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Aces & Ates - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BitterLover on 01-31-2009)
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-04-2013 00:03:57 | More by firstlighthiker
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-23-2013 20:08:23 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-10-2013 17:30:43 | More by RedneckBeerz
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-06-2013 03:19:46 | More by BfloBrewHound
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 00:22:03 | More by ekalb31
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2013 00:52:25 | More by WOLFGANG
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-07-2013 20:13:31 | More by GABrew
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-03-2013 18:58:05 | More by ncstateplaya
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protton

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-14-2013 18:47:24 | More by protton
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received this bottle in a trade with Onenote81 -- thanks, Jon! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a relatively viscous dark brown color. Once in the glass, the beer looks black as night, with a single finger of mocha foam on the top. Retention is nice as the head sits around for about half of the glass. Spots of lacing congregate on the sides.

S - A nice roasted coffee presence combines with some chocolate to remind me of a tiramisu. There is also a bit of a licorice note in there, as well as some caramel and vanilla. A very nice smelling brew.

T - Man! I am a big coffee lover, and this one is just blowing me away. I'm not sure how they managed to give this beer such a strong, high quality coffee presence. It is roasty and intense without being bitter or uni-dimensional. A nice mixture of chocolate, nuttiness and caramel in the finish to complement the coffee nicely.

M - Perhaps a little bit on the thin side, with a little higher carbonation level than I was expecting. Slightly dry, but overall extremely drinkable.

O - Definitely one of the best coffee beers that I have tasted -- certainly up there with most of the heavy hitters that are mentioned often. I would love to get a couple more of these babies for when I want my coffee fix at night. Thanks, Jon!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:10:29 | More by wyatt13
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-02-2013 04:27:53 | More by ajtorres311
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aLenwell

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-01-2013 01:02:24 | More by aLenwell
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours damn near black with almost a finger of chocolate colored head, looks to be fairly bubbly, the head recedes in about a minutes time leaving only a thinner outer ring, lacing is pretty minimal.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa powder/chocolate.

T - Very roasty bitter, burnt currants and cocoa, with a mildly roasty bitter aftertaste.

M - Lighter bodied for the color, a good bit of carbonation in this one - doesn't really fit the style IMO.

O - Light and more refreshing than it should be, but it's kind of nice to have those qualities and a roasty chocolate/coffee brew like this. Decent, but not writing home about it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 22:19:52 | More by MacQ32
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Siggy125

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-12-2013 05:09:57 | More by Siggy125
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SFNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-09-2013 01:22:34 | More by SFNC
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-25-2013 21:56:58 | More by pathman
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-24-2013 20:08:19 | More by SlamLord
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-23-2013 03:16:28 | More by plinythederek
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2013 13:50:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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CHickman

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark black/brown color, can't see through it when held up to light, with a creamy tan chocolate milk like head that left a layer on top.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa powder and sweet malts. Hearty and rubust smelling, it's like inhaling a meal (or at leask a thick shake).

Tastes of coffee, cocoa powder, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, toasted grains and a sweet bitterness like a touch of hops or just the strong coffee affect; overall roasted flavor with nice smooth hints of the smoky grains and malts that goes down easy.

Seems lighter than it is for such a heavy brew, with mild carbonation and nice complex roasted flavors that trail off slightly bitter.

Overall it was a very good stout, delicious like a nice Starbucks latte.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 20:43:50 | More by CHickman
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-24-2013 18:17:17 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-17-2013 19:35:00 | More by fehrminator
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-30-2013 16:38:48 | More by ramblinwreck101
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-25-2013 02:10:58 | More by 2dogbrew
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jpro

South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from Sam's in Durham. Poured into a snifter...

A: Pours a deep black, with a one-finger head of creamy, mocha foam; a few light strands and specks of lace adorn the glass.

S: First thing that hits the nostrils is cocoa; shortbread; roasted malts; has a nice, rounded aroma - nothing is overpowering and all the nuanced aromas blend well. Light currant aroma is also present - it becomes more noticeable as the beer warms.

T: Strong, dark roast coffee flavor is definitely there - more so than in the aroma. Cocoa and notes of dark chocolate are there, too. Has a little bit of sweetness towards the finish - the very bitter / astringent coffee finish! Pretty big flavor of super roasted malts at the beginning and end, with some cocoa and chocolate in between.

M: Full bodied... higher carbonation... my favorite combination! Nice feel - it does a little work on the palate but the higher carbonation keeps things lively and fosters increased drinkability.

O: A nice coffee stout! It's no Wake-n-Bake, but still darn tasty. This beer also reminds me a little of FBS - perhaps more drinkable, though. For some reason, I think I'd like to try this one on draft - I'd definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 02:45:38 | More by jpro
Aces & Ates from Big Boss Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.