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Haymarket The Defender Dry Hopped Double American Stout

Haymarket The Defender Dry Hopped Double American Stout
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This big dark ale is brewed with copious amounts of roasted barley, chocolate malt and oats, then hopped and dry-hopped with loads of Chinook. Flavors and aromas of coffee and chocolate are complimented by citrus and pine. A truly complex and intense brew!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5034) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Tap at Haymarket. Brown-black body, translucent edged. Big thick beige head. Mellow carbonation. Big creamy chocolate roast tones. Luscious, heavy specialty malts. Big brown chocolate. Respectably hopped, more so than some breweries Black IPAs. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (701) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
アメリカンス&# 苦い、コーヒ&

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap, poured into a small snifter. Aromas of chocolate malt, brownies, oatmeal, some roasted coffee, and a light undertone of fruit (raisin?) late. It pours dark brown-black with a tan, sudsy, dense head with some medium bubbles. It leaves a wispy and bubbly surface and ample lace on the glass. The taste is a medium / medium-high sweet and bitter balance. The beer is thick and oily with a creamy carbonation and a medium-full body. Dark chocolate and coffee are the primary notes with some fig and citrus to go along with oatmeal in the grainy finish. Some bitter chocolate sticks around in the aftertaste which is dry and piney and relatively clean.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4549) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
draft at brewery, they hyped this one a lot. its ok, just a regular stout, moderate ash, moderate roast, some molasses and sweetness. Its standard.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12906) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap @ Haymarket. Black in color with a khaki head. Lots of roasted malt, smoke, and coffee grounds. Some earthy hops, pine, and a burnt nuts. There’s a bit of cocoa powder to it as well. Flavor is kind of bitter, chalky, and smokey. Lots of earthy hops, coffee grounds, and roasted malt. Cocoa powder bitterness, subtle molasses sweetness, and some nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Not sure that I like this one. Has a minty coffee flavor and seems like a bad combination. Pours almost black. Had this at haymarket. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at haymarket. From notes. Loads of sweet and bitter chocolate dominate with a hint of dark coffee. Loving this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Chicago. Pitch black beer with a quite nice beige/brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, figs, vanilla, bitter hops, cream notes, some tar. Roasted licorice and soot flavor, hoppy bitterness, caramel, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, coffee, grass, some tar. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2209) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
GI Stout Fest 2014. Probably more of an Imperial Black IPA. This one pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas of citrus and pine mostly overtake the nose. Taste is bittersweet but the aftertaste has the roastiness of the malts. Really well done and refreshing among a sea of malty stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Stoutfest 2014. Black pour wih tan head. Aroma of sweet resin hop sweet. Similar harsh taste. Bleh.


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