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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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%

Photo of Brenden
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%

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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  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
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.
3.54 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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