tait (1) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012 does not count
It’s not a stout, people, read your beer history! :) It’s an oatmeal porter basically and follows the original meaning of the word "stout" before it was butchered (Guiness anyone?). This beer pours with a nice head, tight lacing, and looks beautiful in the light. It’s got a nice smooth, sweet taste and pairs well with a variety of food (my favorite is pork). Great mouth feel
Here’s the description from the brewery: "‘Stout’ for many years meant a Porter of substantial
strength and at several times and places in history the
term ‘Double Brown Stout’ has signified a variety dark,
strong brews. Our favorite is the Scandinavian or Baltic
version, emphasizing the chocolate-y and dark dried fruit
character over the burnt or ashy roast flavors of some its
cousins. Unlike most members of the Stout and Porter
family, our DBS is fermented with a lager yeast (rather
than ale), whose cleaner fermentation profile allows the
malt and hop flavors do the talking." crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
on tap at brewery opening black pour with lighter tones on edge. minimal head. some chocolate and roasted and malt in aroma. Nice blended flavor - roasted malsts, powdery chocolate; med mouthfeel efinite above average stout!!! will be back! brown stout with oats; all my favs! dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Great stuff, no matter what you call it. Aromas of cocoa, brown sugar, dark fruit and earthiness. Taste is more of the same with a bit of roasted coffee bitterness. rougeau13 (3156) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Very dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, earth, and some dark fruit. Taste is sweet cocoa, coffee, and fruit. Medium bodied and creamy. douglas88 (9569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Can. Pours a jet black color with a medium silky brown head. A smooth nose with light roast, chocolates, some metal. The flavor is rich, smooth and tasty: dark fruit, metal, dry oats and certainly spicy robust rye shine here. Comes across like a earthy big oatmeal and spicy brew. Very good. Not a Baltic in flavor, more of a straight porter or even FES.
SpringsLicker (3663) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Thanks to crajun for the trade!
Can. Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque, small tan head.
Aroma of roast malts and cocoa powder.
The flavor is rich yet simple. Roast malt and chocolate that pretty much is what the aroma sets you up for. Not too sweet, not too bitter; well balanced.
FriendOfBeer (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pitch black body. Sweet malty, bready aroma. Taste of sweet dark fruits like dates, raisins, and plum. Strong carbonation. Medium body. Bitter aftertaste. Too short finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tap at the DEBC release party at Common Table. Pours a dark brown color that edges on black. Tab foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some nuts and chocolate. Coffee nose as well. Heavy roast and chocolate. Flavor is certainly chocolatey and roasty with some dark malts and grains near the finish. Rye flakes can be tasted on the finish. Flavor is very tasty. Congrats DEBC! Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap @ the Common Table.
So happy to finally have a brewery in Deep Ellum! Deep brown pour with some tan head. Aroma is nutty, roasted, and chocolatey with a hint of coffee. Big time roast flavor with more chocolate and some rye spice. Creamy and enjoyable. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at The Common Table.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great, with a ton of chocolate up front and a little bit of roasted malt also mixed in. Definitely the aroma of a big, flavorful beer.
The flavor doesn’t disappoint. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes, as well as some oaked notes and some lactose. The beer is very creamy and all of the aroma and flavor notes seem to go very well together.
Medium to thick, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.