The Flare Incident | Lucky Town Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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34 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lucky Town Brewing Co.
Mississippi, United States
luckytownbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PoppyRobison on 04-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,231
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Hallbrauhaus
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, a little lighter than black with a small khaki head.
The aroma is rich roasted malts, coffee, a little chocolate and a very faint sweetness.
The flavor follows the nose. It's roasty and sweet. I don't get a ton of the maple, but there's a definite burnt sugar. It's a solid low abv stout, but not the best.
The mouthfeel isn't bad, it's full enough, and thicker than I'd expect out of a 5.7 beer.
Overall, it's very good. I'd buy it when it's available, but it's not worth trading for. There are stouts on this level everywhere.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrandonM7227
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A muted brown color with slightly orange highlights.

Aroma of roasted coffee. Some burnt toffee as well but all that covers up the hop scent.

Taste of roasted malt/coffee with a clean finish. Brewer says this is brewed with Vermont Maple syrup and brown sugar but I can't tell if that means before fermentation or is added afterwards. I don't get much in the way of sweetness that those flavorings would add because this brew tastes and finishes rather dry. Columbus and Fuggle hops are used for an IBU of 58 but they're so over layered by the coffeeish malt if I'd been told the IBU was half that I wouldn't have argued.

Almost full texture with a good dose of carbonation. A fuller, rounded feel that borders on creamy.

Brewer lists pale and dark roasted malts (chocolate, caramel, 60L and Black) as well as flaked oats and flaked barley. I think flaked grains do add to the body here and that's a plus. I also expect the hops would shine more if the roasted flavor were less heavy. Whether more accent on hops would be a better thing I can't say. I can say the resident Guinness fan gives this brew an enthusiastic thumps up but he drinks Guinness so there's that.

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Photo of singletary
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toler13
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jeschaefer
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from growler into clear plastic (poolside) water cup, and then into faceted mug. The Flare Incident is a very quaffable sweet stout.

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Photo of RockRuler
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised. 7% abv. I'll be getting a growler of this to take home.

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Photo of MJ64
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JayNat
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MattWatson37
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ahommell
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of corwindamber
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of miguellunarusso
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Gus_13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bean130
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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The Flare Incident from Lucky Town Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 34 ratings