Meat & Potatoes
Lord Hobo Brewing Company

Meat & PotatoesMeat & Potatoes
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #387
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #19,646
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.51%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
62
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Lord Hobo Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Meat & PotatoesMeat & Potatoes
Notes: Every good meal deserves a great beer. That's why we are serving Meat & Potatoes with your dinner tonight. We've cooked up a classic American Stout with a slight hop twist to stand up to the heartiest of meals. Bold flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of citrus drink in perfect harmony with robust foods.

No meat or potatoes were harmed in the brewing of this beer.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Chris_n_Rod:
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Chris_n_Rod from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 19, 2019
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TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 14, 2020
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blissfulNemo from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 16, 2019
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 13, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated December 1, 2018. Pours nearly pitch black with a pillowy off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature dark roasted malts, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and a good amount of citrusy hops - more than I expected given the beer's age. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Narwhal. Full-bodied mouthfeel. Really nice and impressive for just 7.5% abv.

Sep 10, 2019
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark mahogany brown, with little light transmission in the glass with a quarter finger khaki head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, a little coffee and biscuit and a hint of citrus. Flavor is dark toasted and dark biscuit malt with some char, cocoa, coffee, light nuttiness. Light citrus hops start to develop late taste and linger into the finish where they mingle with the malt char and coffee notes. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting take on a stout that almost belies its name (Meat & Potatoes sound like the good old everyday standard to me). I wouldn't have thought that the citrusy hops would be a good addition, but I think it works out quite nicely and makes an interesting flavor transition. The overall malt body tastes more like a robust Foreign stout profile than an American, but the brewer just calls it a stout, so that works. This one surprised me with a flavor combination that I wouldn't have thought I'd enjoy, but it was good from first taste and grew on me as the can disappeared. This East Coast import had some months on it and seems to have handled it with aplomb. I'd like to try others from Lord Hobo.

Apr 02, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark. Tan foam. This tastes like a stout mixed with an IPA. Way too much going on. Sweet and syrupy with a strong bitter hop finish. Very heavy just like meat and potatoes.

Mar 14, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.82/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Decanted from 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned November of 2018.
A: Pours black with a one to two finger, pillowy, light brown head, kind of amazing retention (still half a finger after 5'), and rings of foamy and complex lacing.
S: Aromas of mocha, molasses, and orange zest, giving way to more toast, sarsaparilla, and caramel.
T: More semisweet than semidry. I picked up dark chocolate, cappuccino, sarsaparilla, orange zest, and licorice. Bitterness is solid and very much offsets any sweetness and overly exuberant flavors.
M: Full bodied with solid, solid carbonation.
O: This is an outstanding Stout. Honestly, would put it up against any Foreign Extra and believe it could come out a winner.

Dec 18, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from a Lazy Dog
Dark brown/black in color with a huge mocha head that lasts forever leaving sticky lace on the way down.
Earthy light citrus roasty licorice and dark burnt maltiness. Creamy smooth in the mouth. Pretty decent stout.

Mar 04, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 14, 2020
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ajdemma from New York

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 25, 2019
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Giggy from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 31, 2019
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Mitchster from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 pack of 16oz cans $4.99 on clearance at Beercity. 7.7% ABV.
Couldn't find any specs on the website, nothing on the can.

Pours out to a clear deep black with beautiful dark walnut highlights, forming a nice creamy light tan head with great lacing and retention. Beautiful looking beer. The nose is quite nice, a nice mix of herbal hops, roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, black walnut, raisins and soy sauce. Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy with a medium-dense body and chalky finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma. There is plenty of green hops up front, a bit acidic from the copious roasted malts, and some chalk. Quite rich. Well balanced bitterness. No off flavors or aromas.

A well done american stout. Big and bold, hoppy, although a bit acidic for my tastes. Still quite good and glad I got a good deal on it. Would buy it again when I'm in the mood for an american stout.

Aug 28, 2020
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ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 31, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 24, 2019
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 05, 2020
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jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2020
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild smell, strong flavor- almost salty.

Apr 03, 2019
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Black with dark brown highlights. Capped with a creamy tan head. Great retention and lacing.

Smells like dark fruits and soy sauce. Lots of date and fig, black cherry, and soy sauce. Some burnt toast, cacao, and black coffee.

The taste follows the nose. Largely aforementioned dark fruits and soy sauce, a little bit more of the bitter chocolate and coffee. Moderately bitter on the finish; earthy hop bitterness and some roast.

Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, somewhat silky; not thick or chewy but far from watery, either.

A decent stout. A little soy saucy for my preferences, but it's well made. Grows on me a bit more as I drink it.

May 01, 2019
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Noelito76 from New York

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

Jun 07, 2020
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Kwright from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jul 06, 2019
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Wolvmar from Michigan

3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

16oz can dates Feb 22 2019. Poured into tulip glass.

Pour: dark brown with solid 2 finger head. Tons of sheet lacing that sticks and stays. Really looks good.

Nose: subtle malt sweetness, a little hops, vanilla and chocolate. Somewhat odd.

Taste: someone else said chocolate and hops competing and not well...I agree. Oddly metallic tasting with bitter coffee/hops dominating.

Mouthfeel: ok but maybe a little thin. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: not really enjoying this and will likely drain pour the last half. I wouldn’t bother trying.

Apr 14, 2019
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 13, 2019
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ADKbeerguy from New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can dated 10/29/18.

Pours dark brown and partially opaque with cola-colored edgework. Minimal retention or lacing. Light notes of chocolate, coffee, and char. Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy but gritty mouthfeel. Certainly thin for the style. Bitter chocolate with ashy undertones and coffee grounds on the palate. Finishes dry and a bit acrid.

Dec 11, 2018
Meat & Potatoes from Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 62 ratings