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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bottle at Vas Foremost Liquors in Chicago back in early September, minutes after leaving Revolution Brewing across the street and just before heading to ORD for our flight home. Batch #21 scrawled on the label. Opened on the Oregon Coast, at our little cabin getaway weekend near Cannon Beach; poured to two pint glasses during an epic Yahtzee game with my wife.

Label: A one-eyed, tattered teddy bear flipping the bird. The "G.F.Y." message (vaguely detailed in text on the side label) is directed at someone/something --- although I'm unsure who/what.

A: Really dark, virtually black. Head is subdued, vaguely tan, dense. Modest sticking lace.

S: Sweeter 'fudge' aroma, deeper berry sweet-funk. Earthy, coffee, sooty.

T: Deep chocolate/coffee bean throughout. Bitter roast, then a sweeter turn. A little licorice, mild spicing.

M: Alcohol is pretty well concealed. Modest/low carbonation - but that may be the "aging" (4 months since purchase (refrigerated ever since) but no idea when "Batch #21" was created). The end result is smooth and silky, good coating, medium/full body and large lingering flavors.

O: Likable and a good sipping beer. Spiteful has created a solid stout with strong aroma and flavor. Would I have this again? I'd love to...

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Photo of homebrew311
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #7
Poured into Bruery snifter.

Another new Chicago brewery... had to check it out. They seem to be going with a very abrasive theme. Let's see how the beer goes. This one pours pitch black with a nice dark brown head, evident of a high percentage of specialty grains. The nose is a roasted barley bomb with coffee, grain, and chocolate bursting at the seems. Notes of vanilla and cream sit beneath the roast with a bit of bitterness in the back. This smells quite inviting. The taste features some malty sweetness up front with milk chocolate followed by a ton of roast. A slight bitter hop component finishes this off and provides a well rounded and robust imperial stout. Mouthfeel is somewhat hefty with mild carbonation. Overall, I am quite impressed with this brew. I am a sucker for roast bombs, and this one works well. I will certainly check out the other brews that Spiteful has to offer.

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerLover99
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Onyx body, trace khaki head, good lacing

S: dark choc, coffee, roasted malt, mild toffee

T: dark chocolate, roasted malt, toffee,
mild coffee finish

M: med/heavy mouth, creamy feel

O: wow! I know it's summer, but this
is a mighty fine RIS. Treat yourself &
grab a bottle.


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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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G.F.Y. Stout from Spiteful Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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