Strongman | Hi-Wire Brewing

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet 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:
#7,903
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
119
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of sendbeer
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roarkty
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +0.5%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceezer
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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%
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 +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.8/5  rDev -4%
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 +9.3%
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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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Classic appearance and pour for the style, one finger tan head with a pitch black body. The aroma is a HUGE punch of roasted coffee bitterness, with the emphasis on bitter. Burnt toast, dark unsweetened chocolate... Heavenly. Taste follows the nose, but with a slight sweetness to balance out the bitterness of everything else. The stout itself is very full-bodied for a 5.3% beer, almost like the consistency of milk itself. Overall a fantastic representation of the style.

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

Photo of Wrigfen
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz

Pours jet opaque black, light tan head dissipates to nothing.

Aroma of coffee beans, toast, cocoa, and earthy undertones.

Flavor is of cocoa, coffee bean, lactose, roast and biscuit.

Medium to full body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

Tasty milk stout with some good flavor and body at a drinkable abv. Worth a try, very enjoyable.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Strongman from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 119 ratings