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Black Xantus - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

905 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 110
Gots: 250 | FT: 15
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)
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From 22 oz bottle to snifter

A: Black as black can be, a small head attempts to form but is quickly squashed by its own weight.

S: The nose yields oaky, toasty, roasty aspects right away, propelled by ample alcohol volatiles and carbonation. The malty sweetness is properly offset with astringent notes, giving the edges of the bouquet notes of mint, carob and coffee.

T: Molasses and sweet carob are at the front of the palate; the molasses notes are stronger than expected. Lots of bittersweet chocolate as well, along with a toasty, oaky undertone. The booze and drying oak aspects keeps things from getting too sweet, but the finish is still long with plenty of sugary residue lingering between sips.

M: Oily-slick but not as chewy as some of its contemporaries. More than enough carbonation for to the style.

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Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.