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Marin Brewing Co. San Quentin's Breakout Stout
91 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Marin Brewing Co. San Quentin

Style: Foreign/Export Stout

ABV: 7

91
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Marin Brewing Co. San Quentin's Breakout Stout

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What the brewers say

“The ultimate stout, this ale is big, rich, and malty. Our stout has a creamy texture unsurpassed by any of our other ales. Black in color, with a thick, long-lasting tan head. Its dark color and deep-roasted flavor come from the use of roasted and black barleys.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sharp dark malt and chocolate roast emerge up front, followed by licorice and dark cherry notes. As it warms, the cherry notes really shine. Some coffee roast, with a little molasses, raisin, and apple sweetness.”

Flavor: “Wonderful malt complexity, with roasty burnt coffee flavor up front and dark sugar toast sweetness at the end. The creaminess really carries this beer well, and it coats the mouth. Notes of dry chocolate, with a touch of plum and molasses. Again, the dark cherry comes through in the mid- palate and finish.”

Overall: “This is a fantastic beer with a wonderful balance between fruit esters and malt complexity. The roast carries throughout and is balanced with malt sweetness and the cherry. It has a nice full body and a dry finish.”

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