Gerry Dog Stout | Big Elm Brewing

44 Ratings

Brewed by:
Big Elm Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sam21 on 01-27-2013

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Photo of khoff5
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6pk of cans, while drinking the first one I thought I'd made a mistake, maybe I'd give the others away. With the second I realized it's not my typical stout, tastes "Belgian" with a bit of funk - and after I accepted this distinction I decided it was growing on me... now looking forward to finishing the 6 and might buy more.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTLDOG
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the Gerry dog, 6.5 but not boozy. Goes down easy. A bit nutty. Some wood bark on the nose and a bit on the taste. Coffee and toasted oats. Classic stout flavours but done well. Good mouthfeel. The beer looks flat as the head completely vanished but it has carbonation. Almost too much. I really liked this beer.

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Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JSBILK
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Okisailor
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a Western Massachusetts diner on July 28, 2013.

It was a deep dark black pour with a modest beige head and very opaque. The head faded after a moment or two.

I did not pick up much in the way of oatmeal on the nose but I did get a decent dose of coffee malts and subtle sweetness.

The body was around medium with some light astringency.

The taste was also on the slightly sweet side with a moderate lingering dryer finish. Some smoke too. Oatmeal stout? Not sure if it fit the profile I am used to but it did remind me of an Irish Dry Stout.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. Beer pours with a black appearance with little to no head or lacing on the sides. Aromas include faint amounts of cocoa, coffee, and a light whiff of dark fruit. Taste follows the nose more closely to the dark fruit side interestingly, with a good chunk of coffee. Lightly creamy body with some crisp carbonation helps make the drink pretty refreshing. Overall, well balanced across the board.

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Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of nebula1999
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dustinjkline
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JohnnyB
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a very thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character up front followed by flavors of chocolate, coffee, licorice and toasted oats. The hops presence is very mild as expected and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of huron663
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeroma5
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay cans

Pours a nice darker colored fizzy foamy 1.5 finger head fades at a fair pace, very dark almost black beer, little lacing.

Nose light creamy dark black malts, powdered cocoa, touch of roasty coffee like malt, hint of caramel and little spicy hop, bit petty light overall.

Taste brings more caramel and dark malts, little char like black malt, biscuity note with faint nougat and powdered cocoa, a touch of metallic black malt, little dried lactose, and some bitter earthy hops. Finish sticky, died dried lactose powdered cocoa, black malts and slight metallic again.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing special but decent.

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Photo of Washuffizi98
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of fscottkey
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%

A: [3.00] Dark black body. The head is a khaki brown with *very* aggressive bubbling. I am accustomed to beers with a fairly stable and inactive head this looked like I threw an Alka Seltzer in it. Lots of vigorous popping bubbles. The can has a born on date (I think). It is Oct of 2013. So this is 11 months old. The head settles into a thin film.

S: [3.75] Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very classic stout aroma.

T: [3.50] Nice charred wood flavor - a smokey taste. There is some chocolate on the finish. Much more coffee as it warms.

M: [2.50] A little too carbonated. I don't think a stout should have a "sting" on the tongue.

O: [3.25] I "stole" this beer from my dad's fridge. I am not sure how he acquired it - he only drinks AAL. I am sure it has been tucked away in there for months. I know nothing about this brewery or their products. This beer is decent (It is definitely the best thing my dad has). I think it if was inexpensive I'd kick back with a few. The carbonation is the only thing that is really out of whack. Everything else plays well enough to be enjoyable.

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Gerry Dog Stout from Big Elm Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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