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 DerekP
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, nougat head, creamy & appealing. Silky lacing.

Smell: Dark, burnt, roasted. Old brewed coffee. Bonfire.

Taste: Burnt so well that it hits the nose even further as you take a sip. For how dark it is, it is friendly like Guinness Draught, but actually a beer you want to "kick it with." A little attenuation, but plenty of roasted flavor, stout elements to appreciate.

Mouthfeel: Very soft & mild. Medium-bodied. Tingles.

Drinkability: I'd have no issue with throwing down 4-5 pints of this at my local noise-polluting bar. I really wish I could say there's a "pub" I can walk to.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, roasted malt scent along with a slightly sweet caramel aroma. The taste is decent. It has a basic pale and roasted malt flavor. It goes down smooth with a bone dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good stout. It's nothing exceptional, but it's true to style and easy drinking.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black bodied brew, hues shine through the lower half of the beer when held to a light. Small khaki head. Scent is fairly watery with some chocolate malt notes. Chocolate malt front, some roast, a hint of smoke on the finish. A medium bodied, creamy yet wet mouth. Pretty nice stout

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a case of Dundee variety case has his included.

A - Pours a dark amber with little head due to light pour.

S - Mostly coffee malt with slight chocolate. I have no idea what "metallic" smells like but I detect no metal smell.

T - Actually caught me by surprise as being a pretty nice tasting stout. Sure it's not very heavy but mostly coffee bitterness with slight caramel taste in the background. Pretty decent!

M - Medium bodied and session-able.

D - I got this case for around 21 dollars and this being included makes this six pack of this around 6 bucks. The best stout? Harley. C+ worthy? Not a chance. A very smooth tasting succession-able brew.

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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 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 smcolw
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beige, rocky head. Recedes quickly to single layer of minute bubbles. Spotty lace.

Black patent malt aroma with a little bit of chalkiness.

A bit thin for the style (with a high level of carbonation). Pretty well balanced for a stout--lots of black patent with a touch of hop. Good aftertaste of dark chocolate and mild espresso.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly opaque with light ruby brown hilights around the edges when held toward the light. Dark stuff for a regional brewer, light tan head forms nicely and dwindles into scattered sporadic lacing. Aroma is nice, semi sweet chocolate with dark roasted malts and a touch of caramel streaking through. Herbal hops peak through in the back ground of the dark roasts. Flavor has a creamy softness about with some herbal mint tones coming through almost some charred oak and faint vanilla but a light version of these flavors, dark creamy chocolate light roasted coffee tones. A pleasant blend dark roasted malts/herbal hops/and drinkable non abrasive features. Mouthfeel is smooth, still retains a nice sturdy carbonation that isn't overdone. Medium to light bodied for a stout, but fuller than most macro offerings to be found. Drinkable, likeable damn tasty stout, that I'm glad I stumbled across the new mixed variety pack at the local Kroger.

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Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a very small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left no lace.

S - It smelled of roasted malt and oats. It had a piney hop aroma.

T - It tasted of roasty malts and sweet chocolate. It had a bitter hop presence with a slight floral presence.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium bodied beer.

D - This is a nice stout. It was worth a try as part of the sampler twelve pack.

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3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Short head retention and minimal to no lacing. Dark to copperish body with a light off white nose.

S: A nice coffee, caramel aroma. Not too strong off the glass, but a very pleasant smell.

T: Very good light bodied stout. Good for a session stout, but not creamy in the least. As the bottle says not heavy and filling at all, so I find it quite different than most stouts. Good for turning people on to the style, but not as pleasing of a stout as many heavy creamy types.

M: Groovy lingering taste, good slight spice on the finish and slight silk on the finish.

D: Good drinkability for the style, but not one that is great for a special tasting, one that is expected in a mix pack.

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Photo of Erish
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came in a sampler pack with 3 other types of Dundee brews. Overall, I was very pleased with this stout. The color was very true to form: dark and lovely. The head was not very tall and disappeared after a couple of minutes. The nose was malty and somewhat sweet, but not overly expressive. The taste was very good, though, and this beer stands up well next to stouts that cost a lot more money. I tasted lots of sweet malt, with a little coffee and nicely balanced hops in the background. This is an easy-drinking stout that is worth checking out.

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Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has no freshness date or abv% but there is a nice description of the beer on the back label.

Appearance: It pours a very dark brown/black color with a 1 and a half inch tan collar of foam head. This head fades quickly to a ring of slick lace that just slides down the glass as I drink.

Smell: There are notes of roasted/toasted malt, caramel and black coffee.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a just off dry toasted malt character with a touch of bitter coffee and mild hops. Its mild sweetness in the background is caramely. The finish is quick and dry, with a smooth and creamy lightly carbonated palate.

Notes: This beers flavor reminds me a lot of Guinness Draught but with out the nitro/metallic edge and a little more body.

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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 Ricochet
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a Genesee product? Really? I was never a big fan of JWD Honey Brown, but I was an early positive reviewer when they came out with a decent pale ale and amber. Then they faltered a bit with a few lackluster tries.

Now just "Dundee" (except the original honey brown), they have really stepped up and the past few releases have been very good, but GREAT for style vs. price. They are bargains just like the pale ale was years ago.

When JWD released a porter, I thought it was weak and barely resembling the style. This stout on the other hand...

Poured black with a quickly fading head and a mild sticky lace but it beaded when poured. Great sign. Smelled like a sweet stout. All malt, slight coffee, a little maple syrup.

Mouth was, well, as expected. Thin, slight foam, bread like outside, slight bitter and sweet coffee going down.

Sweet from malt to start, slight bitter. Touch of coffee but more maple syrup. Alcohol tempered and just a bit of the bread flavor.

I feel that maybe the beer misses a bit on follow through as there was a point where I wished it had more flavor, but this is still a really good beverage and top of the line for Dundee. I'd get it again.

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Photo of mazingblue
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I purchased the Dundee in a mixed 12-pack. I did the same thing over a year ago and received the porter...this time the Stout.
The appearance is nice, dark and dense with a hue of reddish when held up to the light. The fragrance from this brew was not very exceptional. If anything, my nose is a bit weak, but I only smelled maltiness. The taste was average to good. The flavors are mixed between a bitter molasses and somthing else. I read some others tasted chocolate, for me it was not powering. Mouthfeel is average at best. I could consume a few of these, but if I had other Stouts available I would switch off. Overall, I thought this drink was good, but not great. Definitely worth a try to those of you with superior tasting skills!

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Photo of alkemy
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Looks the part with a very dark brown hue with ruby highlighting. A creamy one inch light tan head, but it didn't seem to want to stick around long. Molasses and bitter chocolate in the nose. Bitter chocolate is the most potent flavor. It then fades into a roasted coffee. The flavor is quite nice, but it's just too thin for me. I'd drink it again.

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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 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 puboflyons
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle sampled on April 15, 2010. My beer for tax day. The pour is a very dark brown to just about black and the only way to catch some ruby hues is by holding it to the light. The head is about a quarter-inch thick of silky light brown. The aroma is rich in dark roasted chocolate with a distant backgound of cherry and malts. Not a lot of hoppiness in the scent. The body was bold but not heavy. The taste swirled with roasted sweet malts and chocolate coated with a faint smoky sensation. Extremely drinkable. I enjoyed this stout quite a lot and I think it is one of the better Dundee family brews I have tried.

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Photo of nukem5
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black with a thin tan head colors are great looking bubbles flutter to the top.

S: Molases Chocolate maybe a hint of Licorice, almost no hops smell.

T: Rich chocolate and molases def and there is a light hoppy note at the back.

M: Nice light feel not norrmally found in a stout very refreshing.

D: very drinkable mine was great with a pepper-jack cheese burger fresh off the grill.

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

I poured into a pint glass to a thin skim of brown head. It is black in color. It has a dark chocolate, Reisen candy smell. The taste has coffee and dark chocolate. It is way better than I anticipated. I guess that's why I try 'em. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but other than that it is a surprisingly good beer. It's the best Dundee I've had to date.


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Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black color with a brown one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style.

Aroma is full of a hint of roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate as well. Not too powerful aroma-wise.

Taste is full of cream with a slight hint of coffee/cocoa. Surprisingly silky and slightly thin in the middle.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering cream and cocoa, which stand out the most. Certainly delicious.

Not bad. It's drinkable but my only gripe is that it could have been slightly thicker.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head that quickly goes away, leaving some side lacing.
Smell is of coffee and mollasses, burn notes no hops noticable on the nose.
Not at all thick like most stouts with a creamy light mouth feel, which for some will be a negative. A little to thin for it to be rated a real good stout but I liked it despite having lighter characterics than its stout style would suggest.

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Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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