Smoked Chocolate Stout | Legend Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by MrOH on 03-24-2011

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

1.5 fingers brown head, creamy and well-retaining, opaque black body.

Smoky nose, some malt, a little chocolate.

Smoky body (charcoal?). Some dry cocoa, but peppery spice (black or green pepper). Some malt sweetness in the middle.

Mouthfeel is standard, a bit prickly for draft.

Good, but not chocolatey, especially compared to Legend's Chocolate Porter.

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Photo of rootbeerman
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours essentially black with a dark brown finger thick head.
S: very smoky, chocolate and some coffee and roasted malt.
T: smoky chocolate, very nice dark roasted malt profile. The chocolate is a more of the bitter variety than a sweeter due to the smokiness.
M: could be a bit smoother and creamy, that said its not terrible. OK carbonation.
O: this definitely the best local smoked beers I've had.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jason for sharing this unique brew.

A - Very dark brown beer with a light brown head that left some spots on the sides. Head looked a little like a cola head with the amount of carbonation it seemed to show.

S - Lots of smoke, with chocolate and honey. Smell is actually quite nice, although it seemed a little bit thin some how.

T - Smoke and roast, with a healthy dose of chocolate and cocoa. It's not a perfect mix, but it's pretty tasty with some strong flavors.

M - Too thin, too much carbonation. This actually really kind of wrecks the beer, which is sad, because it's unique and has potential.

O - A fan of smokey beers, started out with potential but it wrecked by bad mouthfeel. Not interested in trying this again.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason (jrallen34) for sharing this unusual brew. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Finger of tan foam that settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving spotty lacework. Dark brown body with some faint transparency at the fringes.

S - Smoked meats, honey-glazed ham, mild chocolate, hickory, campfire. I was no surprised to learn this was 40% smoked malt.

T - Taste is meatier, but with less overt roasted grain and smoke. Chocolate seems to come out more significantly in the taste. Mild roast and char bitterness in the finish.

M - Slightly overcarbonated, and a bit too thin and watery. Since I don't know the ABV it's hard to know what to make of all this, but it seems undersized for the flavor profile. Light residual stickiness and smoke - like I was eating bacon in a smoky diner.

D - It's one of the best beers I've had from Virginia. Other than the weak mouthfeel this is pretty enjoyable stuff. Hopefully they fix their carbonation issues down the road.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep, shiny black with a rich coffee hued dense head. head retention isn't as great as i expected from the initial pour.

S: a woody, charcoal-like smokiness. the smoke profile dominates the nose. interesting smoke aroma. not a bacon/roast pig, but more of a burnt cedar/oak.

T: roast starts until a rich amount of smoke flavor takes over. this is definitely a smokey stout! similar smokey flavors as i described above. a cedar/wood oak flavor. pretty dry finish.

M: medium/full bodied. a little astringency from the roast. carbonation is on the medium/soft side. works well.

D: my only complaint is that it is hard for me to find the chocolate that is part of this brews name. im sure some, if not a significant, portion of chocolate malt was used, but the smoke is definitely the key player. me being a huge fan of smoked beers i find this very enjoyable.

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Photo of MrOH
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with what might be the darkest brown head on any beer I can remember. Head is 1.5 fingers deep, and plenty thick. Nice lace.

Smells of smoked malt primarily, but with a judicious amount of really dark chocolate and a hint of licorice.

The smoke hits the palate first, then the chocolate takes over. Its a very dark chocolate sensation. Imagine eating a bar of 85% cocoa while checking the ribs in the smoker and drinking beer. That's what this reminds me of. The licorice is still there at the end, and has a nice refreshing quality.

Not an especially heavy feeling beer, which is good with as big as the flavors are. If it coated the mouth, it would get pretty tiring.

Overall, a pretty cool beer, and if the mood struck me, I'd split this bomber with someone. A bottle to yourself is a bit much.

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Smoked Chocolate Stout from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 13 ratings