BruRm Damn Good Stout | The Brü Rm. at BAR

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Brewed by:
The Brü Rm. at BAR
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
You'd better believe it. We use seven different malts to create an incredible sensation of aroma and flavor. The special roasted barleys we use give this brew its smokey espresso scent. And the first sip reveals a rich sweet character which ends in a coffee/cocoa finish. Our special, natural carbonation process creates the dense head, tiny bubbles, and creamy character of this dark beauty. Perfect to sit with and contemplate. After a large pie, don't say Decaf Espresso, say Damn Good Stout.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Bru Room. Black, with mocha creamy head, measuring 1/4 inch. Srved appropriate waarmer. Roast and chocolate aroma. Coffee is the story, and the coffee acid build as i finish gulp after gulp. Fuller mouthfeel. Very nitro like. Good for what is is, as I am not a coffee drinker or big fan.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thinner than expected body, but solid taste of roasted malt throughout. Certainly better than anything SBC brews, but don't expect awesome beer, either. This and the espresso stout are the best ones they offer.

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Photo of malfunxion
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Bru Room, served in a pint glass:

Appeared a nice, dark, coffee color with a dark, thick, chocolate head that was well retained. The beer had a lighter aroma than expected, a little coffee and a slight hint of chocolate. The taste followed the nose, but was a bit stronger. The beer had a lighter feel, but it was smooth, creamy and easy to drink. Overall, a solid beer.

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Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pabs311
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beer pours a nice rich deep black with a thin mocha colored head. (bar tender did not leave much room at the top of the glass for a decent sized head). some lacing left behind as the beer got drank.

S- nice roasted malt qualities. heavy on coffee/espresso, almost burnt maltiness. some bittersweet chocolate is also aparent.

T- much like the nose. heavy roasty malts. coffee, chocolate once again make up the majority of flavor in this beer.

M/D medium bodied and low carbonation. perfect for the style. easy drinking, had a few of these during my visit to bar.

this beer redeemed my opinion of what bar has to offer after i tried their 73 IPA.

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Photo of dherling
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark brown opaque color crowned by a luscious tan head. The nose had very good malt characteristic to it, caramel, maple syrup, coffee, espresso, dark cocoa, and even some assertive yeastyness poked it's head through. The tastes offered were coffee, cocoa, and caramel, with a bit of fruity ester/alcohol barely perceptible on the outer rim of the palate. The mouthfeel was characteristic of a stout, creamy, fairly luscious, low carbonation. The drinkability was hurt a little by the weak finish of the brew. The big assertive flavors didn't hold through to the finish of this one.

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Photo of opwog
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was the one saving moment of an otherwise disapointing visit to the Bru Rm. This beer isn't something that I would be going far out of my way to get. But as a stout being poured by a brew pub (posing as a dance club), I was completely happy with this. The beers here, in general, use to be better but I think that the beer is starting to take a back seat to catering to their late night crowd. This is the one to have, if you only have time for one at the Bru Rm.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Durge
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This stuff is jet black with a decent tan head and good lacing. It has a fairly unique nutty chocolate aroma that includes a very sour overtone. The flavor comes on with a deep sour cherry and coffee, smooth and a bit satiny. It's very drinkable for a stout. There's a charcoal finish. Very nice and highly recommended to any stout fans.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pittvkyle7
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- black with a brownish purpleish head, some lacing but nothing too sticky

S- rosted, sweet scents.

T- bitter chocolate, toasted grains, milky/creamy. Some nice fruitiness comes through, very dry.

M- At first it seems very creamy but it's mostly the head, it's very smooth but the over all body is meadium light.

D- I really thought the ABV on this one was like 4.5 or 5% not 6%. it has a good drinkability, but obviously not BARs session beer.

I'm not a stout nut (not yet anyway) but this is a big favourite of mine

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BruRm Damn Good Stout from The Brü Rm. at BAR
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