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Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
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world-class

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 531
Gots: 29 | 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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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%

650ml bomber poured into tulip, cheers mattsander for opening this bad boy

A black with a deep cola edge, not much for head or lace but not the biggest pour so take it with a grain of salt I suppose

S fortified wine, a little smoke, fudge, vanilla, oak, a little booze, bruised dark fruit and faint molasses, smells rich

T great but different, roasts darker, some black strap, a little licorice, lots of barrel but I can't pinpoint, some espresso and chocolate covered raisins, burnt brown sugar rounds things out

M thick and a little sticky on the lips but slick on the palate, some heat but not much, a little burnt wood on the finish and it numbs the lip just a tad

O great stuff, lots of barrel, the booze is mellow, smells and tastes awesome, perhaps the highlight of the night and considering what we drank that says something

one of those beers that I'm just glad I got to try and the fact that it kicked ass is just a minor detail, thanks again Matt

wordemupg, Dec 10, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%

750ml bottle poured into HF fest glass. Thanks Dan (totoropanda) for the bottle. Split at my birthday tasting awhile ago, reviewed from notes. Consumed right after Churchill's '13.

A- Pours a dark brown color that appears an opaque black in the glass. A creamy mocha head forms that has decent retention and slowly recedes leaving spotty lacing. Slightly lighter then '13.

S- Lots of chocolate fudge, dark chocolate, nice integrated bourbon, light oak, and a slight hint of rye in the background. Fairly aromatic, very pleasant smelling, fairly complex.

T- Chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, lightly bitter dark chocolate, integrated bourbon that balances nicely with the fudge, finishes with a nice fudge taste and a hint of rye. Nicely balanced, very flavorful, nuanced, and a treat to drink.

M- Very smooth, creamy, very drinkable, nice carbonation level for style, not much heat present.

O- This beer was fantastic and easily one of the better blended imperial stouts I've had. This was definitely a little bit better then the '13 which had a little bit more booze and wasn't quite as smooth. This was a treat to enjoy and I wish I lived closer to the brewery so that I could try it again.

jaasen64, Dec 04, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Inky, very dark brown but not quite black, light brown head that clings around the edge.

S: Baked sweet dark fruit, cocoa, chocolate fudge, port wine, oak, not excessively bourbony or barrely. Unique, not very much like any other BA stout I've had. A tiny bit of booze, barely anything.

T: Huge cocoa/vanilla/dark fruit orgy, deeply portlike finish, a truly delightful beer that I'm stoked I finally opened.

M: Medium chewy, solid carbonation, perfect.

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Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
100 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.