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Schifferstadt Stout | Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery

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Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hybrid among stout styles, our stout has balance between it’s robust roasted coffee notes and its creamy, chocolate-like malt sweetness. It pours black with hints of ruby color and a thick off-white head. The flavor starts with a strong burnt sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue and coffee like astringency on the sides. Its finish is dry with no cloying sweetness, just a touch of velvet in the body from flaked oats. Try this one for dessert paired with chocolate and ice cream.

Added by ManekiNeko on 06-15-2005

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by KFaulkner:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an excellent beer, the best I tried (out of four) on my visit to Barley and Hops in Frederick. Unfortunately they had no cask-conditions or seasonal beer available and my disinterested server (Chris) didn't seem to know or care when they would be available. But I digress, I'll save that for my beerfly review.

The beer is great; an excellent stout, very malty with coffee, chocolate and caramel smell and taste. A nice balance of hops and smooth as can be. Highly recommend this beer over their others on a visit.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
2.39/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A sad Guinness draught clone. Uninspired.

Same black color with the creamy head. The head on this "Schifferstadt Stout" was somewhat sightly, I will admit.

Not much in the way of smell. Some chocolate undertones.

Taste - almost exactly like Guinness draught. Slightly different in that you can taste the faint chocolate undertones stated above.

Mouthfeel - Seemingly nonexistant carbonation - just like ol' Guinness. Yuck. Give me at least A FEW bubbles - not beer flavored juice. Flat.

This beer is not recommended! I wont be ordering it again.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured vom fass at the bar. A nice $2.00 Happy hr. Pint. The liquid is dark, almost black with good carbonation. A very nice 2 finger tan head made the beer look great, it faded nicely to a thin cap with good lace. I have had this before at local events and Gary the main man always seems to be around.

The smell is pleasant a nice roasty aroma.

The taste is classic Irish dry stout. Roasty coffee and chocolate taste, a little milky and sweet.

The mouthfeel is thinish to follow that same style.

This is a smooth drinking brew and quite sessionable. Prosit MK

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Photo of AFDerek
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jmslade7
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Metz
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of therica
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice, probably one of 3 that we enjoyed which were currently being served in April 2008 (versus the other 3 that were sub-par).

A= very dark ruby-brown, slightly glistening appearance, modest brown head.

S= very nice; lots of hops and darker burnt traits, hints of liquor.

T= exciting from first-sip, the scent prepares you for it. Bold yet not annoying or out of balance. Noticeable scotch-like kick (at first we thought we'd confused this Stout and the seasonal Scotch Ale sitting next to it!). Burnt everything plus balanced hops just short of being hoppy-biting.

M= bold; slight syrupy feel with earthy chocky-ness; and a modest kick similar to but less than taking a shot of scotch.

D= probably session if you can take the AVB (unknown to us).

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Braudog
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draft pint at the brewpub. A dark black pour with an ice-mocha-tan poofy head. Presented a smoky lactic aroma. Bit thin bodied for a stout but well flavored ... hint of smoke, bit sweet and a bit tart for a stout. My wife actually liked it more than I did. (#2711, 2/18/07)

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Photo of beertravel
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This very dark and roasty dry Irish-style stout poured with a nice nitro head. The roasted malt definitely is right up front in this beer and was quite tasty. I felt it had more flavor than Guinness but lacked some of the mouthfeel that its Irish relative has. All in all, a good American dry stout and a great session beer.

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Photo of Higravity
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A big black pour with a slight tan head. The beer is full of roasted malt smells and coffee and even a bit of citrus hops. Full of roasted and chocolate flavor and a nice grainy oatmeal flavor. The hops even come through quite a bit in the end with a touch of C-hops and a finishing bitterness. Very nice full body ~5% oatmeal stout. Poundable beer and the second best offering, I've had here.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Schifferstadt Stout from Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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