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148. Sebago Brewing Lake Trout Stout

This is another of my purchases from Trader Joe’s in Portland. Beer pours a great inky black with minimal tan head. Aroma has plenty of malt and a bit of coffee. Taste is what I expect from a stout however I am often disappointed. This one does not disappoint with the taste following the dark color with lots of malt, light coffee and chocolate tones. Smooth finish and reasonable ABV make this one easy to drink and enjoyable. I really enjoy brews by Sebago Brewing and if you like dark stouts please give this one a try.
Pros: Black color, easy to drink
Alcohol Content:
5.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 32
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Sebago Brewing
Brewers Description: Lake Trout Stout is midnight black with a thick and creamy head. It is a full bodied stout brewed with oatmeal and plenty of hops to balance the roasted barley. Our stout is an experience. It tastes the same way it looks – dark and rich. It is named after the famous deep water Sebago Lake Togue or Lake Trout which inhabit the depths of Maine’s deepest lake. Enjoy.

128. Saranac Vanilla Stout

When I saw the Saranac variety pack included a Vanilla Stout I was really looking forward to it. Waited for an evening well after dinner to try as I had hoped for a very good dessert beer but what I got was a below average stout with a hint of vanilla flavoring. The color is very dark as you would expect from a stout, thick 2 finger head that is slightly lighter than I expected. Aroma has a bit of vanilla but not much else. Taste is forgettable.
Pros: Color
Cons: Minimal vanilla aroma / taste
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Saranac
Brewers Description: Few ingredients rival vanilla’s ability to add richness and roundness to food. Blended with a traditional blend of caramel and chocolate malts plus roasted barley, the result in Saranac Vanilla Stout will surpass your expectations. Enjoy the brew on it’s own or with a bite of dark chocolate for a real treat.

81. Samuel Adams Black & Brew

I was not sure about this one as it is a coffee stout and I am not a coffee drinker. The beer pours almost black with a nice tan head that does last. Aroma is not great as it smells of old coffee and the taste is not all that good. Tasted like I was drinking a stout from a used coffee cup. I was able to finish the beer but did not go back to get the second and may leave it in the fridge for someone else to try at our next get together.
Pros: Color
Cons: Old coffee smell and taste
Alcohol Content: 5.8% ABV
Calories: 208
IBU (Bitterness): 24
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Our Coffee Stout is a dark brew that combines roasted coffee with a rich, full-bodied stout. For the authentic coffee flavor, we use 1.5 pounds of Sumatran coffee beans per barrel, added late in the brewing process to provide the most flavor possible. This brew finishes with underlying roasty notes of chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit from our select blend of malts.

53. Shipyard Blue Fin Stout

Not much of a stout drinker – in fact I think this is the first stout review. This is a good hearty beer with lots of flavor, unfortunately the primary flavor seems to be coffee and I am not a coffee drinker. The beer has a decent aroma, great color and pours with a nice tan head. If you like stouts or if you like Shipyard (I am not a fan of either) than give this one a shot. I am happy I only purchased a single so I do not have drink more.
Pros: Color
Cons: Coffee taste
Alcohol Content: 4.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Shipyard
Brewers Description: Blue Fin Stout was first produced in August 1993. This is a classic Irish stout. Full-bodies, yet smooth and spectacular in appearance.