Extra Stout | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by scottum on 04-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,940
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
45
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by necoadam:
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 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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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 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 Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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 mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
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 -2.3%
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 DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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 IBUBrew
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 TheRowan
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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 bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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 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 orangesol
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Extra Stout from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 45 ratings