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 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 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 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 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 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 MikeyD
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with about a finger width of foam when poured into a pint glass. Less foam than I was expecting. Smells of cocoa and a deeper, more bitter smell. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy, yet bitter. Taste is mostly cocoa to me, a little bit deeper/darker than some other chocolatey stouts. Goes down smooth, cocoa/bitter aftertaste. Overall, one of the betters stouts I've had.

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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 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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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 AdamBear
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A-nice black with a nice light tan head that fades except for around the rim.

S-strong with dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. its an aroma of quality, i'm actually quite impressed.

T-comes in with a sharp taste of chicory coffee and some spicy cocoa beans. its a great start, but the taste pretty much ends there. a cocoa bean after-taste that lasts awhile but isn't strong. definitely a good and decent stout. no negative tastes here.

M-really light in the mouth but has a higher carbonation with a watery finish.

O-a very decent beer from this brewery, in fact my favorite yet. this is one of the more drinkable stouts i've had with a lower ABV. it has quite an impressive flavor and is decently balanced.it is no way a revolutionary stout or one that people need to seak out, but for what it is, i appreciate it for. i definitely wouldn't mind having a case of this.

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