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Aces & Ates - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | 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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jpro

South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

01-24-2013 02:45:38 | More by jpro
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jsteele

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-19-2013 21:40:38 | More by jsteele
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):

LOOK: Pitch black, brown head

SMELL: Creamed coffee, charcoal, burnt currants, cocoa powder, dark brown sugar, brownie batter

TASTE: Silky smooth, full body, burnt sugar, dark-roasted coffee, charcoal, warming alcohol, figs, unsweetened dark chocolate, roasty finish

Whoa! This is a serious coffee beer for serious beer drinkers. Old-school robust Stout talk up front and just enough coffee to back it up—and a very well-balanced 8-percent beer to boot. Further proof that beer geeks should be looking to North Carolina for great craft beer.

01-09-2013 17:06:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
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patrickeasters


4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-01-2013 21:13:49 | More by patrickeasters
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-29-2012 18:12:46 | More by Texasfan549
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-29-2012 05:11:37 | More by KevinGordon
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-24-2012 19:18:53 | More by reitzbrewing
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-22-2012 15:21:53 | More by kjkinsey
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jnance34

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-12-2012 13:51:32 | More by jnance34
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caaameron


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-08-2012 22:29:38 | More by caaameron
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RWLawman

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-05-2012 04:12:14 | More by RWLawman
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-01-2012 14:47:49 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2012 01:15:52 | More by dvmin98
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-20-2012 21:18:31 | More by Amalak
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adam_e

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-19-2012 20:55:50 | More by adam_e
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Served on tap at Ridgewood Wine and Beer in Raleigh, NC

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very light reddish brown highlights when held up to the lights and minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of coffee beans, freshly ground coffee, and just a hint of chocolate over some lighter roasted malts.

T: The flavors starts out with a light amount of roasted malts underneath some moderate flavors of freshly ground coffee and bittersweet chocolate. There are light notes of vanilla as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O: This beer is quite easy to drink and is very enjoyable with nice amounts of coffee and chocolate flavors - I really like the hint of vanilla as it warms up. One of my favorite local Raleigh beers to enjoy in the winter.

11-17-2012 21:53:59 | More by dbrauneis
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-12-2012 13:28:09 | More by FUwolfpacker
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-11-2012 04:35:53 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-10-2012 22:12:07 | More by Lob
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-08-2012 14:23:07 | More by SlowWideTurns
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-20-2012 08:17:58 | More by CarolinaKev
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-10-2012 22:40:47 | More by BigTrubble
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-23-2012 02:06:27 | More by t0rin0
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-09-2012 18:08:10 | More by Falcone
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jonmorgan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2012 15:42:17 | More by jonmorgan
Aces & Ates from Big Boss Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.