Extra Stout
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #51
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,081
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.56%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
70
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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.
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 70 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by liquidlife:
Photo of liquidlife
5/5  rDev +29.2%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of chrishiker1409
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at WaterWorks

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Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
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 zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatandDavid
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewpub. Noire in the glass, rings of tan circle the glass as I sip this down. I thought the aroma was a bit thin, and bit alcoholicey. Tastewise, I got some oakey characterics more than anything else. There's some maltiness in there, but Oak was what I picked up more than anything else, but I don't think this was aged or anything...

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Photo of scottum
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served a deep dark blackish color with a nice tan headskie. Tastes full and roasted with all sorts of dryness in every corner of the beer to make your thirst need quenching. Solid flavor balance makes this a great example of the style worth checking out.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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 weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a midnite black with a 1 finger tan head and small spotty lacing.
Smell is of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and bitter hops. Perhaps a hint of crystal malt can be detected also.
Taste is of roasted maltiness and a bit of toasted malts.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Semi dry finish.
Drinkability...The smoothness makes it easy to go down.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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 necoadam
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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 plaid75
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
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 metter98
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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 mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Gatch
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
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 Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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 papat444
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Extra Stout from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 70 ratings