Onward Stout | Yazoo Brewing Company

27 Reviews
no score
Send samples

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

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 71
Photo of xduderx
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As stated already, this isn't exactly your stereotypical "irish stout" but that that is one of the things that makes this beer special.

appearance - very dark brown/black with a 1/2" tan head

smell - coffee and sweet-ish

taste - coffee and chocolate with no noticable bitterness

mouthfeel - a lot thinner than guinness or murphy's but creamy nonetheless

drinkability - a good drinker that I would have a few times a week.

 436 characters

Photo of fromage
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really a fantastic beer--I'm quite impressed with the Yazoo guys on this one. "Irish Stout" is not quite the style that comes to my mind when tasting this one, but I'll forgive it. Got a refill on a growler two days before getting around to drink it. Drunk in a pint glass. (Can someone explain these prices, btw? 4$ for a pint or 7$ for a growler (4 pints)...)

Looks great, surprisingly so, since I don't have much experience in growlers. I was afraid I'd lose carbonation. They haven't started bottling this one yet. Near black, with just a bit of brown on the fringe. A big, soapy, muddy head that faded into lacing that lasted the whole glass. Not much bubbling to be seen.

Smells even better. Lots of coffee and chocolate, sweet cream, and sugar. Is this beer or something I might buy at Starbucks? It's beer--some apples and anise testify.

Taste does not dissapoint. Very little hop bite, but a roasted bitterness. Not astringent either. Quite refreshing on a miserable, rainy day. The sweet and bitter mingle in the back of the throat for a satisfyingly complex aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full, not gritty. Not cloying or too bitter. It's just right!

I could easily drink a growler of this stuff and never get bored. Some beers I feel like the full impact of them is only on the first sip and smell. This one keeps on challenging the palate and rewarding subsequent pours!

 1,392 characters

Photo of IPABrewer
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Onward Stout, what can be said about this beer that will serve it justice. This is by far one of my favorite stouts. It has a nice tan head and is almost jet black in appearance. It has got a great coffee flavor and exceptional mouth feel. I know a lot of people try this at the Flying Saucer but if you get a chance try it from the source; you will be even more impressed by this amazing beer.

 394 characters

Photo of otfiddler
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served by Beer Sellar in Nashville.
Very dark brown, opaque beer, wtih half-inch wide cocoa-colored head, dissolving rapidly to narrow band, with moderate to fine lacing.
Hint of chocolate or coffee smell, but very light aroma; would have liked more "nose".
Light to moderate carbonation.
Taste was dry, with hint of chocolate and/or coffee undertones with a mildy bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel somewhat oily, but not unpleasantly so.
A very tasty stout, not the best I've tried, but definitely worth drinking another time.

 528 characters

Photo of JiminKY
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very interesting stout. Certainly not as heavy as an Imperial, but quite complex. Very smooth, with strong coffee and malt tastes. It almost reminded me of a cup of espresso (especially in the little 5oz glass in the build-your-own sampler at Nashville's Flying Saucer). Appearance was a nice dark black, but the subdued lighting in the bar made it difficult to discern subtleties about the appearance. Smell was not as strong as I normally enjoy, but a larger glassful in a quieter setting may be more revealing. Very enjoyable beer that I would certainly recommend if you can find it.

 586 characters

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.

 388 characters

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.

 410 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Onward Stout from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.