G.F.Y. Stout | Spiteful Brewing

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rhoadsrage on 12-18-2012

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3

Had this a few weeks ago when it first came out (batch #1), seemed a bit more hoppy then. It's pretty big and roasty, but the hops seem to be diminished in this batch.

Dark and oily pour into a tulip glass, generating a compact head of tan milk chocolate hued foam. Some lace is left behind around the edges of the glass.

Creamy and close to full bodied, slightly chewy. Big roasty bitterness and dry bakers chocolate. Some dark roast coffee, charred toast, dry graphite in the aftertaste. An American Imperial Stout, using Cascade hops. Pretty good and suited to the cool January night.

Recommended for fans of Bells Double Cream Stout or Dark Horse's Stout Series.

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3.92/5  rDev -3%

Photo of vic21234
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch number 7, should be at least a year old as its been sitting in my beer fridge for sometime.

A- Pours a deep black as expected, a very small amount of khaki head quickly fades. Not much carbonation to speak of on the pour either.

S- Roasty malts and along with some chocolate and espresso on the nose. The chocolate gets more apparent as the beer warms.

T- Roasty malts that began the aroma begin the taste as hell. After that I get some hop bittering notes before tastes of chocolate along with coffee.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, easy drinking stout.

This is a nice lighter stout (if there's such a thing.) Easy to drink with some nice hop presence on the end of each taste even after aging a year.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chris shared this one last week while watching football. Batch #1. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Dark tan foam rises late and settles to a thin cap before quickly dissipating to some stray wisps and a thin collar. There are a few specks of lace dotting the sides of the glass as well as a glass-coating brownish film. Body is black.

S - Big anise, some smoked meats, hint of umami, and a surprising Pez-like candy note. Gets a bit sweeter as it warms up, with a touch of baker's chocolate, but this is on the roasty and charry side of the spectrum.

T - The taste is similarly roasty and charry, with light smoke notes, anise, and very restrained dark chocolate malt sweetness. Some of the hops punch through, providing a low level of hop bitterness in the finish. Very European - I might mistake this for a Nøgne Ø or Amager offering in a blind tasting.

M - Smooth, medium-full body; feels bigger than the listed 8%, even though there isn't any overt alcohol burn. Pleasant medium-low carbonation, and a dry, clean finish.

D - A solid, true-to-style, beer, but not the type of stout I could drink in large quantities due to the intense anise and char flavors. I suspect this will be more popular on Ratebeer than on here, seeing how they love all things Mikkeller. Still, it's a solid first effort!

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Photo of jmdellafave
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night with a oily and wet head of tight knitted foam, the beer laced with a curtain of foam along the glass.

Chocolate malt at the forefront of the aroma, there was some strong Graham cracker graininess and then ended in charred coffee.

The taste is so smooth with rich chocolate malt, toasty Graham cracker, roasted coffee and then some char. Smokey, sort of campfire ember, the taste is full and the feel easy.

Very good, tasty beer. Nice entry from a Brewery I'm just now hearing of.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3

A - Solid black with a mocha head. Creamy looking. Small patterns of lacing that for some reason just fit the artwork on the label.

S - Slightly sweet. Roasty with bittersweet chocolate and earthy hops. After a few sips the roasty aroma turns to char with a faint fruitiness (maybe cherry).

T - Black coffee and charred malts, light hints of smoke, some bittersweet chocolate and herbal hops (Fuggle is easily detected). Charcoal, burnt malt and some smoke build as it warms.

M - Medium body and creamy. Warming but alcohol is not really noticeable.

D - Nice herbal quality balances the stout well but the char gets to be a bit intense at times. Very nice.

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G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 201 ratings
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