Cream Stout
Ozark Beer Co.

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Stout - English
Ranked #6
Ranked #9,652
4.01 | pDev: 7.23%
Ozark Beer Co.
Arkansas, United States
Very Good
Cream StoutCream Stout
Notes: A perfect beer for the cooler weather. Full bodied and accessible. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel with a roasty finish.
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can. Very dark with a tan head. Smells of roasted grain, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of coffee and roasted grain really come through, hints of chocolate and even vanilla. Very nice.

Oct 22, 2020
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DannyBoy15347 from Missouri

3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look- deep black color, poured hard but little to no foam.
Aroma- i get mostly coffee, but not much else comes through
Taste- i get the coffee and the caramel, but the chocolate just isn't really there for me.
Feel- Very smooth, but almost feels too light to be called a full bodied stout. Creamy finish feels spot on tho.
I'm not a huge stout guy, but this ones pretty easy drinking. Not sure I'd seek it out again, but not a bad offering overall.

Oct 03, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left thing trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of roasted coffee, chocolate and toffee. Sweet chocolate taste with nice coffee flavors and a sharp bitterness.

Jul 15, 2020
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received from @jdell15 in NBS BIF #9. Reviewed 8/25/19. Thanks Jacob!
Undated 12 oz can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.75.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, still opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum seven cm, aggressive center pour), tan, medium density, average duration leaving an irregular four to twelve mm crown and a complete rocky cap.
Lacing – Fair. Partial ring of tiny bubbles.
Aroma – 4 – Chocolate malt after the initial lactose odor dispersed.
Flavor – 3.5 – Oddly, very little flavor, although it does end with a bit of roasted malt bitterness. What flavor I can detect is just an ephemeral bit of roasted malt. No alcohol flavor or aroma (5.3% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 - (-0.25 point for undated container) – Looks OK and smells good. The overall taste seems weak as does the body.

Aug 25, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising slowly along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted + dark + chocolate malts with a hint of caramel sweetness and light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + dark + caramel + chocolate malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable flavors of roasty and chocolate malts without too much sweetness and just enough lingering bitterness. Slightly lighter in the mouthfeel would make this one drink a little easier in the warmer Southern weather.

Dec 25, 2018
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kevin3046 from Arkansas

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark black with thin brown head. Moderate lacing. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Decent creaminess but on the thin side for a stout. Moderate carbonation. Has a sweet burnt maltiness and coffee flavor and a nice pungency. This is a decent beer, not the best stouiout there but still good.

Dec 10, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to the light it is dark brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan end that died down and left a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very chocolatey. It also has notes of dark malts and hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is easy to drink and has nice aromas and flavors of chocolatey malts.

Serving type: can

Nov 02, 2018
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Jturpin from Arkansas

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great sweet Stout. It's malty with a taste of chocolate. It does have some after taste but it's not overpowering at all. The ending taste is very nutty. A great stout without being overly heavy!

Jun 08, 2017
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours a see through dark brown almost black. With a small head fading fast. Black in the glass
S: sweet watered down dark malt.
T: very good for a light stout. He middle to end brings a slight vanilla cream which is nice along with the dark roasted malt. This is a sweet but not overly sweet beer.
F: creamy feel, thin/light bodied. Very easy drinking.

Jun 04, 2017
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice dark brown color with almost three fingers of fairly airy, chocolate milk-colored head. Decent lacing.

Faint aroma affected by carbon dioxide off the head. There's a hint of cherry and maybe even strawberry within some very light chocolate malt.

Some hard-to-place stone fruit is up front in the taste -- sorta cherry, sorta plum, but not quite either. That gives way to some chocolatey, nutty malts; nice refined creaminess to it all, too. Only drawback is that carbon dioxide lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

Wonderful creamy mouthfeel with surprisingly little carbonation impact there.

Overall, pretty good stuff. A little over-carbonated to my taste, but otherwise a sweet, creamy stout that could pair well with food.

Mar 31, 2017
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donspublic from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip, minimal tan colored head, minimal lacing. Dark brownish black in the glass, no light passes thru. Smells of heavy roasted malt and chocolate. Taste initially of astringent roasted malt, small amount of roasted coffee and smooths out in the middle with some lactose sweetness. Finish is a mild bitterness and semi-dry. Mouthfeel is good for a 5%, easy drinking beer

Mar 29, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ozark Cream Stout has an extremely exuberant tan head, a dark brown, with standard brown, on the edges, appearance, and splotchy lacing. Aroma is of rich cream, chocolate powder, and brown bread crust, and the flavor is of those elements, with mellow char. Mouthfeel is medium and velvety, and Ozark Cream Stout finishes medium dry and pleasant. RJT

Mar 14, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black with almost no head and no lacing. The smell is roasted malts, a little cocoa, and some leather. The taste is strong char, roasted malts, and more of that light leather flavor. The mouthfeel is thin and highly carbonated. Overall this is an easy to drink cream stout and not too bad. I have to say I expected a little more from the (sort of) base for BDCS.

Mar 06, 2017
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A twelve ounce can with no apparent date poured in a nonic pint style glass.

Look- Pours a thin looking black leaving two fingers of tan colored foam. A thin oily residue and a trace of lacing are left behind as it settles.

Smell- Dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, tobacco and mild char.

Taste- Dark roast, chocolate, lactose sugar and a hint of char. A little cola-like flavor in the finish.

Feel- Quite thin, but there's a little lactose creaminess to it.

Overall- A solid easy drinking stout with flavor that's slightly reminiscent of a malted milk ball. I wish the feel was thicker and creamier, but that's just my personal preference. It's still a very good beer that's worth a try.

Mar 03, 2017
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Both look and smell resemble your typical cream stout. Medium black, minimal head, and chocolate and roast in the nose. The taste is above average for the style. Semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts are all well balance making this super drinkable for a stout. The feel is exceptional; medium thick body, silky, smooth, with moderately low carbonation. Great example of what a cream stout should be.

Oct 22, 2016
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WalterFeegis from Arkansas

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enters silky smooth. For a darker beer, the flavor was not as strong as expected. However overall was a nice experience and definitely would drink again. Went well with my burger.

Oct 07, 2016
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

April 25, 2016

12 oz. can, snifter

A – Extremely dark, black with perhaps some remnants of brown. Tan foam creates a thin but long-lasting layer on top.

S – Semi-sweet chocolate with a hint of vanilla. No roasted or burnt notes. A bit of caramel. Low hopping, just some minor herbal, slightly fruity notes.

T – Chocolate, vanilla bean, and smooth coffee, roasty but without bitterness. Some light fruitiness hangs out in the background.

M – Medium-full body with moderate-light carbonation. Sweetness is clear but fairly mild, just a touch bitter on the finish.

O – A very good cream stout, a bit low on the smoothness, silkiness one might expect. Flavor profile is excellent, very easy to drink.

May 04, 2016
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Touring through Arkansas. Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock. Dark brown body, effervescent, thin beige collar. Chocolate and roast character. Creamy with a chocolate finish. Nicely done.

Apr 08, 2016
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Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's no wonder BDCS is such a terrific BA stout...its base beer here is wonderful as well. Solid creamy feel with chocolate, lactose, and roasted malty goodness.

Mar 02, 2016
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Kdubzz from Arkansas

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a staple of Northwest Arkansas, and has quite a cult following up here. Black color with a offwhite/tan head that laces really well. Smells sweet with some burnt chocolate and coffee notes. Upfront, the taste is heavily dominated by the roasted malt; coffee, bitter chocolate, and with a mild sweetness. At the end, there's a nice, yet light creamy sweetness and mouthfeel that sets the flavor off. Could no doubt be thicker on the mouthfeel, but that's just my preference in stouts/porters.

Overall, a completely solid stout, exceptionally balanced taste.

Feb 01, 2016
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out to a 1 inch tan head that recedes to a thin but permanent layer that leaves some bits of foam on the side of the glass. Color is opaque brownish black. Aroma is mocha and nutty. Flavor is strong coffee beans and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is a tad astringent but overall acceptable. Very good stout.

Dec 25, 2015
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark yet mildly transparent color. The nose is very creamy/milky stout. The taste is a little more hearty but still a milky stout. The feel is a little harsh because it seems over carbonated. Overall a solid, enjoyable stout.

Nov 22, 2015
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice rich, dark chocolate color with a 1+finger khaki colored head. Head is very effervescent. Doesn't last too ling but leaves some spiderweb lacing behind.

Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and espresso. Brown sugar and molasses.

Very rich flavor. Bigger than i expected. Coffee first, slightly bitter. Raw roasted malt. Molasses, caramel, and some graininess. Just a hint of vanilla-like cream.

Moderate, easy drinking body. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Something a bit acrid in the aftertaste that knocks the score down a notch.

Really tasty, easy drinking stout. Rich flavors.

Nov 15, 2015
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leefx from Arkansas

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite non-Imperial stouts.

Look of a dark stout, with a creamy tan head.
Smell of roasted malt and coffee on the nose.
Taste of roasted coffee, a hint of chocolate and toffee-ish sweetness.
Feel is very smooth, creamy — you can bite into this one. Perfect amount of bitter/hops. Malt sweetness is perfect.

Overall this is my go to local stout. I think it would be my go to stout even if Ozark wasn't a local brewery and so readily available. At $7.99 a six pack it isn't super cheap, so price is definitely not the only factor in it being a go to low ABV stout.

Aug 15, 2015
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking pour. Good layer of head on top. Smells and tastes bring flavors of some bitter chocolate, English malts, and some nuttiness. Not a bad take on a standard English stout.

Jul 04, 2015
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