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Bare Knuckle Stout



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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Not much of a stout. Very plain jane. Can see through it if you focus and concentrate, how can that be good? Not much aroma. Not much complexity. Sorry, pass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15317) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
To sum this one up, I’d call it something like Guinness Lite. Bare Knuckle has very similar attributes that make it akin to Guinness, such as a huge, frothy head, rich, dark color, burnt grain aroma and a taste of chocolate and coffee. The only difference is that I find all the attributes of Guinness simply more robust than this stout. It’s good and a little "easier" than Guinness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Dark brown with a thick, artificial head. Faint aroma is thin, spent coffee grounds, not much else. Light chocolate taste but this does not have pleasurable flavours and the nitro seems to mute anything positive that may otherwise be lurking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Ignorant of the brewer when I tasted this, so no one can accuse me of bias against A-B. The head lingers beneath the surface of the solid black body for a good long while before settling inteo a medium tan head. Leaves tremendous concentric lace. Aroma is fairly faint, but what there is of it is sweet and mildly roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty up top, finishing much the same with a short-lived bitterness in the swallow. It's a bit watery, very smooth with pretty much no carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Draft at Tina’s in Cincy. Nitro black pour with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Light roasted dry malt aroma. Medium body with a dry watery texture. Light sweet toasted flavor with a dry light sour finish. If you can not beat Guinness, join tthem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (11793) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
Pours black with a creamy tan head and great creamy lacing. Dark coffee aroma with a hop nose. Mild creamy dark coffee flavor with faint hops. Dark and creamy palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/10/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting

black, thin tan head, rich malt flavor with an over whelming amount of bitterness, touch of chocolate, could be a winner with less bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2008
tap. this is really a pretty half decent beer. hard t believe, but it is a drinkable AB product. Dark black pour. Aromas are toasty and roasty. Flavors are much the same. More carbonation than a Guinness. Not bad, not amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2006
Draft... Black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The nose is just a touch roasty, but mainly a plethera of hop varieties (50 or so) and the same generic aroma of a textbook pale lager. How they pulled this off, I have no idea. Food color? The flavor is, again, just a toach roasty, but with undertones of a Michelob or World Select. Light to medium-bodied and (believe it or not) creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes bland and dry. At least AB is trying. Imitation (even a poor one) is the most sincere form of flattery.

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