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Standard Crude Imperial Stout - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Standard Crude Imperial StoutStandard Crude Imperial Stout

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very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 02-09-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ficklenicholas, Feb 25, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a nice dark "stout brown" with with a dark khaki head that fades quickly.

Nose is light fruity chocolate and light roasted grains with some almost Belgian ester character. Light nose but pleasant and inviting.

Mouthfeel is medium to full with a nice creamy texture and character. Nicely carbonated and pleasing in the most.

Flavor profile is the currently popular "hoppy" malty stout. Interestingly, while I generally don't favor that profile, this one really works and is integrated and balanced. Lots of big bitter hops but comes off more as a big bitter coffee, bitter chocolate character. Yet, hopheads will still like it and call it "hoppy." Malt tones, coffee, burnt grain and chocolate and malt tones are all in the flavor profile but well integrated, balanced and well presented. I keep going back to the glass for more, which is a pretty good test.

Finish is a relatively long lasting bitter hop; bitter coffee and bitter dark chocolate. One of the better "new style" stouts tasted recently in my opinion.

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -3.7%

After looking at some bad news which didn't turn out to bad I thought I'd make
it a trifecta of beers that I could only drink with MrKennedy's help and friendship and yeah I appreciate it bro and it pours just like used engine oil with a one finger head and some nice lacing it doesn't look over the top and also looks like I cracked it at the right time,the smell is blackberries,leather,the slightest touch of milk chocolate and some wild fruitiness that u can't just put my finger on and in saying that its very intriguing,the feel is full bodied lightly carbonated and very bittersweet with tastes of choc cherry,blackberries,tobacco and finished with a smokey dark choc bittersweetness and overall it's definitely a different interpretation of the style and yeah it's drinkable but not something id seek out again cheers.

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Velvety brown in the Brugs chalice with a fine-grained foam. Aromas of roasted grain and cocoa. Slightly sweet with a hot alcohol candy nose.

Taste is seriously chocolatey with a strong dose of espresso. This is quite a mouthful. Winey mouthfeel along with plenty of carbonation. Rich and bordering on unctuous, but sharp at the same time. Major hop bitterness emerges later on.

The intense back-or-the-throat sensation gets to be a bit much. This is intriguing and worth a try, but I'll take the small glass. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego.

mactrail, Jan 22, 2014
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Standard Crude Imperial Stout from El Segundo Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.