Lights Out Stout | Worthy Brewing Co.

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Lights Out StoutLights Out Stout

Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by wchasse222 on 09-26-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 72
Photo of woemad
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.59. According to the can, this was canned on October 13, 2015, and is a “stout brewed with milk sugar and vanilla beans added.”

The vanilla beans made their presence known as soon as the beer was poured into an Ice Harbor nonic pint glass. The beer itself was a very dark brown, with mahogany-ish highlights around the edges when held up to light. There was a decent sized, creamy looking head that was colored somewhere between beige and tan. Quite a bit of lace was left on the sides of the glass.

As mentioned above, the nose was initially dominated by the vanilla beans, and they more or less stayed in charge, though some roasty dark malt aromas did come out behind it’s shadow a bit as things warmed up.

The vanilla eases back a bit in the taste, become more of a team player, combined with notes of coffee and sweet cocoa. There’s a mild, grassy hop flavor at the finish. Well balanced, if a bit too sweet for my taste.

Medium bodied, a little thin for a stout. Fairly creamy mouthfeel.

Not a bad stout. It’s a little thin and a little too sweet for bulk consumption, but I’d drink it again.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought 12oz can from DOn Quiojte. Dark black color, can smell the alcohol heavy mouthfeel, taste of creamy chocolate, was expecting a vanilla taste but can't taste any, overall an ok beer to try once, but probably will not buy again.

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz can pour into a shaker pint glass.

Lights Out pours a very dark brown. It looks black until a light is shone through it. It also pours a substantial head that lasts a bit.

I get very little from the aroma. A tiny hint of vanilla and malt, maybe. I also get very little of the vanilla in the flavor, but it is otherwise a very solid tasting stout. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and creamy, with just enough bite from the carbonation to round it out well.

Lights Out is a solid stout from Worthy. I could see it being one of my go-to beers on a cold day.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] Very classic stout look. Brown to black beer with 1 1/2 finger of khaki had on top. The head has medium bubbles and is not as creamy looking as some other stouts. The can lists the ABV (7.7%) but has no dates.

S: [3.75] Coffee is the primary scent. Undertones of bacon/smoke smell.

T: [3.00] Coffee, chocolate, smoke, burnt marshmallow. There is a bitter element that I can't place it is most noticeable up front.

M: [3.00] A little thinner than I expected (it has the word cream in the name) it is a little too watery to be "creamy"

O: [3.25] I guess if this was just sitting in a glass I'd have a tough time guessing if it was a mild lack IPA or a slightly bitter stout. It is not a bad beer but my "cream" and "vanilla" expectations were not really met. Probably wouldn't seek this out again.

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Photo of aobrehm
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

All around, a solid American stout. Great creamy mouthfeel (even when not served on nitro), rich chocolate and roasty flavors, with sufficient hop bitterness to balance the whole thing out.

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Photo of SamKetchum
4.5/5  rDev +20%

As the blurb on the side of the can suggests this is a shinning light of stouts. It has a rich dark texture that goes down smooth.

First there is the heavy weight on your tongue, a typical feature of a good stout. Then as the heaviness parts a tingling texture appears. Next thing you know vanilla has seemingly been infused into your taste buds. Then the beer is gone.

Luckily there is always another sip. Truly a Worthy beer.

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Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 12 oz can (canned on date of 27 May 2014).

Large foamy beige head over a dark, clear, nearly opaque brown body. Superior retnetion and lacing.

Feel: creamy and foamy like a good rootbeer float. Medium-full body.

Flavor/aroma: Vanilla is clearer in the aroma but present throughtout tasting. Slightly sweeter than average, but excellent bitter/sweet balance.given the vanilla.

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Photo of Sawtoothslayer
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I literally drove 300 miles to pick up a couple growlers from this brewery. The bartenders weren't very friendly at all but I guess they don't have to be producing a stout that can keep up with my appetite! Way to go fellas and wenches keep behind dicks cause you make a damn good beer!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque in the glass with a thin light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet dark roasted malt, light chocolate and vanilla. Flavor follows aroma, sweet dark malt, light toastiness, chocolate, hints of coffee; vanilla gives it a mild milk stout profile, finishes with sweet chocolate, malt and a pleasant final grassy hop bitterness that is a nice contrast to the otherwise fairly mellow flavors. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A nice vanilla stout with well balanced flavors and some hops that kick in at the end to keep things interesting. Enjoyable.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich amber-brown hue with red highlights. Body is haze-free with a relatively strong effervescence, and head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a decent retention. I like it.

Smell: a sweet milk-stout character with a little bit of chocolate and some vegetal hops. Not too bad.

Taste: a bit of sweetness, some coffee and chocolate, and a bit of earthy, vegetal hops. Actually, pretty on-message for an American stout. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: a drinkable and tasty American stout. It's got a little bit of milk-stout sweetness and a little bit of a roastier edge as well, which pull off a nice balance together.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the can into a snifter.

A- Poured a very dark brown with mocha colored soapy head that left some splashy lace.

S- Mostly bready notes, but very faint.

T- Big bready notes, some white sugar notes, cream, some dark fruits, and light roasted malt notes.

M- Soft carbonation, smooth, pretty creamy, dry finish.

O-This is a nice creamy dark beer, but really does not have the chocolate and coffee notes I expect for the style and none of the vanilla notes for this being a vanilla stout.

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Photo of wchasse222
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a delicious chocolate/coffee stout. Was my first fill in a new growler. Poured dark with a light creamy head. Tasty chocolate and coffee notes in the beer. I hope to see this around in bottles/cans soon. Smooth drink, will definitely buy again.

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Lights Out Stout from Worthy Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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