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The Covey 12 Gauge Stout



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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A very unique stout, combining the flavors and strength of ďexportĒ style stouts with the drinkability of a dry stout. Eight different malts create the wide array of flavors: roasty, caramel, earthy, toast and a hint of smoke. The use of unmalted barley contributes velvety texture and a smooth finish that rounds the bitterness contributed by the highly roasted barley.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours not quite opaque, a brown/black beer with a firm mocha-colored head. Aroma is a ton of roasty dark malt, pumpernickel bready, almost thick enough to chew. Taste is a bold combination of dark-roast malts, dark volcanic-soil coffee and, if possible, "unsweetened" sorghum. Flavors of peat and campfire smoke along with just a bit of a sour, unmashed, lactic, milky element. Some dry cocoa/chocolate arrives later. Finish is bitter--not hoppy bitter, but bitter like raw grain. Mouthfeel is moderately thick but not heavy, still quite quaffable. Itís a complex flavor profile (brewer says he used eight different malts, including unmalted barley and wheat) thatís deep and rich. No alcohol heat (somewhere around 6% ABV), not anywhere near the Imperial realm but a good style model that is a wonderful alternative to yawning Guinness clones. May be the best this young brewer has produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, light smoke and leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for this 22oz handbottle (courtesy of Jamie the brewmaster) early 2009 vintage. Pours an imposing dark brown body with nice tan head, lacing and legs. Aromas of fresh coffee, cream and roastiness. Flavor is fresh coffee, bittersweet chocolate, alcohol and a very nice, dry, long coffee bitter finish. Medium to full mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(22oz handbottle courtesy of Jamie the brewmaster early 2009 vintage) Dark brown pour with light tan head. Nose of dark chocolate and dry cocoa. Taste of semi-sweet chocolate, cream, cola, nutty, and roasted malts. Medium body with a creamy finish. I drank the most of this during the tasting, really enjoyable and one of the best foreign stouts Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
(22oz hand bottled by Jamie, Early 2009 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, nuts, earth, some burnt grains, caramel, and cocoa with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 dark brown to black pour. heavy chocolate and coffee smell followed by taste very bitter bakingvcoco all the way from start to finish . very solid brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
on tap at the covey with Ibrew2or3 and mar. poured black with a beige head. aroma of chocolate syrup, dark roast, and fudge. flavor was choc syrup, dark roast, and fudge with a nice slick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at The Covey brewpub pouring up deep mahogany with rutty to brown edges and thin tan head. The aroma is pretty full with black licorice and some caramel and then moving swiftly into malts that are burnt to almost charred. The taste is much the same with licorice, roasty burnt to charred malts and the tasty modest additions of chocolate, chicory and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
tap at the brewpub. deep brown almost black with a cream head. roasted malts and chocolate on the nose. nice on the palate with flavors of thick roasted malts and lots of chocolate. great easy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2009
on tap, black color with some reddish brown highlights, aroma of chocolate and coffee, flavors of chocolate and lots of roast nuts, coffee, nutmeg and vanilla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
This was quite an enjoyable beer for me. Pours black with a nice tan colored head. Aroma is big, roasty and chocolate. Flavor is quite choclaty, dry, with lots of roasted nuts. Palate was lightly oily and slick. Yummy! Growlerable.

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