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Goldilock’s Revenge - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

Goldilock’s RevengeGoldilock’s Revenge

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very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 14.71%

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 04-08-2012)
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Photo of darklordlager


1.5/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 23:12:28 | More by darklordlager
Photo of pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to seeswo for this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark coffee brown with a few cm. of light, cream-brown colored head which recedes to a ring consisting of some hilariously large bubbles. Quite good retention but only some dots of lace.

S: Creamy dark chocolate melds very nicely with light red wine, oak, a little coffee, some sort of strawberry and cherry candy, a bit of caramel and boozy burn. The nose is mild but well integrated and interesting.

T: Mild roast and milk chocolate, mild oakiness on the palate and on the finish, medium roast coffee, and a little brandy. Off dry. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Medium-light body and very light soft carbonation, approaching flat. A bit thin for the style. Sticky.

O: Pretty good, and drinkable enough. The flavors are on the mild side, but well balanced and integrated. And there aren't enough brandy barrel aged beers, so I dig the effort.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 06:00:07 | More by pmarlowe
Photo of tectactoe


3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 21:24:02 | More by tectactoe
Photo of womencantsail


4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 16:16:01 | More by womencantsail
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

2012 vintage.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:34:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

O: Good

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 21:23:48 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.
Score: 91

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 07:07:34 | More by jegross2
Photo of HopHead84


3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4



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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 18:59:12 | More by HopHead84
Goldilock’s Revenge from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.