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

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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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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of mempath
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
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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Photo of Jill_kellum
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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 Punkrckr281
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of JordanlikesAles
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of cutlaz
3.99/5  rDev +14%
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 03fatboy
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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 SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking & flavorful stout with coffee & caramel flavors coming through nicely.

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Photo of JDFish
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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 +12.9%
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 lovindahops
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
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 Ricochet
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +12%
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 Bockrules
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a used motor oil black with deep garnet highlights. Streams of tiny bubbles rush to the two-finger, creamy, tan head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass and leaves behind decent lacing.

S - Nice nose of dark molasses and toffee on a firm chocolate malt backbone upon opening the bottle. Subdued somewhat once in the glass.

T - Dark fruits and chocolate malt upfront. The body is a delicious blend of moderately dark chocolate, current, and slightly overripe date with just a slight tinge of hop bitterness. A splash of hops and plenty of dark fruit as the beer passes over the back of the tongue smoothly fades into a dark chocolate and date finish.

M - Medium-heavy bodied and delightfully creamy thanks to the moderately high levels of carbonation.

As advertised, this stout is a dark and highly drinkable brew, aided in the later by a relatively low hop content and heaviness compared to other examples of the style. Of course these traits also make it come off slightly watered down as well, but I'd rather not nitpick too much on what is a seasonable, tasty, yet cheap stout. Well done Dundee, yet another beer a would delightfully have again!

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Dundee Stout from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 255 ratings
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