Lightning Strike Stout | Rockyard Brewing

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Lightning Strike StoutLightning Strike Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rockyard Brewing
Colorado, United States
rockyard.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by palliko on 05-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of habaceeba
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 303beer
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark color. Not to much head. Little lacing. Starts smooth like an oatty but goes dry fast . To me this is a very dry stout with a touch of coffee bean .

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not a bad beer, although i have to admit i was hoping for more here. it seems almost impossible these days that a brewery can be commercially viable with beer like this. not that its bad, again, but that its so average and generic and has some flaws. there are so many good beers, especially in base styles like this one, that the people of colorado should be able to chose better than this one. that said, here i am drinking it, so maybe not. it doesnt have much head on it, and it doesnt have much viscosity, so i am skeptical right from the outset. there is a slightly tannic nose on it, like it was sparged a bit hot, and the roast is very mild, with the chocolate male coming through in the nose a lot more than the roasted barley. the taste is similar, its definitely thin and more of a brown ale than a stout in some ways, and whatever oatmeal is in this thing doesnt do much, because the body isnt there and neither is that well integrated smoothness they usually contribute. even the caramel flavor of an amber ale here, the stout aspect of the malt is super lacking, and thats a big flaw. the more i look at it in the light, the more it looks like a dark amber ale. pretty weak offering on the whole, and while it tastes fine, its a terrible rendition of an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkarimi
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of deereless
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of SamN
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice, solid looking stout- frothy, very light tan, nice and bubbly. Smell isn't too great. A sort of of weak, tinny light-stout aroma. Plasticky. Tasate is much better-- nice roasted grain tastes, lightly adjunct-like finish, minimal hops, more like nonexistant. Mildly sweet, lingering finish. Good oatmeal stout feel, fuller-bodied and smooth with subdued carbonation.

Not a bad stout, not too heavy, sessionable. Will definitely seek out again!

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Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tswater
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of beergoot
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very dark brown body but the head dissipated in about four seconds flat with absolutely no trace atop the beer or on the glass. The smell is faintly dark chocolate and black coffee. Taste pulls out the same flavors as the aroma, and at least with a stronger presence; some charred bread notes. Medium-light body yet seemingly watery overall; dry finish; a bit fizzy.

I can't get excited with this stout. The taste was okay but everything else is poor to weak for the style and really detracted from the overall experience.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery on nitro on February 24th, 2012

Appearance: good half-inch head; light lacing

Smell: roasted chocolate nose

Taste: creamy b/c of the nitro, cocoa and coffee

Mouthfeel: a little flat, minimal carbonation (also chalked up to nitro)

Overall: fairly good offering improved by nitro option

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Lightning Strike Stout from Rockyard Brewing
3.38 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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