Elegant Hoodlum | Sideswipe Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Elegant HoodlumElegant Hoodlum
Very Good
31 Ratings
Elegant HoodlumElegant Hoodlum

Brewed by:
Sideswipe Brewing
Ohio, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zimm421 on 01-05-2014

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch light tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like smoked and roasted malt, chocolate, and some dark fruit. For the most part, I think the taste is pretty much like the aroma. However, there's also some oats/grainy malt and a bit of nuttiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy, easy to drink and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a good smoked stout. This is the first Sideswipe brew I've tried, and now I'll have to try the others!

 616 characters

Photo of stain3000
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of msalsbury
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Elegant Hoodlum pours black with a finger-thick tan head that doesn't last long.

The aroma is malty, chocolaty, and contains a hint of coffee and smoke.

The flavor starts malty with a smoky, roasted grain note to it. The finish is mildly bitter.

The smoky elements are subtle and contribute to the flavor rather than dominating it.

It's an excellent example of the stout style. All the elements I look for in a stout are here, and it's not an overwhelmingly bitter version of the style, which I also appreciate about it.

I look forward to having this beer again, and to trying other Sideswipe brews in the future.

 632 characters

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Seven words or less: Smoky, creamy, worth trying this new brewery.

This is my first every attempt at a review. Overall, I thought this beer was very solid. It poured an inky black with a small head.

Nose was mostly malty with the smokiness also shining through.

Taste followed the nose pretty closely. I thought the mouthfeel was pretty creamy, and pretty pleasurable.

Overall, I liked it, and I'll give the other beers from Sideswipe a try.

 447 characters

Photo of zimm421
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. The pour results in a solid black color, with one finger of bubbly, dark tan head. The head doesn't linger for long, but does leave a little film on top, and a solid ring around the glass. There is no lacing to speak of.

The nose is full of dark roasted malts, smoke, a bit of chocolate, and some earthiness. The smoke is really evident here, and adds a nice dimension. This is complex and inviting. The taste follows those lines, but the smoke takes more of a backseat. There is dark fruit and chocolate, followed by some earthiness, smoke and full roasted malts. The finish is full and has a good presence from the roasted malts, but there is also a touch of bitterness left behind.

The mouthfeel is too light for my taste, I'm looking for a bit more here. There is also a lack of carbonation, even for a stout. A bit more body could really transform this into something more impressive. Overall, the flavors and aromas are spot on, and are very enjoyable. Besides the lack of body, I could enjoy this over and over.

 1,055 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Elegant Hoodlum from Sideswipe Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 31 ratings