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Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: Imperial Stout
Bassendean, WA, Australia
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Clout Stout is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed for the beer connoisseur with the patience to age his/her beer. Poured from the bottle it is black and thick, initially sweet and full bodied before developing into a smooth, bittersweet finish. 10.6% ABV gives Clout Stout huge complexity and depth - each sip warms and hypnotizes the drinker.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Mini growler, 14C. Black with a tan head that sticks around as a coat w spots of lace. Aroma of coffee, molasses, heavy roast, dark berries, licorice, some lighter spicy sweetmeats and floral notes. Alcohol noticeable. Smooth, oily texture. Sweet with dark berries, plums and coffee, roast and some ash come in after a while. Bitterness creeps up and the finish is dry with lingering coffee, tar and a little booze. The balance is _really_ nice though - there’s enough sweetness that it doesn’t seem over-dry or acrid, but not so much that it seems to need cleaning up. Really like that the complexities are ornaments complementary to the main themes. No newfangled hops or spirits, just a big stout with spandrels. Very good indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hank37 (44) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Tap at Sail and Anchor. Generous plum and raisin/choc aromas are backed up by a lustrous, velvety mouth-feel with hits of the promised plum and choc, backed up by some toffee-like flavours and a little hint of vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 190714. The bottled version is one of the more expensive beers in Australia and I’m glad I was able to sample it on tap. While this is a very good beer it wasn’t worth the $10 for a $150ml glass.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (199) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
The aroma is of roast coffee beans. It is initially spicy at start but it settles down. There is a slice of licorice and chocolate but it gives way to a luxury mouthfeel that is creamy malt. Finishes bitter. Quality brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grainmerchant (11) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
A bottle purchased from Mane Liquor A thick syrupy body, Black in colour and a rich velvety mouth feel with every sip. Coffee, vanilla, and rich dark chocolate. Nice alcohol heat and a beer that just wants to be enjoyed slowly and savoured

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Draught as a pot size at The Scratch, Brisbane. On July 21, 2013.
Black color, dense dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol, warming, some coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some alcohol aftertaste, also sweet and some wood. Sweet, roasted, alcohol scent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Completely black color, small dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, plums, espresso. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and burnt espresso.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (346) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap at the Sail and Anchor. Pours black with a sinister as fuck head. Aroma is coffee beans, dark cocoa and vegemite. Textbook aroma, not hugely different but nice and rich. Taste is chewy - sticky and bitter dark chocolate, slight buttery hops, espresso and soy. Thick body, nice long bitterness which is the highlight for me. Not a dynamically different stout by any means, but better than 'solid'.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (506) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 On tap at the Scratch. Darkest black. Aroma is subtle malts - lovely smell. Taste is oily big mouthfeel, super rich and smooth. Big stuff. Formally perfect. Palate is lingering malt flavour. Mild bitterness. Overall, the greatest Australian beer currently going round.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1924) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours black as the night with a a tan head. Nose shows liquorice, solventy booze and roasted malt. Too young perhaps? Similar flavours with roasted malt, coffee, heavy liquorice and lots of booze. Too highly carbonated. The overt booze is the main problem holding this back.


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