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Stone Ship Stout | Brickside Brewery

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brickside Brewery
Michigan, United States
bricksidebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MarcatGSB on 09-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,125
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
13.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
6
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toasted oats, and dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, smoke, charcoal, herbal, wood, pepper, raisin, plum, cherry, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toasted oats, and dark bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, smoke, charcoal, herbal, wood, pepper, raisin, plum, cherry, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toasted oats, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/char bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is a delicious imperial oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very English style focused. Nicely rich English malt complexity, balancing noble hops, and restrained yeast ester flavors. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Bill for sharing.
Pours a reddish dark brown with a thin skim of tan foam.
Aroma has a slight acidic twang to it, otherwise there's some carob, molasses, and light roast.
Lightly tart twang of infection unfortunately. Cherry skins and raisins, molasses and chocolate.
Thin and tart, a little bit off but not awful. Would rather retry fresh at the source.

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of magicsqurill
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of krustster
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Similar to the UP IPA, this one came with a strange burnt sugar smell, but instead of vinegar it had a tart lactic acid note. The weird burnt sugar wasn't as strong in the taste on this one compared to the other, but it was definitely souring. Unmistakeable tang of lactic acid, apparently caused by bacteria. Not really drinkable. I wanted to like this newer brewery but their bottled beers (they had a saison at the UP Fall Fest that was good) are 0/2 with me so far and I don't think I'll try another one.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Stone Ship Stout by Brickside Brewery is like walking into an old-time candy store. Aromas and vibrant colors assault your senses -- thoughts of hops vacate your mind. You struggle to take everything in, and your gait slows while you linger over freshly made candies of all sorts. The only remotely nutritious offering (oatmeal fig bars) is jostled from the forefront by portly sweets of molasses, dark chocolate, and licorice, beckoning from behind a pane of polished glass. A confection artist, and new friend, yells “catch!” and hurls a block of baker’s chocolate in your direction. Instead of bitterly nursing a struck noggin, you decide that the company and surroundings redeem the headache.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of minterro
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my awesome gf im able to try some brand spanking new yooper beer from a brewery that recently opened in Copper Harbor, MI.

A&S: medium black colored beer. Not super viscus looking. Very nice creamy tan head that really holds its owe the whole way. Lacying is pretty good. Sweet malts, some dark chocolate, and a bit of roastyness.

T&M: much more bitter then most oatmeals and not really as smooth. With the alcohol in the taste and the features I mentioned earlier I would have thought this to be an Russian. Has some of the normal sweetness present in most oatmeals upfront but really gets bitter towards the end. Also has some dark fruits to it.

O: Not really what the style's all about but overall as a stout I thought it was pretty good. This brewery overall is pretty decent and I would like to get my hands on their pale because I've heard its the best of the bunch.

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Stone Ship Stout from Brickside Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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