Gypsy Outpost - Samoas Cookie
Humble Forager Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,358
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Ranked #14,827
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
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Humble Forager Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Notes: This variant of our specialty imperial porters/stouts celebrates the delicious flavors within our favorite Girl Scout Cookie. We brew a thick, rich, chocolaty base beer before conditioning upon toasted coconut, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and cinnamon. Sip this pastry porter with your friends reminiscing about adventures in the deep woods.
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shimmering black with mushroom color foam and slight lacing. Smell is the start here: coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, with supporting cinnamon and booze. Taste is good for maybe 8 oz, then the sweetness starts to get to me, cinnamon does its best to cut the sweetness, but ultimately the sugary vanilla, chocolate and coconut prevail. Sticky, surprisingly warm, viscous but not heavy, an interesting porter body that works for me.

May 31, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Released April 2020; drank 5/26/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy dark tan head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Coconut, dark chocolate, mild booze heat & faint cinnamon notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Coconut, dark chocolate syrup & faint cream flavors; booze heat & mild cinnamon bite on the finish.

A bit much, with too much booze heat and a bit of syrup-y stickiness; however, it's drinkable.

NOTE: the brewery website makes it clear this is the same beer as Gypsy Outpost: Samoas Cookie

May 27, 2020
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xdtfx from Illinois

3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, opaque with minimal fizzy dark brown head that dissipates quickly.

Not getting much on the nose. Maybe some earthy cinnamon, dark fruit, booze.

Taste is fine. It's definitely sweet and pastry-like. The adjuncts seem to have good balance as far as one not overpowering the other but muddle together. There isn't much harmony, nothing really pops or enhances one another. Finishes a bit boozy.

Starts with some carb but goes flat fast. On the thin side when compared to the other recent pastry porters I've had (Pressed series, Kittywampus series)

May 23, 2020
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Technically the stay at home order is over: I can go back to the Mall of America. Yippee. Celebrating that dubious honor with a 16 oz. can.

The pour is stout soul black, with a hefty nose of vanilla & cinnamon.

Gypsy Outpost is thicker than a 30 year old pawg. Luscious mouthfeel is the first impression, followed by heaps of big sweet malts, vanilla, mild chocolate, & a pinch of cinnamon at the end. Coconut is MIA, perhaps adding to the overarching sweetness. Holy Neptune, this is 12%? This easy-drinking light beer should come with flashing orange warning lights.

A bit pricey for what it is, but this proves once again that Forager’s game is in the darkness. Very good beer.

May 23, 2020
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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 tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of chocolate, coconut, malt, vanilla, and spices.

T: Tasted of a bit of malt (not a big factor, but definitely present), some spice (the advertised cinnamon; a subtle element), a lot of chocolate (quite sweet, always nice to have), a hint of vanilla (kind of lingers around), and a good amount of coconut as well. This is a solid flavor that gets better as you go along. Complex and flavorful.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very likable, easy to drink porter. Drinkable.

May 19, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. Tan head. Black color.

Sweet and dessert like. Big coconut and vanilla. Lots of cinnamon, but balanced. Chocolate and fudge. Creamy and smooth. Can’t taste the 12%. Pastry level high. Thick and full bodied.

May 10, 2020
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morimech from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

2-pack of 16 oz cans purchased for $16.99. Does not say Samoas Cokkie on the can art, but looking at the Humble Forager website, I can safely say this version is what I purchased. Dark black liquid with a small head that quickly faded. No lacing. Other than the color and viscosity, not impressive. Aroma is dominated by the chocolate malt with underlying alcohol. In the flavor the coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon come out more, but it is subtle which I appreciate. Plenty of chocolate however. The alcohol flavor is strong, and is keeping me from enjoying the other flavors. Despite how the beer looked, it is appropriately carbonated. Smooth and creamy texture. A strong porter that I am sure will have its fans. I was not the biggest fan of Pudding Goggles, and I think this contract brewed version is better as the adjuncts are more subtle than the version at Forager Brewing.

May 02, 2020
Gypsy Outpost - Samoas Cookie from Humble Forager Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 15 ratings