Black Angel Stout

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Stout - American
Ranked #705
Ranked #32,600
3.77 | pDev: 12.47%
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: An American Stout with medium malt sweetness, chocolate and roasted malt flavor and aroma, dry-roasted bitterness in the finish, full-body and assertive citrus hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.

64 IBU
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Destihl in Bloomington.

Look - A dark dark brown that is barely see-through with a fluffy tan head.

Smell - Dark chocolate and coffee as you'd expect from a stout with the slightest bit of piney hops.

Taste - Overpowering black coffee and roasted malt flavors with a strong lingering bitterness.

Feel - An unexpectedly thin body coupled with a moderate-high amount of carbonation make this feel like a refreshing drink even through its heavy dark flavors.

Overall - A nice enough stout but a bit unbalanced towards coffee on the "coffee to chocolate" ratio that I compare a lot of stouts to.

May 19, 2018
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cyguyjg from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I did not find this to be especially bitter as described. Actually, I found the maltiness to smooth out this stout, making it a very enjoyable quaff. The moderate ABV also contributes to the smoothness in a way higher alochol would likely not. This would be my choice whne spending an afternoon in conversations with friends.

Nov 16, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

these guys have just blasted beer into the colorado market. it is everywhere now, on tap and in bottles, and while i was a little slow on the uptake at first, given the price points and apparent quality inconsistency, i am fully on board now, and am very glad they are here. this is a pretty standard stout in style, but it has some cool nuances, one of them being its almost milk stout silky body, oats could be responsible, but this has such a slick feel, its incredible. less frothy and more still. but it works super well with what else is going on here. flavor is not overly complex, but i taste some raisin in there with the dark barley, light drip coffee tones, and a surprising degree of milk chocolate, like melting M&M candy. the feel is about medium on the sweetness, and i now feel the caramel malt more than i tasted it. burning sugar and sweet molasses as this dies out, but not coating the teeth. the texture makes it for me, but the beer is really good on the whole. i had this one on tap, and have yet to see it packaged, but i would probably buy this again if the price was reasonable.

Mar 15, 2015
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Markwas from West Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A really dark rich stout with a nice, almost crisp, hop taste. I have been enjoying black IPA's lately, and this one leans toward that taste, while maintaining the feel of the stout. With 8" of snow on the ground a stout is always a good choice.

Mar 05, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pints on tap at the brewpub. This review is from notes.

I asked the bartender which of the house beers he'd consider the establishment's flagship. He said, "people who like dark beers usually like the stout, and people who like hoppier beers usually like the pale." Quite helpful.

So I went for the stout. It was billed as a straight American but smelled very dry, with a burst of spicy hops blending nicely against dark, roasted barley.

It didn't taste as good as it smelled, although nothing was really off about it. Started off with bitter, roasted malts and then those malts are quickly overtaken by a rush of dry hops that doesn't abate until the beer is swallowed. The hops didn't taste particularly American, but I didn't bother to ask the bartender what kind they used. The menu promised nodes of chocolate and citrus hop bitterness, but those didn't materialize. Also, the back end was a little thin.

Nov 25, 2012
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-09 in Normal, IL at the brew pub.

A - Opaque black with a 1-finger brown, foamy head and great lacing. Gorgeous.

S - Medium roasted grain, some chocolate. Not very strong.

T - Rich roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not too sweet! Touch of char. Some citrus to clean the palate.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Prickly, sharp/stinging in a nice way.

O - Reminds me of a Founders Porter with a bit less char. Silver winner at the 2011 World Beer Cup.

Oct 10, 2012
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onewetpaw from Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this both on tap and from a beer engine. The beer engine version was dry hopped with cascade. Did 4 oz taster pours.

A- rather subdued roast some coffee. A vanilla note as well. The cask version did have some citrus notes as well.

A- pitch black. No appreciable haze. Thin beige head.

F- it's easier to say what it's not. No harshness, astringency or biting bitterness. What you are left with is coffee some chocolate and vanilla.

M- dry but with plenty of body. The cask version was appropriately low carbonation. The draft version was still on the low side but nicely set up for the style.

O- A great and drinkable stout. Interesting flavors with any astringency or harshness. This is an approachable beer for a newbie but complex and interesting for a beer nerd

Mar 29, 2012
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Sean9689 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Desthil Bloomington.

A - Pours black, tan-colored head, spotty lace, thin collar. wisps.

S - Chocolate, light roast, light coffee, roasted nuts. All very light and subtle, straightforward. Super easy to drink and really perfect for the style...very nice.

T - Simliar to the nose. Chocolate, roast, touch of coffee, nuts, some toffee. All those notes work well together and it's just as expected for the style.

M - Medium, good carbonation, smooth, creamy finish.

O - I really enjoyed this beer...really well done and something I would continue to drink when I'm at the brewery. Looking forward to trying more from Destihl!

Oct 26, 2011
Black Angel Stout from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 65 ratings