Elegant Hoodlum | Sideswipe Brewing

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3.84/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sideswipe Brewing
Ohio, United States
sideswipebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zimm421 on 01-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,964
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
31
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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1
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Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black with brown edges and a fuzzy, thin tan ring.

Smell is smoke and wood with dark roast and cocoa.

Light and crisp with a bubbly fizz, taste is cocoa, ham, and woody hickory that's not too smoky, but I'm still not a fan. The semi-dry to dry finish adds semi-sweet brown sugar.

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Photo of Coho11
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joshhersh
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJGR629
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Biz1440
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It says "smoked" on the bottle, and sure enough, it is, though subtlety. This is still part of my tasting tour through the smallish breweries of central Ohio. This is one of the good ones.

It's all black with just a touch of fizz, but they are nice little bubbles. The aroma is a little more faint than I would prefer but hints of the smoke, not necessarily roast but smoke, which is better, of course.

Unlike the aroma, the taste is very much in your face. It's a great big balance of sweet malts, bitters, and that smoke taste. It definitely works. The aftertaste lingers nicely and remind you that there is alcohol in this even if it isn't 10%.

This is a well made, very civilized stout. Recommended.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a one-finger latte-colored head
S: Cocoa, roasted malts, a hit of smoke, molasses and caramel
T: Not nearly as complex as the nose. Cocoa, malt and a hint of caramel but light/simple overall. There is a noticeable smoky note on the mid-length finish
M: Medium-bodied but no complexity other than the smoky finish
O: This seems to have pent-up promise but the complexities on the nose don't carry through anywhere else. No flaws and worth a try just nothing to impress

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3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First beer from the Sideswipe brewing I have tried and it is very nice. Pours thick black with a thin effervescent head that quickly dissipates to almost no lacing. Coffee and chocolate come through on the nose with a light hint of smoke. Light mouth feel with sweetness and smoke up front, a smoked milk stout if I might say so. Dark roasted grains, molasses, and bitter sweet chocolate dominate this beer with a smoked tinged aftertaste that is not overbearing. Very palatable and very welcome in the smoked category that can way too often go overboard into an almost bacon flavor. I would not only purchase this again, but would recommend it to milk stout lovers. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Elegant Hoodlum from Sideswipe Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 31 ratings