Unearthed | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by superspak on 09-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,857
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
237
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of ryanm3850
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JesseCrash
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.99/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black, brown appearance. Khaki foam cap, little to no lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor consists of coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Almost completely full bodied and better than expected. Coating the whole mouth and was quite drinkable. I found this to be one of the best Long Trail brews I have to date!

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Photo of jphallenbeck
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark. Head brown. Rich and deep stout flavor, no bitterness. Thick feel. Perfect.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at the brewery when in Vermont 2 weeks ago. Pours a jet black with longstanding tan head - soapy looking bubbles stick around and provide some lacing. Aromas of big dark chocolate and some roast. Think fudge or baker's cocoa. No aroma hops. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate upfront with some very light roast and a soft bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is very smooth. Feels medium full. Good carbonation and a slight chalky feel. Just what I'm looking to in a stout. This hits in all the right qualities. Delicious!!

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Photo of kkazemi
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brad007
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 12/28/15.

Pours a pitch black hue with a one-finger head into my glass.

Cocoa, dark fruit and cream in the nose. There's no clear description of ingredients on bottle.

Rich and roasty with cocoa, dark fruit, cream and licorice upfront. Is this barrel-aged? I can kind of taste it.

Still potent with a strong alcohol burn at the back of the throat. A few more months and that would probably disappear altogether, unlocking even more flavor.

I'm glad I waited a while to crack this one. It's very impressive.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2ellas
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riverbed
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass. Motor oil black with about a half inch of mocha colored head.

S: Pleasant notes of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, fresh ground coffee, vanilla bean and oak

T: Taste follows nose with a rich, roasted sweetness offset by mild smokiness and a well-balanced bitterness. Additional notes of molasses, stone fruit, ash, bourbon and cola.

F: Full, creamy mouthfeel. Feels bigger than 7.9%. Nice carbonation and fairly dry, though finish lingers a bit longer than preferred.

O: Overall this is a highly enjoyable beer and an impressive effort from Long Trail. Treads close to an imperial, but retains the drinkability of an smaller stout. Aroma and taste are complex and well-crafted. Initial mouthfeel is pleasant, though a touch bitter and lingering in the finish. Still, a minor grievance against what’s otherwise a very good beer.

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Photo of Angryguy
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puboflyons
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/07/16. Sampled on March 9, 2016.

Black pour with a tremendous, foamy dark tan head. Looks like a milk shake head.

The aroma has a fine roasted malt and chocolate character with a hint of coffee behind that. Not hop forward in the least but I get that earthy note.

The body is lighter than I imagined. I hoped it would be heavier.

The taste has a lovely dark malt, chocolate, and rising coffee character to start with this unexpected dark fruity bitterness that lingers at the finish. If it hadn't been for the thinner body I would put this on par with most Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, bottled 12/06/16... purchased warm on singles shelf, chilled, sat out for 30+ min... poured into teku)

L: opaque, black liquid topped with finger-width high, nearly ruddy brown foam that collapses to a misty, sudsy cap

S: deep ground coffee aroma with a potent display of naked chocolate malt and roasted barley... rugged, toasty, woody maltiness lurking below... tiny hint of a tonic alcohol and malt sweetness, but the raw roasted aromas are very much way out front - great potency

T: the bold roasty, woody-nutty character is at the forefront, backed by an unexpectedly-dense, luscious malt backbone... earthy, herbal bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, coupled and mashed together with a mildly acrid, charcoal-esque deep-roasted grain... not much sweetness (likely balanced by assertive bitter hopping), aside from hint of toffee midway - leans way more toward coffee than chocolate... robust, bitter,

F: relatively thick-bodied with a delicately-gritty, dirty viscosity... mild heat through its dry, sparse, thinly-oily finish... long-lingering, lovely, mildly numbing bitterness... liquid meal, maybe a good pairing for some raw, salty/spicy shellfish

O: the build is reminiscent of some of the Scandinavian black ales, but with an undeniable American malt/hop/ester character - brawny flavor intensity, but no real unique character outside it's hearty fore-mouthfeel... been staring at this on that shelf for months now - I may just get more

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Photo of riderwbd
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tradershmulie
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmjivi221
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jp32
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black in color with a small, tan colored head. Smells very roasty and malty. With a flavor that matches it's aroma, roasted malts come to the forefront with coffee and cocoa both present also. Very nice quality beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and look forward to trying more from Long Trail.

Cheers!

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Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morebeergood
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from 12 oz bottle.
Dark, dark brown to black. Beautiful brown and thick head with a hint of ruby. A spectacular pour. Lace clings from start to finish.
Smell is full roasted/crystal barley, coffee under toffee.
Taste follows and expands on the aroma, fruit and alcohol evident but not overwhelming. Pleasant tingle on the front and tip of the tongue. Bitter / dry elements kept in check by the sweet /malt and subtle cherry / plum. Doesn't give a sense of any oat smoothness, so it's an evening sipping stout instead of a breakfast wake-up. Refreshing with just enough carbonation.
Would regard as one of the best stouts I've had at achieving a fruity profile with what seems to be strictly barley components. Hard to believe it has 58 IBUs. Well-crafted and worth keeping in mind for a full case in the future. Not a session stout, but a personal reward for a day well-done.

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Unearthed from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 237 ratings