RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Organic Devout Stout is a religious experience. This stout was originally developed by the vagabond brewer, Dan Satterthwaite, a mentor of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. And though it has changed subtly over the years, Devout Stout is a popular mainstay at the brewery and inspired the recipe for her unique counterpart, Thy Twisted Sister (Devout Stout brewed with chipotle and cacao nibs).

From the first appearance of the Devout Stout there is no question about the style of this beer. It is a stout in all its depth, darkness and flavor. Imagine an aroma of the darkest Italian roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of anise. Despite what people think, this stout is not made with coffee just organic barley, organic hops and water. Devout Stout has a thick, creamy head that settles lightly on an almost voluptuous body. The mouthfeel is rich and warming. The flavors of the Devout Stout, ebb and flow through sweet and bitter to create an intoxicating elixir that will leave you utterly devoted.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
A good basic stout. Pours a thick black with a brown head. Smell is not great, coffee flavors, but also cough medicine. Taste is a little boring, but creamy and refreshing. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GarrettB (1619) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
July 25th, 2014 - Our journey to Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery ends with the darkest beer of the lot - the stout. Dark and meditative, it looks patient, having waited for all the other samplers to be tasted before itself. The smell is muddy, earthy, with heavy malt overtones, and a dab of chocolate, but the flavor is thin and mild. So is the mouthfeel, which does little to assist the flavor palate.

Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster organic. Roast coffee, extremely drinkable. Not off chart but organic. Oh it feels so good to pound a few Bronson’s, not get to FUBAR and know you are not ingesting GMO. One if best organically around

bytemesis (8792) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Tap. Pours dark black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, a bit burned, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, ashy, dark roast, espresso grounds, light biter and a bit of acid. Medium body.

AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown. Red hues. Almost no nose. Very thin and weak. Maybe some creaminess. Chalky indeed. Un memorable

brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Black pour with an off-white head. Aromas of licorice, roast, and coffee. A bit of molasses, some burnt sugar, and mild floral hops. Flavor is a touch on the bitter side. A lot of roast, licorice, and burnt sugar. Mild sweetness of molasses and dark fruit. Nice leafy hop character.

jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a black body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is cocoa, burnt coffee and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, sweet malt, roast, and earth.

r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Dark with a thin tan head, roasty malt aroma. Roasty malt, cocoa, and a bitter sweetness to the taste. Finish thins out. Not too bad.

blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, hints of grain, and medium sweetness, Good stuff.

j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Max’s for Jen’s going away tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big chocolate on the nose, cocoa, coffee. Medium bodied, old plum, cocoa, chocolate, paper. Sweet, plum, cocoa, choc. Light paper on the finish. Meh.

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