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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, coffee and a touch of dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of milk chocolate, dark fruit and a little coffee. The malt character is hearty but on the thin side for the style. However it seems to work well for this beer. There’s also a touch of smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s better than I had anticipated and while it’s not spectacular it’s a solid mild stout worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small head that dissipates fast.
Smells roasty and chocolatey.
Tastes pretty good for a brewery that has never made a stout in the past. Not a bad representation in any way, though a bit unexciting. Alcohol is evident, but not harsh, and there's a slight Portery twang.
Medium body with nice carbonation levels.
Pretty solid overall. Good, but nothing special.

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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 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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Photo of curasowa
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, dark red color with just a thin cap of head that fades to a ring

Aroma: Lots of sweet, roasted malt, with notes of coffee, chocolate and molasses

Taste: Sticky sweet right off the bat, but then a nice wash of carbonation lightens things up leading to a nice, roasted finish with a touch of bitterness on the way out.

The Rest: Body is medium, finish is lingering and a bit thin and drinkability is good. A pretty tasty beer that reminds me of a milk stout.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Purchased as part of a 12-pack sampler. What I believe is a Julian-style date code is on the bottle neck.

Pours almost black. A tan head rings up a bit. Smell is sorta sweet, a bit peppery, and coffee-like. Taste has some mineral right away, as well as a roasted coffee backing. A bit of bitter from the hops creeps in, and then it finishes dry. Perhaps a bit "wet", but crisp. Carbonated well. Not too bad, definitely an easy-drinking stout.

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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 cutlaz
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a very good, strong and classic stout smell to it. When poured it did not produce much head, but what was there lasted.

The stout is very malty and sweet, yet surprisingly not thick or syrupy, but actually somewhat light and carbonated.

For the price, this stout cannot be beat, at-least as good as Sam Adams version, but priced like cheap swill. Highly recommended.

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Photo of DaveBlack
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Incredibly dark, basically black, with absolutely no head at all and no lacing.

S: Smells like a stout should: malty, roasty with hints of chocolate and caramel.

T: Nice and roasty up front, but not a whole lot to balance on the finish. There is also a strange, almost metallic aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

D: Drinkable, but not good. Like every other beer that came in the Dundee pack I bought, this one is drinkable but thoroughly unexceptional.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark brown color with a fairly short tan head. Head has little retention leaves just a bit of lacing.

S- Smell is coffee, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Far from anything over the top and pretty tame overall.

T- Not quite what I expected, but actually better than I thought. A fairly tame stout with a pretty good taste. Taste is a bit of chocolate, bit of coffee and an Earthy feel to it.

M- Heavier side of medium just barely and light on the carbonation.

D- Not too bad to drink and actually better than I thought. I'd say that there are much better out there. I'd also say that this may fall under the "beginner stout."

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Photo of droomyster
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours one finger of tan head with decent retention. Aromas of dark malt: I get a lot of dark chocolate and iced coffee roastiness. Taste is well balanced, with semi-sweet chocolate and light char, but neither note is very strong; its intensity is very muted. As seems to be the case with most Genesee beers, there's nothing wrong with it but I would prefer that its elements were louder and prouder.

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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 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 JMad
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug...

The beer was dark brown, almost black, there was a thin light brown bubbly head that dissipated quickly.

It smells of sweet chocolate and roasted malt, there is also a hint of licorice.

Tastes sweet then a bit bitter, with notes of chocolate, caramel, and more light smoky bitterness.

There is a sharp carbonation, with a full body and a dry finish.

This is a well rounded stout, better than I expected.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a nearly opaque, dark maroon/brown color with one finger of khaki head that soon became a skim. The beer displayed consistent lacing in sliding fishnets throughout my sample. The aroma was simple like an average home brew, toasted malt, hints of roasted barley and a light hoppy bitterness. The flavors were ok, toasted and roasted malt, hints of smoked meat, light chocolate and a little anise as it warmed up. But the elements didn't really compliment each other... The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium/full and the carbonation average. Predominantly forgettable.

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Photo of BatDaddy
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark reddish brown that turns black as it collects in the glass. Head is tan and hangs around for a little bit before settling down to a decent lace.

S - Roasted coffee malts and a hint of chocolate. Light sweetness.

T - Malty and lightly sweet with some mild roasted coffee notes. Balanced with just a hint of bittering hops.

M - Little thin for a stout, but not bad.

D - Good. Nice flavors and an overall nice beer.

The last of my mixed 12 pack - again, another nice beer at a great price. Nothing exactly to get excited over, but still, pretty nice.

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Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts. Taste is good, lots of malts, some chocolate, enjoyable flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a quality brew.

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Photo of Wamesit
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours near black with ruby hues when held to direct light. Solid tan head that gives way to light lacing.

S - Caramel and roasted coffee malts. Maybe a hint of dextrin sweetness and dry chocolate.

T - Caramel and chocolate/coffee (these flavors are difficult to separate here) remain dominant. The coffee is mild but still adds a touch of a roasted flavor. They chocolate is semi-sweet & dry; it gets somewhat lost in this very wet/light stout. A kiss of alcohol in the finish.

M - Light, low carbonation.

D - Drinkable if you are looking for very light bodied stout that still has the range of real stout flavors.

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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 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 BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):

As its head rises quickly, this Stout's darkness pulls us in. Burnt marshmallow, unsweetened chocolate and some breakfast-blend coffee are present in the aroma. It's a bit thin and a little wet with a drinkable light body. The roasted flavors never reach excessively burnt, but are rather a mild charcoal. Modest hopping lets in a kiss of sweetness. A faint breath of alcohol and a hint of yeast and fruit drop by as that same mild char lingers far into the aftertaste. This is a bit of a no-frills Stout, and a decent one at that.

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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 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 godlessape
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, dark brown with ruby red highlights. The quarter inch head lasted about 30 seconds, then poof, it's gone. WTF. No lacing whatsoever.

Smells: Like coffee, chocolate, and maybe a little toffee.

Taste: Tastes better than it looks. The nose already told you what to expect--chocolate, coffee, and toffee.

Mouthfeel: Feels good, has a good weight to it.

Drinkability: If I had tried this with blindfolds on I would have guessed it to be a porter. That doesn't matter though--I like this beer enough to try it again.

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Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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