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YouEnjoyMyStout - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Truh on 01-05-2005)
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Photo of Kelp
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of roger617
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle date 11/18/14

A: Pours black in color with a little over 1 finger of khaki head that reduces slowly to a thin collar. Viscosity seems to match way I would expect for 10.5%, not too thick, but plenty of body.
S: Big chocolate and bourbon notes, with a nice roast aroma to compliment.
T: Like aroma, big on chocolate and bourbon. Very smooth for a big beer.
M: Carbed well, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.
O: This is a very well crafted barrel aged stout. The flavors come together really well.

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tan head but a bit thin. Nearly black color with no light to pass.

Creamy, chalky semi-sweet chocolate aroma. A bit of band-aide too.

Starts off quite mildly, but the swallow brings on some burnt grains. Plenty of alcohol in the swallow with a bit of dark cherry to the aftertaste.

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/18/14.

A: Pours pitch black with a tall, dense dark brown head. Fades fairly quickly with very little retention and basically no lacing.

S: Oh yeah. Lots of bourbon up front that lends a big toasted coconut aroma. Lots of chocolate and a sharp roasted malt character. Some toasted sugar when swirled, almost marshmallow-like at times.

T: Yup, lots of nice bourbon up front. Not the typical heavy caramel but more of that toasted coconut with lots of oak. Tons of decadent chocolate in the middle mixing with some espresso, almost mocha-like. Sharp roasted malt character is great but not overpowering. Mild dark fruits in there too. Great complexity. Lingering mocha in the aftertaste with hints of toasted sugars.

M: Thick, heavy, viscous but plenty smooth.

O: Excellent stout from CBC. Bourbon cuts and balances this nicely. Great chocolate and espresso flavors along with the toasted coconut from the bourbon. Well balanced, surprisingly smooth, very drinkable and super tasty. Excellent job, CBC.

Photo of ms11781
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Instantly excited when I noticed this on the shelf last week. Cambridge always brews them solid. Shared with Big Matty Dawgy Dawg while watching The Deparated.

A- Pure black body out of the bomber to two tulips for the share. A light mocha cap to just about a finger with a foamy and creamy texture. Lacing is fairly rare, somewhat surprisingly but a few spots remain.

S- Off the top comes a mixture of sweet Bourbon barrels and something reminding me of brown sugar and bananas fosters. Malts are somewhat in the backdrop here but bring caramelized sugar, moderate roast and a hint of sweetness.

T- Bourbon gains some surefire strength here, especially with time. Whiskey, pepper, toasted and even charred oak, cherry truffle, caramel, moderate roast malts, raisins and a spiciness to go along with that, a bit of vanilla and some of those esters from the nose. A bit of banana but not as obvious as the nose.

MF- Medium bodied or probably just a bit lighter than that with a slightly frothy and foamy texture. Carbonation comes in on at a moderate level as it all finishes off quite a bit warm.

Not just a roast bomb by any means and not just a Bourbon forward profile either. A good amount of yeast derived flavors combined with the barrel and the malts to produce an above average brew. I like how the raisin and esters combine with the stout and whiskey.

Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Chico1985
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks go to Cam for sharing this one. Been looking to try this one since bottles came out recently, CBC is usually great and imperial stouts with cassettes on them tend to catch my eye.

A - Black pour with a tan head. It looks how a stout looks. A thin ring, spotty cap, and small strands of lace are left by the end.

S - A nice deep chocolate scent right off the bat, and banana liqueur somehow, good roast and slight bourbon.

T - Chocolate flavors again are the highlight here, nice deep mix of light and dark chocolate brownie vibe. Bourbon is barely there at first but comes out quite a bit with warmth, integrates well. Roast, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, and some barrel spice.

M - Good mouthfeel, not much booze, pretty drinkable for a bourbon stout, a nice balanced plethora of flavors without any overpowering.

O - Nice stout I'd gladly have again. The banana flavor is kind of a mystery but it fades and I thought it was cool. Good drinkability, decent bourbon presence, really nice chocolate/coffee/roast.

Photo of dannymo24
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.44/5  rDev +4%

Photo of SABERG
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - Dark matter here, neutrinos are the particles getting through. Delicate carbonation
leaves a gentle ring of fine lace around the glass.
S - 75% cocoa, light vanilla, toffee, dark fruits , some mint and a whiff of bourbon. The smells are so delicate and precise, the efforts of the brewers shine on this element.
T - A true delight, not hot with alcohol, but present, the roast of the malts are displayed quite well. There is some sweetness that carries through and leads into the bourbon finish.
F - Not large bodied, by no means thin. Starts with that coating from a fine stout, gently traipsing across the palate, lead by sweetness, pushed along with gentle carbonation, leaves with a warm bourbon finale.
O - What a true delight, pitch perfect in form and flavor. The bourbon notes do not weigh
this beer down. The malt bill and gentle hop use only enhance the whole experience. As the name suggests you will relish not just enjoy this stout.

Cheers all

Photo of Mess
4.44/5  rDev +4%

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AirBob
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%

CBC decided to bottle this brew and I willingly snatch it off the shelf. Also, the label art is slick! The beer pours like pen ink. Black and thick. It rejects light. The head is a lingering amoeba of dark tan froth. Lacing tattoos. My first thought is of candy and black licorice. Then my nose takes in the brooding duo of dark chocolate and brown sugar. The barrel aroma is noticeable but tentative when entering my nose. Not very charred or roasty in relation to others of the style. The first sip is full of brown sugar and burnt caramel. Not your basic Barrel Aged Stout. Anise and wood and unrefined chocolate. Some fruitiness, too. Vanilla bean. Body is pretty thick. Carbonation is noticeable. Finishes with a whisper of dry wood. I definitely found this beer to be a deviation in the rush of Barrel Aged Stouts. It has its own unique flavor. I could stand to see some more oak. Happy with my purchase.

Photo of MASSHLE
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of snowmageddon
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.4/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MikeAndrews
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mrHWD
2.44/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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YouEnjoyMyStout from Cambridge Brewing Company
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