Chief Justice Stout
Legal Draft Beer Company

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From:
Legal Draft Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
75
Avg:
3.09 | pDev: 23.95%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 24, 2021
Added:
Jul 11, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
75
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Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.21 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2.33 by Argail from Louisiana

Jul 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Spence0387 from Texas

1.4/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
I was very disappointed with this beer. Sounded great on paper at the establishment that I went to. Took one sip and told the bartender that I thought it went sour.
They tried it and agreed, but after reviews reading online, that sounds like that's the flavour.
Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 14, 2020
 
Rated: 2.82 by aatazebeats from Texas

Jan 09, 2020
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Reviewed by jakreyno from Texas

1.98/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
About a 3 inch head that completely dissipates within 6 seconds. Pleasant aroma of coffee and cocoa. Thin, watery mouthfeel almost analogous to cola. Generally OK roasted malt flavor after initial sourness. Overall, a huge letdown from this brewery that has an otherwise great lineup.
Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by BigMac59 from Texas

Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can. Beer pours with a black appearance and a thin head that dissipates very quickly. Decent aromas of some booze, cocoa, coffee. Tastes like bitter black coffee, especially with the aftertaste. Not too creamy but medium with the carbonation. Overall, good aromas.
Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.27 by sumnerw from Texas

Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Albianfire from Texas

1.64/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75
Look: pours like a warm cola. Dark but thin and no head to speak of (I did pour gently though).
Smell: some roasted malt. Small coffee nose. Nothing much else.
Taste: anything it had going for it (which wasn't much) is lost here. Tastes like I imagine a lambic cola would taste. Sour notes up front. Roast is almost nonexistent. Tastes like a first extract kit fermented too warm.
Feel: thin and watery.
Trust me, stay away from this one.
Sep 03, 2018
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

1.76/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
L-Dark, dark cola brown looking beer with slight lacy head that dissipates to nothing.
S- Slight chocolate, slight roasted malt. A bit of an oddly phenol aroma as well. A sour stingy soy sauce like aroma is also present. I don't know. The aroma is just kind of off.
T-All I get is some, emphasis on some, roasted malt and some bitterness. Also some biscuit. Maybe a little chocolate? Some sourness. Maybe some black coffee.
F- Lighter than expected. Almost watery.
O- I am not a big fan of this beer. It's a stout, I guess. It has some distinct roasted malt, but it's just not fleshed out enough to even be called "okay". It honestly tastes like a bad home-brew at best. It has no redeeming qualities, honestly, and has an off-putting vibe to it throughout. I couldn't even finish it. I will not seek this one out again, and don't know if I will try anything else from this brewery if they're really putting this on the market.
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by monk2021 from Texas

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 11, 2018
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Rated by Pro_Magnon from Texas

2.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I've given Legal Draft too many chances. They have the worst IPA I've ever had. This stout is up there too. Has anyone had anything good by them?
Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Feb 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Maddcheff from Texas

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by bundy462 from Texas

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 10, 2017
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

3.34/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Black in color with a tan head that is thick but not dense and disappears quickly. Aroma is mostly that of roasted malt, as is the taste, which is a little on the ashy side and a little too bitter for my taste. Somewhat thin for a stout.
Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

2.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Appearance: Starts to gush out of the can at opening, pours a huge 4 finger head that dies back to a thin ring and no cover. Glass is black, foam is dark tan.

Aroma: Mild sour note, some dark roasted barley.

Taste: Some classic Stout elements, roasted barley, a mild cola taste, a slight sour almost lactic note at the finish. There is a slight metallic note, and something that keeps making me ask if there is a slight infection, which would explain the explosive head.

Mouthfeel: After the fireworks goes a little limp, and a little thin.

Overall: Not a great first impression from a new Texas brewery I'm afraid. I am regretting getting the full 6 but had to bite on the new offering. The carbonation issue has me off, still can't quite decide if it's infected or just over carbonated. The fact that it dies back to almost flat just took a lot out of the beer for me.
May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Apr 18, 2017
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Rated by Bryan12345 from Texas

2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Why does everything from this brewery taste tangy? Stout should not be tangy. Undrinkable.
Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 2.73 by Nick4444 from Texas

Mar 22, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 1.25 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jan 06, 2017
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours an opaque brown color with tan colored head. Chocolate, roast, nuts, and some earth tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roasted malt and a little chocolate.
Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jame515 from Texas

Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 2.83 by tubeyes from Texas

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a very nice stout. amazing head retention and a huge body make this go down easy. Fairly roasty malt backbone, but not acrid or harsh in any way. Very smooth
Jul 14, 2016
Chief Justice Stout from Legal Draft Beer Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 38 ratings