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Liquid Confidential - To Øl

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BA SCORE
86
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 5.37%


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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with chili.

(Beer added by: Dope on 07-29-2013)
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2014 18:27:37 | More by Sunnanek
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-13-2014 04:29:34 | More by GABrew
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Tyrus

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2014 18:26:59 | More by Tyrus
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beergoot

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial stout brewed with chili and aged in cognac barrels per the label.

Opaque, black bodied beer with a thick, sudsy, tan head; globs of foam clinging to the glss. Big cocoa and toasted grain aroma. Roasted grains and bitter chocolate flavor dominates with a slight tartness buried deep in the background from the cognac aging; well-hidden chili heat; strong hop bitterness. Heavy bodied; thick and chewy mouthfeel.

It took a few sips for me to really pickup on the chili. I was about to give this a 3.75 overall for the apparent lack of chili taste or heat (it still would rate a solid 4.0 overall for an imperial stout), but the chili is there, and further reflection has me liking how it quietly makes itself knownwhile letting the imperial stout style remain front and center. This beer makes an excellent imperial stout by itself. It you're looking for a big chili beer-like brew, you'll probably be very disappointed, but the subtle chili flavor and heat adds just enough of an edge to give a unique twist to this dark ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 23:46:49 | More by beergoot
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-09-2014 23:46:44 | More by KVNBGRY
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-09-2014 01:28:59 | More by strongaf
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a massive russian imperial stout aged in cognac barrels with chili peppers. great concept, great base beer, but sub par execution on the pepper front. its a deep dark brown stout, lots of viscosity and not much light coming in. its heady and soapy mocha looking, like a big oatmeal stout, and the body and sweetness in it suggest its got some oats in the mash. big bittersweet base beer, a great stout really, earthy and huge, accentuated as much by the oak part of the barrel as the cognac that was in it previously. the more it warms up, the more the cognac comes out, its sweet and rich, and helps the velvety feel of this beer get even softer. what i dont really get in aroma or flavor is the chili peppers. i get maybe the lightest amount of warmth in the start of the sip, and maybe a touch of smoke like an ancho pepper in the finish, but not much in between, no heat at all. i feel the pepper a bit in my nose, sort of an exacerbation of the alcohol intensity, both ramping up with temperature and as the ambient air draws the medium carbonation out of my glass. i love the stout as a stout, thick and rich and distinct, and i also love what the cognac barrel does to it, a beautiful fusion, but they perhaps should have stopped right there. the chili is hard to pick out, distracting, and frankly not real compatible with the rest of whats going on here. i liked it a whole lot as a barell aged stout, but as a chili beer it is just okay.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 23:16:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-27-2014 07:05:31 | More by BeersAndBears
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial stout brewed with chiles (chipotle, ancho, guajillo), been putting this off for a little while. 375ml split during a snowstorm.

Appearance - Pitch black pour into 2 tulips. Tall brown head eventually falls to a thick ring and thin cap and leaves bits of lace behind.

Scent - Lots of roast, char and very dark chocolate. Light smokiness and a good amount of chili spices that intensifies with warmth. Only a tiny bit of cocoa sweetness here.

Taste - Taste pretty much is on point with the smell, some more chili spice coming through makes it a slight improvement. Lots of dark chocolate, dense roast and char, a touch of molasses and licorice, good amount of smoky+vegetal chile presence.

Mouthfeel - Thick and velvety mouthfeel with nice medium carbonation to it. Lingering chili heat, not much in the way of alcohol heat though.

Overall - Nice dense roasty chocolate stout base that is similar to other To Ol beers (Goliat, Brewmance), the chiles mesh very well.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 20:59:00 | More by Chico1985
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ddedhed

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 02:43:54 | More by ddedhed
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-30-2013 23:56:55 | More by crosenkrantz
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AgentMunky

California

3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 375mL bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Stamped 11161304. (Brewed 16 November 2013?)

A: Opaque dark brown with a creamy, luscious, short-lived head.

S: Hugely pleasant, but entirely expected. Chocolate, dry stout booze, and a hint of spice.

T: Some heat on the back of the throat, but otherwise a straightforward, quotidian imperial stout. I will reassess warmer, but currently have nothing to say that isn't done to death. Does not improve with warmth.

M: Full and sweet, with a slight sharpness.

O: Boring, but tasty. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 05:08:11 | More by AgentMunky
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amp138

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-13-2013 13:51:01 | More by amp138
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2013 00:50:29 | More by PEIhop
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-13-2013 09:15:11 | More by RedneckBeerz
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iDrake

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-26-2013 21:51:44 | More by iDrake
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-22-2013 14:45:01 | More by Nolen12
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

09-21-2013 06:05:59 | More by adamdarcy
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-18-2013 23:51:47 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-05-2013 14:07:39 | More by kaelingirl
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-23-2013 03:17:04 | More by MaseFace
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle only states "11161304". Not sure if this is a date or what but I figured I'd note it.

A: Pitch-black pour with a big and very dense dark brown head. Fades slowly, leaving expansive walls of lacing behind with lots of little dots filling in the cracks. Nice island of foam remains behind long after the head has faded away.

S: Loaded with chocolate and peppers, like a proper mexican chocolate. Some heat to go with the vegetal chile peppers. A touch of char.

T: Chocolatey up front. Some smoky, chalky char mixed with vegetal peppers. Mild pepper heat, not sure what it is. With the smokiness it reminds me of chipotles. Lingering chili pepper heat in the aftertaste with lots of bittersweet chocolate and hints of char.

M: Somewhat heavy and thick. Leaves a chalky sort of residue in the aftertaste that lingers for a long time.

O: Decent chili stout. Not overly hot but has quite a bit of a long-lingering spicy flavor and just a little smoldering heat to go with it. Pretty nice char and chocolate from the roasted malt. Overall makes for a nice combination. One of the chalkiest beers I've had, it's not detracting but it coats the mouth like you just ate a bunch of tums. I gave it a little boost since I particularly enjoy chili stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 04:10:38 | More by Dope
Liquid Confidential from To Øl
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.