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Old Schoolhouse Hooligan Stout



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A creamy, dark, full bodied oat stout with an easy-going, smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kemoarps (23) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a deep black with a creamy mocha head. Smaller than I would expect, but leaves decent lacing as it disappears down my gullet. The aroma hits as soon as you pop the lid: creamy sweet chocolate. Roasty and smoothe. Really inviting. Starts off with a smoothe incline of roast bordering-on-but-never-quite-reaching char. Hints towards acrid coffee, but with all the harsh acidity stripped, so you there’s no sharp bite to it, just the backing flavour. Moves into layers of sweet chocolate and molasses, but there’s an almost green bitter hint riding around the top edge. Finish is more of a burnt bitter than the one noted above, with a creamy sweet touch underneath. Really tasty stout. Nothing that hasn’t been done, but done absolutely well. Grabbed it almost on a whim in honour of the pounding that region had taken in recent weeks (fires and floods, etc), and glad I did from a tasty-beer-standpoint as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4028) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate dark tan head on there. Nose is quite roasty, and has some nice oatmeal coming through on it. Taste is actually a little more bitter than I would have anticipated, but I can get some oats as well as a whole lot of roasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours black, red edges, min head Smell roasty coco Taste sweet creamy roasty coco Light body good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2014
22oz in Washington. Solid pretty black pour. Sweet coffee and chocolate. Good body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap. Black with a brown top. Nose is chocolate and some saltiness. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
In short: A well made grainy roasted stout that is too sweet for me.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted grains, a In mouth the beer is very full body, generous carbonation that lighten up the heavy body, a texture that is both creamy and harsh-grainy. A full heavy body with plenty of charred grainy malts. Too much sweetness for what I want from a 7% stout, and the sweetness navigate around soft black liquorice candy, molasses, vanilla extract and overcooked caramel. Light lactic notes here and there. Notes of sweet cocoa beans and very light notes of coffee beans. Some tobacco to round up the whole thing. Basically it has most of the elements one can expect from a beer like this, it’s just that I don’t have a sweet tooth and the sweetness sensation in this one was well above average for a 7% stout, feels as sweet as a +9% stout but without the richness of a big impy stout. I’m giving it a passing grade because it is well made, sweet stouts lovers will probably disagree with my strictly hedonistic rating. I can relate to this Hooligan name, I don’t watch any sport and I don’t cheer for any teams but I’m a natural hooligan, I naturally hate people who wear different colors of cloths than I do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is full of big chocolate notes, as well as some roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2763) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
The second sweet stout in a row, this was is much more bitter with a lot of hops going on in comparison to the first. The stout pours dark thick, unclear black with a big creamy cocoa colored head. The aroma brings bitter roasted malts and some sweet booze. The flavor brings roasted malts and bitter hops blended well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 3 finger light brown head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with some chocolate sweetness coming through and a peppery finish. Medium bodied with some adequate carbonation. A very well done stout which is quite tasty and highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor was sweet and lightly bitter with roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate, licorice and tobacco with a dry roasted finish.

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