Stout | August Schell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hardy008 on 03-29-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soft, dense head that is tan. Bright floral hops burst with a touch of toasted malt. Black. Starts a bit tart but rich and toasted. Moves into a slight metallic twinge as the floral hops bring up bitterness. Finish is nice, toasted malt. There's a slight almost astringent aspect hidden around.

This isn't too bad. A bit thinner than I like my stouts, and the metallic/astringent quality isn't my favorite.

Actually, seeing this is a "Sweet stout" makes it jump a good half a point in score...though I'm not huge on sweet stouts.

Take my score with a grain of salt. I have zero idea what a "London Sweet Stout" should taste like, hahah

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 10-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 10-11-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Pours black in color with some ruby highlights. A nice tan head of large bubbles leaves good lacing behind and shows a fair amount of retention.

Aromas are big of chocolate, plus roasted and malty notes. Overall the smells are malty sweet, with some minor wood and licorice influences.

Taste is sweet and smooth, like milk chocolate, with toasted grains followed by earthy English hops.

Creamy mouthfeel with a low carbonation. Medium-bodied, the finish is malty and has flavors of chocolate and a little bit of roasted grains.

Overall a very tasty and easy-drinking stout -- recommended.

Thanks to fLax for this one!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, one shade lighter than black. Smaller beige head. Okay retention. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malts. Chocolate, coffee and some cream in the mix too. Smells a lot like a light roasted coffee with lots of cream, sugar and some coco in it.

T: Nice roasted malt flavor. Some coffee, a bit astringent. Milk chocolate. Good balance of roast and sweet.

M: Medium body. Average to lower carbonation. Fairly smooth.

O: A really nice english stout. Good drinkability. Looks like it's a style not made very often and Schells won't be making this any longer as well. Glad I got to try it before it's retired.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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