Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout

Maryland
United States
Flying dog beer brewhouse rarities tropical stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Rich, roasted malt meets juicy pineapple and toasted coconut, making this beer the perfect replacement for anything that comes with a tiny umbrella.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
30
Hops: 
Northern Brewer, Mosaic, Galaxy
Malts: 
Wheat, Black, Roasted Barley
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Full of roast, this stout packs a punch. While cold, the roast notes are ashy with a bit of coffee to follow through. A moderately high spicy hop character accompanies. Moderate bitterness balances the soft sweetness in the finish. As the beer begins to warm, its true character shines; subtle fruit esters of red apple, pear and strawberry show through. The roast also begins to soften upon warming and the mouthfeel becomes rich, creamy and quite velvety. The malt backbone arrives with notes of caramel and biscuit. This is a nice beer when cold, albeit resembling more of an American Stout than a Tropical one. As it warms though, the beer really takes on the character of the Tropical Stout, showcasing a nice complexity and a luscious mouthfeel.

Popular Reviews

Rtsmithjr63's picture

My Score: 
75
Aroma: 
18 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
30/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
7/ 10
Overall Impression: 
15/ 20
Hoppy pineapple flavor at first but seems to drop off when warm, nice warm weather stout