All Out Extra Dark
Athletic Brewing Co.

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Style:
Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #8
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,637
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 16.26%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
40
From:
Athletic Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
84
Good
All Out Extra DarkAll Out Extra Dark
Notes: Amazingly complex malt character with a dry, roasty chocolate finish.

Formerly known as "All Out Stout"
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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flagmantho from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 9/7/21. Wow, fresh!

Appearance: extremely dark brown, nearly black, with only little hints of brown around the edge when held up to the light. Head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam. Very stouty!

Smell: some roasty malt aroma with a little bit of a caramel/toffee note. However, the main aroma I get is a strong vegetal aroma, I'm guessing from the interaction of hops and roasted malt. I have gotten this in plenty of "normal" stouts and porters, but I think maybe in an NA beer this just stands out more? I like the fact that they've done a dark beer, but the aroma is not particularly successful.

Taste: roasty malt with a dash of caramel and a nice "ashy" roast flavor that I like in drier dark beers. The vegetal hop thing from the aroma is not present at all in the flavor, although there is a nice, if light, earthy hop character. This tastes rather like a very light porter, and I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and really a very surprising creaminess. Good!

Overall: this is the first non-alcoholic porter/stout type beer I've had, and I'm honestly pleasantly surprised. Over time, sweetness builds up on the palate a little more than I care for, but overall it's very good for NA. So far I'm really impressed with what Athletic is doing. Good stuff!

Sep 27, 2021
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1/21/2021 on the can.

Pours into a tumbler with a two finger head of creamy mocha foam, dark brown and black in the glass. Some minor spotty lacing to one side of the glass, good head retention. Smells mainly of prune, raisin, and molasses. A tiny bit of roast malt char in there, but it could use a lot more. Raisin and some odd acidity, mild roasty aftertaste, watered down coffee. Minor oxidation present. Watery feel, thin bodied with ample carbonation. More Schwarzbier than Stout/Porter, but even then it's a stretch. It reminds me of unfermented wort, and Malta India. Not bad for the NA category, but there's lots of room for improvement here.

May 19, 2021
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Saaber from Maryland

2.15/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Hoped this would taste better. It pours as a dense dark, almost black, like a real stout. Very little head. Unfortunately, its very thin although above tasting watery. I once had a German dark NA beer -- decades ago -- that tasted like full-bore pumpernickel bread. Suspect today's NA brewers are trying to produce an NA beer that taste good -- but does have many calories (this one has 90 per can). That will limit how rich these can be.

May 13, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2020/09/30
Pours a large brownish almost 2 finger frothy head with moderate retention, spotty lacing, very dark almost black color

Nose is nice, again that fresh wort aroma, grainy malts, cereal mash, but also a big roasted dark malt component, black malt, roast, hint of very dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans

Taste again brings more fresh wort, grainy cereal mash, a bit toasted and plenty roasted, dark roasted malts with more roasted coffee, a bit of very dark chocolate as well, a hint fruity as well, light spicy hop note, med-lighter bitterness some from roasted malts and some spicy hops, dry finish with some lingering roast and bitterness

Mouth is med bod, med-higher foamy carb

Overall nice beer, I would enjoy drinking these on cooler days, basically like fresh wort without too much sweetness, and plenty of dark malts, nicely done for AF

Apr 08, 2021
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digitalflood from New York

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into standard pint glass. Good head dissipates to poor lacing and rention. Goes from tan to white than gone.

Body is pitch opaque black. Low carbonation. Smells of oat bran, burnt toast, campfire, roasted peanuts, and light coffee.

On the front palette lots of toasted barley, oats, toast and some light cocoa notes. Mid-palette note transitions to campfire and burnt coffee. Some toffee, caramel and sugar. A little hop bitterness comes through in acidic coffee and bitter chocolate especially as you transition to back palette. While sweeter on the front there's a pleasant bitterness in the back. Tastes of barbecue smoked cereal and light coffee persist in the aftertaste. There is a rauchbier like quality to the whole thing. Not your typical dark stout but surprisingly drinkable in the best possible way.

Crisp mouthfeel overall and decent thickness. Nitro would help here carbonation wise but it is not lacking per say given it's a NA beer.

Overall pretty good and I'd definitely buy it again especially during BBQ season. This begs for smoked meat and grilled vegetables. 3.7 out of 5.

Mar 20, 2021
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pianoguy from Washington

4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 OZ can packaged 2/24/2021 (12 days old) Part of a 24 can mixed stout pack purchased from the brewery
Poured into a nonic pint glass

Pours a solid dark brown body with a khaki head little retention and a little speck lacing (Which is par for the course with NA stouts) Aggressive pour always recommended with NA stouts.

Upon pouring I got small whiff of that NA wort that gave way to a more prominent chocolate and cocoa scent. A few notes of wood smoke and coffee.

Taste was more like roasted coffee with baker's chocolate

Nice full mouthfeel had an oatmeal smoothness to it. Well done

This is one of the better NA stouts that I've tried so far. Also it was fresh! I've learned that freshness is important with NA stouts. The fresher the better. (as opposed to regular stouts with alcohol which I prefer with a little mileage on them) I've had this beer before and had it on my NA radar but the 12 day freshness of this sample really made it stand out in this review.

Mar 09, 2021
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz can

Pours very dark brown, foamy cream colored head that fades to nothing. Aroma isnt bad, a bit roasty and some molasses too. Taste has similar elements, fairly sweet. Definitely gives off the "unfermented wort" vibe. Body is fairly thin, not really what youd expect for a brown ale or stout

Overall its good for a NA beer, not good for a "beer".

Feb 12, 2021
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meefmoff from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottom line: this tastes, smells, and feels pretty much like a "real" stout. Impressive. There's a hint of worty graininess in the smell and taste but mostly it's just a pleasant, roasty stout with a lot of dark coffee and unsweetened chocolate notes. Good head and decent lacing with a medium mouthfeel and prickly carbonation, though it does finish a little thin.

And to top it all off it's only 90 calories.

Update: As it warms the graininess comes forward a bit more so this is probably better when it's a bit colder than one might like for a normal stout.

Feb 07, 2021
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: This beer pours very dark brown. Opaque in the middle, and barely translucent around the edges with some reddish-brown. A finger of beige head settles to a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Some visible carbonation. No lacing.

Smell: This beer smells like an oxidized brown ale to me. I get some of that typical wet cardboard aroma, along with a nutty, dried leaf, woody aroma. As the beer warms there is stale coffee and faint chocolate.

Taste: The flavor tracks the smell closely. Cardboard is present. It’s also quite nutty. Tastes like fresh hazelnut, supplying some sweetness. Watered down black coffee. I do not get any chocolate. Slightly bitter on the finish.

Feel: Watery and dry with a medium to high amount of carbonation that pricks the tongue. Lingering dry finish.

Overall: I had a can of this beer a year ago and I was not a big fan. I don’t know what I expected, so I am approaching it differently and going in with no expectations. Taking it for the level of enjoyment it provides and what it does for me as a stout.

I would drink this again as a dark ale. The body resembles several stouts I’ve had. It reminds of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. It’s good and it does some dark ale things for me that I want it to do. I would buy and drink this again. I’d love to try it fresh.

Feb 06, 2021
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I usually don't write full reviews on NA beers, but with this one my mind was changed. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is ok - roasted barley/grain/that dark malt smell you get when brewing. The taste is what shocked me though. I've had NA dark beers before that I had to dump after the 2nd sip. This one actually tastes like roasted coffee. There is still that slight NA flavor, but in all honesty, I think this tastes better than guinness. Feel is medium carbonation. My rating is based on the NA category.

Feb 03, 2021
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jkblr from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz canned 11/25/2020 (just under two months ago) poured into a perfect pint glass at just above fridge temp 0.5% ABV. The beer pours black in color with brown highlights and mocha colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is ashy/roasty with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco and nuts. The taste is nutty & roasty up front with a semi-weird finish of tobacco and burnt coffee. Mild to moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good for NA, and fairly rare as a dark beer within that style. I really don't like this one cold, so if you don't dig it at first, give it some time in the glass and try again.

Jan 21, 2021
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IKR from California

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown color with a huge foamy dark beige head that slowly faded. A good looking "Stout".

Smell: Sweet malts and a slight hint of roasted malts.

Taste: The taste profile features mildly sweet malt notes, and roasted malt notes. The finish is fairly dry featuring faint roast malts. As it warms close to room temperature the roasted malts, while still very mild, become more noticeable.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a generous level of carbonation. Fairly light bodied.

Overall: The beer label reads "extra dark" not stout so even though I feel it's meant to be a stout substitute I have to give it a bit of a pass for the very subdued roast malt presence. As it warmed up quite a bit I was able to pick out the stout elements more.

Jan 21, 2021
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white head. Smells of dark roasted grain with slight chocolate. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with decent grain backbone. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a superb NA beer.

Jan 18, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

canned 9/15/2020, bought Jan 14 2021 and consumed same day. Pours very dark brown, nearly black with about 1/4 inch of quickly dissipating dark tan head that has the almost fizzy consistency a soft drink. No real lacing to speak of. Smells like dark roasted grains. Tastes the same, maybe a bit of bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is typical NA "thin" but better than many NA. It reminds me of some of the thinner full ABV stouts that are available. Overall, a good alternative to the IPA or PA style NA offerings that are out there, if you feel like something dark, but I think the Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA is more true to its style than this is. At only 90 calories this is a serious contender if you want a dark version of a beer but are watching calories, although I have not tried many other dark NA which are also likely to be low cal.

Jan 14, 2021
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bobv from Vermont

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can.
Canned 08/12/2020.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch tan head over a near black body with scant lacing. Nose of roasted malt. Taste of bitter chocolate and roasted malt, finishing with all roast. Not bad at all. Good feel and overall, the best N/A beer I've ever had.
Cheers!

Jan 08, 2021
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brother_rebus from Maine

4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Probably the best low alcohol beer ive tried. Best from athletic brewing for sure. Its got basically every aspect of a real stout. Tastes like a thinner and more carbed Murphy’s, but a little less bitter and some extra roast. Yummy.

Jan 02, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz can into a glass. Canned 9/10/20, so 2 months old.

Looks very good in the glass. Dk brown body, lighter highlights around the edges. Small creamy tan head shrinks to a ring and faint covering. No lacing.

Aroma of lightly roasted coffee and a little tobacco.

On tasting, well, it follows the nose. The cigar tobacco is initially interesting, but it does wear on you after about 6ozs. Coffee remains light, any roast malt is hidden below the tobacco.

Mouth below medium, finish coffee and cigars.

Overall, what is initially intriguing, becomes tiresome halfway through. Could not finish this one.

Nov 15, 2020
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Pours opaque black, tan head dissipates to a film.

Smells of biscuit, mesquite, coffee bean, and hickory.

Flavor is of coffee, hickory, walnut, biscuit and smoke.

Light to medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This tastes pretty decent. Passable as a dark beer substitute. Probably one of the best NAs I've had so far. Worth trying if you can't or don't want to drink but are craving a dark beer. It might scratch that itch for you.

Oct 29, 2020
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 9/1/20

Looks good, dark brown- black with a coarse tan head that fades.
Smells of coffee and chocolate and dark roasted grain.
Taste is more coffee, chocolate, toasted bread and sweet caramel. Dry cocoa lingers.
Feels light, medium body and dissipates quickly.

Overall very good! Lots of flavor, and though not as substantial body as a typical stout, it's easy to consider it a very tasty dark mild. An excellent non-alcoholic option!

Oct 09, 2020
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asbury_hawk from Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It has a dark brown color like you would expect with a stout. Has a small head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: It has a creamy and malty smell. Notes of rich caramel. Almost has a slight coffee smell but subtle all around.

Taste: Stong oaty taste with some hints of coffee. Tastes very much like a stout.

Feel: Has a good texture but finishes slightly watery.

Overall: This is another very strong offering from Athletic. 3 for 3 for me so far.

Jul 07, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

1.79/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big tobacco and light chocolate. Medium light bodied but still somewhat too chewy, medium-low carbonation slightly sweet. I like their pales but this just tastes like wet chewing tobacco. I am sorry but I cannot finish this. A big miss.

Jun 04, 2020
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OzmanBey from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this last year wasn't crazy about it but this year decided to give it a another chance and wow what a difference.
Smell is much darker and maltier
Taste is more complex with hints of caramel moving through the malty taste. The only odd thing is it as a slight hoppy taste to it that can throw you off at first. The hoppy taste is not pronounced but definitely there. Overall it tastes like a light Murphy's stout.
Feel wasn't awful but didn't leave much of an effect either.
Overall for a non-alc stouts it's not bad and one that you can have every so often.

Jan 14, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

EBF Last Saturday Dark brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like malt syrup with a hint of caramel. Taste is about the same and the body is very watery. Not horrible

Feb 10, 2019
All Out Extra Dark from Athletic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings