Black Sands - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BA SCORE
86
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 6.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HoppySeb on 06-27-2014

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of HoppySeb
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into snifter.

Appearance: Pour is mahogany in color and looks black as it settles into the glass. From the pour its seemingly less viscous/thick than other IS. It forms a huge beige colored foamy head that slowly dissipates leaving a ring around the glass.

Smell: many aromas come in this beer's nose: hazelnut, macademia, vanilla, chocolate, oak and coconut. Too many things going on on the nose may be distracting from the character that the brewer intended. Doesn't seem as balanced in the aroma as it could be.

Taste: Chocolate, nutty, some coconut and faint vanilla. Dark roast coffee flavors surface as well. There's a bitter finish and aftertaste which I don't love - perhaps this settles a bit with age?

Mouthfeel: Pretty solid, not chewy but thick and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Very good brew - I believe a bit of age might sit well on this. I wish coconut was more prevalent on the taste and wish the finish was sweeter rather than bitter. Reminds me about Maui Imperial Coconut Porter.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a bit of light at the edges., Half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, nuts, light vanilla, chocolate and coconut. Flavor follows with semi-sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate, nuts and light vanilla and coconut. Mild hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nicely flavored imperial stout with the additional flavorings deftly done; nuts, vanilla and coconut are present, but none of them dominate. Really, nicely balanced overall. Body is not as heavy as expected for an imperial stout, but satisfactory. Nothing stands out, but a solid, tasty stout with interesting additional flavors that work well together.

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a wine glass, dark brown with a huge fluffy off white head. Smelled of sweet roasted malts, a touch of coconut and a bit of milk chocolate cocoa. Nice coconut flavor without over doing it. The roasted malts and subtle sweetness really help to balance this out. Nice creamy mouth feel, almost like a milk stout but on the thinner side. I guess that makes sense since it's a coconut creme stout. Not the absolute best, but still a really good beer to at least try once.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottle opened on 9.17.14

Roasty toasted hazelnuts, vanilla, coconut. Solid beer.

Photo of draheim
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a pretty thin cola brown with a fluffy khaki head, some nice sticky lace.

Aroma is nutty and sweet. Molasses, hazelnuts, vanilla.

Taste is roasty, malty, and sweet. Toasted coconut, vanilla, root beer. A hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, but maybe a little thin for an imperial stout.

Overall a pretty good beer but falls a little short of outstanding.

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Black Sands from Fort George Brewery + Public House
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.