Rising Star Stout
The BottleHouse Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #81
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,282
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.37%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
From:
The BottleHouse Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating
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SCORE
90
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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives espresso colored with a thin mocha cap; ruby highlights and a few streaks

Smell: Plum, black cherry and chocolate tones; a hint of caramel and nuts

Taste: Plum and chocolate forward with some caramel sweetness developing; perhaps a touch of black cherry in the finish; there is a coffee suggestion throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a very different coffee milk stout than anything I have tasted before and it really grew on me

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Photo of KurtisCarman
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very few coffee stouts that I have had quite live up to this. I particularly enjoy this one on nitro. It is smooth. It is roasty. Coffee abounds in the taste much more than the aroma.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam that retains reasonably well. Aroma is medium roast coffee with dark and milk chocolate, light milk and lactose, and toasted malts. It smells welcoming like a warm cup of coffee with a splash of milk. Flavor profile is a very pleasant blend of medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, and lactose. Roasted and toasted malts show up, with roasted being the brunt of the mix; however, both just play a supporting role for the coffee and milk. It's splendidly smooth save for an acidic bite towards the finish of the beer. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with a medium thickness. Overall, the bottle advertises this as being a coffee milk stout and that's exactly what it is, and a wonderful one at that. Coffee is smooth and comes across as if it were in its own mug.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shiny black with burnt brown edges and a thin tan sheet on top.

Loads of fresh, moderately roasted coffee fill the nose, with peanut butter wafer and chocolate.

Flavors of dark chocolate, mocha syrup, and just tons of coffee explode on the tongue. The coffee is of a fresh and nutty essence, and there's also an almost maple wood character after the swallow.

Feel is slick, sticky, round and medium with a semi-dry finish. It does seem almost carb-less at times. Still, it feels a lot more like a heavier, formidable stout than its ABV would suggest.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Apocalypto and Yirgacheffe coffee beans
A: Very dark brown, almost black with a one-finger tan head
S: Freshly ground, freshly roasted coffee beans along with cocoa and chocolate malt
T: Like drinking an iced mocha (though certainly not sweet) - freshly roasted coffee and rich cocoa notes with pleasant roasted malts and just a touch of bitterness
F: Medium-bodied (not quite as big as I expected) and quite smooth
O: I like the intensity of the aromas, I like the flavors and smooth mouthfeel but most importantly I like the balance - it would be easy for the abv to be three points higher than it is but that would throw things out of proportion. Easy to drink, flavorful and well made

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Photo of neenerzig
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber when I stopped into Bottlehouse for a pint one day after work last week. Poured into one of my pint glasses from a 22 oz. bomber, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color that is not interesting in letting in any light at all. Has a nice, creamy looking, tan head that is about an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice film layer of foam on the beer;s surface along with a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass and pretty darn good lacing here too! Aromas of nice caramel malt sweetness and hints of chocolate followed by toasted black coffee bitterness. the taste pretty much is the same with an excellent, somewhat sweet dark malt flavor upfront followed by hints of chocolate and then some nice roasted coffee bitterness that is rounded out with a touch of hop bitterness to accompany the coffee bitterness. Has a nice smooth, creamy, frothy, milk like, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. this one coats the inside of the mouth nicely and is in no hurry to leave. The flavors linger longly after each sip. An excellent beer!

Eric

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%

Pitch black, very little head. Aroma is in your face roasted coffee. Taste follows. For a beer, I think it is about as close as it can be to a straight up cup of coffee. Very nice beans though. Real smooth flavor with not much bitterness. Kind of overwhelms the taste buds after a few drinks though. Some malt and faint chocolate as it warms. Middle of the road on the body. Well done, but a little too much for me. Needs some more balance. If you like your coffee black, this one's for you.

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Photo of Danielcase
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An amazing coffee stout. Starts slightly sweet and balances nicely with the roastes malts and robust coffee flavors. Carmel undertones and as expected no hop aroma. Black in color with creamy brown head. The coffee they use is a special blend from a company called Rising Star Roasters. Thus the name.

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Rising Star Stout from The BottleHouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings