Fox In The Stout
Seventh Son Brewing Co.

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From:
Seventh Son Brewing Co.
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #920
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,075
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 5.46%
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 27, 2021
Added:
Feb 05, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Fox in the Stout Imperial Salted Chocolate Stout: cocoa nibs and fresh vanilla beans along with flaked oats for body make this a big rich dessert stout worthy of its Fox in the Snow brownie inspiration.
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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

12 oz can, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.

L: Pours your typical stout black, and forms a couple fingers of khaki head with good retention.

S: Rich chocolate notes, with vanilla and coastal air beneath. Hints of black bread and fig.

T: Rich with chocolate from opening to finish, this takes on something of a milk chocolate cast with the vanilla that joins in shortly after the sip. A soft minerality manifests as it goes, just enough salinity to cut the sweetness. As it warms, the chocolate takes on something of a chocolate malt tinge.

F: Quite full and thick, fluffy, smooth, and sticky.

O: This was the first beer I had from Seventh Son, and the reason I've snagged every stout I've seen from them ever since. A lovely dessert stout.

Dec 27, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a 6pck of this beer from my local beer store just around the corner. It poured an opaque dark with ecru ring head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had cocoa and caramel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet chocolate and caramel base with subtle salted nut highlights. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Jan 12, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brook82 from Ohio

Mild pleasant aroma with chocolate on the front end. Look is on par with the style. No lacing, head disappeared within a few minutes. Taste followed aroma, smooth with appropriate bitter balance. A bit thin compared to other stouts. No over bearing alcohol taste given the 9.7 ABV. Overall, good beer.

Dec 21, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

12 ounce can, canned on 12/09/2019, thanks once again to Brutaltruth for this brew! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and mostly sweet, the brew smells like chocolate, caramel, saltiness, and malted milk balls. Taste is similar to the aroma, but has the addition of some roasted malt and vanilla flavors. This brew is all about the sweet flavors, but with that being said it's not overpoweringly sweet. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth and has a moderate amount of carbonation. If you like imperial and/or sweeter tasting stouts, then give this one a try!

Mar 18, 2020
 
3.85 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Feb 13, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This beast pours a
dark blackish brown with thin cola highlights and a nice head of
off white khaki foam that settles to a thin ring, light dusty layer, and
sports some mighty fine lacing. Nose of chocolate, caramel, subtle
salt notes, light char, and moderately dark roasted goodness. Flavors....
whoa--this is one to pay attention to. Light salt and caramel are
obvious with dark roasted malts and subtle coffee along with a
lightly earthy malt cocoa note with subtle char. Very nice mouth
feel; full body, smooth, rich, medium light carbonation that supplies
some needed lift, and a medium sweet and roasted finish with a
touch of salt.

overall----fantastic work.

Nuff said!

Cheers

Jan 15, 2020
 
4.14 by gardner254 from Ohio on Jan 07, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

This is probably the biggest Seventh Son I've had the pleasure of trying. It's a big brew, no doubt about it.

It pours an ordinary stout black with a decent head that subsides. It has no nitro or other big head effect. The smell is verymalty - some chocolate smell with the sweet malts, not much hops. It also is not yeasty and only a little roasty. The taste has a little funk under it that wasn't in the smell and the booze takes a while to come back at you, but it does. It is very strong.

Recommended as a nice sweet imperial that does not skimp on alcohol.

Dec 26, 2019
 
4.63 by jwohio from Ohio on Dec 21, 2019
 
4.23 by prototypic from Ohio on Sep 08, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SHDoyle from Ohio

Description: Appearance is black, inky and with a minimal khaki head. Smell is sweet - not roasted/coffee - with caramel, cream, chocolate and a hit of salt. Taste is similar but with more of a roasted character and the milky creaminess comes out. Caramel is apparent and overall has a chocolate milk quality to it. Feel is smooth and creamy with minimal carbonation.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Very solid stout. I'm not a big coffee fan so this was a hit with me. It's sweet without being overly so and all of the flavors work well together. The salt and caramel are the stars here and add a really nice element.

Jun 09, 2019
 
4.25 by travelguy from Ohio on Jun 07, 2019
 
4.1 by Zanico from Ohio on Apr 03, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 2/13/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a creamy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have vanilla and cocoa leading the way. Some floral and fresh fruit notes. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More vanilla leading the way along with some caramel and cocoa. The salt comes through in the finish without dominating. It's on the sweeter side, but it's definitely not cloying or over the top at all. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden and goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid stout. The salted chocolate and vanilla both do their thing. It might not be "mind blowing", but it's enjoyable stuff. Not bad at all.

Mar 31, 2019
 
4.54 by taylynnski from Ohio on Mar 04, 2019
 
4.16 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.41 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.39 by SomethingClever from Ohio on May 13, 2018
 
4.41 by JCaweinstein from Ohio on Mar 31, 2018
Fox In The Stout from Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 19 ratings