System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.24/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
delicious beer here, trying to capture unique eastern europe coffee flavors, with cardamom and molasses, both of which are really noticeable in the flavor of the beer without being overdone, a tough feat to accomplish with some pretty tricky ingredients. matte finished black colored brew with high brown tones in the light and a milky off white head with brown rings as it slowly sips. the nose on it is awesome, heavy heavy day old coffee, with bitter barley roast and a dry earthy yeast character. cardamom is slight at first, but develops a lot with temperature. molasses sweetness is more evident in the taste, right up front, but this beer has very little sweetness to round it out, and ends up dry and bitter from the coffee, but with out the usually accompanying acidity from the coffee. nice subtle herbal cardamom peppered in, in exactly the right proportion. alcohol is a bit much when it warms up, but it fits with the coffee in this context. a very nice take on the style here, finally something different from a big coffee stout! thanks to crazybeerlady for sharing this unique beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 21:20:17 | More by StonedTrippin
3.33/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A- Dark as midnight with basically no light making its way through. 1/2 finger tan head lays still atop the dark waters.
S- Coffee forward. Caramel and faint cocoa. Some cake-like notes
T- Coffee again with lots of roasted character opens things up. Then a healthy dose of mint comes through....mint? It is very odd. Maybe the cardamom. No brandy to speak of. Not sure what the idea of the brandy soaked wood chips was about.
M- Full body and rich. Tingling feel. Dry and bitter.
O- Hmm. Not what I expected. Odd mix of coffee and mint/citrus that really seams to clash. No oak, no brand...no thanks. Quite disappointed I traded a Sump for this.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 03:36:16 | More by Bosoxfan20
System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.