Mi. Stout | Tapistry Brewing

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Brewed by:
Tapistry Brewing
Michigan, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by justinp444 on 12-31-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Phoodcritic
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Tapistry's MI Stout at Boyne Country Provisions. This one caught my eye when I was looking for new beers to try and I thought it was worth taking a chance on, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The bottle looks nice, it's got a nice design that goes great with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a finger and a half worth of creamy slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some nice rings of spotty lacing behind. This is a very nice looking Stout, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a smokey aroma being the first to show up and that leads into the malts which impart a dark malt, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, caramel malt and sweet malt like aromas with the roasted malts and chocolate sticking out the most. Up next comes just a slightly amount of doughy yeast with no real hop aromas. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's what I would expect for the style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the chocolate and roasted malts still sticking out the most with just a light amount of smokiness. Up next comes a slight amount of doughy yeast that leads into noticeable hoppy flavor with some herbal and slightly grassy hops showing up. On the finish there's a slight bit more sweetness with a medium amount of bitterness with a roasted malt, chocolate and slightly hoppy aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, it's a little hoppy for the style, but it still has some nice balance.

M- Fairly smooth, a little creamy, slightly crisp, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was above average for the style, it seemed to be a little rough around the edges, but for the most part it turned out to be a pretty solid example of the style. This beer had ok drinkability, one glass is enough for me, I don't have the urge to have another one. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma and appearance, they were the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the higher amount of hops in the taste and that it was just slightly watery on the finish, those aspects could use some. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I would recommend it to someone who wants a solid Stout that's just a little more hoppier than most. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think with a little more work on the taste and mouthfeel and this could be a pretty good beer. It's not a favorite from Tapistry and it's above average for the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid Stout, keep it up.

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Photo of stortore
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a deep brown, mostly opaque, with a one finger head of dark tan foam, some lacing. Smell is roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, coffee, a little smoke, some vanilla as it warms. Taste leads with roasted malts, then chocolate, coffee, vanilla, less molasses than the nose, still get a little smoke. Nice bitterness on the finish. Smooth, creamy, full bodied for the ABV.

Thought this was a really good AIS, for the lower ABV. Very good flavor, strong in all categories. Well worth a purchase, and as I recall, a good price point.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 10.99/bomber ($ 0.499/oz) at Oppermann’s Cork N Ale, Saginaw, MI
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees.
Aroma – roasted malt, not overpowering, and some chocolate
Head – large (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), medium brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to three mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – begins with moderate roasted malt and chocolate, ends with a slight bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of superspak
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 11/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Incredible appearance! Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, char, herbal, wood, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready/smoked malt and moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, char, herbal, wood, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness. Moderate roast/char and herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, toast, dark bread, char, herbal, wood, pine, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding smoked imperial stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready/smoked malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of justinp444
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass it has a 2 and a half inch head of khaki with thick foamy lacing and a black body. Smell of sweet coffee, slight chocolate, bitter roasted malt, and slight earth. Taste is roated malt, sweet coffee, dark chocolate, slight earth, slight caramel, and some vanilla as well. Mouth feel is full and creamy and body the same. A fantastic bitter yet still sweet American Imperial Stout, the best beer I've had from tapistry.

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Mi. Stout from Tapistry Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 7 ratings