Onward Stout | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The tan lace clings to the glass as you raise the pint to your lips. Close your eyes and smile as the rich espresso notes fade to a dry, roasted finish. Exceptionally smooth and satisfying. Made with English Pale malt, roasted barley, black patent malt, and flaked barley. Hopped with East Kent Goldings and Target hops, and fermented with our English ale yeast.

35 IBU

Added by Brent on 04-12-2004

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Has a very dark brown body with a dark tan head; looks good at first, but has poor head retention and leaves virtually no lacing

Smell: Weak roasted malt character

Taste: Starts out with a coffee flavor that quickly thins out and leaves a phenolic plastic aftertaste with a touch of tobacco

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin body with low carbonation

Drinkability: I hate to rain on this parade of accolades as I am a big fan of local beers but this is an unimpressive stout; really more like a porter if the truth be told; I had high expectations and saved this one for the last of the four Yazoo brews I tasted on my Nashville trip but I cannot say that any one of them passed muster in my view; a real shame as the brewery is trying some unusual recipes but all of their beers seem to lack body

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of IPAchris
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark black with a ring of medium brown head.

S - Roast, espresso and a hint of chocolate.

T - A big roast profile followed by a hit of espresso and hints of chocolate and smoke.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation. A touch watery for the style at times.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Flying Saucer. Creamyness and dry tartness spot-on for the style. A very prominent smoked malt flavor. I've never had an opportunity to smell burning peat, so I don't know if that is what was used, but this seemed to me to be a hardwood smoke, maple burned in a fireplace comes to mind. The smoked malt, while fairly assertive, is not overdone and adds a nice depth to the beer. Very nicely done.

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of clvand0
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in Nashville. Pours a very dark color with a moderate white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate and a little coffee - good malt character. The brewer told us he uses English pale malt, roasted barley, black patent, and flaked barley for this one. Along with EKGoldings and Target hops. It is very well balanced and has a great finish. Great beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilley4
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first nitro tap brew here....

Appears looking really good... Nice thick creamy head atop an almost black brew...

Aroma is weak malts and a bit of coffee....not much else...

Fairly non-descript here...its not bad but it doesn't stand out either... Just ok...

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ckeegan04
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Gourgeous dark dark brown color, almost black, Thick creamy brown head with excellent retention. About what you would expect froma nitro-tapped beer.

S - Weak aroma of roasted coffee. The beer does not smell bad, it just lacks aroma in general.

T - Not an overpowering taste at all. Hints of coffee and toasted grain. A good tasting stout. Just a little hop bitterness comes through.

M/D - Thin bodied and an almost flat feeling. Just does not feel like a stout in the mouth. Decent taste which does make it drinkable, but I feel it is much better on standard tap.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Onward Stout from Yazoo Brewing Company
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