G.F.Y. Stout | Spiteful Brewing

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G.F.Y. StoutG.F.Y. Stout

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rhoadsrage on 12-18-2012

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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of DustinHamilton
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of MsMae42
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of NewBeerMoney
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IronTom
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bigjer78
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of KFBR392
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a silky pitch blackness. About a half of finger of head formed with a dark brown/red color. Head only maintained on outside edge inside glass. Has all the checkpoints a stout should.

Smell: Just a little faint for my liking. Some roasted malt/barley that lacks a fully bodied aroma. The hops are barely present.

Taste: BAM! Get yourself some roasted awesomeness. The barley and malt just refuse to stop coming. Wave after wave of complex flavors. There is some chocolate, caramel, and earthy greens here but play a supplementary role. The hops play a prominent role at the end of the brew, giving a dry bitterness to the finish. 8% abv? Who would have known. The flavors mesh so wonderfully.

Mouthfeel: A heavy, heavy mouthfeel. Seemed to pin my tongue to the bottom of my mouth with a creamy heavy malt feeling. The hops dance around the upper palette. A dry feeling that keeps you reaching for this brew.

Overall: My first beer from Spiteful Brewing and I was very impressed. One of the better RIS I've had. Goes toe to toe with Old Rasputin and Stone's RIS. A cute teddy bear giving the drinker the finger on the front and telling you to well, G.F.Y. is a solid touch. If you are in the Chicagoland area keep an eye out for this brew.

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Photo of Turney
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nachos4two
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From batch 7 bomber poured into a tulip

Appearance is uber thick with a finger brown head

Aroma is toasty roasty and chocolatly.

Mouthfeel is much thinner than expected but good

Taste is similar to smell with a little dry hoppiness on finish

Over all an excellent stout and glad I had a opportunity to try a fantastic local.

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Photo of novamat
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a fairly fresh 22oz bottle. Color is very dark, like a stout should be. Very little tan head. Smell is of the roasted malts. Taste is of the malts and the chocolate. Mouthfeel is great with lower carbonation and I'd love a nitro version of this. Overall this is a very tasty and drinkable stout, will definitely buy again.

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Photo of MIA4IPA
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looking forward to more to come from Spiteful Brewing!! Picked this up and it was selling fast got the 2nd last btl a Skokie Binnys!

Poured with a few buddies! Very dark with a thin tan head that stayed pretty consistent! Smelled of Roasted barley, Licorice and molasses. Tastes great the ABV is not apparent at all, pretty light though for an Imperial Stout. The molasses and some piney hops come through great. A great Stout and love the Name!! Def have to find more of this and am looking more to come Great Job!!

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Photo of csparace
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - From a bomber into a Matilda glass. Pours with a finger and a half head that fades quickly. Tiny tiny bubbles that are a creamy chocolate color. No light penetrates this dark abyss. Looking from above you can see the tell tale sign of good carbonation as faint bubbles rise to the top. No lacing.

S - After doing a few reviews and smelling a good many beers, I have concluded that my sense of smell sucks. Even so, I get a preview of the roast that is to come. Smells slightly of coffee, more of roasted grains.

T - Roasty toasty. A little hoppy. Mostly bitter chocolates. Reminds me of the first time I hadd high cocoa chocolate - this is adult candy. Bold caramelized sugars, almost a toffee note. Slight hints of coffee. The finish gives a punch of hop definition and sits on the middle back of the tongue pleasantly.

M - Not thick, but not thin either - somewhere in the middle closer to the thin side. Lips feel like I've been sucking on candy. Though it provides tons of flavor, it does not demand that you take a slow pace during consumption.

O - A great stout. If you're into a roasted bitter kind of mood this really delivers in that category. The description on the side of the bottle is surprisingly accurate. Definitely will be buying this one again.

Batch #3

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Photo of codsmith
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice jet black appearance with a slight head off the pour, but dissipates a little quick.

S: A very nice heavy dark roasted character hits you right away with an almost burnt aroma, mixed it with a light smoke and chocolate that gives it an extra little kick. No noticeable hop aroma or fruit esters detected.

T: Taste is very similar to the smell with all of the complexity of the malt, but has a sharp bitterness on the end

M: Med-to-heavy body, slightly chewy, but has a velvet finish.

O: Well done, but I could do with a with less bitterness on the back end, a touch bit more concentration of the flavors and aroma from the hops, and higher gravity since it rings in at the bare minimum for a RIS

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours an inky black body with a thick creamy coco tan head that fades to a thick ring. It is a bit too dense to see any carbonation.

S- The big earthy black roasted malt has some green woody hops aroma to follow.

T- The smooth flavor grows to a full rounded black malt character with some coffee roasted malt and mellow charcoal notes that linger through the aftertaste. There is no real bitterness but a nice fuggle green hop flavor in the finish that supports the malt nicely.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth and a nice thick texture in the finish.

O- This beer is full of nice big dark roasted flavors but is is very drinkable and a nice hop support with clean yeast. The alcohol is well hidden making this a nice solid stout with English and American qualities.

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Photo of Efay
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Brad from Spiteful for giving me a bottle!

A- Pours jet black, with about a 2 finger head worth of foam that recedes to half a finger in a couple of minutes. Head is dark mocha colored. There is also minimal lacing going on.

S- Roasted barley that has a hoppy sharp smell to the end of it. Also smell great amounts of sweet burnt sugar, as well as baker's chocolate. Light, but amazing.

T- Initial roasted coffee taste mixed with some toffee. Can also taste the chocolate and burnt sugar. The hops end all this into a nice bitter aftertaste.

M- Thick and sticky, with moderate amounts of carbonation. Can feel a light amount of booze.

O- Honestly such a great beer from a great brewery. The hops are integrated amazingly into this stout. Very tasty and can drink this all day.

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MCain04
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3 from Chicago's newest brewery. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a HalfAcre snifter at 55 degrees, $9/bottle.

A: Almost pitch black with a dark tan head of 1 finger, some lacing, nice rim of head retains, very nice.

S: Whoa, lots of roasted barley and bitter dark chocolate, some coffee. Quite aromatic.

T: A little subdued compared to the smell, but those roasted malts are still present and some bitterness remains. Some hop bitterness adds to this as well. Not as much dark chocolate or coffee flavors on the taste. No heat whatsoever.

M: Medium body, not big but not thin. Appropriately moderate carbonation. Actually a little dry on the finish.

O: I like this, would love to see it on tap some day. I think a double GFY would be really awesome. This beer has a great base, and building upon it could make it really exceptional.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of timc100
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 8

A: Gorgeous oily opaque black pour - slips out of the bottle and forms a creamy mocha head.

S: Heavily roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate hit first, then some raisin and caramel, some slight vanilla sweetness.

T: Big roasted coffee and dark chocolate, some ash. Milk chocolate sweetness and caramel in the middle of the mouth. A pretty bitter and ashy russian imperial stout

P: Very smooth. M/F bodied

O: A really awesome beer. Spiteful is off to an awesome start

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