Strongman | Hi-Wire Brewing

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee milk stout

Added by wedge on 11-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,459
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
125
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Tone
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong coffee, sweet malt, hint of spicy hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of an English Sweet / Milk Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong coffee (fresh and fruity), sweet malt, hint of spicy hops, hint of lactose, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and great body.

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Photo of WinstonDuncan
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite coffee stouts!

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Photo of chris826
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cwkash
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Calusa snifter. No bottle date.

Deep black shiny color with a beige creamy head of 1 finger, receding to a fingernail with lots of hilly lace left behind.

Aroma of deep, spicy coffee and hot chocolate. Slight cinnamon. Very nice aromas.

Flavor is extremely bitter though. Tons of pepper and burnt bitter coffee on the flavor. Slight chocolate underneath it all, but the coffee wave is strong.

Feel is nicely carbonated, with some slight creaminess underneath. Borders on medium-full. Slight roasty finish.

Overall definitely a coffee-lover's beer. I usually expect the coffee to be balanced with chocolate and malt but this is very coffee-forward. Maybe as it warms up it will mellow out a bit.

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Photo of cnealc
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roarkty
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/30/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a fluffy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas have hints of coffee, vanilla, caramel and cocoa. Some roasted malts. The flavors basically follow the nose. More coffee along with some hints of chocolate. Subtle hints of vanilla and caramel. Decent bitterness. It's not too sweet. Roasted characteristics are there. Solid malt backbone. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with active carbonation. It's pretty fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid milk stout. The coffee is balanced and doesn't come off as extreme, but it blends well with everything else going on. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is quite good for a smallish stout. Better than expected.

It pours a nice dark brown/black with great lacing. The aroma is strong coffee with roasty malts. The taste similarly presents very roasty with loads of coffee. If it weren't too thin it would be a great big brew. Instead it is just great.

Recommended.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceezer
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via Savor Growl in Newtown. This rather
nice stout pours a deep muddy blackish brown with a nice head of light tan
foam that dissipates to a thick ring and thin layer with excellent lacing. Nose
of rich coffee, moderately heavy char, and mild cream notes. Flavors exceed the
nose with robust coffee notes swimming in char and dark bakers chocolate with
a moderate sweetness from lactose sugars. Some caramel malts appear with
warmth and a zesty hop note fills in the gaps on the finish to keep things in balance.
Nice mouth feel; medium carbonation, full body, and a roasted finish.

This is a mighty fine SOLID offering from a newer brewer in these parts.

Cheers

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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bhawk1
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: deep deep brown, with a thin tan lacing head
S: lots of coffee, cream and roasted malts
T: more toasty malt than coffee or milk
F: not as full bodied as I wanted
O: started out good, but ended up disappointing

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Photo of JoeYarchak
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark draft with a beautiful tan head. Strong aroma of burnt toast and dark chocolate. A slightly sweet finish. A delicious refreshment.

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Strongman from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 125 ratings