Dundee Stout | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Dundee StoutDundee Stout

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 254
Photo of cdkrenz
2.22/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Very dark brown body that doesn't allow any light through. Head is moderately firm and a medium tan color at two or so inches fading to a humocky leather looking top.

S - Aroma is disappointing with a soapy based accented by narrow lines of chocolate and coffee.

T - No real coffee or chocolate flavors to note. At best there's a some long roasted malts.

M - Watery body with a coarse edge.

~ Not a big fan of this stout. The best character is has to offer is it's looks... and you know what they say, "don't judge a book by it's cover."

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.44/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured in a snifter.

A: solid black, nice head, good carbonation
S: unappetizing smell; was this batch skunked?
T: very tinny taste; overall, a very dull metallic clunky taste; toward the end of the glass it was really unappetizing
M: no problems here

This was one of the worst stouts I've had. The overall grade given by other BAs makes me wonder if my case had been on the shelf too long (after all, it was on sale). So I may try it again in some other context, but these stinkers I'm givin' away.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light clear black color stout with a small off-white foamy head with average carbonation and minimal retention and lacing. Aroma of dry coffee and light roasted malt is quiet bland. Taste is a mix between some medium dry coffee notes with some light roasted malt also noticeable. Body is way too thin for style with OK carbonation. Too watery and not enough character to be enjoyable.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a balloon glass! I don't know why. The beer is midnight black, the color of lost souls. An off-white head recedes to a wisp rather too quickly. No lacing exists. The beer smells musty, metallic, and nothing like a stout. The beer tastes like wet concrete. The mouthfeel is watery.

Overall, massively disappointed! I tend to like all that Dundee have to offer. I love my stouts though and they tried to sneak one by me here, assuming I wouldn't notice their passiveness. Worst Dundee beer.

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Photo of G2Brew
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 50 degrees from a bottle into a large wine glass. No "best by" date.

A - Very dark, almost black. This is certainly what a stout should look like. Thick, creamy tan foam, but went away quickly. I did get some lacing.

S - Strong coffee with light chocolate and some sweet malt. No hops aroma, but then there shouldn't be in a stout.

T - This is a sweet stout, with a bit more sweetness than I'd like, and a lot more coffee. It was almost like a specialty espresso stout, in my opinion. I thought it was too sweet, almost cloying. If you like a dry stout, you probably won't like this. If you like sweet stout, especially sweet coffee, you'll probably love it.

M - A sweet stout should have medium to full body and low carbonation for a pretty thick mouthfeel. This beer is thin for the type, with medium carbonation and a slightly watery feel.

D - Again, if you like a sweet espresso stout you'll like it. Easier drinking than some because of the lighter, thinner mouthfeel. But if you're more of a hop-head like me, you won't care for this. I appreciate it as reasonably true to type, but I don't personally care for the type.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

12oz single from a mix pack. Served cold in a standard pint glass.

Nearly black brew with a very short-lived head, settles from 1/4" to nothing almost immediately. Nose is watery thin, just a bit of smoke. Taste is burnt caramel, a bit of smoke, some generic hops. Finish is the same, with maybe some dark cherry. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy.

Not impressed at all. It isn't bad or offensive, per se... just falls flat, nothing good to say about it. Like a weak and bubbly porter at best.

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Photo of GregBlatz
2.61/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$10.99/12pk at Meijers
No freshness date that I can see

A - Very dark. Held to the light you can see the very dark clear red color. Head is thick and tan, then recedes to cover just the surface.

S - Very strong roasty aroma. Sweet malts and coffee.

T - Relatively simple. Roasty up front, a little sweetness, then it is gone. Not as complex as I thought it could be.

M - Thin and very carbonated. Slight alcohol warmth.

Overall - An easy to drink and simple stout. I've had smaller stouts that are much more interesting so it isn't like it is a small stout, just not a complex one. There is nothing wrong with this beer, I will enjoy it, but it is a bit pedestrian. I have really enjoyed my Dundee sampler, the others are surprisingly good to very good.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

That little guy sure can lift, eh? Anyway, this stuff pours a dark mahogany topped by a finger of dirty khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-roasted malts, light maple syrup, and a bit of toasted biscuit. The taste holds notes of mildly-perfume-y cocoa powder, watered-down coffee, and a few drops of molasses. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this stuff is too thin, too weak, and too fluffy for me to really enjoy as a stout. There are Irish stouts on nitro that look like motor oil compared to this stuff. I'll pass, thank you.

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Photo of beertunes
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a mostly solid black, there was some translucence on the edges, with 1/2 inch of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma was mos mostly sweet malts, with a bit of a caramel note, and very light roast. The flavors were the same, malt, caramel, light roast and a noticeable sweetness.

The label said they were aiming for a lighter bodied stout, and they achieved their goal. They were so successful in fact, that this was one of the thinnest stouts I've ever had. Drinkability was good, the beer went smooth, quick and easy. Overall, a decent, if somewhat bland, take on the style. worth a shot if you see it and probably a good entryway into the style for someone just getting into craft beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a black body with an expansive, light beige head that soon settles into a scant layering.

Smell: Malty albeit mild nose, nothing particularly effusive here, but smelling of semi-sweet chocolate, sugary caramel, weak coffee, and an opened box of Sun-Maid raisins.

Taste: Sweetly toned tastes of both chocolate and caramel maltiness rounded out with roasted grains and a quick swig of instant coffee. Small, muted hint of licorice. Raisiny fruitiness. Essentially no real, appreciable hop character or bitterness, leaving it to maintain its sweetness throughout. Light flavor of roasted barley on the sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit underwhelming, as nothing from the aroma to the flavor really grabs you. A simple, sweet stout, landing pretty light when it comes to overall taste, hop character, and body.

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Photo of bubseymour
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very average, no frills stout. I pick up no smell what-so-ever. Acceptable, some chocolate hints in the flavoring but nothing stellar yet nothing really bad either. For the low price its fine (bought a discounted 12 pack sampler from Dundee for $8.99). If someone offers it to you its drinkable but its not worth seeking out as there are many other stouts of much higher quality and flavor than this one.

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Photo of papat444
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Ecru head forms, disappears in about 2 minutes leaving no trace behind really. Body is densely black, milky chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is thin, some chocolate but very neutral taste. Has hint of sourness and a metallic taste in the finish. Weak and not terribly enjoyable. Perfect for cooking!

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a white head. Aroma of brown sugar and molasses. In the taste, roasted malt, chocolate, prune. Roasted flavors are the biggest, with a mild bitterness. Mild cocoa taste. Medium bodied, even feel but a bit watery. Overall, average stout.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from the sampler pack pours a pretty much black color with a modest tan foam, even with an aggressive pour. Retention is slightly below average and not much lacing. Ok looking brewski overall.

Nose is thin caramely malts with a passable amount of chocolate and not much roast. Pretty low on the fruit and hops with maybe a light dusting of smoky cinnamon evident.

Taste has a good balance of sweet and charred malt flavors. It is thin, but really not too shabby. Light brush of hop bitterness on the finish and a lingering metallic flavor that seems to pervade many a brew from our pals at Genesee. A pretty lackluster stout that does not improve upon warming. However, I still will not have much trouble finishing my 3 bottles from the variety pack.

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Photo of ujsplace
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a black in color with faint amber near the edges. Initially the head is big and fizzy, but quickly fades into a thin, wispy layer that sits on top.

Smells of sweet molasses and a hint of dark chocolate and mild chicory.

Molasses and roasted malts, mild chocolate and some coffee-like bitterness at the end. Overall, is a bit too mild with the flavors being there, but not pronounced enough.

Thick and smooth with nice carbonation.

Not too bad overall, but not a big stout. A nice introduction to the style for the uninitiated.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown color with some amber hues when held up to the light, decent sized light tan head that fades slightly fast, not much lacing.

Smell is mostly malt, not overly roasted either, bit of a metallic aroma.

Taste is all roasted malt, no chocolate or coffee or anything else of interest, that metallic presence makes itself known again, carbonation is good if a bit assertive.

Decent budget stout, but there are better ones out there at comparable prices.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a really dark brown, not black as I can see reddish hues when I hold my glass up to the light. I get a 1 finger head of off white foam. It's a nice looking Stout.

It has a good nose of roasted malt with some sweet notes that remind me of chocolate. Good.

The taste has some roasted malt, less sweetness than I thought from the smell but there and slightly chocolate like. Light bitterness finishes this puppy off. Not a bad taster but I reckon this one, like the others in the sampler pack, might be past their best by dates.

Light bodied mostly but turns water near the finish. I'll drink the other 2 bottles without a problem but again, I think fresher bottles would have me more in tune with the brews.

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Photo of VictorWisc
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A "gift" from a family member who does not like stouts--had a sampler case and donated the stouts to me. Rarely will I turn down non-BMC-staple beer. This one was bought in NH, does not appear to be available in the Boston area, so that much more intriguing.

Pours dark brown--Kikkoman soy sauce comes to mind--with moderate latte head. Looks a bit thin when poured.

Obvious aroma of chocolate malt, a bit of pumpernickel and tobacco. Pretty straight forward stout smell without any complexity.

Tastes pretty much like it smells--pumpernickel rye and stale cocoa nibs. Faint hint of smoke/roasted malt. Moderate sweetness, no complex flavors aside from malt and alcohol.

Body is closer to a mild basic Baltic porter, somewhat excessive carbonation, low alcohol and a bit thin.

Overall, a notch above mediocre. This may be cheap for a stout, but not really worth the effort. Would easily trade the remaining three for a 12-oz bottle of a decent stout.

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Photo of stakem
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no indication of freshness care of my "ever increasing beer conscious friend" named Eric.

Poured into a pint glass this brew appears dark brown with a fair amount of clarity when held to the light. The head forms with more than 2 fingers of light khaki colored head that fizzels away fairly quick leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is citrusy with hops equally blended with some mineral quality. As it warms some dark grainy character comes through but is not strong or typical for the category.

The flavor of this stout is sweet with a grainy malt presence that tastes a bit of chocolate and is lightly roasty. Some roasted grainy bitterness lays on the tongue blending with the sweetness of the dark malt. Throughout the profile are some citrus hops and some mineral character as noticed in the aroma of the brew.

This is a light bodied brew with a prickly level of carbonation. At times it feels watery and just a bit too thin for an american stout. The nose was quite a let down but the taste included more than expected. Overall it isnt the worst stout I have had but it also isn't one to go out of your way to try either.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Looks like a stout should look like. The aroma is not very good. I get a little bit of roasted malt and coffee, but there is also a bit of something that resembles cough medicine. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate and coffee and actually tastes pretty good. Much better than it smells. I also get some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bung
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Part of a 12 of Stout, Pale Bock, Kolsh and IPA. Expectations are low, so let's see.

Dark brown pour, not real opaque, small ring of off white head.

Aroma is pretty subdued, toasted malt, light chocolate and caramel. Not bad, but not very strong at all.

Taste matches, nothing offensive, but not very pallete exciting either. EXTREAMELY light roast, milk choc and caramel like flavors. Finishes very light sweetness, not much really.

Very drinkable, kind of like a stout light or brown light really. Light side of medium bodied. More carbonation than I would prefer also.

Nothing to go out of your way for, but an ok effort for a large brewer.

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Photo of tapman
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rich, frothy, dark tan head atop a dark brown body that up to the light is streaked with violet. Looks between a dark brown and a light stout.

Musty cardboard, dark roast, dark dutch chocolate, some subtle, noble hops.

Some toasted caramel and some espresso. A little half & half in the finish. Very light bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin.

Not bad, but far from what I think of as an above average stout.

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Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head fades away quickly and leaves very little residue on the walls of the glass.

S - Dark malt notes of molasses and caramel with a hint of licorice.

T - Cola notes of brown malt and sweet caramel up front with some nutty flavor in the background. More caramel in the middle with some red apple. The beer finishes slightly darker with chicory and light chocolate flavors as well as some licorice that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very sweet and malty with some light roasted character that tends to make it seem more like a porter than a stout. The sweet malt is given some additional interest by spicy notes of licorice and chicory. Really reminds me more of a soda than a beer, it is drinkable but I wouldn't choose it over much of anything else.

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Photo of industrialswill
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice shade of black we got here. There was a big build up of tan colored foam that quickly gassed off leaving a fairly lifeless glass of beer behind.
The aroma is that of roasted malt and alcohol.
It tastes OK. A slightly bitter drink that tastes just like it smells.
This is decent beer, but it tastes like they've got a bookkeeper running the show instead of a brewer.
My score of this beer is actually higher than what this beer deserves because appearance and smell are given a ridiculous amount of weight in these reviews. This is actually a "C" beer as far as I'm concerned.
Very average stuff.

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Photo of Looneybiz
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass and has the dark appearence of a stout but not as much head or lacing as you would think. Only about a one finger head that disappeared pretty fast.

The smell was sweet malts and molasses. Was a nice aroma.

Taste was pretty good but then again I like most stouts. Heavy on the malt and has that special flavor like its been sitting in a barrel for a while waiting for you.

Overall a pretty good beer and I would drink it again.

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