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Wiseacre Brewing - Broad Ave OG

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Wiseacre Brewing - Broad Ave OG
Tennessee, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #394
Ranked #12,009
3.98 | pDev: 10.3%
Mar 03, 2023
Dec 08, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: Enormous amount of Metropolis coffee straightens out the milk stout.
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Rated: 4.33 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 03, 2023
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a can. Pours an opaque black with an inch of brown head. Smells of coffee. Medium body and creamy feel. Tastes of coffee and lactose. Nice milk stout
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Unarmd from Alabama

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured nearly black and had a brief 1 finger beige head.
The aroma was coffee and cocoa, some sweet notes that I couldn’t define.
The taste followed, but the lactose was almost as pronounced as the coffee. Not a bad thing in this case.
The feel was thinner than I prefer my stouts, especially with lactose involved. But quite quaffable.
I seem to get this every time I go to TN to visit the grandkids. Good, not excellent, but good.
Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours dark and opaque, minimal head, a few small bubbles survive on top. No lacing.

S - Big hit of coffee, a note of roasted malts, an oat-like grain element below.

T - Open is bright acidity and dark roast coffee, followed by a flush of chocolate and dark bread, and a soft finish with a bit of bitterness and lingering bready sweetness providing a solid point-counterpoint close.

M - Mild carbonation, decent weight, particularly for the low ABV, and a clean finish.

O - A nicely built coffee milk stout, with features that largely support each other, making a sum that is greater than the parts. I enjoyed this one.
Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, no date/code; purchased single off shelf at Total Wine, Denver... poured into a stemless wine glass, while bunking in a van in a brewery parking lot at 4a earlier today... review copied from notes taken on my phone)

(nose) Coffee all day, sweet roast, almost bbq caramelized... palate: almost tangy and sour; heavy roast and a touch of (black) licorice in the aftertaste... (feel) acidic tang and roasty heat along with a slightly greasy texture make(s) the palate rosy warm and mildly sticky... (overall) doesn't taste like a milk stout; too much egregious roast maybe a distraction; first review (done) in the dark by phone light, (also) first TN beer (review) somehow... maybe it's a favorite local(ly); this is good, but perhaps too bold and in need of getting used to

what I can add from memory: this poured with so much dark tan head that it had to be poured gradually, maybe 4-5 total top-ups... really, one of the roastiest, most roast-acidic beers I can remember ever trying; certainly worth another go (2030)
Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 3 by jft944 from Tennessee

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Lelampp from Ohio

Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Cm55

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L-black and opaque with a tan 1F head
S-coffee,sure,but also some cocoa
T-follows the nose. Matching its low abv, there’s not much heat or warmth with this stout
F-only medium bodied, but smooth and ultimately pleasant
O-an easy drinking ale that’s led by coffee flavors. Tried it twice now, and I enjoyed it paired with food
Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Deep brown to black liquid with scant bubbles for a head. The mouthfeel is smooth, but fairly thin-bodied. The taste plays as advertised--coffee forward, medium roast, softened and sweetened with lactose. Coffee with cream, if you will.
May 30, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida

May 30, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Mar 16, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sort of a standard coffee stout with roasted malt and coffee flavors and a bit of lactose sweetness.
Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tall clear glass. Black in appearance, head is a tannish brown that dissipated gradually. Some lacing.

Aroma seems pretty obvious. Notes of coffee like espresso and roasted malts upfront, cream, bitter cocoa, dark brown toast, and molasses.

Mostly tasting the roasted malts and coffee. Can taste the cream and lactose sugars as a sort of sweet counterpart. Also tasting cola too. Body feels light.
Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little stout pours
a dark brown tinged black with a nice head of brown foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer, and shows some nice light lacing.
Nose of subtle coffee, dark cocoa, and subtle cream with touches of
roast and light char. Flavors follow the nose with dark roasted malts,
cream, brulee, dark coffee, and dark bakers chocolate. Nice mouth
feel; medium full body, light carbonation, smooth, lightly coating, and
finishing with a sweet bitter malt note.

Overall, a solid little brew

Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a single from the Long Shoals road Exxon gas station cooler in Asheville on 9-14-21 for $2.09, Canned on 5-18-21; consumed 12-3-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured black with a decent head that dissipated quickly.

Nose has a coffee forward tone to compliment the small mildly roasted malt base.

Taste has a nice lactose addition to compliment the mild roasted malts. The hop addition is good enough to balance and meet the lactose halfway.

Mouthfeel is light bodied but pretty smooth.

Overall a tasty sessionable stout. Nice to have one as they do not come along often!
Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Dope from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can, 034 1 stamped on the bottom of the can so assuming they're going by Julian Date this was canned on February 3, 2021? Another brew thanks to Brutaltruth! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with not quite an inch tan head. Head retention is good, not much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, cream and some bittersweet chocolate. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some earthy, herbal and dark bready flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good overall milk stout, certainly worth a try if you get the chance!
Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - Nice black with a tan head, rimming and lacing
Smell - Smeels like iced coffee with a slight cream
Taste - Coffee forward followed by chocoalte, roasty malts
Feel - Creamy medium light body
Overall - pertty tasty
Aug 17, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours very dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: There are strong coffee aromas with a bit of roast and medium low sweetness. There is a very low earth elements in the nose as well.

Taste: There is more balance between the roast and coffee in the flavor with sweetness evident throughout. There is a very light burnt element in the background.

Feel: It has medium sweetness in the finish with some dry roast. It has a creamy and smooth texture.

Overall, the counterbalance between the roast and sweetness works very well with the flavor presentation.
Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Coffee black with clear brown edges under a short tan blanket.

Cola, woody coffee and dark brown toast come together in this mild, porter-strength coffee stout that fittingly exhibits a little cigar and herbal bitterness that adds a unique sassafras (or some such) note.

The medium body is frothy and finishes semi-dry.
Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

May 23, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia

May 06, 2021
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked this up recently at the Bottle King in Morris Plains, as I had never seen this beer or even heard of Wiseacre before. Pretty surprising to find a beer from Tennessee in these parts but this turned out to be a pleasant surprise as it was fun, flavorful, and easy to drink as any Sweet / Milk Stout should be!

Not much of a surprise that this poured like coffee as there was just a bit of garnet to be seen around the edges. A fine head of mocha topped this off as it quickly and silently settled, but the lacing left behind was quite sparse with only a few dots of suds scattered around the inside of my pint glass. A ton of freshly-brewed coffee in the nose as there was a bit of creamer and molasses underneath that as the taste had some sarsaparilla and milk chocolate to round this out and make it super drinkable. Nice consistency to this as it improved as it got warmer as it almost felt like a cold brew rather than a beer - not that that was a bad thing!

Very little roasted feel to this and the same could be said for the alcohol as it would have been a piece of cake to down another one of these after finishing off this 12 oz'er.. Shame that this didn't come in a full pint or had a legible date stamped on the bottom of the can but oddly enough, the label was superimposed over a can of the Adjective Animal. Besides that, this was a little gem that grew on me as it warmed up and anyone new to the style could easily fall in love with this as it would both double for a Breakfast Stout and would be a go-to all year-round. Props to Wiseacre for leaving me with a lovely first impression!
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Atmarsha from South Carolina

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by steve_littrell from Florida

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can into snifter

L- Pours with a nice dark color but didn't produce much head. What head there was faded pretty quick, doesn't lace much
S- Coffee through and through...not bad as long as you are a coffee fan (gotta admit that I'm not) but in fairness this is a coffee milk stout!
T- Coffee and smoothness, not bad, I get a cold coffee impression in a good way
F- Light and smooth, not very heavy in the mouth at all
O- It's good for a coffee milk stout, not on my primary buy list, but if you like coffee, you'll probably like this one
Sep 18, 2020
Rated: 4.84 by Lyndi from Louisiana

Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 4 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

May 23, 2020
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