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(512) FIVE - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) FIVE(512) FIVE

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kjkinsey on 11-19-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Purchased December 2013, opened September 2014. Bottle 1323/2352. Took 10 minutes to pour because of the amount of head. Chocolate aroma, dried fruit. Flavor profile is more dried fruit (currants) with red wine astringency and less chocolate/coffee. A fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Medium+ carbonation and heavy body. Bitter finish. Very dry for an AIS.

LittleDon, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

LoveStout, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Jhfinn, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

acurtis, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

CheChe, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

holmesmi, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

djteiwaz, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Can_has_beer, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dmorgan310, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Schlafly33, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Theortiz01, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Uanof
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: dark as the night, big fluffy steady tan head which sucumbs to a 1/4 inch till the last sip.

S: roasted malts, coffee, faint caramel, astringent and soapy.

T: it's incredibly clean and easy going on the palate. Some bitterness is noticeable, but it hides pretty well it's 10%abv. Really glad it's not a coffee punch in the face as most stouts seem to be nowadays. Posseses certain mineralistic characteristic which i've noticed very common between Texas stouts.

M: starts fresh, followed by a medium body with a not too overpowering degree of harshness, end smooth and slightly hot, gone in no time.

O: Texas is yet to be known for it's stouts. This would definitely be in my top 3 Texas stouts, but on a bigger scale flavors were not entirely desireable. It has all the proper characteristic of a great stout, but i feel like it was lacking something to pull everything together. Wouldn't mind enjoying it again.

Uanof, Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

UHCougar12, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

greenspointexas, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At the Draughthouse's 2013 anniversary party, they called this "512 Imperial Stout 5th Anniversary." Served on-draught into a 5 oz sampler glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of tan colour. Good cream and thickness. Poor (<20 second) retention. Uneven lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

Body colour is a predictable opaque black. No floating yeast particles/sediment is visible.

Not a unique or special appearance for an imperial stout, but there are no overt flaws. It's about what you'd expect given the style, and I think it looks pretty good.

Sm: Chocolate malt, dark malts, vanilla. Hints of subtle bourbon. No hop profile, alcohol, or yeast character is detectable. A hint of roast. I'm not picking up any coffee or true milk chocolate. It's an appealing aroma, if a subdued one. Light in strength. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T/Mf: Has some nice milk chocolate notes; very soft. Smooth and wet. Good thickness and body. It's not syrupy like many bad imperial stouts. Has a good presence on the palate. Well-carbonated.

No hop profile, yeast character, or alcohol comes through.

Dark malts. Chocolate malt. Cream. Sadly, it's a been lacking in terms of roast. It's a pretty simple build for an imperial stout, but it does have some limited subtlety, and the buried vanilla notes are a nice touch. I do like it, but you have to bring far more to the table to compete with the greats in this style. It's lacking a unique or special element. Everything this beer does, another beer in the style does better.

Dr: A likable plain ole imperial stout with no frills. Sort of the RyanAir of imperial stouts, if you will. I'd get it again and it's quite drinkable, but it just can't compete with the world-class beers in the style. It's one of the better Texan beers I've had in my short time here. I might recommend it to friends. Hides its ABV well. Give it a go if you chance across it.

Low B

kojevergas, Feb 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%

htdoerge, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

kylehay2004, Jan 12, 2014
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(512) FIVE from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.