Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
In short: A well made grainy roasted stout that is too sweet for me.Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted grains, a
In mouth the beer is very full body, generous carbonation that lighten up the heavy body, a texture that is both creamy and harsh-grainy. A full heavy body with plenty of charred grainy malts. Too much sweetness for what I want from a 7% stout, and the sweetness navigate around soft black liquorice candy, molasses, vanilla extract and overcooked caramel. Light lactic notes here and there. Notes of sweet cocoa beans and very light notes of coffee beans. Some tobacco to round up the whole thing. Basically it has most of the elements one can expect from a beer like this, it’s just that I don’t have a sweet tooth and the sweetness sensation in this one was well above average for a 7% stout, feels as sweet as a +9% stout but without the richness of a big impy stout. I’m giving it a passing grade because it is well made, sweet stouts lovers will probably disagree with my strictly hedonistic rating. I can relate to this Hooligan name, I don’t watch any sport and I don’t cheer for any teams but I’m a natural hooligan, I naturally hate people who wear different colors of cloths than I do.
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is full of big chocolate notes, as well as some roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
The second sweet stout in a row, this was is much more bitter with a lot of hops going on in comparison to the first. The stout pours dark thick, unclear black with a big creamy cocoa colored head. The aroma brings bitter roasted malts and some sweet booze. The flavor brings roasted malts and bitter hops blended well together. reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 3 finger light brown head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with some chocolate sweetness coming through and a peppery finish. Medium bodied with some adequate carbonation. A very well done stout which is quite tasty and highly recommended. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor was sweet and lightly bitter with roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate, licorice and tobacco with a dry roasted finish.
mages64 (73) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Old schoolhouse really knows how to make a killer stout...
Hooligan Stout smells of delicious bitter chocolate and freshly ground coffee. Appearance is jet back and thick. Taste is layers and layers of malt candy, toffee, coffee, chocolate, roast but all balanced. Palate is a little heavier than their coffee stout but still smooth. Overall this was incredibly enjoyable for not being an imperial. Not too many straight up stouts available in the PNW that could rival this beer. Deschutes’ stout might be the only thing better. 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Chocolate and dark roasted malt scent. A dark pour with brown lace and brown bubbles aplenty. Taste is dark and sweet before turning very bitter. It sat for awhile...coffee in the aroma now, taste is less potent with chocolate and mocha flavors evident. phaleslu (10898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks again! Pours an opaque coffee brown with an inch of creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, oatmeal, ash, and earth. Flavor of roasted malts, earth, tobacco, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar. Charred wood on the finish. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Not as sweet as most others in the style but a nice stout. keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Just as it says which is my main criteria. A sweet stout with a load of chocolate with some coffee and a nice roast malt. The flavor is the same, no more no less. Just what it claims to be, a sweet stout. Don’t read too much into the labels. Let these beers be what they are meant to be. As a Hooligan, I am impressed. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Poured From a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown-black with some very dark head.... Nice. Very little lacing though. Dark chocolate malt and coffee nose. Mouthfeel is dead on for a stout. Little more body than a porter but a nice mix between dry and sweet with a little alcohol tinge to it. Taste is straight up coffee. Little bit of alcohol at first but when it warms up that goes away. Damn good stout especially for the abv. Not that I could drink it all night but damn good.
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