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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.

guinness4life's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - AUG 19, 2003
Had this on tap at my favorite pub. I knew it was A/B, but thought I'd give it a shot anyway. It's not quite a stout though. It tastes sort of like what I'd imagine a Stout Lite to be or perhaps a porter. Taste is like guinness or other stouts though less bitter, and slighlty more carbonated with a thinner texture. Despite the texture being a letdown, overrall this is still a pretty good beer and the only really good thing A/B has put out. It's not guinness, murphy's or beamish but i'm glad there's finally a decent domestic stout (though in all fairness yuengling makes a terrific porter).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EvanFriend (466) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Taste is like watery Guinness with a strong metallic aftertaste. The name is really the best thing about this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"THAT explains it! a stout made by our good friends at Bud. I was excited to see a new stout, complete with a 3d boxer taphandle, while on vacation. more excited as it came out, cascading on nitro. the flavor, however, was entirely underwhelming. if youíre a Guiness fan itís almost comprable, but iím a fan of bigger stouts than this."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
(Revised from 2007 rating.) Pours a deep brown with a cascading khaki head. Well, A-B has its Guiness clone and competitor (or had). Smooth, creamy, and dry. Very light, too. A little too light, in terms of aroma and flavor. Faint roast and chocolate and coffee and cream. This really isnít (or wasnít) bad. I wish they still made it, to be honest. It was my go-to when we took visiting friends in college on the A-B brewery tour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
youdictategood (467) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Overall, itís 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 wasnít associated with AB it would probably have a much higher rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Draft from awhile ago. Pours black. Nose/taste of roasted barley, bakerís chocolate and dark malt. Dry finish. Plain.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1830) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AirForceHops (5775) - 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.

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