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Aces & Ates - Big Boss Brewing

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very good

164 Ratings

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

atone315, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Jeeb, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

firstlighthiker, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BfloBrewHound, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ncstateplaya, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

protton, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
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!

wyatt13, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ajtorres311, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

aLenwell, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
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.

MacQ32, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Siggy125, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SFNC, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

pathman, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jn84, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

plinythederek, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of CHickman
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.

CHickman, Mar 08, 2013
Aces & Ates from Big Boss Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.