Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout
Flying Dog Brewery

Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical StoutBrewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout
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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
80
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  17
SCORE
86
Very Good
Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical StoutBrewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout
Notes: Rich, roasted malt meets juicy pineapple and toasted coconut, making this beer the perfect replacement for anything that comes with a tiny umbrella.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 80 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Daniellobo:
Photo of Daniellobo
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of qchic
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therica
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of this beer.

A = poured into a pint glass, black, totally black with a modest tan head, tiny bubbles, dissipated quickly with minimal lacing.

S = the best part, it has a nice nose, complex, fresh, with hints of burnt chocolate.

T = burnt anything everything, just burnt taste. Extra-bitter Swiss chocolate?

F = astringent and burnt.

Overall, just not much that impresses me. Probably the 2nd beer from Flying Dog that I haven't liked in their entire history.

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Photo of razorsdescent
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with lighter brown highlights, a small half-finger of head that dissipates down to nothing. Nose is fruitiness and pineapple, roasted malt, chocolate, maybe a touch of bubblegum. A touch of coconut mixed in with the fruitiness. Taste is stronger in the roasted malt, more "standard stout." Definitely hints of coconut in the flavor. Body is medium to full, appropriate for the style. Definitely a unique and somewhat odd stout, but for some reason it works.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and light to moderate cola brown + garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple initially followed by light aromas of roasted + chocolate malts and toasted coconut.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + chocolate malts with a light hint of roasted coffee. That is followed by light flavors of toasted coconut and a light to moderate flavor of tropical/pineapple. Light to moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely an interesting brew - some kind of Black IPA/Stout hybrid with the tropical flavors and thinner body of a black IPA but the roasty flavors of a stout without a lot of hoppiness. Fairly easy to drink but I wish the aroma and flavors were a little more in sync - not nearly the tropical flavors as there is in the aroma.

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Photo of nmann08
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smakawhat
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Flying Dog goblet glass.

A very dark classic dark walnut brown body, with a bit of clarity to it looking up into the headspace. Head creation is a little tiny at a faint espresso brown, but keeps a good sized collar while settling. Solid looking stout?

Aroma is certainly unique. Creamed coconut slightly mixing in with some simple pineapple juice. Definitely getting a pina colada thing going on, but also no excessively either which is nice. Slight hint of milk chocolate just to round things out a bit makes it interesting.

Palate is a bit more beer like which is nice. Big dry roasty character with a lighter stout American quality. Some good charing going on in the mid palate, which seems even more large and unexpected from the fruity and sweeter nose. Hop forward aftertaste with some slight grainy finish upon the swallow and giving to tropical black IPA character slightly but with a much lighter stout and bigger malt presence. Not much creamy flavors that I thought would be coming from additional coconut, but as a basic stout it's bang on in feel.

It's a neat beer, quite fun but sort of leads to a bit of disappointment with the aroma and the palate sort of disconnected. Still as a solid unique stout it delivers enough.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsurfs82
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
2.37/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. enjoy by 06.17.16.

tastes like cotton candy and stout. cool concept, but this should seriously never be done again. gross and artificial.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Near black with 1 finger of tan head. Ruby highlights.

Nose
Roasted barley, smoke, pineapple, coconut, and bitter bakers chocolate.

Taste
The pineapple and coconut are well blended with the roasted malts. Roasted barley, smoke, earth, caramel, and bakers chocolate.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, and semi-sweet with heavy carbonation.

Overall
Piña colada meets Stout.

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Photo of BB1313
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 6/17/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a fluffy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are subtle with some roasted malts. Some chocolate notes too. Some hop notes. There are hints of pineapple and coconut as well. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Very roasty with some subtle tropical notes. The flavors aren't sweet at all. More pineapple and coconut notes along with some more chocolate. Some hop flavor in the mix. Finishes very clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice stout, I like it. I personally wish the tropical notes shined a bit more, but they're still there. It has a nice balance. It's a very clean brew. It's also very refreshing for a stout. This would make for a great "summer stout".

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 80 ratings