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Churchill's Finest Hour 2013 - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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world-class

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 217
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from 22oz bottle.

Pours a perfectly pitch black oily liquid with a nice half inch tan head that is dense and espresso like. Very dense and thick and viscous head that sticks to the sides. (4.0)

Aroma starts off with sweet fudgey barrel notes. Delicious notes of chocolate fudge, syrup and cake. GReat underlying honey and vanilla spice notes form the barrel. A good lively dark fruit sweetness is also present with some slight prune notes. Then a nice midl roast and dark malt note is present which yields a more robust and balancing roasteness. (4.25)

Flavor is exquisite. So balanced and yet decadent. Amazing notes of barrel start things of with mild 11% heat and notes of honey, molasses and some char. Notes of sweet fudgey chocolate follow with some nice vanilla notes in the finish along with some slight woody spice. then there is a robust deep dark fruit note that rounds everything out and keeps you coming back for more. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Full, rich, thick and did I say full? The chocolate notes interplay perfectly with the sweetness and with the barrel heat as well as with the roasted dark malts. (4.75)(4.75)

OVerall this is a decadent and amazing experience. It's pretty well crafted as a whole especially because the flavor profiles work so well together. (4.25)

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 00:11:55 | More by JoEBoBpr
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

06-15-2014 02:49:37 | More by GRG1313
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omegagogetass4

California

3/5  rDev -32.4%

06-06-2014 22:09:27 | More by omegagogetass4
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.9%

05-26-2014 12:03:42 | More by tom10101
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mreaber09

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-22-2014 16:21:20 | More by mreaber09
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

05-17-2014 02:41:30 | More by thegerm87
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-20-2014 06:33:55 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

04-19-2014 19:40:01 | More by VAbdoyan
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sil1

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

04-18-2014 20:36:14 | More by sil1
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-28-2014 23:17:09 | More by Morey
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Danimal25

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2014 13:46:32 | More by Danimal25
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-05-2014 01:21:39 | More by POTABLE83
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-02-2014 21:25:57 | More by akang
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2014 13:18:04 | More by Smarty_Pints
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2014 13:17:51 | More by CoolEthan
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2014 12:44:19 | More by SocalKicks
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Soto

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2014 04:19:20 | More by Soto
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Kword55

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-02-2014 20:30:39 | More by Kword55
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-02-2014 06:21:51 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

12-21-2013 16:34:36 | More by josephwa
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

12-15-2013 02:55:04 | More by stealth
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BeerMothaLova

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

12-08-2013 06:50:24 | More by BeerMothaLova
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a HF fest glass. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for sending this to me. Tried alongside '12 Churchill's. Consumed at my birthday tasting awhile ago, finally reviewing from notes taken during the tasting.

A- Pours a jet black with a creamy mocha brown head that has decent retention leaving behind spotty lacing.

S- Creamy chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate fudge, toffee, light vanilla, slight oak. A little bit more booze present and not quite as sweet smelling as '12 Churchill but still fantastic.

T- Creamy chocolate, fudge, bitter chocolate, finishes with sweet bourbon that provides a little bit of booziness, vanilla, slight oak. Again a little bit boozier then '12 Churchill's and not quite as fudgy, still a fantastic beer though.

M- Smooth, medium bodied to a little bit on the thicker side, nice carbonation for style, a little bit more heat then I would like but some cellaring time would probably take care of that.

O- Churchill's '13 was another fantastic blended stout however I think it fails a little bit short of meeting the same level as '12 Churchill's. '13 was a little bit more boozy, not quite as balanced, and didn't quite have the same fudginess that I loved in the '12. Overall it was still a world-class beer that I greatly enjoyed being able to consume and wish I had a beer like this accessible to me on a regular basis. Definitely worth seeking out and trying, although I would go with the '12 if I had to pick.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 21:40:47 | More by jaasen64
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brownish black with a thin layer of dark brown head. Nose starts with complex bourbon notes which brings some wood and coconut to the table. Bourbon soaked raisins come through along worth some nice rich fudgy notes. Taste features more of the fudgy notes which is smoothed out by creamy bourbon notes. Coconut comes through along with dark fruits. Mouthfeel is heavy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very nice and smooth barreled stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 06:32:15 | More by homebrew311
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-19-2013 06:06:48 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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Churchill's Finest Hour 2013 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
97 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.