter, hanging heavy on those roasted notes. Some mlk chocolate and lactose also combine together nicely. A cola-coffee flavor wraps up the profile.

The feel has room for improvement, but still solidly within the dark beer realm. A bit on the thin side for a stout, but again this isn't a RIS. Milky. Heavy carbonation.

Overall, Ethan's Stout is one of my faves. I'm glad I got a six pack, and at $8.99, I think I got a pretty good deal on these killer cans. I can even drink in the memory of a fallen hero while I'm at it (can art)! A great sessionable stout worth a try if you find it. Again, so easy, so enjoyable.

Jul 06, 2016
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work----Thanks Randy!

This drinkable stout pour a dark muddy brown with a quickly dissipating head of light brown foam that subsides to a thin ring and very spotty lacing. Nose of light coffee, light chocolate, and deeply roasted malts and grains. Flavors exceed the nose with bitter coffee and a light fudge note that comes through on the middle of the taste that fades in the back to a light cream and finishes with roasted malt and coffee aftertaste. Mouth feel is a touch watery but highly sessionable with medium carbonation. A very nice brew and a first for me from this brewery.


Feb 05, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, back hue with a very small, tan head of foam. It smelled of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sweet chocolate and some coffee notes.

Oct 07, 2013
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longbongsilver from Missouri

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Never seen this one around before, felt in a stouty mood so why not?

Pours between deep dark brown & black, foamy tan head goes pretty big then settles to a thin a blanket on the top. Smell dark chocolate, the usual roast notes, then more chocolate -- fairly straightforward. Taste is as announced by scents, though less bitter than expected, almost sweet stout level but not quite.

Goes down with virtually no fizz. Could be richer, but not bad.

It is what it is, a simple stout. Utilitarian sort, sessionable, good taste. Doesn't wow me, but I like it.

Sep 11, 2013
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Bear1964 from Nebraska

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint glass from a 12oz can, jet black but with almost no head. Searched for some aromas only to get a roasted malt tin smell, that's also the after taste after every sip...tin/metallic mixed with a little sweetness and roasted malt. Very drinkable mouthfeel with some creaminess and body, couldn't shake the metallic aftertaste on this one but would love to try this on tap. Not the first from this brand to have a metallic taste, their 1327 Pod's ESB is pretty good and with no tin. In any case I'm glad I gave it a try...and as a single in a mixed 6....all the better.

May 11, 2013
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OregonGrown7 from Oregon

3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured brown/black from can into stein.

Nice thick brown head, hangs around for a bit with little lacing.

Light roasted scent on the nose, not much.

Some roasted maltiness, and a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout in my opinion, not too bad of a thing in this case because it contributes to it's drinkability.

Overall, it's not too bad. Nothing special, but definitely a sessionable stout that's easy to drink and delivers a taste that's decent but not spectacular.

Mar 10, 2013
467 Ethan's Stout from Blue Blood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 15 ratings