|Brewery:||Excel Brewing Company|
Best Quote During Tasting
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|Aroma - Slightly roasty with huge dark malt character of cocoa powder and caramel or molasses. No hop aromas present.|
|Appearance - The beer pours deep brown and has a thick mocha head comprised of tight, tiny bubbles, nearly reminiscent of a nitro.|
|Flavor - There is some great dark fruit character of raisin that comes with a caramel roastiness (darn near a toasted marshmallow type of flavor). There are some hops that come across as slightly resninous but are better described as "spicy" and bring the beer into a wonderful balance.|
|Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, full bodied, creamy, and finishes smooth.|
|Overall Impression - Goo! This was a pleasant surprise. When the aromas were in harmony with the flavors, it made for a great drinking experience. The unexpected component was the mouthfeel. The creaminess and body of Southside Stout is how every stout should aspire to be. Handsdown, I say this is a steal for a local stout and would recommend it all day long.|