Inebriator Stout - Sonoran Brewing Company

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Inebriator StoutInebriator Stout

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85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sonoran Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This BIG, BOLD, SMOOTH, DARK, DELICIOUS Imperial Stout is simply beautiful. The INEBRIATOR STOUT weighs in at 9.1% alcohol by volume; consider yourself warned.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 03-31-2006)
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of maximum12
1.68/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Thanks through the cold & thinning air to the fine trader who shipped this my way as an extra, the last survivor of a fine trade. 22 oz. bottle that's as black as the beer, split with my wife.

Pour is a black that would look good on a Bad Religion flag. Smell is teeming with fruit-soaked malts, & I don't mean that in a good way. Fruity stouts are my kyrptonite. Edgy roast adds to the raised eyebrow.

Inebriator Stout would have a serious fruit-fly problem if left out overnight. Big cherry notes are mingled uncomfortably with a roasted sweetness, & as it warms, the fruitiness takes on a tart, acidic overtone. After about six sips, I have ascertained that this isn't good.

Unfortunate, but this is going to the drain. Not sure what went wrong, but all of the good-sounding stuff on the label is lost in the red fruit mash-up. A bad beer.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from Dak. Thanks! Pours black with a nice big creamy brown head. Big roasty aroma with some definite hops in the background, maybe some chocolate and hints of coffee. Creamy mouthfeel with huge roast flavor. Some lingering bittersweet chocolate left on the palate but mostly roasted roastiness. Some decent bitter. Low to medium carbonation. A bit of lingering alcohol on the end. Overall not bad.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ISmith87
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Good looking beer, nice thick brown head that dissipates down pretty quickly, but leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Cool bottle.

S - Unfortunate. Vinegar is prevalent, I can tell there's coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in there but it's overpowered by the spoiled smell.

T - Same as the smell. There's definitely what would have been coffee/chocolate/roasted malt in there. Vinegar taste is again pretty bad.

M - Light for an imperial stout. Alc covered. Some roasty aftertaste but still the vinegar.

O - Damn, this must have been a bad bottle. I don't remember the vinegar taste when I had it before. Swing and a miss. Drain pour.

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Difficult to judge this one, since it appears as though the batch has been infected, or they've over-carbonated - the bottle let out a crazy loud pssshh noise, and immediately started gushing like champagne, and it took me about 30 minutes to pour it into a glass, all the while the foam pouring out of the bottle, even when the bottle was 3/4 empty. Sure did like the taste of the foam I had to suck off as I waited though. All that crazy fluffiness aside, it is the promised opaque dark black color with zero transparancy, and the head is a nice tan color. I have to ding it for the crazy endless fluff though.

Chocolately, coffee, rich aroma. Smells like a nice, complex, huge stout.

Burnt dark malt, followed by a mild dark chocolate, nice balanced bitterness between hops and malt… not too sweet, not too bitter, complex flavor - very nice!

Moderately heavy, smooth, extremely heavy carbonation (at least when it comes to the froth, though it doesn't come across in the actual sips, which is good, so I feel like I can get a good feel for what it's "supposed" to feel like). Not dinging it for the froth - since it doesn't feel that way in the mouth.

It's a bummer about the bad bottle gusher, because I think this is a very good imperial stout. I have to ding it a tad for that, but other than that it's very nice, and I'd have it again for sure.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid black color with a huge unwavering tan head. Smells of light roast, dark pitted fruits, chocolate, brown sugar, and a whole lot of molasses. The flavor is a nice mix of burnt sugars and dark fruit. Light earthy hop flavor help provide balance. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a tart creamy mouthfeel. Nice imperial stout, I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of cyde
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I acquired a 22oz bottle through trade with a friend. The cap seal leaked during shipping, so I had to drink it on the spot before it became flat. Normally I would let it sit in my fridge at least 24 hours before consuming, so I may not have gotten an accurate impression from this tasting. The cap blew off while unpacking the box.

A: Over carbonated due to shipping complications with heavy head. Pours a bit thin but black and totally opaque. Thin, airy head. Decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, caramel, figs, and the usual deep flavors found in imperial stouts. Quite the enjoyable aroma.

T: Roasted malt, caramel, molasses, chocolate, followed by bitter-sweet coffee. At room temp no alcohol taste is present.

M: A bit too thin for an imperial stout, and it leaves me wanting that chewiness the style is known for. Crisp, light, and refreshing on the tongue. It's an easy stout to drink even on the hottest summer days.

O: Despite having a broken seal and over-carbonated beer, it was an enjoyable stout with flavors I enjoy. If it was more viscous, thicker, with a heavier and sticky head, it would be much more memorable. If you're looking for a high alcohol imperial stout that drinks like a regular stout, Inebriator is a solid choice.

I wouldn't mind revisiting this beer under better conditions.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of AnotherImperial
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great overall imperial stout and can be found at a fairly decent price. Well balanced. This is the best bottled beer I've had from an Arizona brewery.

I find it to be slightly better on tap, but the bottled version is a very solid offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to micstache for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Thanks man! Served from bottle into a Green Man snifter. Poured basically black with a one and a half finger light brown head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, wood, peanut, and dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, raisin, sweet alcohol, vanilla, and dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I used this as a night-cap after a long day at work and a few new beers also sent by micstache. That could have been a mistake as this brew definitely lived up to its name. Made for a rough day afterward. However, this was a really nicely balanced and flavored brew. I just wish the rest of the brew had followed suit. So close on this one as it had the makings to be really great.

Photo of kawilliams81
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- Pours black with a 2 finger dark brown head. Small ring of lacing rests on the surface of the beer.

S- Sweet dark fruits, licorice, chocolate and some bitter coffee.

T- Dark chocolate, licorice, roasted dark malts, and some bitter coffee near the finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation. This beer is a little thin for a RIS. Has a a slight creaminess to it.

O- Nice beer but the thinness takes away from this beer some. Flavor and nose is just a bit lacking overall for a RIS.

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Inebriator Stout from Sonoran Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.