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System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 148
Gots: 37 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
System of a Stout [Imperial Armenian Coffee Stout ] - An imperial stout infused with all the traditional ingredients of a savory cup of Armenian coffee: cardamom, molasses, coffee (of course), and brandy. In the kettle, the beer is lightly dosed with green cardamom for exotic spice notes. Molasses adds a richness that seamlessly blends in. The finished beer was then aged for several days on masterfully roasted coffee from Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa. The beer was then aged for several weeks on Armenian brandy-soaked oak chips for yet another dimension of flavors and aromas. Take your time & enjoy this endlessly complex & nuanced beer.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-07-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

aj_tuna, Wednesday at 04:51 AM
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Thishops4u, Nov 06, 2014
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DCLAguy11, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

blabaer, Oct 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

A-Black in the glass, one finger off white/tan head that leaves some lacing

S-Starts with chocolate, coffee, oak, this sweet cinnamon flavor.

T-Strong coffee flavor, then lots of chocolate and cinnamon, nice oak rounding out the beer.

M-Medium to heavy, with nice carbonation.

O-A good beer, the coffee wasn't as present as I was expecting, the sweet cinnamon flavor came through more for me.

rlee1390, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Train54, Oct 16, 2014
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vma, Oct 12, 2014
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NHbeerguy, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Really loving the coffee aspect of this beer. I'm leaning towards not liking the spices in this. WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY THERE! Medium thickness, big bitterness. Personally, I feel this brew is overrated. Glad I got to try it, but I'm good trying it once. It should really be categorized as a Christmas spiced beer.

Davepoolesque, Sep 25, 2014
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Soto, Sep 22, 2014
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topdown, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Coffee. Spicy. Kinda roasty.

Taste - Very spicy. Like cinnamon? Incredibly strong coffee. Roasty coffee. Very intense. Some bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - It's one-dimensional, but very tasty.

Alieniloquium, Sep 09, 2014
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System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.