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

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Added by superspak on 09-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,150
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
241
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
93
Trade:
1
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Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 WillieThreebiers
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a slick jet-black with a finger of tan head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Aroma of roasted malts - toasty - with a trace of cocoa nibs. Flavorful roasted malt with hints of semi-sweet chocolate. Smooth, but not quite creamy. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/7/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, dark fruits, smoke, charcoal, leather, herbal, floral, light pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, dark fruits, smoke, charcoal, leather, herbal, floral, light pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, vanilla, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, light pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; zero cloying, acrid, or astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.9%. Overall this is a fantastic American stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very rich and complex on malt flavors; with complimenting fruity yeast and earthy hops in the background. A spot on style example, and highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 2/21/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, rich chocolate, licorice, dark fruit and some coffee.

T: The taste starts out with strong and rich flavors of chocolate and coffee that are quickly followed by a very hearty roasted malt character. There are some background flavors of licorice, smoke and dark fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and quite complex, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very good stout to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. Light lacing runs here and there in a decently formed glaze all around. The smell takes in robust to bitter coffee bean and coffee grounds roaming into a light black licorice here and there. The taste embraces the previously mentioned flavors to bounce on into each other and slide into the aftertaste. Dry on the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with the robust coffee portion coming about nicely. Brings about a slight stickiness on my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good American Stout that I would have again.

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Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I tried this stout from the bottle chilled in a glass.
The color is black with thick robust appearance and full beige head with fine bead, retention is very good with lace that sticks. the smell has a fruity quality with stone fruit aroma and mild hint of anise-like spice with a subtle hop an dark malt smell. The feel is very good with mild roast and sweetness level with moderately bitter presence and mild alcohol with a dry finish.

The taste is like dark chocolate with some spiciness from yeast and moderately bitter hop presence in the taste. The malt has a subtle roasted quality with slight yeast giving a smooth foundation for the hops. The alcohol is mild in the taste however the finish is dry and spicy. Overall this is a very good stout -quaffable with nice complexity.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Candia Rd
Dark brown with a decent sized bubbly tan head. Roasty chocolate coffee earthy molasses light fruit. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Very nice drinkable stout.

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Photo of chippo33
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 plaid75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Unearthed from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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