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Black Xantus - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

964 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 108
Gots: 262 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella.

Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11%

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 10-09-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%

AlexFields, Tuesday at 03:53 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

djaeon, Monday at 04:19 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jpd7374, Sunday at 03:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jnich2424, Oct 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

allenson21, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Wow. A lot going on here. 2 year old cellared bottle.

Coffee, bourbon ., fruity red wine notes, but still a roasty stout at heart, peppy carbonation

Slick palate like a Firestone barrel beer.

Really really really good

Jjski, Oct 14, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fills the glass with a pitch black body and a thick and frothy tan head. Notes of coffee and vanilla greet the nose with a nice underlying roasty stout note. Rich and full bodied right way from the first sip. Slightly sweet with oak and dark roast coffee. Smooth and well-rounded mouthfeel. Overall, and excellent brew and one of the best values out there for barrel aged stouts.

Kinsman, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Hallertau, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

milesmayhem, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 06, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

markgugs, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beerdave, Oct 05, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

jayluf, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

hozersr, Oct 04, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Camjmorton, Oct 03, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

Drtfinelli, Oct 02, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -8.4%

Ngntjp, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jas45678, Sep 30, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Black and a foamy brown head with good retention. Deep roasted coffee, bourbon vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Dark chocolate sweetness with an espresso finish with notes of vanilla, oak, and raisins. Kind of grainy and milky feeling with a fuzzy linger.

A very sweet stout with great, clear flavors and well blended alcohol. The milky dark chocolate flavor dominates but the other flavors keep it interesting. The major drawback is the feel is really off but not quite so much to completely detract from the beer. I wonder if I just got the dregs in this bottle.

Bfarr, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

gkoz, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

zachary80, Sep 29, 2014
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Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 964 ratings.