(512) FIVE - (512) Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 06:38:31 | More by Uanof
3.53/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2014 22:24:03 | More by kojevergas
4.29/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours out dark black and I cannot find any amber or brown hues anywhere along its edges. The head is thick foamy and dark tan color. It’s very inviting and almost makes me want to make a pillow out of the head.
Strong roasted malts, coffee, liquorish, vanilla, figs and cream are all mixed in its aroma.
The roasted malts are the first to hit your tongue, the bitterness follows, then the rest of the flavors come through. The mild bitter chocolates sweep through the side of your mouth, very mild coffee in its aftertaste but not much else- it could just be me.
It is a bit light on the mouth feel but falls in the medium mouthfeel category.
Overall, this is a great beer to have and its been fun sitting down in the cold just to be warmed up by the imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 03:24:15 | More by vickersspitfire
(512) FIVE from (512) Brewing Company
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