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Two-Headed Beast - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-28-2006)
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Photo of bmwats
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Very dark brown or black. Pours a slight, foamy, white head. Disintegrates very quickly, leaving very little trace. No lacing.

S: Roasted espresso, dark chocolate, caramel, and a little licorice.

T: Washed-out coffee, cola, orange, and tea leaves.

M: Full-flavored, synthetically sweet, with a lightly fruity aftertaste that lingers on the palette.

D: Not much resistance. A bit off-putting though.

Atmosphere is lacking. Dark hue, but not much of a head and no lacing. Nose is a pleasant combination of coffee, chocolate, and bitter and sweet notes. Flavor is a synthetic and washed out combination of roasted components with citrus, tea, and cola. Aftertaste and feel is a little off. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

bmwats, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of PatriotsRule
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really tasty chocolate stout. At 4.5%abv, it is extremely drinkable. Poured a 22oz bomber into a nice big goblet and very much enjoyed this beer, my first from High and Mighty.
A: Pours a super midnight black with a beautiful (and ample) cream head, which lingers. Appetizing lacing stays all throughout the glass.
S: This is one of those beers that will "have you at hello." The nose is a bold chocolatey roasted malt with fresh coffee beans sneaking up soon afterward, and nothing unnecessary.
T: Very espresso-influenced flavor. It is not nearly as heavy as it appears, and the extra roasted malts and hops balance well with a chocolate theme laid deep into the drink's spine.
M: Crisp, smooth and perfect for any cool winter day or night. Really easy to drink, and while the combination of strong coffee and chocolate flavors is absolutely powerful, it is also delicate and not overwhelming. All of the elements in this brew complement each other nicely.
O: Very pleasant drinking experience right here. Tastefully brewed, no pun intended. Compare with Harpoon's Chocolate Stout perhaps, and/or another coffee beer like BBC's Coffeehouse Porter. With the colder season coming on, the sneakily smooth Two-Headed Beast is worth picking up and sipping down!

PatriotsRule, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Opaque and somewhere between black and crazy-dark-brown with a large medium tan foamy head. Badass looking beer.

S: Chocolate, cacao, burnt coffee, nutty or hazelnut.

T: Burnt coffee, just a hint of chocolate roasted malt, and a bit of a flat metallic/tinny flavor near the end. Really not a great flavor.

M: Much thinner body than expected for style. Moderate carbonation sensation, and a light alcohol presence.

O: Frankly, this isn't particularly good. It seems more like a (decent) coffee porter than a chocolate stout. Not a winner for me.

macrosmatic, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours really dark brown, almost black, with a moderately quickly dissipating tan head. Some bubbles can be seen along the side of the glass, indicating adequate carbonation. The beer smells tart up front with some chocolate. I pick up a little bit of the dark roasted malt. The taste follows the nose. It's tart. I pick up those roasted malts with some chocolate in the aftertaste. I don't notice much hops. It's definitely different. The body is light, which is expected for a stout. The beer is smooth. This is above average and I would not recommend this.

acevenom, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of ediaz
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into sniffer during the PGA championship. Pours deep brown almost black with a one-finger mocha head that leaves a thin ring of lacing around the glass's edge. Smells richly of milk and dark chocolates with hints of some dark tart fruit. The taste is opposite: a tart sour fruit taste and a chocolate aftertaste. Tastes more sour (think a poor attempt at bruerys tart of darkness) rather than the advertised "luscious chocolate stout". Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is high for the style, but appropriate for the 4.5% abv. Overall, it's not an unenjoyable beer but it's not what i expected. I don't think I'd have this one again.

ediaz, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kevgod, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -16.2%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SalMineo, May 25, 2012
Photo of Ray7233
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Ray7233, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of LtCracker20
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep and ark brown body with a slight reddish hue around the edges. A 3-finger khaki head doesn't last too long before falling to a cap.A little lacing, though.

S- Breadiness, both milk and dark chocolate, an espresso aroma, a bitter smell, all wrapped up in a sharpness I can't explain.

T- Sharp up front, a little bitter bite. Actually, the flavors are very mellowed. The only thing that really stands out is jst a slight hint of bittersweet chocolate. Slightly metallic, also.

MF- Thinner than I would've liked, and also maybe a touch too much carbonation. Very sharp with each sip.

LtCracker20, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jongullotti
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jongullotti, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Auror
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Auror, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of mnbearsfan
4/5  rDev +11.7%

mnbearsfan, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -16.2%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mikereaser
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a pitch black with 1/4 inch of tan foam that seems to be sticking around for quite a while.
S - some roasted malts with some chocolate malts showing through. Its good, just not very strong.
T - slightly bitter flavor, a bit off, some bitter chocolate with a powdery type feel, some roasted malts and lactose sweetness
M - slightly over carbed, light to medium bodied
D - ok flavor, but not one i'd want to seek out again

mikereaser, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout poured out as a nice thick looking black color with a tan colored head. The lacing wasn't too bad here. The smell of the beer was roasted with some chocolate aromas coming off of this beer. The taste had a nice chocolatey base to it with a burnt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was about medium bodied and remained pretty drinkable. Overall it's a good stout, wouldn't have to run out and get more anytime soon, but it was nice to try.

Knapp85, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gee, this looked and smelled so good but the taste wasn't quite there. Poured a massive 3" head with a deep mocha color. Dark burnt umber brown body. Instant smell of coffee, malt, and cocoa. Taste though was mainly coffee. After about a pint the aftertaste had built enough to detect the cocoa. Long finish but mainly a char taste to it. Frankly I think this was over-roasted if that's possible.

MoreThanWine, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of cbutova
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body with a big mocha-tan head. Good retention and a somewhat fizzy looking cap. Big patches of lace on the glass.

S- Milk chocolate/cocoa powder and dark roast malt for the most part. Some dark fruit in there as well as oxidation. Fades out.

T- Dark roast malt and milk chocolate, just like in the aroma. Dark fruit is more noticeable as well as some general grainy and cereal notes.

MF- Silky moderate carbonation in a fairly thin body for a Stout. Some acidic and bitterness.

A bit dimensional but still a solid chocolate stout. More substance to the body would certainly help support the rich flavors.

cbutova, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Traditional thick beige head. Beautiful coating of lace. Near black color.

Chalky, hot cocoa aroma. Despite the low alcohol, I can still smell it...in a good way.

Great starting dark chocolate taste, nice touch of hop in the swallow. My sole complaint would be the thin body, which is quite distracting.

smcolw, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, this stout is jet black with a dense bubbled, foamy, tan head. Dark, sweet molasses, dark chocolate nibs, coffee, and alcohol fill the nose. On first sip, your mouth is filled with very robust flavors of coffee and tart, sweet dark fruit. Also, some heavy vanilla notes that are reminiscent of a bourbon barrel aged beer. With all the heavy flavors, the beer is uncommonly light bodied and highly carbonated. Bitter, burnt coffee aftertaste with a light, sharp, somewhat unpleasant finish. Not a favorite.

GarthDanielson, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of biglite351
2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - some red around the edges with a tall creamy tan head.

S - multiple chocolates, dark, milk and cocoa. Mild malts and a touch of bitter.

T - Something mildly sour, but not off. Chocolate and prune. How about a chocolate covered sour prune. Not really my bag.

M - medium coating but no real tingle.

D - I would have this over a Bud, but not over most other stouts.

biglite351, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of bigoten13
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz to a pewter cast tankard. Dark black color with a thick, voluptuous toasted brown head that fizzles down to a thick lace layer.

Smells of chocolate, a bit of sourness (not sure where that comes from), and a rich smokiness.

Tastes similar to the smell, but with a strong back of bittersweet cocao which is my favorite part.

Mouthfeel is good as well, thick carbonation throughout, and the bittersweetness plays well.

Drinkability is okay, with the flavors perhaps too powerful for a session.

Overall, great chocolate stout, but its no Young's.

bigoten13, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of PorterLambic
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The bottle says it is "A luscious chocolate stout". Lets find out.
Pours black with a rich-looking dark cocoa-colored head. A bit fizzy sounding, the head drops pretty quickly to a film.
Smell is fruitcake soaked in whiskey. (Coincidentally, I have one of these in the fridge.) Smoke and soy are present, too.
Taste is toasted malt, soy, vinegar. Some bittersweet chocolate shows up as it warms. I would wait 15-30 minutes before drinking next time for that reason alone.
Medium, at best, in body and much lighter than desired. Lightish effervescence and with a somewhat ashy aftertaste. A little yeast left in the bottle but not in the glass because it is so damnably dark I didn't know it was there. An otherwise good beer sadly lacking body. Would give 4.5 or 5 for mouthfeel if it did.

PorterLambic, Jan 05, 2011
Two-Headed Beast from High & Mighty Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.