Sergeant Stout

Review Date 2/15/2020    By John Staradumsky

New brewery alert! Well, kind of. This is the first review I am posting of a beer from Firewater Brewing Company of Kennesaw, Georgia, though it’s not the first beer I’ve had from them. The first time I had their beer was in January of 2019, and that was their Life Changer New England IPA. I never posted a review, you see, although I did take tasting notes and I will at some point. My old web hosting provider had problems I could not get resolved, so I switched and I’m in the process of reformatting 3500 or so pages. Takes time, and put me behind schedule.

Anyway, a few nights ago I tried my second beer from Firewater, Sergeant Stout, which they call a “Sweet coffee stout with vanilla and cocoa nibs”. I tried it at Taco Mac, of course, on tap, the best way to try local beers. You could say its better to try them at the brewery, but I do not believe Firewater is quite ready for the public. Their website says the brewery is “coming soon” though their Facebook page will allow you to schedule appointments to stop by.

Firewater Brewing Company Sergeant Stout has an alcohol content of 9.5% by volume, making it an imperial coffee stout. I paid $8 for my 11-ounce glass at Taco Mac.

My glass of Firewater Brewing Company Sergeant Stout arrived jet black in color with a light tan head and roasty malts and a hint of coffee in the nose. Taking a sip, I got more of the coffee in the thick roasty palate along with licorice, chocolate, and a full roasty finish.

This was very tasty indeed, a beer I’ll want to revisit for sure. Welcome Firewater Brewing! You really should do a Rauchbier.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.