Quimera Stout | Casa Cervecera Quinta Normal S.A.

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Casa Cervecera Quinta Normal S.A.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobhits on 01-29-2012

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3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet and light- if this is how you like your Stouts, then this one will win you over. English-like attenuation and fruitiness cover the light roast for a very drinkable variation.

The Stout pours with a very dark brown color that approaches black when looking head on, but into a bark-brown when approaching the edges. Brilliantly clear with the first pour and then accumulating a moderate haze with subsequent pours as the yeast is aroussed. Creamy slightly tanned foam carpets the beer's surface and retains very well while releasing broken rings of lace as the beer fades.

A sweet and smoky scent emmits from roasted grains and yeasty phenols, but in far less intensity than is found in most stouts. This lesser roasty nose allows for the recognition of the fruity esters in the form of grapes, plumbs, and black currants. Mild toffee notes back up the esters and roast and invite the first sips.

Sweet roasty flavors surpress the smoky notes until finish while favoring the molasses soaked dark fruit fruit flavors and giving way to nutty and woody notes of walnut a burnt ambers. The estery, phenolic dance covers the flavor spread at mid palate through finish and revisits that smoky element in aftertaste. No real hop presence keeps the roasted malt character simplified and sweeter than is common in all Stout styles.

Medium bodied, but seemingly creamier early as the carbonation releases. But the mid palate again substitutes bubbly creaminess for a malty-sweet feel that lessens only slightly headed into finish. Semi-sweet malty finish reveals a timid alcohol warmth and allows the fruity sweet taste to linger well into aftertaste.

A very non-descript Stout that takes on definate English-like traits- not powdery dry roasty enough for Irish Stouts; not hoppy or dry enough for American Stouts; not robust or sweet enough for Tropical versions; nor substantial in body for Oatmeal, Cream, or Foriegn Extra Stouts. It's caught in no-man's land but tasty nevertheless.

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2.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm adding this beer, but let me know if i missed the style of stout. It's hare to figure out sometimes where they brewer was going.

This is a lighter stout from the bottle, but the beer has turned the snifter black as night. The beer produces an almost forced carbonation head, very simple looking that lasts moments and leaves little lacing. It already looks rather dry.

This one has coffee with some very dry red wine like fruit effects. A lot of esters and some sharp notes.

I can't place the fruit flavors, but the coffee comes out in force. As the nose the beer is very sharp and bites with a lot of very dry flavors. The beer is also very acidic, almost to a fault.

Over carbonated to the point of being almost soda like in nature with a very sharp biting dry finish.

I find myself on the fence with this one. If you want a dry lower abv stout, this is a good place to go to. I prefer a bit more of a creamy mouth feel and a bit less sharp notes int he flavor.

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Quimera Stout from Casa Cervecera Quinta Normal S.A.
3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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