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

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81
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254 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jadpsu on 03-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
254
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mattcrill
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Cocoa nibs, powdered chocolate, and hot chocolate mix. This is the most chocolate forward stout I can remember. Very inviting. Mild earthy hop notes. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Dark chocolate pour (are you picking up on the theme here??) with ruby edging. Low off white head with fair retention. Looks still in the glass.

Flavor: The big reveal: chocolate! Tastes like raw chocolate malt. Really cool. Has a distinct baker's chocolate nip to it with a bready background base to it. More earthy hops to balance out the apparent chocolate sweetness. Balance is nearly even leaning slightly to bitter due to the dark malts and hop presence. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high, biting carbonation.

Overall impression: A serviceable stout which under-promised and over-delivered. Worth a try.

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Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dundee continues to impress me with their modestly priced craft variety packs. These beers rival their more expensive counterparts, and in some cases, surpass them in quality, and this is one of those beers. This is easily one of my top 5 stouts, and I'm a huge stout fan. It's not as good as as Lion stout or New Holland's "The Poet" but for the money this stout can't be beat. It came in a variety pack with Dundee IPA (as always), Pale Bock Lager (as always), and a Kolsch style ale. All of these beers are good, but I'm not a big fan of the Kolsch, mainly because I just don't care for that style much at all, but the others are all good, but this stout definitely stands out from the rest of the pack's offerings.

Just a good overall stout. Silky and creamy, with hints of chocolate and coffee; everything a good stout should be. I so wish that Dundee would sell this stout alone in a 12 pack, but it's only available in the variety pack.

But this is a fantastic brew, certainly worthy of buying the entire pack for.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

To me, Dundee is always at least solid and produces a full lineup of above-average, but not better, beers.

Black but with a certain clarity to it, this stout showcases some brighter brown highlights. It actually seems just from looking at it to be thin, appearing more like a schwarzbier than a stout; there's just not much viscosity. The tan head doesn't quite reach one finger, though it comes close, and retention is pretty good. Some spotting and lacing is managed.
The aroma and flavor are consistently in accord and give up some cocoa, roast, coffee, dark fruits and char, a bit on the thin side overall. It's fairly standard stuff, malt-forward as it should be, with little to offend.
The body is about medium, light for a stout, and thin. It needs more body and to move away from crispness and toward smoothness.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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