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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Traditionally brewed using a blend of roasted barley, pale and caramel malts, Bare Knuckle Stout is balanced with robust hopping to provide a rich and flavorful stout, with a smooth and creamy head.


ChrisPants' rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2005
Opaque tap, with a thin brownish/white head. Caramel, touch of smoke, touch of coffee. Mouthfeel was watery for the color and the style. Chalky body and aftertaste. I disagree with those who say that you can’t tell this from its Irish second cousin--although this is really not bad. Enjoyalbe but for the body.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
(old notes) Used to get this on-tap from the Busch Gardens beer room every once in a while. Black pour, tan head. Not much aroma, just roasted malts and a little chocolate. Taste is a fair Guinness knock-off, a little more alcohol and a little too thin. Perfectly average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Overall, it’s not a bad stout. Nothing really special here but I would take it over pretty much anything else AB makes. I have a feeling if it wasn’t associated with AB it would probably have a much higher rating.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Draft from awhile ago. Pours black. Nose/taste of roasted barley, baker’s chocolate and dark malt. Dry finish. Plain.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
I can't even find this anymore. If you did. A blind taste test this would score much higher. But because it's brewed by AB people have a predisposed hatred of it. It's a bit chocolatier Guiness. Still a nice stout. Regardless of the brewer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Tasted on tap in standard pint glass. Poured a clear, dark brown color with fluffy off-white foam which dissipated fairly quickly leaving very little lace. Aromas of bread, roasted barley, no hops, no yeast esters. Some malt-sweetness, slight hops bitterness, more roasted barley. Completely missing any malty, fruity complexity. Light body and thin, bland mouthfeel, Characteristic Anheuser-Busch watery and metallic tastes with sharp, overly fizzy carbonation. Stouts are great, but this is a sadly lacking version.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Draft. Pours black with a nice tan head. Faint but roasty aroma. Flavor is mostly roasted malts but with hints of chocolate and coffee. Pretty one dimensional. Finish is bitter and chalky. Fairly watery but smooth. Decent, especially considering the brewer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2011
If I said it was a watered down Guinness, That would be an understatement! This stout falls short in every aspect. AB just never has brewed anything that is worth a damn.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2010
This is a pretty average, maybe slightly less than stout. Not too much flavor but no overwhelming chocolate or smoke...just watered down heavy malt.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
surprisingly good for budweiser stout, most definitely not a guinness though

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
halfonit (1163) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2010
On tap at the AB Brewery in Merimack NH after taking the tour. Pours black in color. Aroma and taste is basically made up of dusty malts with a little roastiness. Leaves a malt finish. Nothing really special, but it was a decent attempt to a stout by Anheuser Busch.


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