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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 03-11-2013)
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Rifugium

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3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: growler shared at Voodoo, Meadville

Thanks to whoever brought this. Dark black pour with little to no head, some oily streaking on the glass. Lots of vanilla in the nose, overpowering yet enticing, secondary aromas of chocolate and roasty malts, almost no bourbon detected. Flavor was pretty big, lots of vanilla and a huge amount of sweetness...too sweet for me actually, like vanilla icing. When that died down a tiny bit, some milk chocolate came out in a small way, and a touch of bourbon. Body was on the heavier side of medium, carbonation was lower than average. Honestly I thought this beer was a mess. It was good, but the vanilla and the sweetness dominated all and left little room for complexity. It would be interesting to see how it does with a little age...let the vanilla mellow out and the bourbon come more to the foreground.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 21:35:48 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours thick and black as night with absolutely no head. The smell is quite sweet just like the base beer. I am getting loads of chocolate and vanilla along with bourbon and sweet roast. There is also a mild dark fruit note. The taste is sweet, but not quite as sweet as I expected. I'm getting vanilla and chocolate along with the bourbon. This beer is a bit hot, some time might do it well. I'm getting oaky, peppery bourbon in the finish. The body is on the thick side with mild, tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall, I enjoyed this version. The sweetness didn't dominate the other flavors. I'd have more.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:57:54 | More by oline73
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Cocoa Vanilla Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.