Wisconsin Stout
Untitled Art

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Stout - American Imperial
4.12 | pDev: 8.25%
Untitled Art
Wisconsin, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wisconsin StoutWisconsin Stout
Notes: Collaboration with Listermann Brewing Company

Strong stout with maple and lactose.
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stout brewed with lactose and maple. Collaboration beer with Listermann Brewing (Cincinnati). Poured from a can into a Listermann's pub glass. The pour is dark mahogany and not quite opaque (I can see some light peeking through the edges of the glass). It sports a nice 2 fingers of fine tan foam with good retention. I definitely get a fair amount of roastiness on the nose. There are aromas of roasted malt, espresso, and cocoa and some of the maple comes through as well.

Full body with a firm feel and a sweet and roasty flavor. I get a lot of maple on the palate (a LOT). It comes as something of a surprise since the roastiness hides it on the nose. Maple, toffee, and black coffee up front, then as the roastiness fades a bit the maple comes charging forward even more. It lingers well on the finish along with a pleasant sarsaparilla-like note. Overall, a really nice beer, although a bit pricey.

Nov 17, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn tasty and fine beer. Drank it by Lake Marie in Twin Lakes Wisconsin during my annual Columbus Day weekend trip. Roaring fire, John Prine singing Lake Marie, cigar, and a quiet lake as accompaniment.

Sweet stout, but not overly so. Roasty dark malt with a dance of maple and milky sweetness over it, creamy feel, big body, mouth watering, strong alcohol presence. Just wish it wasn’t so cold outside so I could see how it was when warmed up.

I have not had a bad beer from Untitled Art so far, and I will gladly search out more of their stuff. Glad I only got one of this, just because this was one of those instances of the ideal time and place to have that exact beer.

Oct 14, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can sent from superspak
North Coast tulip snifter

Pours a chestnut brown that forms into a darker chocolate brown to black body, with a light brown head of 2 fingers, receding to 1 and leaving sparse lacing.

Aromas of maple and melted plastic, with some chocolate pancakes and chocolate syrup; slight nutty malt; grape sucker; some fruity yeast character.

Flavor is both very bitter and very sweet at the same time, really clashes hard. I get a wonderful crunched up espresso bean finish though, which is my favorite part. The maple/cream and heavy acidic bitterness is a bit much though and they don't compliment each other. And the fruitiness, I want to say grape sucker, is there in the flavor as well, but it's very much a yeast-like fruitiness. It's a very bizarre little profile.

Feel is thick and syrupy, chewy, warming, sticky.

Overall, one I'd probably pass on in the future, but it was nice to try it and has some redeeming qualities.

Oct 12, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/19/19; drank 10/6/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice tan head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Maple syrup, raisin, cream & pecan notes in the nose.

Sticky medium thick mouthfeel.

Oak, raisin, brown sugar, mild cream & faint booze heat flavors; robust, challenging but drinkable.

I'd have another...

Oct 07, 2019
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.06/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one from the Duvel guy in Utrecht

From a 16oz can into a snifter
Imperial stout with lactose and maple
Canned 19 March 2019

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear brown and yields a three finger, medium looking, slightly foamy, light tan head with good retention. Body is a clear bistre brown with piles of carbonation evident. Head slowly recedes to a full, foamy cap and leaves some lacing on the glass. Splotchy wisp remains leaving touches of foamy lacing down the glass as it empties. Really light color and a touch foamy.

SMELL: Bolder nose of maple syrup, some vanilla cream, milk sugars and some milk chocolate on the nose. Candy-like qualities here.

TASTE: Maple syrup, caramel, lightly metallic, with vanilla cream and some alcohol up front. More syrup and alcohol at the swallow, with a bold and lingering finish of maple, vanilla, milk chocolate, slightly roasted bitterness and a light metallic twinge there as well. Some alcohol under the whole show. Slightly perfume-like alcohol.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A touch foamy perhaps but creamy enough, goes down okay with a bit of a scratch and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This has a lot of good things going for it, but the slightly metallic, perfume-like alcohol quality is just a touch in the way. The color is far too light for the style as well. This is decent but not something worth writing home about. There are certainly better imperial maple stouts out there.

Oct 04, 2019
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Lorianneb from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. Nice and black. 1.5 finger tan head. Tight bubbles. No real lacing. Smells sweet. Maple. A bit of smoke, but that could be that I just smoked 2 slabs of bacon. Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Sweet. Maple is up front. A bit of roast, but not much. I like this beer, but not sure I can have more than 1 at a time. Kinda sweet. A dessert beer

Sep 13, 2019
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MercInc from Wisconsin

3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured in a stout glass at 65 degrees. Very dark, tan head that dissipated fairly quick. Nice roasted malt aromas. For me, this was just too sweet for me. I found my self wanting to dump it out. (I Didn't). This is the first stout I didn't really enjoy. I gave it another try about a week later. with a measured temp of 55 degrees and the results were the same. For me, I just did not care for it.

Sep 12, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and almost no lace ring. The aroma is malty and woody with a very strong maple syrup smell. Sweet, thick, sticky, slow-sipping, has a maple syrup on waffle type of sweetness and feel with a touch of sticky booziness on the finish. I mean, if you have a sweet tooth then this is a beer to get but after one can I was good (really enjoyed the can, though).

Aug 26, 2019
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mmilyko from Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very tasty, if perhaps a bit too sweet. You probably won't care to drink the entire can by yourself, but instead, serve it to some friends after dinner and call it desert.

Jul 20, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the meeting last night
Solid black color with a decent sized frothy tan head.
Maple and brown sugar sweetness on the nose with a hint of roast. The flavor is mostly maple and it cloyingly sweet, I had trouble finishing a sample its just too sweet.

Jul 13, 2019
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

16 ounce bottle - $5.29 at Sprayberry Bottle Shop in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a half inch-high, tan-beige head.

Smell: Rum-soaked fruit compote drenched in maple syrup and given a little splash of soy. Some dairy cream, chocolate frosting carried aloft by wafting alcohol vapors.

Taste: Mercy! Considerably sweet, sugary, syrupy. Roast, toast with some maple thrown in. Dark fruitiness, slight milky quality. Plenty of alcoholic heat, too, but this is mollified by the sweetness and heavy flavors. Sticky, sugary finish with a final kick of roast.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Medium carbonation. Big, chewy mouthfeel.

Overall: Really tilts towards being obnoxiously sweet and ultimately a true chore to finish (I didn't make it, btw).

Jun 30, 2019
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black has to be held to the sun to see red around the edges. Nice thick two finger tan head that falls oh so slowly off an aggressive pour.

Aroma is nice sweet chocolates, lactose up front on roasted malts. Underneath vanilla, maple , caramel hints of coffee.

Taste is wow rich and roasted with lots of lactose, maple, lesser caramel and chocolate. Underneath you have the vanilla lingering maple and lactose sweetness with some coffee like bitterness mingled with the hops, maybe even licorice hints. A big beer full of flavor that is really bordering on being cloying for me.

Mouthfeel is a big full heavy body full of extra sugars carbonation is nice and smooth.

Overall a nice big stout only issue for me was it does approach cloying maybe just a touch too much lactose.

Mouthfeel is big

Jun 12, 2019
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MexicanAraujo from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - A noticeable, impressive head. Very dark and murky appearance that shows even in the head.

Smell - Smells like coffee beans and molasses.

Taste - Tastes like a mocha coffee with very noticeable molasses notes. Incredibly sweet but not sickening. Like drinking a coffee with cream and two sugars.

Feel - Very smooth and creamy. I said it tastes like drinking a coffee with two sugars and the feel is consistent. If you carbonated a cup of high end coffee, it would probably be quite similar to this.

Overall - Fantastic stout. smooth, great taste, nice and high ABV, and its basically a cup of coffee in a beer can. If you're looking for a stout that will speak to you, try this one out.

Jun 11, 2019
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 03/19/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice black color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which also leaves some small islands and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with a pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, vanilla, maple, licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with a pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, with some nice vanilla/maple sweetness, licorice. Full Body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

Jun 09, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of maple syrup, malt, lactose, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a small amount of chocolate (just enough, though), a tinge of caramel, a ton of maple syrup (the dominant ingredient), a hint of vanilla, a little bit of char, and some lactose as well. A super sweet and thoroughly enjoyable flavor. It's definitely a maple syrup bomb, but the other elements support it well. Pretty tasty stuff.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: If you like maple syrup, check this one out. Drinkable.

Jun 07, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark brown body, nearly black; thick and creamy light tan head; fingers of lacing streak down the glass. Big maple nose; vanilla; roasted grain; baker's chocolate. The taste comes across like a maple-flavored donut; fairly sweet; vanilla and milk chocolate; sublime and nuanced hop bitterness; boozy. Heavy body; oily; huge residual sugar presence; sweet mouthfeel.

The can lists lactose and maple syrup as key ingredients, and they're here in spades. The beer definitely comes in on the sweet side and borders on the cloying. However, some of that may be attributed to the heavy maple flavor presence. The ABV is fairly well hidden for 10.0%. This beer is very tasty but is undeniably a sipper.

Jun 02, 2019
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Initial impressions from a can:

10% ABV. "Contains Lactose + Maple." "Stout."

HEAD: ~3cm in height. Tan head. Sticks around a good while for a 10% ABV beer - ~10+ minutes.

BODY: Opaque brown-black. No yeast/lees are visible within,

AROMA: Obvious maple. Malty sweetness. Hazelnut. Faint peanut butter. A scintilla of roast.

Suggests a maple sugar-driven sweet stout with enough sweetness to make it a dessert beer but not so much it seems cloying. Lacks any overt hoppy, yeasty, or spicy aromatics.

Aromatic intensity is mild for an imperial stout.

TASTE: The maple flavour has a nice subtlety to it, never overwhelming the beer, but the base beer doesn't offer a whole lot...dark malt sweetness, lactose sugar, hints of roast, scintillae of hazelnut and chocolate - imperial stouts need utmost complexity to stand out, and this doesn't bring much to the table.

I've experienced more authentic maple syrup notes in dark ales, but this one has a nicely executed maple flavour - more maple sugar than maple syrup , but nice.

It's a bit sweet; I think it could do without the lactose sugar to bring it into better balance.

ABV is pretty well disguised.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, heavy, full-bodied, thick, and weighty on the palate. Not a chore to drink like many high ABV imperial stouts, but it ain't what the kids call "crushable."

OVERALL: It's a nice little maple stout but not one I'd buy again what with Dieu Du Ciel and Founders regularly putting out better. Overpriced for what it is, but I'll enjoy finishing the cans I got on sale.


May 22, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, snifter glass. Usual dark black body, brownish hue, short retention and lacing on a 1 finger head. Smells and tastes like any other Untitled Art stout- the same malt bill and yeast, presumably. There is a fair bit of maple sweetness, however, but that's probably about the only difference than any other stout they've made. Medium bodied, good carbonation, substantial and slightly syrupy.

May 05, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a snulip glass, this beer pours out like coffee and forms black in be glass. A pinky width of dense, caramel colored bubbles form a crown.

The nose brings in huge maple; very reminiscent of the collab they did with Angry Chair. That maple sweetness tangles with caramel as well.

The taste comes in with maple before melding into charred chocolate notes. A little bit of dark bitter bakers chocolate as well. Toasted caramel, pancake batter.

The mouthfeel is full; not the thickest ever, but not lacking a good feeling. Sweetness lingers after. Somewhat bitter to cut through the sweetness, but still pretty smooth.

Overall, this is a solid stout. A lot of sweetness showing through, without relying on it to be the only aspect.

Apr 22, 2019
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 16oz into tulip. Coffee black with a light tan 2.5 finger head. Slowly fades and leaves a collar and nice lacing. Notes of rich chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, molasses and also subtle notes of lactose with vanilla. This is on the sweeter side with all the maple syrup, pancakes, molasses, but some of the roasted malts break it up with some dark chocolate notes. It's a sipper and pretty good if you enjoy pastry stouts. Smooth, creamy, and full bodied along with soft carbonation. Pretty good milk stout with the a nice maple syrup and dark chocolate combination.

Apr 19, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great head production, retention, and lacing all around.

Nose features plenty of classic stout notes of brown sugar, coffee, caramel, toffee, and red grapes, but the maple swoops in and adds a wonderful complement, sweet and mildly woody.

Sweeter up front on the palate than the nose implies, with plenty of maple character. Around mid-palate, more woody tones emerge, as well as coffee and chocolate. Throughout, maple, brown sugar, toffee, and dates provide a rich, sweet experience.

Creamy, smooth, full bodied but light drinking for 10% ABV.

Apr 18, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a very dark brown with a two finger creamy tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is maple, dark chocolate and vanilla.

T - The taste is maple, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raisins and light roasted malts.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty imperial stout. The maple adds a big sweetness making this a slow sipper.

Apr 17, 2019
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soze47 from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little too sweet for my taste, especially after it warms. Nice brown highlights on the body and nose is has chocolate and some nut hints. Mouthfeel is creamy and luscious, but a little too much so after half a glass.

Apr 16, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 3/19/019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, roasted nuts, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/black/bready malts, lactose, maple syrup, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, roasted nuts, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, roasted nuts, dark/brown bread/crust, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/black/bready malts, lactose, maple syrup, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome hop/char bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, fairly sticky/chalky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 10%, with no booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic flavored imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/black/bready malts, lactose, maple syrup, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish. Amazing balance of super rich malts, maple syrup, and lactose; with balancing earthy hops, and restrained fruity yeast notes. Light residual sweetness with lingering hop/char bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding dessert style example as expected. Not overly sweet or bitter/charred either way.

Apr 12, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Fairfield in a snifter. This robust beast pours a
murky blackish brown with a nice head of khaki foam that subsides to a thick ring,
thin wafting pool, and displays very nice lacing. Nose of a chocolate maple cream
candy with some dark cocoa and light char notes mingling with dark fruit. Flavors
follow the nose but exceed in flavor with a char touched maple over dark fruited
notes of black and raspberries drenched in rich cream and dark cocoa with hints
of dark coffee and caramel. Nice mouth feel; full body, medium light carbonation,
and a rich maple and cocoa finish with hints of cream and brulee.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a great collaboration.


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