Goldilock’s Revenge - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
Very dark pour, mostly black, maybe some dark-ass brown peeking through the very edges, topped off with a light-tan head that retains nicely for at least half of the pour. The nose hits hard with bourbon, vanilla, and woody-oak aromas. Very syrupy, menacing, and dark, complete with some malty sweetness; licorice, burnt brown sugar, and deep, overripe, dark fruits. Some caramel malt may be present, but the roasted chocolate malts are much heavier and more noticeable here.
The taste follows through nicely, with some sweetness up front; sugary dark plums and figs, licorice and light anise, bittersweet cocoa, and a touch of molasses. There's a huge oak and bourbon flavor that even gives off some notes of vanilla and boozy cherry. Nice warmth and bite from the alcohol balanced pretty well with the sweetness of the malt. The aftertaste is full of more licorice and anise flavors, but after the beer is completely gone, your mouth is left with a super-huge wet and woody aftertaste; oak, maple, and still fairly bourbon-forward with some light hints of dry roasted coffee beans. Thick body, low-medium carbonation, silky and milky mouth feel.
Solid barrel aged stout here, although the booze feels more like bourbon than brandy (this is aged in brandy-barrels, right?). Heavy and robust, this one will put you on your ass pretty quickly. Thanks to the person who broke this one open at the tasting!
02-10-2013 21:24:02 | More by tectactoe
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Reviewing the Goldilock's Revenge from O'so Brewing Company. This beer is an imperial stout aged in brandy barrels for five months. A hearty thank you and shout out to Nick for sharing this one with me. I doubt I would have ever heard of it if you didn't have a bottle, and I am very glad to have had the opportunity to try this one.
2012 vintage bottle from the 767 bottle release in February/March. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 04/25/12.
Appearance: Pours almost no head. Jet black color with a thin later of brown highlight atop when held up to light. There is a pencil thin bubbly ring around the glass. Minimal oily lacing, virtually no retention. 3.5/5
Smell: Brandy sweetness, raw chocolate, brown sugar, and creamy chocolate. Hint of cherry and red grape. Vanilla and spice too. 4/5
Taste: Surprisingly straightforward, but very delicious. Raw chocolate, milk chocolate and sweet brandy throughout. Red grape, brown sugar and toffee. Not at all boozy. There's a hint of licorice on the midpalate. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, minimal carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel that is a little creamy. Modestly sweet finish. 4/5
Overall: A very delicious, under-the-radar imperial stout. I have not been impressed by O'so's other beer offerings, but this one was fantastic. I hope this gets brewed again in the future and given some distribution (I think this was a brewery-only release).
Recommendation: Hunt a bottle of this beer down if you like imperial stouts.
Pairings: Chocolate macadamia cookies.
Cost: $11 for a 750 ml bottle.
05-01-2012 07:07:34 | More by jegross2
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Thanks to Jeff for trading this one to me. Pours black in color with a small off-white head. Nose is full of brandy and vanilla with a bit of oak. Plenty of roast, dark fruit, and cocoa as well. The flavor is quite bold. A touch of booze but an overall enjoyable brandy and vanilla component. Strong roasted malt and dark chocolate with an undertone of dark fruit. This was really quite good.
08-07-2012 16:16:01 | More by womencantsail
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
A: Deep brown with a fast fading beige head.
S: Very strong brandy character on the nose, unlike most brandy Stouts I've had. Pronounced plum and grape. Very fruity. Blackstrap molasses accompanies dark chocolate and some apple. Touch of caramel.
T: Strong roasted grain profile with strong brandy notes that ultimately submit to the base beer. Big grape and plum presence with a strong chocolate profile. Moderate roasted malt presence.
M: Full body with upper medium carbonation.
Overall: Really nice aroma and good flavor. Nice Brandy barrel Stout.
04-08-2012 18:59:12 | More by HopHead84
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa, wood, and some brandy aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a woody finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.
07-31-2012 03:34:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
1.5/5 rDev -62.7%
Just horribly oxidized.
Sweet/Sour sauce, soy sauce, cardboard, dirty sherry. Disgusting.
Perhaps a problem with the cap-seal? Who knows...all I know is that this tastes like a horrible mess.
BeerAdvocate tells me that my comments must be between 250 and 5000 characters. Hopefully this now fulfills their requirement.
05-19-2013 23:12:28 | More by darklordlager
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
A: Poured deep, deep brown and well carbonated, small dirty white cap, minimal lacing
S: Nice brandy notes with roasted malts, old wood, Earth and chocolate
T: Immediate brandy presence with roasted malt and a slight astringency. Mid taste is roastiness, cocoa, booze, earthiness and wood and sweet brandy finish
M: Medium to big body, well carbonated with lots of brandy on the aplate with a rather dry finish
06-14-2012 21:23:48 | More by barleywinefiend
Goldilock’s Revenge from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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