Zen Stout | Broken Tooth Brewing

BA SCORE
3.86/5
2 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Broken Tooth Brewing
Alaska, United States
brokentoothbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnnyP3 on 11-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler into a standard pint glass produces a cola-colored stout with some lighter hues on the edges. Minimal head on the beer that leaves a thin film covering. Not too much lacing on the glass.

A somewhat bitter smelling stout--must be the citric American hops and juniper berries at work. Also smell some roasted malts, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate.

Upfront, I get a gin flavor from the juniper berries. Also some hop bitterness and light citrus notes. This then transitions to a sweeter finish with some chocolate and caramel malt flavors. Roasted malt backbone. Intriguing flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is smooth with an intermediate viscosity.

Overall an interesting brew in the first tap brew series. While I usually think juniper berries can add an interesting twist to a beer, they were a bit too front and center in this stout for my liking. While I enjoyed 1-2 pints, going beyond that, the gin taste from the berries became a bit much. Here is the official description for those wanting more information: November's First Tap is a stout brewed with citric American hops and a healthy dose of Juniper Berries. The Juniper Berries give a slight Gin flavor which intermingles with the stout's roasty body, perfectly quenching for these windy early winter nights. Zen Stout just is. Let go and enjoy! Brewed by Tyler Jones OG 1.058, ~27 IBU, ABV 5.4%.

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Zen Stout from Broken Tooth Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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