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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Halcyon Steamer Stout is an oatmeal stout that became available in stores on August 30. The Halcyon transported mail, people, and goods up and down Squam Lake from 1903 until the 1920s.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fernans (29) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2013
A very nice, complex stout. The nose smells of smoke but not over powering. Taste starts smokey but finishs nicely with coffee and vanilla notes. A winner in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A roasted, chocolaty, earthy stout with good hopping. Good nourishing stout.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after purchase from a NH store not far from the brewery.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head quickly receding to a ring of foam leaving a bit of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is roasted, peaty/earthy notes and a tiny bit of smoke (burning cigarette). Taste is roasted, floury chocolate cake, earth, notes of burnt caramel, dusty yeast. Good hops presence with a pleasant leafy-herbal bitterness with a ‘green’ character. Full fluffy-foamy Belgian style mouthfeel with lively carbonation. All the elements (roast, peat, dirty yeast, etc.) come together to create a rather dry sensation in the finish. With the earthy/peaty notes and all, I can’t say this is the cleanest stout I ever had but this is highly drinkable and I actually liked its bad boy dirty character. Certainly not a slim session stout, if anything this beer might be a little too nourishing for a true session 5% stout. I love craftbeer so much, this morning I was searching for used porn magazines in my neighbor’s recycle bin and I saw empty bottles of Bud Light, now I think my neighbour is pathetic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Paid $7.00 for a 22 oz. bottle @ The Beer Store. Nashua, NH. Nose is rich roasted notes with some sugar and mineral or Earthy kind of aroma. Flavor upfront is bitter sweet chocolate with lactose sugar and a nice roasted finish that slightly dries the tongue. Just a slight bitterness can be found on the back end. Pretty good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
22oz bottle-tight retaining lt brown head with trailing lace-black. A-roasty/peat/molasses-dk malt. T-roasty/peat/molasses/anise-dk malt, 2nd earthy hop bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a huge bubbly tan head that slowly recedes. Smells of milk chocolate, roast and caramel with a bit of an earthy and mineral edge. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Milk chocolate, vanilla, and caramel meld together with a hint of earth and a touch of ash. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet silky mouthfeel. Decent stout, nice east drinker with plenty of flavor, but a 5 % stout in a 22oz bottle for 7 bucks is a bit on the high side for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bomber: Pours the darkest of browns, so that without powerful lights it appears black, with some tan bubbles. The nose is full of sweet caramel, dark chocolates, and boozy cherries. Starts lightly bitter and ends bitter-sweet. Full bodied with a oily texture and very mellow carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Dead black pour with a large frothy tan head. The nose holds tons of lactic notes with creamy oatmeal, chocolate, and cherry abounding. The flavor starts with a great lactic roast that quickly shifts to cocoa nib and milk chocolate, finishing with telltale oatmeal notes. The palate is a tad thin, but holds ample creamy carbonation with a supple mouthfeel. Nice effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Malty aroma. Coffee, roasted malts, hoppiness at the end. Caramel, toffee. Pretty light for a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (1877) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2010
From batch #2. The pour is a dark brown to almost black with a finger of head. The aroma is multi-faceted and includes chocolate malts, roasted chocolate, coffee, licorice, with a hint of hops. The body is full. The taste is also rather complex with a coffee-chocolate beginning, bitterness, and dry hops at the end. It is kind of like a mellower Imperial Stout and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours a two finger very light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Baked chocolate nose. Flavor is roasted/baked chocolate. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Chase Street Market & Deli Plymouth, NH.


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