Top Rung Brewing Company My Dog Scout Stout
What the brewers say
"Bold chocolate and coffee flavors with deceptively smooth roastiness balanced with subtle pine and citrusy hops."
What our panel thought
“Soft espresso and hints of smoke. Notes of resin/minty hops. Luscious and rich dark malt with French roast coffee, licorice, and a burnt toast note. Finishes slightly sweet. The mouthfeel holds it together, creamy throughout. Rich and rewarding.”
What our editors thought
“Beautiful blend of chocolate and roast on the nose—intense but polished with a bready edge. The sip pushes more of the same, as that toasted bread takes the edge of the more intense roast flavors without the very-caramel sweetness that some others employ. The balance despite the intensity is impressive.”