Renovator Stout | Barley Creek Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barley Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerluvr on 12-09-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the BCBC.

A near-opaque darkness underneath a miniscule layer of tan-colored head. Aromas are mostly a toasted malt and some caramel sweetness. Taste was stoutish, but there was also a very noticeable funk to this flavor, almost a sickly-sweet flavor that was very tough to describe, yet contributed significantly to the poor taste score. Finish is dry and sees some baker's chocolate creep in. Thin in body and the drinkability got worse as it warmed since the off flavor become more dominant. I'll give this another shot when I visit again.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Came to the table with a thick, finely bubbled Guinness-type nitro head, over opaque black liquid. Nose is thick deeply roasted malts...very nice. Taste was a bit thinner than you would be led to belive, a short shot of malt sweetness followed by smooth roastiness and a bit of subdued hops. Not much alcohol presence for such a supposedly "big" style stout.Finishes slightly dry with some chocolaty notes. Would be super if they tweaked up the recipe just a tad.

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Photo of kernalklink
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brew came out as a dark murky black with a nice tan head, the aroma of coffee and sweet malt permeating. One sip and I was hooked- extremely smooth mouthfeel with a delicate mocha flavor, very subdued but pleasant. It went down so easy I was surprised; it has body but not expremely filling. Nice crisp finish- a session stout if there ever was one.

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Photo of Phatz
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a very typical Stout. It had some Irish stout dryness and not much of the hop character of some American Stouts. Overall I found it to be mostly average but extremely drinkable. I would suggest this a substitute for a regular Guinness drinker but other than that is a decent Stout with no bells and whistles.

Appearance: Served dark opaque black with a tan head and had mediocre lacing.

Smell: Typical Stout aroma. Largely clean in the nose with subtle hints of burnt malts and very little sweetness.

Taste: It seemed to be a bit lacking in depth but the dry roastiness was pleasant. This is an easy approachable stout that is a bit watery through the center with a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin but it stayed solid enough all the way through to the end where it has about the feel of water.

Drinkability: If you are a stout drinker, (I am) you will likely find this beer to drink like water. The feature of this beer is certainly it's drinkability.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of jimbotrost
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The darkest beer available on last visit. Sampled as part of the tasting flite. THe pour was deep black with a creamy nitrogen head. The nose was dry and roasty, nice. The malt flavor was big, very big. The finish was nice dry and roasty. By far the best beer available on the visit. The other beers all seemed to suffer from improper CO2 levels.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Renovator Stout from Barley Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 6 ratings