The Blacksmith | Czig Meister Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
czigmeisterbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by djrn2 on 06-10-2016

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Ranking:
#10,137
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
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Photo of Keith27614
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftyMike
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmitC
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice jet black color with a slight tan head and lacing
A-Aroma has coffee and oatmeal hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice coffee and oatmeal flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer with a silky feel
O-A nice oatmeal stout

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Photo of DC118
3.06/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ryanflc
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Merticois
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Rich dark chocolate color with a finger-and-a-half of airy, dark tan foam that's quick to dissipate into nothingness.

Dry aroma of coffee and chocolate. Black dark-roast coffee dominates up front in the taste. Slight chocolate mid-palate. Twiggy hop bitterness mixes with the coffee on the backend.

Slightly creamy feel, but very thin bodied with modest carbonation.

This is a weird one. The dark coffee flavors are really on point, but the thin body detracts from the experience for me.

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Photo of Squire
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brown color with hints of gold at the edges.

Aroma of roasted malt leaning toward coffeeish, something fresh in the background which is probably hops.

Tastes like a quality Porter, or that's my first impression. There are the usual dark elements of roast malt, coffee, chocolate without sweetness, hops are evident by mid palate and last to the finish. Hops here offer a fine counterpoint to the malts and the brew is better for it. Aftertaste has pleasant elements of all the above.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A refreshing change from the heavy stouts while keeping the qualities that make such brews popular. What I get from this brew is an overall sense of cleanness without anything in particular standing out. Well balanced.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma was malt,grain,and bittercoffee. Had a nice feel as well as taste. I didn't pick up as. Much coffee as some people seem to but there was a bitter chocolate finish. I would have this again

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Photo of sanitarium16
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: dark murky black color with some light brown notes

S: toast malt, smoke, dark chocolate

T: toasted malts, smoke, milk chocolate, charred wood, a hint of diactyl, and cola

M: thin in the mouth. A bit too thin for a stout. Low carbonation

O: it's a thin tasting beer. The hint of smoke is nice, but there is still some body and flavor to be desired here

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Photo of Kegatron
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewery draft. Pours pitch black, Tan foam ring. Rich coffee and espresso nose. Really roasted coffee burst. Smooth mouthfeel, gets creamy. Flavorful coffee taste, slight bitter. Dry finish, classic stout.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

DATE: November 23, 2016... OCCASION: A half day in preparation of journeying to the city for the Thanksgiving Day parade... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... pours a jet black body with short brown head that fizzles to a halo... some apparitious (I am making a new word here) smears curl around the glass's middle.... should be noted this is an hour old, straight from the brewery itself.... nice salty brine, with some used coffee filter grind aroma thrown in... lactic and slightly smoky giving more than expected... in the mouth, provides a minimal return until its terminus, where the malts elicit an active, staying saltiness, almost evoking an oyster cracker... toffee, cereal and coffee are suggested, while it sips with a workmanlike drinkability... the smokiness can be exhaled, with a tangible strength... of the flagships, this may be my go-to, a beer that can be talked over or around while out with friends or sipped while working at home, with enough character to engage the tastebuds... good work, Cziglers!

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EagleEyeDG
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. What's nice about it is that's it's only about 5% ABV because it's meant to be a session beer instead of an imperial type stout. It pours a dark black, sort of like Guinness but not as thick. It smells and tastes deliciously of coffee without overwhelming you with high alcohol content. I've had it on draught at the brewery tasting room (which is beautiful) and from a growler a week or two later and either way it's a great, drinkable stout. The mouthfeel is creamy, with just a little carbonation. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great color and aroma! First time trying Crig Meister and like most of you do i cant go deep into why i dig this except its exceptionally good!! Hope to try more from them!

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Photo of MacMalt
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught at the brewery. It poured a deep mahogany with ruby red hues, and a foamy, khaki-colored head and lacing with good retention. It has a nice stout smell of burnt coffee, chocolate, oatmeal, and a whiff of caramel. I didn't think the taste matched the nose: it is strongly coffee forward with some dark chocolate and nuts but it lacked sweetness from the chocolate and I didn't notice the caramel. This stout drinks more like a porter. It is rather thin, not surprising considering its modest 5.5% ABV. I suspect that the nitro version has a much better mouthfeel. Overall, I may be unfair to The Blacksmith given that I like big, bold, higher ABV stouts.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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The Blacksmith from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 30 ratings