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Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 533
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Each Churchill's Finest Hour release is a unique blend of various Port Brewing barrel-aged stouts. Copper wax.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-07-2012)
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Fritobandito

Michigan

3/5  rDev -33.9%

06-03-2012 01:23:07 | More by Fritobandito
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

08-23-2012 14:59:43 | More by aasher
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BriMaster56

New York

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

02-24-2014 22:39:16 | More by BriMaster56
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

01-19-2013 23:25:50 | More by kscaldef
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-08-2013 23:26:43 | More by ChrisPro
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-17-2012 00:19:59 | More by drewone
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Schmaltzy

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-09-2013 06:43:01 | More by Schmaltzy
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

04-18-2013 15:15:31 | More by seeswo
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

10-26-2013 19:09:36 | More by LoveStout
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

01-09-2013 03:38:08 | More by jrallen34
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kojevergas

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -16.7%

Served on-draught into a 4 oz taster at the Churchill's Finest Hour Release earlier this year. 2012 vintage (obviously). Reviewed from notes taken standing up in the crowded pub; I couldn't go as in-depth as I wanted as a result. Consumed side by side with the 2011 vintage.

A: Pours no head at all. Body colour is a dark solid black. Opaque. There is a floating ring about the edges of the glass which is khaki in colour.

Rich and inviting. Vibrant. Silky. Attractive. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Chocolate, licorice/anise, caramel, dark amlts, vanilla. Complex, with no boozy notes. Inviting. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Chocolate malt, chocolate, dark malts. Light alcohol warmth. Caramel. Refined and decadent. Balanced, if boozy. Not as complex as expected. I do like it. Definitely a sipper, though. It's tasty. Far boozier than the 2011. Much more licorice and anise than the 2011 as well; licorice is one of the flavours I'm not a big fan of - just in terms of my own personal tastes.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and full-bodied. Heavy. She's a sipper alright. Unrefreshing. Refined. Good presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile well. Perfect carbonation. Heavier on the palate than the 2011 vintage.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV, yet still a sipper. You wouldn't chug it. I'd have to share a full bottle with others, but a 4 oz sample is lovely. A tasty imperial stout, but not among the best I've had. Not worth seeking out; I'm glad the other beers at this event made it worth the time and expense. I expected to be blown away, but that wasn't the case. It's another solid brew from Port/Lost Abbey, and I'd definitely get it again if possible, but I wouldn't trade for a bottle. I'd sure like to revisit it in a better environment to really go into as much depth as I like to.

Low B+

06-12-2013 20:21:54 | More by kojevergas
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.9%

10-26-2013 19:02:49 | More by acurtis
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JasonFromLA

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-16-2013 21:56:05 | More by JasonFromLA
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camil1mj

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-08-2013 21:56:42 | More by camil1mj
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-09-2013 06:03:39 | More by AgentZero
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-16-2014 13:59:18 | More by mikeincharleston
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-09-2013 23:05:05 | More by spycow
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.9%

02-06-2014 00:11:29 | More by mmcnaughton
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -11.7%

I love a "hot" ba beer, and this one is definitively that!

A- Older Viscosity black with minimal lacing with medium legs

S- Big booze upfront, with chocolate malts. Booze overpowers much of the nose.

T- Crazy booze, like a freshly bottled BCBS. The taste has five steps: 1. booze 2. booze 3. booze 4. chocolate 5. booze

M- Very smooth. Up there with BCBS.

O- If you like "hot" BA stouts, this one is for you. Almost turning on Black Tuesday's block. I am glad I got to try it, but if I had one, I would let it mellow for another year. I also don't like Older Viscosity anymore, and I am getting too much of that.

03-07-2014 02:03:49 | More by gueuzedreg
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birchstick

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours black with a nice chocolaty looking head on it. Nose consists of resiny milk chocolates with soft, sweet oak wood. Taste starts off with silly milk chocolates that move into even deeper rich milk chocolates. Almost milk shake like. The chocolates yield a bit to some oak, but the milk chocolate holds strong and finishes it off. Mouth is full and creamy. Overall, this is really nice if you like chocolate beers. A little one dimensional as chocolate and oak are the two biggest and most dominant players in this beer and there are no strong traces of other layers of complexity present.that being said, the flavors are bold and delicious.

10-29-2012 02:57:16 | More by birchstick
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2013 00:38:09 | More by huskermike12
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

06-03-2012 16:33:34 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

02-02-2014 05:11:31 | More by fehrminator
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2014 12:43:57 | More by SocalKicks
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

02-08-2014 22:48:48 | More by thebigredone
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Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
100 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.