Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire - The Bruery
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3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a 750 mL into two tulip glasses.
Appearance is a wonderful pitch black shade with a nice dark brown head that stuck around for a while.
Smells definitively of wood, smoke, chocolate and roast but also had a distinct wet dog character in the nose that luckily did not carry over into the palette.
Tastes wonderful. Rich chocolate, and assertive roast character. A little boosy but at an acceptable level. Roast character melded beautifully with both the smoke and wood tones.
Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very full and exactly what I want out of a big imperial stout.
Great beer. Would buy again, maybe for when it's a little colder out.
05-13-2013 19:08:33 | More by TomTown
4.01/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a dark, pitch black color with a large espresso-colored head that goes down slowly. Scent is packed with chocolate cocoa and coffee. There is definitely some smokiness, but not as much as I was expecting. Hints of salty meats with some roasted malt and more cocoa. Taste is initially chocolatey. Lots of chocolate and stout-like characteristics. Great malt character on the beer...this is a malty sensation! Pretty sweet with some meaty smoke flavors. Not nearly as smokey as I was expecting. I was thinking this thing was going to be a smoke bomb. More sweet than smokey. Mouthfeel could use a little more carbonation. The head makes it seem like it is highly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. Drinkability is fair, and ABV is well-hidden. Overall, this beer was more sweet than it was smokey. I was hoping for a perfected smoked beer, instead I got a tasty imperial stout with a hint of smoke.
05-09-2013 08:38:12 | More by DovaliHops
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice smoke presence.
04-23-2013 03:13:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.