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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This is a dark, almost black, beer that gets its deep rich mocha taste from roasted barley, chocolate and black patent malts combined with Northwest two-row barley. This ale is mildly hopped with Willamette. Cascade and Centennial hops. If you like stouts, you’ll love this one. And if you don’t like stouts, this one could change your mind! Sternwheeler Stout is available in bottles and draft and is best served at 50°F-55°F.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
tap at the brewpub - nice roasty caramel malts, chocolately with a hint of mocha roast. plums, licorice, smooth, nearly creamy, body. Lip-smacking tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4349) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate lighter brown head on there. Nose is heavily roasty with just a hint of chocolate to it. Taste is soured slightly, and drinks a bit more like a foreign stout that a regular stout. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (327) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark, almost black with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasty malts. Flavor is very smooth and dark chocolaty. A bit one-note, but it’s a damn good note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2012
From a bottle, pours a pitch black color with small tan head. Smells of coccoa and roasted barley. Taste is sweet milk chocolate up front with roasty malts and slight mollasses. Smooth medium bodied beer. Pretty good, glad I picked this up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle:   Fairly black for an ordinary stout, thin sudsy tannish head, sparce lacing.   Sweet roasty nose, some dark chocolate, and heavy graham cracker.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet roastiness, graham cracker with faint chocolate notes.   This is really nice!   Not overly hoppy, in fact the hops are fairly mild.   Nice maltiness, sweet roastiness, with some dark chocolate lingers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is really simple, but just a great example of a Stout.   Wonderful flavor without being ashy, overly hoppy, or astringent.   A great example of the style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, light molasses and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Pours dark black with a nice thick tan head. Laces well. Great nose, lots of roast and coffee and chocolate. Huge espresso taste, long deep finish. Yumm!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Label says Sternwheel Stout as there’s a fat stack of white smoke coming out of the Sternwheeler, obscuring the -er, but I assume this is the same beer. Seems rather unlikely not to be. Anyhoo, pours a very thick, oily black, damned fine opacity, lovely persistent head, gorgeous lacing. Nose is quite sweet, like a bit milky, perhaps this ought to be reclassified as a Sweet Stout? Beyond the lacto-sweet nose, there are florals, fudgy roast, and... dammit! This IS a sweet stout! Flavours confirm it, but oh my... a rather GOOD Sweet Stout, nice ashiness melds with the candy-sweet acidity and creaminess, with notes of chocolate bon-bons, cream, and a tight, sweet finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours near black in color with a short tan head that fades quickly. I poured this too cold and will need to be patient and let it warm. Roasty aromas: Chocolate sweetness, soy-vinegar, light coffee, and fruit. Smooth, slick delivery. Medium-full body, decent carbonation. The finish has a subtle molasses sweetness followed by a soft roastiness. Minimal hop presence. No lacing. Again, this was poured too cold. Don’t make the same mistake as this is a well crafted stout.

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