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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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(Coffee & Cayenne Pepper Stout)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 8, 2013
My favourite of the selection at C’est What tap takeover. The cayenne pepper and some roast draws one in. Starts with the cayenne, finishes with coffee. Dark brown. No head. Very good drinkability.Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (130) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Can from brewery, black with tan head. Smells like roasted malt and coffee. Tastes like espresso, cocoa with balanced mild bitter/cayenne finish. Tasty and the pepper does not disappoint. Nice slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Pour from can snagged at the brewery is rocket ship oil dark with a thin golden sugar style cap. Nice slow sipping stout, with strong doses of dark roast coffee, slivers of chocolate & that cayenne goodness. And yes, the pepper does come on pretty strong, & yet never too hot or abrasive, as the flavour fades. So the review below me is embarrassing -- he gets the style wrong, clearly ignores all the other ratings & then gets outraged when he detects the cayenne.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bhajones (5) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
This beer tasted off. It started smooth but had this over powering after taste. Almost like it had chili powder infused into it. Terrible flavour for a coffee porter. Very disappointed considering this is Black Oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Black with small tan head.Spicy coffee nose.Big burning spicy cayenne palate overshadows all else

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
[5354-20130507] Tap. Barbecue roasted malt aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-foamy head. Smoked barbecue sauce flavour has a built in spicy hotness. Medium body has an underlying heat. Interesting. (6/3/6+/3/13) 3.1
(SC Tap Takeover @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2943) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Pint at the Loon. Deep brown-black with a thin light mocha head. Nice roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee, a definite chili pepper smell, sort of a warm spice (cinnamon), nice. Medium body, pillowy effervescence. Lots of hot red pepper flavour, nice dark-roasted malts and chocolate, coffee, a cinnamon-ish note, nice; dry with gentle bitterness, nice spice heat and a chocolate, coffee and cinnamon finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap @ the Bent Elbow - pours a dark hazed black-brown with a decent tan cap. Aroma is spicy, cocoa, vanilla and, yes, pepper. Medium bodied, prickly mouth feel. Flavour has the front side much like a robust coffee stout but with underlying pepper, yet no heat....long rich finish with the pepper coming forward a bit. Warming comes after the sip with pepper heat replacing alcohol warmth. Interesting beer ...one of the few pepper beers I can drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 21, 2013
Red Rocket coffee beans, vanilla beans and cayenne pepper are added to Sawdust City’s Skinny Dipping Stout to create this black product. The coffee and cayenne are highly evident in the bouquet and flavour, but neither overpower and gives this stout a surprisingly well-balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Sample, draught, during the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savoured on August 16 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head; nose: roasted malt, coffee, slight spices, acidity; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, Cayenne pepper, acidity, vegetal, finale in Cayenne pepper, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savourée le 16 août 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt torréfié, café, très léger épices, acidité; bouche : malt torréfié, café, poivre de Cayenne, acidité, végétal, finale en poivre de Cayenne, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at barhop, the taste has a lot of pepper and it kinds of burn the tongue, bit it was interesting, it had a roasty taste.

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