Not that it takes much, but the Stout is far and away the most flavorful and impressive of all Schell beers. Looking more like a bottle of root beer that you might buy at Gander Mountain or Cabela’s than an actual bottle of the suds, it’s a bit deceiving to the eye. Good, bold choco-coffee stout flavor and heavy enough to fill the belly with warmth, I really enjoy this beer.
I tried Schell’s Stout while over at Josh’s on Saturday night. It was important to me that I drink a thicker man beer as we were being coaxed into watching Baby Mama with our ladies. Actually I had wanted to see that a bit myself, mainly because Tina Fey is awesome, and hot. Anyway, the beer was really good, very sweet and chocolatey, which now as I’m typing I’m realizing means that it is probably not very manly at all. But at least it’s dark. Ok, I guess the jig is up, I like girl movies and sweet chocolate beers.
I’m usually not a big fan of Schell’s brews. They seem mediocre, without much personality.
The Stout bucked this trend by virtue of it’s tasty malt flavoring and above average drinkability. I still wouldn’t say it’s high on personality but it does sit at the top of the Schell’s beeramid.
No question, I liked this one a lot. This is the most surprising Schell’s beer I’ve had. Others have been safely tasty, but not particularly memorable. This was full bodied and drinkable. It had great flavor that didn’t leave a sour lingering taste like I’d expect some stouts to. I found this in a 22oz bottle and thought it might be a challenge to finish – not the case. I even initially thought the label was kind of drab but now I’m kind of smitten with it. Ohh, cute.