Unearthed | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 09-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,255
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
242
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
93
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of blt2646
2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CTHomer
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: opaque; very dark brown - virtually black; 2 finger dark tan head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: slightly sour; milk chocolate;

T: roasted grains; some bittersweet chocolate toward the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: for me, the sourness in the aroma was tough to get past;

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep brownish black color with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some alcohol, there are some ester flavors giving off fruity notes. The flavor has an acrid thing going on a bit too high on alpha acids leaving it almost tart, when it shouldnt be. Roasted aroma hinting at coffee, earthy is a good way to describe, hops taste faded. Sadly overall just an average taste at best. Its a pretty good beer that could have been great.

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Photo of enrique_m
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

look: pitch black with chocolate head.
smell: coffee
taste: coffee
feel: cold coffee
overall: its okay

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Photo of chicagoish
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Duvel tulip. Bottleneck says 01/15/16.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Milk chocolate and vanilla aroma brings to mind malted milk balls.

T- Heavy roast that's not that pleasant. Kind of acrid and burnt tasting. Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, but both don't have a high quality to them. There's also some hop bitterness to go along with the heavy-handed roast bitterness but isn't very complementary. Bitter aftertaste.

M- The only decent part of the beer. Creamy and viscous with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Glad I didn't pay money for this since it's not my idea of a good stout. There's no balance here and, while it's decently easy to drink given the ABV, I would pass if offered again. lacking character.

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: November 9, 2018.... OCCASION: a cold, wet night after a good amount of house work ends with a stout... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... haven't checked in with Long Trail in a while, and what pours out looks anything but what I remember of their thinner ales and fruity fair--this is cavern black, with a thick, brown, two-fingered head lacing to a strong band of uneven fencing... first whiff is licorice, tootsie roll chocolate, some phenol, paint can, roasted nuts, coffee grinds and some nicotine--as Macduff says to Malcolm, "such welcome and unwelcome things at once, 'tis hard to reconcile"... a milky, textured, active sip, chewy and smooth for a beer at nearly 8% ABV... the tobacco and lactose reconcile in its flavor, with candied chocolate and roasted oats holding off the phenol at arm's distance...this grows bigger, bolder, and more appreciable into its second bottle... this works, but doesn't go beyond that clause--a stout that flirts with an imperial moniker and delivers a reasonable amount of flavor...

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Photo of KGilmour
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burt
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRiddoch
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours black with a thin tan head. Malty smell with a sweet almost chocolate background. Slightly smoky flavor, malty, and fruity.

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Photo of mjw2808
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edsandillo
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and an opaque consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A fair aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Slightly underwhelming.

T: Tasted of a bit of chocolate (could have used more), some brown sugar, lots of roasted malt, a definite lactose presence, light coffee notes, a little caramel, and light hops. Like the aroma, the flavor was something of a letdown. None of the ingredients was forceful enough. Might have gotten an old bottle here.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an unfortunately uneven beer. Not terrible, but forgettable.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is perhaps the driest stout I have ever had, and impressively so. As it's name may imply, the flavor is quite dry and more earthy than anything else.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cthokiebird
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Unearthed from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 242 ratings