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Uroboros Stout | Anthem Brewing Company

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Uroboros StoutUroboros Stout

Brewed by:
Anthem Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 136
Reviews by Bierlerner:
Photo of Bierlerner
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a can and into a mason jar. Lol.

A- Black, but but thick. Excellent tan and tight, frothy head.

S- like devils chocolate cake instantly in my nose, dark fruits, brown sugar.

T- Again, chocolate cake-like, brown sugar, a little spice, raisins, with a quick chocolate macaroon finish. It's somewhat sweet, but not cloying, and extremely balanced even though it has many waves of flavor bursting in my mouth. Quite excellent.

M- medium body, smoooth carb.

O- What is perplexing is that while it's a stout with its medium body that would be excellent on a cold day, it's softness with its touch of sweetness keeps it light so that even on a hot summer day, it is quite drinkable. It's a brilliant beer, really. A year round stout that my fridge will be stocked. Cheers to Anthem.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb of mocha colored head. Slightly above average lacing & head retention

S: Cocoa & dirt, a little vanilla & dark fruit, every so slight booze once warm

T: Cocoa, mustiness & powdery dryness up front. Musty cocoa, a little bit of earthy mushroom as this warms, some roastyness too. Finishes with a bit of chocolate, dryness, roastyness & & faint funkiness & a little bit of plum

MF: Medium bodied, assertive carbonation

Pretty good slant on the style, fairly drinkable. It is a good "poor man's" Dark Truth, well worth a go

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a distinctly belgian stout, roasty malty and big like a good american one, but fermented with a mild belgian ale yeast that really makes this pop. muddy brown in color, maybe a little light for a stout in looks, but heady and fizzy and all active in the glass. the nose is malt first, sturdy dark barley and chocolate malt, with the belgian yeast coming second. its not way aggressively belgian, which i like, its subtly belgian, more dainty, just a little sweet wispy stone fruit from the yeast and then its drying properties. not super bitter either, maybe a little less of the unmalted dark barley here than is customary. great carbonation is strange for the style on my palate, almost feels like soda, save a fuller medium body. a very cool style fusion here, different and far more delicate than other belgian stouts ive come across. anthem has got a couple of very drinkable and clever beers out there, i expect them to do quite well moving forward. this stout was a real treat and a little something different. perhaps my favorite dark beer of beer camp...

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Photo of barhoc11
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Looks like a stout!

S: Very unique, you can smell the oak, which makes you think you are smelling something like a bailey's liquor

T: Taste follows the nose, the oak is very well done in this stout. The dark malts blend very well with the oak.

M: Nice and full, nothing to complain about

O: I wasn't expecting much so this beat my expectations. I got this in a trade and it is something I will definitely ask for again!

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at McNellie's OKC. Pours a dark brown with nearly no head and little lacing. Smells of chocolate cake, a bit of coffee and a touch of dark fruit. The chocolate really comes through in the taste and the coffee diminishes a bit. The tart cherry and booze become more prominent. The tap was a bit cold, and it improves as it warms. It's a fairly thin stout. Medium mouth with very little oil. I'm not typically a fan of thin stouts, but this one grows on me. A solid offering.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice Stout, chocolate, dates, mild coffee, cake in the flavor, finishes very sweet, but not overwhelmingly do, body is on the heavy side but not too thick for how sweet the beer is. not boozy at all. pretty impressed

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Photo of stephens101
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a brilliant presentation with a thick layer of dark tan head that settles gently atop this dark brown brew.

Aroma is rich with ripe and sweet dark fruits, chocolate cake, taffy, persimmon, subtle oak and deep down phenols. Is this barrel aged? Don't think so. But could almost pass for being so.

Taste is warming with plenty of dark fruitiness, grain and chocolate. Soft up front with a certain crispness at the end. Alcohol is blanketed with the fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth through and through.

All beer-style semantics aside, this is one of the tastiest beers I've had in a while, so I could give a hoot what style it is or is trying to be. Just pour me another.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Appearance- Black with light mocha head. Two finger head with some lacing as it goes along.

Aroma- Sweet chocolate/candy and slight bit of roast malts.

Taste- On the sweeter side but not as much as the nose lets on. At first chocolate/ candy sweetness is noticeable and a slight coffee bitterness snaps at the beginning too. This then transitions to a noticeable oak flavor in the middle, and the finally a slight "twang" from the belgian yeast kicks in with roasty malts that linger on the tongue for a bit.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, thick, a little syrupy, and lingering sticky malts.

Overall-A good belgian stout but a few draw backs for me with one being its just a little too sweet up front and the other being an unpleasant bitterness that lingers just a tad too long. I definitely enjoy this beer and I definitely recommend it, but I'm picky with stouts. Middle of this beer is the best as the sweetness blends nicely with the oak and coffee flavors.

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Photo of McStagger
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

From notes.

A: Deep brown. Head looks like espresso crema. Retention and lacing are both minimal. Pretty much impossible to discern carbonation.

S: Darker milk chocolate. Bit of roastiness.

T: Initial burst of of chocolate. Some of the roastiness comes through. Picks up some coffee flavor. Belgian yeast flexes with some sweet darkened fruit.

M: Medium to full bodied.

O: Pretty tasty stout. Didn't realize it was Belgian yeast until about halfway through. The yeasty components definitely added to the complexity of this beer.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sniffer. Black with a fingernail, tan head that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of smoke, malt, and bitter chocolate. Taste goes deeper than the smell. Semisweet chocolate, charred wood, and earthy hops lead to a barely boozy finish. The alcohol is well hidden and only shows up once the beer has warmed a bit. Medium body and low carbonation with a hint of the alcohol.
Good stout. It's very earthy, malty, and somewhat creamy. Good brew from Anthem. A little sweetness would've helped round out the beer for me, but it's a minor complaint.

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Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of beardedvaper99
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mlockman
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Incredibly interesting beer, with the pronounced tanginess of Belgian Yeast competing back-and-forth with the malt-sweetness of the stout. If you like Belgian Stouts, you will enjoy this, just watch out for the dark brown sludge that accumulates on the inside of the can, presumably as a result of the ingredients added.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Near black with tan foam ring. Smell of burnt malt and oak. The Belgian yeast comes through on the taste, which also presents more chocolate malt and oak. A bit astringent and bitter finish. Above medium feel and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours up to a nice beige head that sticks around and laces and deep mahogany color. Aroma presents with strong oak and vanilla and yeast esters as promised. Flavors are roasty grains and smoky finish. Mouthfeel is medium full. Overall a good call.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is roasted malts, some chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is smooth and very easy drinking despite the abv.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Fievel
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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