Willimantic Dead Letter Drye Stout | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Beericjb:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Photo of naproxen
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At the pub, in my stein, 10-4-09

A nice way to end my sunday stein night run at the pub. The color is a dark brown, but not entirely opaque like I had expected, there are hints of deep auburn as well. The nose is really really roasty! Hints of chocolate, more than a hint of roasted malt, it smells like a toasted dark chocolate cake...even a touch like ST's Choklat but not as all as sweet or overpowering.

The body is thinner than I would expect from a stout, but given how it looked a bit lighter in body before I even sipped I wasn't totally surprised. The lighter body, but by no means thin, made this even more enjoyable I think. The roasted chocolate is not entirely as pronounced in the taste as the aroma, but still there, with some vanilla and creamy tones that work well together.

Nice to have a dark beer/stout offering that isn't a meal in a glass!

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Photo of NEhophead
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap 10.13.06, served in a pint glass.

Near opaque coal in color, beneath a soft creamy sheet. Condensed lacing with good strength until the last sip. Milk chocolate, grape, date, light vanilla, and a touch of smoke in aroma. Begins with a light cream and vanilla extract that melds into a light, milk chocolate. Notes of dark fruit: plum, grape, even a touch of raisin. Faintly bitter, with an aftertaste of grape, oak, and coffee beans. Pillowy light on the palate for a dry stout: who says a "dark" beer can't be light on the palate? A mild stout without stones. The craftsmenship is definitely found here in the subtleties.

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Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of steve8robin
2.59/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this beer from a judging event I helped out at. 12oz bottle...

A: A dark beer with red hues shining through the edges. A 2+ inch tan head that fades quickly to small bubbles atop the brew. Very good.

S: I get a mild roastiness upfront with a hint of earthy hop in the middle. Some mild vanilla and maltiness on the back. Ok.

T: I get a very acidic, almost vinegary roast upfront. A creamy vanilla in the middle with a mild saltiness on the backend. Kind of odd.

M: Medium body with a heavy carbonation. A vinegary finish.

O: All in all, I'm not sure I can drink all of this. The vinegar taste throws the entire thing off. Not really a great stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Willimantic Dead Letter Drye Stout from Willimantic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 6 ratings