Time Out Stout
Only Child Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,721
Ranked #19,796
3.95 | pDev: 9.87%
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Time Out StoutTime Out Stout
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
2.6/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unknown vintage; drank 2/25/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE, noisy dark khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Burnt caramel, dark chocolate, fresh earth & hop bite notes in the nose; this smelled like a Russian Imperial Stout.

Thick mouthfeel.

Fresh earth & faint burnt caramel flavors up front; metallic booze heat & sharp hop bite notes on the finish. A harsh, unpleasant Russian Imperial Stout vibe. I didn't get through the can & won't have another.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours seal brown with a modest cap of khaki froth. Very mild aroma smells of roasted malt and dark chocolate, along with some raw alcohol.

The taste features molasses, caramel, and earthy hops, primarily. I'm also noticing some off flavors that fall somewhere between soy sauce and juniper. Vigorous carbonation and medium body make for a relatively light, drinkable stout with a dry finish. The net result is not unlike a baltic porter, actually.

Overall, this stout has potential, but the off flavors put a damper on the experience for me. The disparate elements, while flavorful, never quite come together as a cohesive whole.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this stout in @swenny916's BIF box. Poured from undated can into stout glass. It pours ink black with dark walnut hues at the top of the glass, and almost a finger of fluffy, light mocha head that dissipated very slowly leaving a thin sheen of lacing. It's a very pretty pour. The nose features roasted malt, burnt coffee, char, tobacco smoke, licorice, cocoa, nuts, and just a whiff of vanilla. It's a nice smell for a stout. It has a rich, earth taste of roasted malt, chocolate, burnt coffee grounds, peat, and nuts. As it settled, there was also a hint of caramel. It finishes decidedly bitter. This stout is lightly carbonated and rather thin in its body. While you can feel some heat from the alcohol, I think it drinks below its 10.3% ABV. Overall, this is a nicely crafted and enjoyable stout. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try it. Thanks, Jay!

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an oily black with moderate dark tan head. Head quickly dissipates, leaving a bullseye of foam, and a touch of lacing.

Aroma is dry chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of wood/earth.

Flavor is similar to aroma, but with the chocolate and charred wood notes more muted.
Some light bitterness , and very fine carbonation on the finish, lingering for a few seconds, on the front of the tongue. Dry, not sweet. A positive , for me. Medium feel.

10.3? The alcohol is well-hidden, so much so, that if I was drinking it blind, I would think it was a dry Irish Stout , that was slightly on the "less-dry" side. Could be dangerous. : )

Overall, a pleasant one , that I would have again.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at small grocery, pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, flavor is the same. The beer is a bit thin and watery, but has really nice flavor. Quite tasty,.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a snifter at Firkin.

Apparently, Firkin is the only place I actually find some Only Child tap offerings. No point to that, just an observation. Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of brown foam. The nose comprises deep roasted malts and dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of treacle on certain edges. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty solid imperial stout, one that just brings the roasted pain and doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks. Not bad at all.

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Time Out Stout from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 20 ratings