Extra Stout
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #59
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,879
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
68
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
 
Vermont, United States
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Notes: A black Irish Ale with garnet hues and a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee are followed by the rich flavors of roasted barley, with a dry finish.
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Photo of Smakawhat
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Faint tan colored head that manages a good two fingers, and slowly settles down with no lacing. Pale red, and dark brown body color, with just a hint of noticeable carbonation.

Aroma hits with quite a bit of burnt char quality. A bit of mineral and gaseous dioxide like senses mixing in with a bit of roast as well. Touches a little bit of coffee, but there seems to be a lot of minerality to this beer.

Palate is unfortunately just really empty. Exceptionally wet with only a faint hint of roast and char on the mid palate. Very wet and watery mouthfeel and quite gaseous too. There's just not a lot going on here, if it is just still drinkable.

I wish I could say something more about this beer but I just can't.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.01/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 Oz can poured into glass
Look - dark brown colored, very thick foam head and lots of lacing on glass
Smell - Basic stout smell, not a whole there but malt
Taste - quite roasty, almost a dark red cherry flavor. No coffee, very little chocolate, very different from the average stout. This is more of a basic toasted malt, without much complexity. Carbonation is medium-high, body is medium-high.

Overall, not what i look for in a stout. It has very little in the way of flavor and it's too carbonated. It's not bad per say, it's just needs more character in my opinion. Grade is a B-

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Photo of puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 oz. can dated 11/04/19. Sampled on Nov. 29, 2019.

I will not complain about the appearance, which is near jet black with a moderate tan head that lingers some.

The aroma is a bit off - with a roasted malt sensation for sure but a kind of toasted bread thing and a vegetable mash character. Maybe a vague floral note.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

The taste starts out sweet with a chocolate-like note but then there is this cooked vegetable thing that comes up at the end, It just did not do it for me.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Amsterdam Ale House, NYC.
Pours a mostly black color with hints of dark mahogany. An understated foam head retains well. The overall look is elegant and classic.
Aromas of toffee, dark caramel and chocolate dominate the nose. There is also a bit of light roast.
The taste opens with a Guinness like creamy sweetness with a touch of roasted malts. A touch of acidic zest from black malts develops. Flavors of cocoa, nutty malts, and toffee. The hops impart a subtle bitterness along with floral and honey like flavors.
Medium bodied, smooth and with a carbonation on par for the style. The finish is dry. A great creamy opening; I only wish this creaminess hadn’t somewhat dissipated.
An enjoyable Irish style stout. Flavorful and sessionable.

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Photo of Gatch
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Rail Trail in Hudson. $8 for a pint, though? For a beer from Zero Gravity? Wow. Definitely delicious, especially for a style you don’t find very often. Like a richer, more flavorful Irish Stout. Great malt balance with a dry finish and a hint of hops.

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Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can date is a little smudged, but 11/xx/18
Pours a nice creamy thicker 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice retention, good lacing, very dark jet black beer

Nose roasty dark malts, a little char, touch of coffee, black malt, hint of dark fruit

Taste brings a bit of a creamy dark malt, black malt and some roasty char but not acrid or burnt, a bit of dark fruits, mild charred coffee, a touch of bitterness which should be a bit more for the style, dry finish fair to mild bitterness

Mouth is med bod, a bit creamy smooth, decent carb

Overall not bad, should have a bit more bitterness esp from the malts but it is nice and smooth with roasty malts without burnt char. Enjoyable

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Photo of jrc1093
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/14/18

Pours a near-black jet-brown with a pretty formidable fluffy, tan head; nice retention eventually recedes to a good ring of froth around the surface and a uniform smattering of lacing holding tightly to the glass.

Aromas are deep with roasted barley, light smoke, semi-bitter chocolate, earthy coffee notes, and hints of cream; the barley really provides a solid backbone here, adding an overarching earthy smoothness and spice.

Taste furthers the dominant presence of roasted barley propping up notes of cacao nibs and earthy coffee; bits of dark berries and faint nuttiness on the finish. Roasty barley is prominent, but isn’t afraid to invite a good bit of depth elsewhere on the profile.

Mouthfeel shows a light-medium body and a great balance of crisp malt smoothing the carbonation to an effortless level of drinkability; consistent throughout, with a deep, roasty quality adding depth on the palate.

A barley-dominant export stout with some solid depth bursting occasionally throughout the profile, this was extremely enjoyable to drink; every element flowed together almost seamlessly, with only fleeting thinness discernibly holding back the character of the beer. Another nicely constructed Zero Gravity beer I could drink with little effort and repeatedly.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

canned 11/14/18

L- The beer pours dark brown, almost black. The head is 2.5 fingers worth of small tan bubbles. The head recedes to a thin film with decent lacing.
S- The nose is chocolate with a light coffee with crème presence.
T- Up front I get a touch of chocolate which is quickly pushed to the backround. There is light roast coffee which fades away and leaves what I can only describe as a light smokiness which lingers in the aftertaste. This one is less sweet than your typical Guinness.
F-Mouthfeel overall is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is likewise on the lighter side of medium, although i have no trouble generating more head with a gentle swirl.
O-Not a bad beer per se, but it's not really doing it for me. That smoky aftertaste might please some, but for me it detracts from my enjoyment.

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Photo of bobv
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a good one inch tan head over a very dark brown body with some sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malt with a hint of smoked malt, a bit of chocolate, some coffee, and even a little leather in there as well. Taste of chocolate, malted milk, and a bit of coffee. Nice feel and overall, I'd drink this again. Cheers!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and not a ton of lacing.

This smells like smoky malt, roasted barley, piney hops, and dark chocolate.

This is just about spot on for the style. There's very little sweetness, with smoky and bitter malt character, and lots of dark chocolate. It's a little thin, but the flavors are just right for the style.

This is light bodied, but pretty creamy, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

The more I've had from this brewery lately, the more I've been majorly impressed. They are sneakily a top brewery in the state- and that's saying a lot- as Vermont is laughably stacked.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—only traces of dark brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet chocolate and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but has more flavors of roasted malts and less in the way of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is dryness in the finish.
O: This beer has nice roasted flavors but seems to be a tad lighter in body compared to other beers in the stye.

Serving type: can

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Photo of MrRB
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice Irish stout, classic and linear. Unadulterated flavors of roasted barley and malt. Subtle suggestions of dark chocolate and blueberry. Light to medium bodied with a very clean finish. I love finding beer like this. [12/01 12 oz. can into pint glass]

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a thin bar pour’s white foamy head. Light lacing. The smell had sweet dark and milk chocolate, dark fruits, robust coffee beans. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and combined wonderfully. Really nice rich thick sweetness from the combination all around. Nice chocolate covered dark fruity aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable to sipping quality. Carbonation runs light. Bitter to roastiness hits on the tongue nicely. Overall, this one was a nice foreign/extra stout that I could have again.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was surprisingly good as I only know ZG to produce light and/or hoppy beers. A decent amount of chocolate flavor and full mouthfeel. Sweeter than most foreign stouts (which I like) but still a fairly dry finish.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.
Pours a solid black color with a creamy tan head that sticks lots of lace on the side of the glass. Smells roasty and chocolaty with hints of caramel and earthy hops. Taste follows the smell to a tee. My wife reminded me that I took the first sip and said damn that's good. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a smooth slick mouthfeel. That is a nice stout!

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask, via hand pump, @ American Flatbread Burlington Hearth (Burlington, VT) on 2/19/11. Served in a pint glass. The board indicates that that this is brewed with lavender and cocoa.

Pours black, with a ½ finger of foamy light mocha head. This retains with quite the rich and sudsy cask look, leaving back a good bit of frothy spotty lacing. The lavender here is coming out mostly as a light floral feel but the nose mostly has a dark tanginess going on with it, courtesy of sweet cocoa, creamy vanilla, roasted malts, and citric hops. Maybe just a smidge of warmth is present here as well.

The taste is sweet up front with those creamy chocolate malts and some dry powdery cocoa flavors before giving way to dark roasted coffee notes and earthy citric hops across the back of the profile. The finish here is a lingering dry and bitter combo of the two. Much like the nose, I'm picking up the lavender as a gentle floral flavor here in the profile that lingers on the breath a bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp up front before a mellower and creamy feel takes this towards the swallow. This is pretty easy feeling overall but still has a bit of a sharp oomph to it in spots.

This was a nice nightcap to our day of drinking in Burlington and worked just a well as the dessert to our meal here as well! Lots of sweetness, roast, and bitterness were here in equal amounts and the cask really helped meld everything together and keep things smooth. Nice stuff!

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Photo of joeland
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- a dark brwon color with a one finger high head.

S- a simple smell a mix of coffee and malt.

T- the taste was a mix of malt and sweet choclate. it also had a coffee carcter built in.

M- very smooth beer. with medium body.

D- this beer was vary easy drinking beer could have many of these.

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Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a very dark orange/brown, slightly opaque, very thick tan head forms and settles down to a medium sized layer and ring, some lace spots stick to the glass.

Smell is nice, light roastiness and chocolate, caramel, quite fruity, some raisin and berries, biscuit, oats, a touch of licorice, coffee grounds, a bit of vanilla.

Taste is nice too, sweet and malty up front, some caramel sweetness, very fruity, light bit of grape, raisin, some light chocolate and roast notes, plain but nice.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation, goes down pretty smooth. If not too exciting a very solid stout.

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Photo of liquidlife
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a full tan head, good retention and lacing

Roasted malt, some sweet caramel, good mix of smells.
Overall bittersweet, chocolate malt. Hops are relatively mild. Mocha coffee and caramel candy there as well. Very good flavour.

Off-sweet finish. Medium body, very smooth.

A really good stout Definitely worth a look.

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Photo of rhinos00
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at American Flatbread, poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark brown with a nice one inch creamy off-white head.

S- Wish there was a little more here. Simple smell of distant chocolate and malt.

T- Consisted of a nice combination of sweet chocolate and malt sugars. There was also a hint of roasted coffee beans, but no where near overpowering.

M- Smooth, creamy and medium bodied.

D- The creamy head and smooth texture make this one go right down.

Overall, reminded me of a better version of Guiness. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured off the tap a nearly black but not quite opaque color that did allow some sunlight through. Good sized tan head displayed great retention and great lacing. Aromas of rich soil, caramel malt and some roasted coffee. Slightly sweet in general. The flavors were coffee, molasses, roasted malt all with earthy and musty undertones suggesting depth. The hops offer nice balance and a dry finish. Velvety mouthfeel and smoother than Sinatra. A well rounded stout and fine offering from the Queen City.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Very competent stout. Black with lace. Suitable and even understated carbonation. Not too roasty,On the tad sweet side, the brews tend to be well malted though not overally, just to make it drinkable as opposed to slow sippers.

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Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin tan head. Some trailing lace gently slides down the glass.

The smell is of roasted dark malt. Roasted coffee with chocolate notes come through. It has a subtle dark fruit backing.

The taste is of sweet dark malt - notes of chocolate and coffee. Smokiness/roastedness is more subtle in the taste than in the aroma. Dark fruit backing gives it a nice balance. Very dry finish.

Full in body, yet smooth.

This is a pumped-up stout - Kudos for nailing the style! An enjoyable brew!

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Photo of Brad007
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, black color with a nice brown nose. Aroma is roasty with hints of coffee. Taste is somewhat thin and dry. Not quite as good as I had hoped because to me, a stout should be thick and not thin. Not bad for a stout but I can honestly say I've had better in the style. I would still recommend this and you can compare it with Murphys (also on tap at Flatbread) to see for yourself.

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Photo of necoadam
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium black in color, cloudy as well. Good tan head on this one. Smell was quite roasty. Roasted malts and chocolate have a hold on this brew. Hops have a presence in the background to give it a dry aspect to it. Taste was good. Roasted malts and cocoa start out and pretty much finish this brew. Hops jump around the palate a few times to balance out the beer. Mouthfeel was light medium I thought, perhaps a bit too thin for this kind of stout. Saying that, the alcohol kinda creeps up and has a effect in the aftertaste. But other than that, a beer to check out for a disgestive.

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Extra Stout from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 68 ratings