All Out Extra Dark
Athletic Brewing Co.

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From:
Athletic Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #13
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,775
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 13.9%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
28
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 01, 2022
Added:
Jan 18, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  8
SCORE
83
Good
All Out Extra DarkAll Out Extra Dark
Notes: Formerly known as "All Out Stout"

Amazingly complex malt character with a dry, roasty chocolate finish.

Inspired by days on the slopes and nights by the fire, All Out is a delightfully smooth and soul-warming stout. Each sip delivers a silky, full-bodied mouthfeel and pleasantly toasty finish, along with delicate notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Given the depth of flavor, it’s surprisingly light and refreshing, making it the perfect beer for any time of year. We like to pair it with warm, savory dishes in winter and light but sweet treats in warmer weather.
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Reviewed by Emichaelbray from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
I had one of these at a zero proof bar tonight. Going away party from work for a sober coworker. I didn’t know what to expect but I like it.
The aromas are a bit subtle but pleasant and, as primarily a stout lover, I found familiar dark chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruit on the nose.
The taste let’s the cat out of the bag a bit. For me, part of the appeal of a big, heavy stout is a bit of the alcoholic heat. That aside, this reminds me of a milk stout. The bittersweet cocoa, raisin and a caramel-coffee presence mix well!
The feel is the real weak spot. I want to be fair to this stuff for some reason I don’t quite understand. But, this is a beer review and feel is part of beer. This is simply thin for a stout. Probably explains the 90 calories, which is a welcome difference from proof beer.
I will have it again but I can imagine beer drinkers not liking it.
Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by RAgleNtu

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Dark brown, good head.

Smell: Light roast, old cigarette smoke, nuts.

Taste: Nutty at first, then settles into a mild coffee with cream flavor. Light bodied, mild coffee finish.

Overall: A friend gave me a can, I figured it's a style tick better than O'Douls or Sharps. Not bad, can't really tell it's non-alcoholic, it's a decent brown ale/dark lager that seems pretty normal.
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours black with light brown head. Nose is definitely malty - a bit roasty as well. A slight barbecue sauce note. Plums. The flavor is pretty good. As has been noted, the mouthfeel is somewhat watery compared to a real stout. However, the flavor is smooth. Sweet toffee, slight coffee, roasty, slight nutty note, cola, root beer, and bread.
Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.76 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by rfreed from Washington

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark cola brown in color (approaching jet black) with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark chestnut brown + dark amber + dark ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a handful of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch mottled very thin film covering approximately 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + caramel + dark + cereal grain malts with light to moderate amounts oil caramel sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of earthy hops. Moderate aromas of wort.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + caramel + dark + cereal grain malts with light to moderate amounts oil caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of wort. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink but more of a NA Schwartzbier as opposed to a Porter/Stout and the mouthfeel is a touch on the thin/watery side. Nice complexity of malt flavors and aromas but there is a moderate amount of wort presence that reminds me of a Malta India (or similar).
Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by ryancl from Minnesota

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.66 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Really dark cola brown, with a bubbly head. Leaves some initial lacing and a thin layer of head remains.

Aroma to me is roast in the form of coffee; an earthy musty hop aroma, and honey like sweet smell.

Taste is similar; like a soft black coffee that has some hops thrown in. The sweetness comes back to in almost tangy fashion.

Light body, drinks a little watery; guessing this is expected but this is my first NA beer. A nice roast driven bitterness on the finish.
Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by KateB

Mar 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.59 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2022-02-10
12oz can served in a footed pilsner glass. Dated 11/09/2021.

Pours very dark brown with a tall flash of brown head that collapses to a thin island and a thin ring. Smell is super roasty, coffee and maybe dark chocolate.

Taste is similar, though a bit muted and still not quite enough to cover the n/a flavor. Add in a slight bit of a cola flavor, and some nuttiness.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery. Overall, definitely one of the better NA beers I have tried.
Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Kind of blown away by this one. Impossibly fluffy head that takes its sweet time receding. Not used to seeing that in near beer. Wicked roasty nose. Like, _wicked_ roasty! Wow! Taste follows, though much lighter than the nose implies. I expected that, though, and what's there is very pleasant. It's like a lighter, alcohol-free version of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Should I see another revolution 'round the Sun, I'll be drinking a pool full of this stuff next Dry January. A little bummed it took me 'til the end of the month to find it.
Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Buck_Jones from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Trying this “Dry January” thing that seemingly everyone is on about, I’ve turned to brews like this one to see me through.

I think this is really good for what it is. Dark and roasty, it scratches my stout itch. Really looks the part too. Creamy mouthfeel, if not a tad light.

This and Just the Haze are getting me through to February, that’s for sure.
Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An almost solid black,cola appearance.
Around medium carbonation with a about the same for the body.
Aroma is definitely roasted malt upfront and carries all the way through to the finish. Some dark chocolate, a little grain.
Taste is very similar to aroma, Avery mild sweetness with an equally mild roasted malt ,dark chocolate bitterness.
Overall I am trying to compare this to other na beers and not some world class stout. Based on that I rank this way above almost all na beers I've ever tried.
Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Black with a two finger mocha head

S- Roasted malts, somewhat nutty, chocolate, hints of cinnamon.

T- Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, a little nutty, touch of cinnamon.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- An impressive nonalcoholic stout, easy to drink.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not sure the style Athletic was going for, but this worked for me as a pseudo-Schwarzbier, regardless of any lagering that might not have been done. The nose has some classic bitter notes, but also has a dark pretzel vibe that lead me to the aforementioned style. The feel also leads to said impression, though the flavors lean more on roasted malt notes of coffee and baker's chocolate than the pretzel or bread I get in the nose.

This also has a flavor I get in a lot of N/A-ish beers, which is more or less a taste of hop water. It's not a large component of this beer, thankfully, but I am now thinking it's unavoidable. But within the realm of low alcohol beers, this one works pretty well for me.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look is dark, probably all black with a nice tan colored head, head is fluffy to begin but recedes and settles nicely. Nose is great, all malt sugar, roast bitterness, big sort of smoke character, so if you like, say schwartzbier this will probably be familiar. Taste is great. I get hints of vanilla throughout but the major notes are bitter roast malt, smoke, some almost tart edges which is from the roast character - in the same way that, say, coffee leans to acid from certain regions. The finish is short but in a nice way, I get a nice back end on this and it really holds, coffee, bitter malt, dark roast malts and some caramelized sugar. Nothing off at all. And the feel is excellent, it's pretty fully bodied. This is canned maybe 2 months ago so not super fresh, though I did buy the sixer fresh. It's full bodied.

I always think it ironic people praise guiness, is there a thinner stout? I'd drink this over guiness every day of the week without a thought. And the lack of a buzz means I can lengthen a session or just take a night or several off. It's a great beer, I hope to have it on hand regularly during the year, per my new intention to be a little more mindful. Happy to have this easily accessible.
Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jka_3 from Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
It looks great coming out of the can, but there is little head. The taste is sort of flat, ok but not great. decent for a NA beer but it just seems like it is missing something.
Jan 03, 2022
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Tastes like roasted barley juice. It just doesn't seem like a beer.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.27 by Rich-Ry from California

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Reviewed by Saaber from Maryland

2.15/5  rDev -41.4%
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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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by digitalflood from New York

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
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
 
Rated: 3.79 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Mar 05, 2021
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Rated by StArnoldFan from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I was impressed it was a NA beer but it got pretty thin by the end of the glass.
Mar 02, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
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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Rated by beer_beer from Finland

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A porter / stout.
Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by meefmoff from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
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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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
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
All Out Extra Dark from Athletic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 64 ratings