Goat Parade | Door County Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Door County Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pitch black stout brewed with dark chocolate and cherry wood smoked malt. Molasses and brown sugar compliments the smoky character of this high gravity stout.

Added by derkfromwi on 11-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Beeryurt
1.19/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Drain pour is pretty much how this review can be summed up. Not a smooth tasting smoked beer at all, more like eating burned leaves, smell was like if you left a can of miller out overnight.

A: nice brown almost black

S: like I said stale miller, other people around even claimed they could smell it and didn't want to try it

T: burned malts, with a kind bitter sting down your throat. Could not finish it

Overall: let down, never getting this again

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz wax-dipped bottle poured into a snifter.
Hand-signed bottle #245/400, 2013

A - The wax coating the cap is thick but easy enough to get off without making a huge mess or pouring into the clear, dark amber brown beer. It's light khaki head lingers for a while, decorating the glass in an arch of thick lace.

S - Delicate from front to back, Goat Parade has a soft smoke nose reminiscent of carefully smoked meat, not too over done and not like roaring campfire. An underscore of toffee and caramel swirl around with cocoa and Mexican chocolate notes.

T - Earthy dark malts present a smooth background of dry cocoa and faint chocolate chunk before a gentle waft of smoke rolls in to tickle the senses!

M - Goat Parade has a wonderfully smooth body that might be a little lighter-bodied for an imperial stout but allows the subtle smoke to dry out the palate nicely on the finish.

O - Door County's Goat Parade is labeled a Smoked Imperial Stout, two designations that might be taken with a little bit of liberty as the beer is lightly smoked and, though not labeled with an ABV, seems on the lower end of the imperial stout spectrum. Neither point present a case for the beer being anything less than awesome, however, as it's silky smooth body and easier drinking profile lend it to be a nice training wheel smoked beer; the profile is there but subdued and approachable.

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Goat Parade from Door County Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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