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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #45
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,191
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 7.12%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
27
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Wander Brewing
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you beertunes for this
16 oz can poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger white head.

S- Roasted malts, earthy, dark chocolate, touch of dark fruits.

T- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, touch of caramel, earthy.

M- Smooth, medium body, dry.

O- A tasty and easy to drink stout. Nothing over the top but has nice clean and balanced flavors.

Jun 08, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Jet black on the pour bringing on a nice, full, dark brown head that recedes leaving great lacing
Aroma: Chocolate, roast, cold brewed coffee, some wood notes and dark fruits in play as well – huge overall, especially while still almost at fridge coldness
Flavor: Wow, huge, rich chocolate notes up front, joined quickly by the roast and coffee flavors. A little hop bite comes through near the finish. Rich, slick, and dry to close things out
Mouthfeel: Thick but not chewy and slick without reaching the full-blown oily threshold. Really attention grabbing and awesome
Overall: This stuff is really hitting all the right notes for me. Good nose, great taste, and killer mouthfeel to boot. This is only the second or third beer I’ve had from these folks and not only do I definitely need to try more of their stuff, I’m literally returning to the store I picked this single up from and without hesitation grabbing a 4-pack. Great stuff!

Jun 08, 2020
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

can into glass
Thick, quickly dissipating medium brown head. No sign of color in the appearance. Extra toasted, caramely malt aroma. Smooth , dark roast malt with some dark roast coffee as a side note, during the taste. Medium bodied.

Mar 31, 2020
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Reidrover from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can purchased from Lifesource in Salem OR
$3.79
Poured into my Thompson's Barley Cup glass..it is very attractive indeed. Dark brown ..body and exuberant rocky monster tan head.
Aromas of medium roast coffee with a bit of cream, blackberries, figs and roasted grains. Nice.
Taste very smooth yet exciting..light on the tongue until the end were there is a substantial dark bitter chocolate malts aspect.
Mouth feel is just about right for the body..not heavy on the palate at all..and semi dry cleansing finish.
Over all a very nice stout indeed...i can see this replacing Obsidian as my go too if i can keep getting it here in Salem.

Feb 28, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 3/7/19.

Appearance: rich, dark, murky brown with a half a finger of frothy dark-tan foam atop. Foreigney! Exportey! Stouty!

Smell: a little roasty, a little chocolatey, and a little creamy. It's a good combo; however, there's also a little undertone of vegetal hop aroma that is doing the beer no favors.

Taste: there's a dry roastiness up front, followed by a little bit of sweetness, and then a dry finish. What a nice dynamic character! This beer definitely falls in the dry stout category, and I think it's darn successful.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this is a dry, refreshing stout. The aroma could be a little cleaner, but overall this is a fine beer.

Sep 13, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Kingston, WA. Poured a jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted coffee, toasted caramel and toffee. Rich, roasted coffee flavor is prominent with some sweet chocolate and caramel.

May 31, 2018
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BetterHoppierThanNever from Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on Nitro as a last beer before heading home to that godforsaken place ruled by lovers of Trump and was glad I did! Good, better than good, just below great...would have another if I didn't have to drive to the airport!

Jul 30, 2016
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mactrail from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in the Ciney snifter, showing a modest line of foam. Very dark brown color with amber at the edges of the glass. Rich and mouth-filling with a little slickness.

Some malty sweetness with dark caramel. A robust roasted flavor from start to finish. Some slight chalkiness. A hint of licorice. Rated at 40 IBUs, though it doesn't really taste like much bitterness. Altogether a pleasing dark brew that seems a little more interesting than a lot of the regular stouts. From the 32 oz jug purchased at the brewery tasting room.

Sep 14, 2015
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DibtheLegend from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As someone who lives about as close to this brewery as humanly possible, give this a try if you are able. This is the best beer they produce. More rich/chocolaty than roasty, it goes down well and isn't so heavy that you can't have a second one. I don't see anyone that likes beer not thoroughly enjoying this.

Mar 14, 2015
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SFhomebrew from California

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Well deserved of the medals it has won. Great representation of style. Chocolate roast on the nose, malty sweet smoothness on the palate with incredible hop balance.

Dec 10, 2014
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Served in Nonic. Poured a nicely solid black with about 1/4 inch of light brown head that had moderate retention and very good lacing.

Lots of roast on the nose, but not so much that I thought of coffee. A nice base of earthy grain was under the roast. Pretty similar on the tongue, nice, but not powerful, roast, good grainy malt, and a slight hop tingle at the back.

The body was a bit thinner than I would have liked, but was still solid and smooth, without any heaviness. Drinkability was very good, a couple could easily slide down your gullet in a hurry. Overall, a very nice brew, one worthy of it's accolades (Silver medal at "14 WABA, missed medalling at '14 GABF by thiiiiiisss much). A should try if you see it, and nearly a must try.

Dec 08, 2014
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 27 ratings