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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Photo of greenmonstah
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into DFH snifter

A - Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head that dissipates rapidly.

S - Nice roast aromas and some chocolate. The nose is the best part of the beer. A bit of dark fruit shows up at is warms.

T - The roast from the nose, plus some chocolate and a finish that includes a slight dark fruit flavor.

M - Too light. Carbonation makes itself known. It's fairly light and very wet. I like my stouts to have at least a medium body.

D - Not bad at all. It goes down smoothly. Mouthfeel is underwhelming and disappointing, but I like the nose and the taste is good enough. For only about $1 a bottle it is a fairly decent stout to stock in your fridge regularly.

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Photo of beerinmorning
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Good pouring beer leaves a nice head, but not much lace. The nose is full of chocolate and toffee. Not much in the middle of this beer. More carbonated than you'd expect without much flavor. The aftertaste, however, is where this beer shines. Very good burnt toffee flavor that follows through on the promise of the smell.

It's not Guinness, but it's not Amber Bock either. Just a solid porter that hits all the right bitter and sweet notes.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bold two finger head of light brown bubbles. Not a lot of lace and no cling. Nice aromas of coffee, chocolate, toffee, nutmeg, muskmelon, and malt. Flavors, much like the smell, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet barley malt. Creamy feeling in my mouth. Good desert beer, maybe with chocolate cake or chocolate cheesecake. Good to drink alone. Will drink more, if I can find in a six pack.

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Photo of BarrelO
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

350th review!

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark dark reddish brown body. Head is rather anemic. Hardly any lacing.

S: Roasted malts and dark fruits.

T: Espresso notes, dark chocolate, some roasty bitterness. Finishes rather astringent.

M: Pretty light for a stout, slightly creamy.

D: I like my stouts a bit bigger, but this is a pretty decent low-octane stout.

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Photo of DKight
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from the bottle.

Nice dark beer, with a thin tan lace.

Taste is of very dark chocolate. Has a nice little bite to it at the end. Taste almost like it should be a porter. My girlfriend has only rcently began to drink beer, she loves this beer.

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

Poured into a stange glass. No freshness or bottling date on bottle.

Pours with two fingers of dark tan head over a dark chocolate body that shows deep red highlights when held to light. Moderate lacing.

Roasted malts with a bit of bakers chocolate paired with some subtle hops. Smells sweet and rather fresh.

Dark molasses is prominent in the flavor, more so than any other stout I have tried. Dark roasted malts are small in the flavor and provide no chewiness, but are present and add to the flavor. Some hops show up which is a nice touch. There is a certain synthetic chocolate syrup flavor in this beer that I have never tasted before... it isn't a bad thing either. The taste dries out nicely in the aftertaste.

Feels a bit thin for a stout- would be right on for a porter. Adding to this sensation is a little too much carbonation which feels forced rather than natural. Some warming and swirling fixed that some, lending a smoother drinking experience but not bulking up the body at all. Drinkabiliy is average.

Conclusion: This is a fun stout that for better or worse tastes a little different that any other I have tried. I am a huge fan of being a little unique while sticking to tradition, and I feel that this stout does just that. If only it were a bit thicker and the carbonation was more compact.

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Photo of camferranti
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle into my Magic Hat pint glass.

A- Way less head that I'd expected, mocha colored. Seems like smaller bubbles that usual, but this may be a product of my imagination.

S- Not a hint of booze in the smell. A lot of chocolate and some toffee notes. Solid stout smell. Roasty.

T- No booze. Roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate. Much like the smell. Great "stout" taste. Nothing crazy, but nothing bad either. Little if any after-taste. Definitely on the dry side. The cleanest tasting stout I've ever had (other than Guinness, but that hardly tastes like anything in the first place). Not bitter, but not overly sweet.

M- Creamy, but quaffable. Good balance. Carbonation pretty much absent.

D- Excellent. The lack of bitter aftertaste means I won't get sick of this. Great beer. Nothing super crazy or complex, but a really solid offering. I'll be buying more of this for sure.

Reminds me of a Schwarzbier, but better.

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Photo of JDFish
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark into a pint class with a small to mid size almond foam. Smell is malty with hints of chocolate and kinda fruity, honestly. Its very easy to drink, mouthfeel is warm and somewhat light. Flavor is delicious. Nothing complex, but a very nice, tasty run of the mill stout.

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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dundee's Stout 12oz bottle into a gold rimmed 0.3l Rastal* Ayinger Celebrator glass. Pours a dark black with ruby red highlights around the edges of the glass, with a 1 1/2" dark tan head that resides to moderate lacing. Smells of dark roasted malts, bitter coffee beans, caramel, and faint hops. Tastes of roasted malts, sweet caramel, bitter sweet chocolates, and coffee if not more so espresso. Very good mouthfeel, but a tad light for the style, this is a very crisp feeling stout. Nice lingering coffee and chocolate aftertaste lingers around for a few minutes. Overall the drink is quite good, but still a mediocre stout. But none the less an excellent beer for the ticket price of $10.99 for a 12pk. Pair with Grilled chicken seasoned with garlic and adobo, or smoked BBQ'd pork without sauce.

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

A - Poured a black color with a brown head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of roasted malt that give off chocolate scents

T - Follows the nose with the roasted malt and chocolate flavors

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Sure Genesee doesn't make the best beer in the world but they do a pretty good job at making beer thats easy drinking and good tasting and this is one of those beers worth picking up sometime to try

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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 jera1350
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Solid blackish brown color with just a ring of foam around the glass.

Rich sweet malt with a deep roast. Offers notes of smoked bacon, molasses, and raisin. Smokey and sweet.

Nicely toasty malt with a good amount of sweetness in the forms of molasses, raisin and dried plum. Nice underlying smoke notes as well. Really quite tasty.

Quite smooth maybe even a bit slick, with really nice carbonation. Medium bodied.

A nice stout that drinks just fine. Worth giving a shot. I could probably have a couple of these easily.

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Photo of wmtxbb
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Dark and a little cloudy. A little bit of carbonation coming up to the top to feed a light lacing that disappears into nothingness. Mediocre appearance.

Smell: Dark malts, slightly metallic. Not really a whole lot there.

Taste: I was preparing myself for a watered down crappy beer but the flavor isn't quite as bad as I had anticipated based on the appearance and smell. Nice zing from hops and alcohol up front followed by dark malts. The malts are a little grainy, definitely not burnt. This is a very standard stout, not really creative, but I sort of appreciate that. Genesse lets the basic ingredients do the talking. There is also some softness mixed with the bitter hops that might be from lactic acid or unfermented malts. It's a nice touch.

Drinkability: Overall this is a decent beer. It's simple and doesn't try to be too many things which I like. It also fits the standard mold of a stout. I have to appreciate that Genesse didn't try to make anything but a good stout.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. No date or info.

A - The smooth and quite pour was a nice opener, foreshadowing a smoothness to come in the mouthfeel. The poorly retained tan head was not nice. A finger of lace stretches over the clear, deep, dark brown brew.

S - Populated by roasted malts, the nose seems a little bland at first but good traces of dry cocoa, chocolate, and a little Irish stout malt give it a mild complexity.

T - The dry cocoa is back with a heftier, dry Irish stout-like malt taste. It's very roasted but not with an acrid bitterness. The flavor isn't as nuanced as the nose but it's still decently tasty.

M - Very smooth and soft like velvet, it's got a medium-full body but not overly rich. A little carbonation comes through in the swallow while the finish is a bit dry and very mildly bitter.

D - I'm quite surprised by this actually. It goes down very well for a stout. It's not outstanding but it is a very drinkable version of the style. Nice job by 'Dundee' here.

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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 lovindahops
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

final dundee brew of this fine October evening

A- pours an opaque color with fair head of carbonation. The classic brownish head does not make an appearance. It almost gives an introduction of a weak looking stout

S- some redemption.... slight roasted malt flavor with a mild/spicy presence of flavor. There is really no hop presence that can be detected

T- now some real redemption. Coffee! Chocolate! Molasses! Great Smokey Malt! The brew walks the line of a fine stout. There is even a hops presence at the end. The taste is very impressive. I am actually shocked

M- creamy, carbonated, flavorful. Dundee stout does the trick

D- don't call it a comeback. A skeptical appearance that was combined with a lackluster scent left me very nervous. However, the taste was phenominal. I can drink these all night

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Photo of IPAescotch
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a guiness, some head.

Spicy, not as in jalapeno, more like as in peppery.

Chocoloate. Definitely chocolate. Turns to a more mellowed out flavor towards the end. Lots'a roasted bitterness. Not crazy, but a mellowed out stout.

A lil' creamy. Not too thick for a stout. Really light actually. Not for those darker than your soul beer-lovers.

Good for a stout, but i could ask for more. A stout SHOULD NOT be drinkable. this is way too light. good for a first try in the genre, but id recommend a rasputin or goose island for the more adventurous

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

Into a pint glass from a 12 oz. twistoff bottle, this stout pours a fair black with some deep ruby highlights. Half an inch of tan foam graces the top of the darkness and offers moderate retention.

Nose is pleasant with some roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. A lightly smoked aroma wafts through on occasion, warming to offer some faint cherry and dried fruit.

Flavor blasts the palate with smoked malts initially but this dissipates quickly as the pour breathes a bit. Flavor is light in roasted malts after that and with a light background of smoke. Feel is somewhat thin but pleasant and offers a lightly viscous feel thanks to a bit of cherry liqueur feel. Easy drinking though a bit unexciting and a bit sweet without food given the lackluster finish.

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Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's an 8-ball in a bottle wearing a brown frothy hat on top. It's a black hole, no light getting thru.

The smells are subtle, you have to search for them. When you find then, you'll note coffee and chocolate, and as it warms, a little roasty note.

Same thing goes for the taste. A little bit of coffee mixed with some chocolate.

You don't get much sweetness or bitter because the beer is soooo creamy.

This is easy to drink, even if you don't like stouts because it's got very gentle flavors and it so creamy and smooth that it goes down very easily. You'll find yourself wanting a second...and a third.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Reviewed on my droid.

Pours near black with a finger of off white foam. Aroma is mild... some plum andfaint coffee smells.

This stout is on the sweeter side, not a ton of roast flavors that I prefer. However it drinks pretty nicely, with some sweet fruit undertones and toffee flavors. Nicely crafted, but nothing spectacular. Good value as well.

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Photo of Natainos
4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So I decided to support my local brewers, and review a few of their line. I had this from a bottle (nice logo!) to my Groom's beer Mug

This is my first Stout review.

Appearance is dark cola looking, light to no foam or lace.

Smell is malty, burnt woods. (not bad smelling)

Taste is drinkable IMO since again this is my first stout for review, it is rather nice to have a bold beer compared to the usually macros, I have been accustomed to.

Mouth-feel is fizzy (alcohol carbonation feel) I get a malty burnt after taste, with a hint of dark chocolate and some coffee.

Drinkable, gets better with every sip, and for my first stout I am not turned off, but rather intrigued to sip some more, I can see it as a "baby sittin'" type beer not a guzzler more of slow mode. I like!

I had more, and like the Beer even more!!!

OK so I can't stop thinking about this beer, and wanting to try more, more, more! I have been converted!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, quarter inch, tan-colored head with ruby highlights around the base. Nose falls somewhere between an Irish Dry & a Milk Stout - roast and lactose sweetness. Taste consistent with nose - roasted coffee without being vegetal and lactose sweetness co-mingle. Mouthfeel is medium-light, maybe a tad to watery, with a mild, even carbonation. I purchased this as part of the Dundee sampler pack and I have to say that this is the best of the bunch IMO. Are there better stouts out there; yes. However, this is pretty tasty and easy drinking. I would consider this an inexpensive goto brew if it was available in six-packs.

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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 mempath
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep deep red midnight even when held up to the midsummer sun....dark tan head laces ok and settles much faster than Guinness....i almost wonder why this is in a summer time variety pack...but i do love stouts.

slight toasty-malt nose. nothing that hammers the olfactory, but nice and fresh. maybe a little bit of cold metallicness. not in a bad way, but not as 'organic' as i'd like.

rather refreshing and delightful in a weird way. definitely a 'summer' stout if there ever was one...fairly dry finish. not much lingering. perhaps this is best either ice cold or warmed up a bit...definitely a beginner's stout but not a disposable brew at all...one gets the roastedness and a nice dried, dark fruit sweetness that isn't cloying. not bad at all. heck, 'good' ! mouthfeel helps this along with its good level of carbonation, summer 'thin-ness' and slight creaminess.

quite drinkable. easy session brew for those wanting to...it's not pedestrian nor is it quite worthy of serving to the goddess of beer....but her attendants probably love it all the same.

if anything, this probably goes so well with food...whereas world class stouts, art-for-palate-sake, are best solo. so, sure, i'd say give this a try. i think it will hit folks differently.

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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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