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Style: American Stout
 
Style Information
The American Stout is highlighted by a dark brown to black color. Head retention should be notable also. Aroma has pronounced tones of caramel, chocolate, coffee and a very notable roasted smell. Taste has notable coffee and roasted bitterness, with low to medium hop tones. Any hop tones are usually highlighted by subdued citrus notes. Feel should be medium to full bodied. ABV can range from 5% to 9% and higher. IBUs should range from 30 to 60.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
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Top Consumed American Stout
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Brewhouse Coffee Stout by Central Waters Brewing Company70
2. Baumé by Half Acre Beer Company45
3. 30th Anniversary Series - Fritz & Ken's Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.36
4. Diesel by Sixpoint Craft Ales32
5. Dubious Ruffian Chocolate Stout by Badger State Brewing Company28
6. Brewmaster Series - Coffee Stout by Long Trail Brewing Company23
7. Rye Stout by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe20
8. Obsidian Stout by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.18
9. Chicory Stout by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery18
10. Rise by Revolution Brewing16

Top Reviews American Stout
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. 30th Anniversary Series - Fritz & Ken's Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.91
2. Madrugada Obscura - Grand Reserve by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales90
3. Black Forest Stout by Alpine Beer Company90
4. Aphrodite by Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel90
5. Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Cafe90
6. Merry Maker by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)88
7. Brewhouse Coffee Stout by Central Waters Brewing Company86
8. Pot Of Gold Potato Stout by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery86
9. Diesel by Sixpoint Craft Ales86
10. Baumé by Half Acre Beer Company85