Gowanus Brewery

Bare Knuckle Stout – Review by Jeremy
December 13, 2007, 12:00 am
Filed under: beer, review

I had a pint of Bare Knuckle Stout yesterday with my lunch. Unfortunately, the onions on my burger and the vinaigrette on my salad really grated against the mild smokiness of the beer. I had the beer in a pint glass and it was served cold.

The beer had a tall, cream-colored head stand that looked typical of nitrogen-carbonated brews. The foam was silky smooth, and the bubbles were fine. The head stand persisted all the way to the end, leaving lacing on the pint glass walls as I neared the bottom. Mouthfeel was full and the beer was black in the glass.

The aroma and taste were very mild overall. The aroma was actually difficult to pick up at the pub among the food and other smells already in the air, but it was definitely bready, if only slightly. The taste was faintly bitter, with smoky and roasted characteristics. The finish was, like the aroma, slightly bready and malty.

This beer, a product of Anheuser-Busch, is too bland to recommend and I don’t plan on a second tasting.

You can find peer reviews for Bare Knuckle Stout at BeerAdvocate and the product page here.


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