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Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western - Brewfist

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87
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 5
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Italy

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 05-03-2014

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if there is a difference between the Brewfist listing and the Prairie listing of this beer. My label says it was brewed and bottled by Brewfist in Italy so that's why I'm filing this one in the Brewfist listing. Bottle. Pours something near black. The head grew violently from the pour. It almost overflowed. It left full sheets of thick, brown lacing. Nose was initially odd. It literally smelled like green beans for a second. The next sniff brought much more conventional scents. Espresso beans and bitter cocoa. Almost smells like there are peppers in there. As I keep sniffing, that green bean/green pepper smell is still there. The flavor brings less of that vegetal flavor but it's still lightly present. Coffee bean and ground. Dark chocolate. Roast and some burnt malt. Unique flavor. Not in love with it though. Fuller bodied. Noticeably bitter. Certainly an interesting brew. Happy I only need to polish off a 12 oz. of this one.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Pitch black pour with one finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is bold and unique. Huge, almost vegetal coffee bean aroma along with hints of cocoa, dark chocolate, fresh brewed coffee, and tobacco. The taste is big and rich with huge roasty coffee up front along with hints of cocoa, chocolate fudge, subtle soy sauce, oats, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is thick and slightly mouth-coating with a nicely balanced bittersweet finish. Overall, this was a unique and flavorful coffee beer that was hugely drinkable. Wishing I had picked up more. Recommended!

Photo of parris
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Staro
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heygeebee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really quite coffee infused.... Not too bitter either with nice chocolate overtones.
Looks a bit flat but solid otherwise.

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adrianozito85
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Axnjxn
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that bears little retention time before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Very nice dark roast coffee aroma that's quite sweet. Moderate booze fume.

T- Deep, rich dark chocolate tones with the coffee amplifying the bitterness of the roast. Quite drinkable for the ABV.

M- Silky smooth with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A very enjoyable coffee stout. Recommended for those who like their coffee black since the sweetness is minimal on this one. I'll have to look for more offerings from Brewfist.

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BartMcStout
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jofroi
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kristougher
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – Dark brown, but slightly translucent. A small-medium head with a little lacing that quickly drips back into the beer.

Smell – A surprisingly strong smell of chocolate, malt, and chili pepper with mint. Some coffee as well. It’s pretty nice.

Taste – Chocolate, malt, and I get a hint of mint (am I the only one that notices this?) Taste isn’t as strong as the smell.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated, a little watery for an imperial stout. Could use a bit more alcohol for my taste. Some bitter hoppiness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability – A decent beer that went down easy.

Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%

Pours really dark brown, a click away from black, with a small mocha head that will quickly turn to a thin lace.
The coffee smell is really something special. Really rich freshly grounded roasted coffee bean, wow, just like walking into a small coffee shop. Cocoa powdered dark chocolates, cigar, hints of black pepper, burnt cake, faint wood and some earthy hop. A bit of dark fruit, but really really faint.
Coffee owns the taste too. Rich black coffee, really strong, like a ristretto, lacking the extra Arabica coffee acidity and in its place getting a nice chocolate sweetness (hint of cream in there too). A really light dark fruit zing, something like dark cherries. Nice licorice tho, hint of cinnamon. Roasted malts don't take over, but accompany the coffee in a nice bitter finish. Hop has little space to show up, but there's some unexpected prickly pepper/chilli here too, tho it's not stated on the label. Fits really well.
Aftertaste is obvious, but rich, nice coffee, some dark chocolate, some burnt malt, dusty and powdery, coating all the palate. Body is light to medium, almost smooth if not for that bit of prickle.
Not sure they really added spaghetti in this one or it's just a joke from the brewers. Still, they added coffee and cocoa nibs, and they did really really good with that. Did not expect this surprise.

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of caradford86
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of wrogers19971
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of leroybrown10
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of dutesanch
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pulled from my "cellar" which is actually my garage fridge which holds the aged beers. This beer's number was up tonight. Poured from the 12oz bottle onto a snifter. Jet black beer with very little head and almost no lacing. Super smooth mouthfeel and very dominant coffee flavoring. Excellent coffee taste. Worth a try if you see one, pick it up.

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