Hunter | 18th Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States
18thstreetbrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here is a father’s toast to his son. Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, Hunter boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
64
For Trade:
7
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Jeffo
3.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle of this stuff from Masterski. Thanks!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A dark brown, opaque pour yields a one finger, medium looking, dark tan head with good retention. Black body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a decent wisp and ring. A ring and splotchy wisp remain but leave no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted notes, chocolate for sure with some milk sugar, sweet cream and some vanilla. Definitely a milk stout, though there's a bit of stale coffee in there that hurts the cause.

TASTE: Light roasted flavor with sweet cream and some lactose sugar up front, moving into a caramel sweet and vanilla sweet cream finish. Medium but lingering aftertaste of lactose, some roasted notes, caramel sweetness and a bit of bitter, dark chocolate as balance. Some stale coffee lingers as well, which doesn't help.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Okay here.

OVERALL: This was alright, with some good roasted notes and plenty of sweet flavors that were enjoyable, but the stale coffee aroma and flavor plague an otherwise solid effort. This was fine, but it could have been much better. Thanks again Masterski. Always a pleasure.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of mjohnson17
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Danimal25
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of _RL_
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick, viscous black - like BCBS thick.
Smells strongly of roast - like a more intense Ten Fidy smell, but pretty one dimensional
Taste is not too strong on any one note. Definite roasty taste with a hint of hop and some chocolate
The mouthfeel is the highpoint as it is super, super smooth. This is how a stout should feel.
Overall, it's okay, but the smell and taste are the weak points in the beer. An odd milk stout as you could easily confuse it for a big RIS or AIS if you didn't know better.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). No apparent bottling date. Served in a Burial snifter.

Pours oil black with three quarter fingers of dense tan head. The froth subsides, leaving a full halo and a few sparce dots of lace.

Smells as expected with no surprises. Chocolate, lactose, caramel and sugar.

The nose was a great predictor of flavor. Plenty roasty with huge chocolate notes, sweet lactose, an almost rolled oat smoothness, caramel and some brown sugar. Very little perceiveable alcohol. There is an herbal, piney bitterness towards the back end but not quite along the lines of many hoppy American stouts.

Medium full, creamy, smooth feel with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and an occasional, light, herbal bitterness.

Hunter is a well executed chocolate milk stout. The hopping differentiates it from a fairly crowded field. Worth a try, if not a hunt.

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Photo of EdwardIV84
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the bottle says, its very creamy. The only downside would be the chocolate taste for menis a bit overpowering. Would like more bitterness & hops to shine through. If you prefer something a bit easier to drink I recommend Left Hand Milk Stout. It has a cow on a purple label.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours black, shy of inky. Small khaki head. Thick collar. Wispy swirls on the surface.

Smell - Rich dark chocolate. Some burnt roast. No lactose, which surprises me.

Taste - Lactose makes an appearance right up front. Then the chocolate sets in. Great rich chocolate. The burnt notes come back too, which is a little odd. Lactose comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and not overly sweet from the lactose. Good body.

Overall - Tastes great, which I don't often think of milk stouts.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lots of dark fruits, some chocolate but the dark fruits dominate, the base beer is kinda meh compared to some of the variants.

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Photo of Fitze
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zrab11
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hunter from 18th Street Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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