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Sawdust City Red Rocket Coffee Spiced Stout

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Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Gravenhurst, Canada

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Coffee & Cayenne Spices Stout


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours dark. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Tastes of same plus some cinnamon. Chili, malts and coffee in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Hazy dark black-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is spicy, chocolate & vanilla. Taste is similar but with some peppery notes. Medium body. Drinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OntBeerDrinker (478) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Disapointed with this one a bit. :( some bitterness, a lot of cayenne pepper smell and at times a little coffee and chocolate. Taste the beer drys out right away and is kinda bitter with lots of cayenne. The cayenne is a bit much and not done in a good way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EatMore73 (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours black with a thin beige/brown head. Aroma is spicy, coffee, roasty malts and a bit sweet. Mild malty sweetness with a roasty bitter finish with some pepper spice. Medium body & carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Tall boy from LCBO. Pours a deep black with a touch of chocolate brown around the edges, and a thin brown bubbly head on top. Aroma is enticing and complex, with a decent roast malt backbone followed by a bittersweet chocolate and coffee combination. Taste is initial full malt sweetness, followed by a shortlived burnt malt bitterness, roasted coffee and then finishing on a decent chilli heat. Body is lovely and full, with a prickly but even mouthfeel and a lingering spicy finish that turns to a nice light coffee flavour. Quite an exceptional beer, actually.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2668) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours black with a small frothy beige head. Aroma is spicy, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is much the same, rich coffee and roasted malts up front and then the hot spice sets in and warms the mouth. Just not really my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frothmeister (626) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a dark, dark brown with a one finger tan head. Mostly dark coffee up front on the nose with mineral notes, roasty malt, a light citrusy fruit note and light cocoa powder. As for taste, dryer than I was expecting and forward with the roasty malt notes, some serious heat, and molasses that leads into even more dark toasty malt notes, dark coffee, light ash and MORE heat in the finish. I had this on tap previously and enjoyed it. This batch however seems to have gone a little overboard with the cayenne. It just overpowers everything else that deserves some of the spotlight too. By no means is it bad, but I can’t see myself buying it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (415) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2015/01/10 - Pours a dark brown cola colour with a thin, fizzy, khaki head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roasted coffee, toasted toffee malt light hops and bitter cocoa. Taste is roasted coffe, bitter cocoa with smokey tones vegetal hops and a spicy chili finish. Mouthfeel is light and a tad watery, with average carbonation and a spicy, bitter finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Cask. Sweet toffee and caramel aroma with low levels of minty and very faintly pine hops. Hazy, ruddy dark brown under bubbly, off white collar. Sweet slightly burnt coffee up front, quickly followed by a jalapeno pepper bite and vegetal character. Low bitterness, faint minty woody hops (northern brewer?). Medium light body. Low carbonation. Lingering spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (483) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Can from thr LCBO. Dark cola colour with a tiny khaki head.Nose of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla with some smokiness. Light sweet roast start with a light bitter base and mild spiciness that ends up in a quite warm peppery finish. Medium sticky mouth that is quite chewy. Good, with the heat from the pepper not overpowering.


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