Custer’s Last Stout | Montana Brewing Company

22 Ratings

Brewed by:
Montana Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Custer’s Last Stout is a Foreign-Style stout. It has an initial malt sweetness and chocolate flavor with a dry roasted bitterness finish. It is brewed with English malted barley and domestic Fuggle hops. This variety of hop adds a slight herbal (licorice) aroma and flavor to our stout. Foreign-Style stouts originated when English breweries added more hops and alcohol to their classic dry stouts as a natural preservative. They did this so the beer would survive the long journey to their far reaching empire around the world.

Added by beernut7 on 08-15-2002

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 8
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cfitterer
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Per the menu at the brewery:
"Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 5.4% IBU's 30"

Poured a deep black into my pint glass at the Montana Brewing Company in Billings, Montana.
Very nice appearance. Nice head, decent lace. Aroma is full of coffee and chocolate notes.
The taste is the same. A very good Oatmeal Stout.
Far and away the better of the two styles I tried at the brewery and would seek this out again whenever I have the chance.

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Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown. Almost opaque. A two finger tan head forms, and recedes to leave some sticky lace behind.
S: A huge roasted malt. Chocolate, sweet toffee, and light coffee flavors. More complexities come out as it warms up. Like a very interesting peppermint aroma.
T: At first, the flavor is very muted. Though as it warms up, more and more flavors come out. Rich roasted malt. Chocolate and toffee again. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body and low on the carbonation end. Very creamy and smooth. Easy to drink. I don't know the alcohol, but this is very drinkable.

A great stout. Get some if you are ever at the brewpub.

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Photo of loren01
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had on tap at MBC. Poured a dark black color one finger width sticky tan head, slight lacing down glass.
S: Roasted grains, strong coffee/espresso scent as well
T: Taste is same as smell. Strong coffee flavor, good roasted grain flavor as well.
M: Mild carbonation, easy drinking beer.
D: Very flavorfull easy drinking stout

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Photo of objectivemonkey
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, poured a pretty boring black with no head and little lacing. Aroma is weak, some standard chocolate roasted malts. Taste is quite better, roasty and chocolate, a little bittering at the end (appropriate per the name, I guess). Mouth was a bit boring and thin at first, but after it warmed got some spring and was a bit better. Then got smooth at bottom of glass. Interesting developments in this one, but not my favorite from here.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

06/20/05- On tap via samplers at the Montana Brewing Co. in Billings, MT.

Presentation- Two samplers in 4oz glasses.

Appearance- Black pour with a medium sized head and average lacing.

Smell- Burnt coffee scent overall. Smells dark and darker. Some dark chocolate notes as well.

Taste- Like a pot of coffee burnt down to the bottom. Dark and also very nutty. Nice bitterness at the end as well.

Mouthfeel- About what you would expect from stouts in the carbonation category. Low to medium. Would love to try this guy on cask.

Drinkability- Very good stout worth giving a try. You'll probably enjoy it.

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Photo of swid
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[review compiled from notes 10-16-2004]

Disclaimer: this beer was called Dark Side at the time of my visit, but the description in the 12-1-2004 review leads me to believe that Dark Side is also Custer's Last Stout.

This beer is dark brown, opaque, with a light head. There is almost no smell to this beer, just a faint aroma for both the malt and hops. A burnt flavor dominates, with a bit of caramel; malty, with a bit of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light for a stout, and it finishes too clean, in my opinion. This would be a decent session stout.

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Photo of Starchild
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer was inky black, with no lacing, and a skimpy ring of foam. The beer was poorly carbonated. Only roasted malt in the nose.

The beer was exceptionaly clean and I was reminded that stouts can be quite refreshing. The beer presented subtle roasted malt flavors (most likely just one type). Then, the taste vanished quicker then Custer losing his battalions of troops during his last stand. I catagorized the stout as dry, but it won the GABF in 2004 in the export catagory. Still, I Iike stouts with more body.

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Photo of beernut7
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a deep brown stout with a sticky head . The complex flavor character is made up of light roasted malt, a solid hop presence and a smoky finish. Nice heavy body to it.

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Custer’s Last Stout from Montana Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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