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System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 120
Gots: 34 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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OneBeertoRTA

California

4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

had this both in bottle and on tap at Beachwood Seal Beach.

Color is a rich dark roasted black with 2 inches of head.

Incredible coffee aroma and nice medium thickness.

Taste is a massive almost espresso like coffee and just insanely drinkable. I had two glasses on tap and cracked open a bottle when I got home. Julian is hitting home runs here. This is something special and was a great alternate between the Falcon IPA.

Tovarish was great but this is one of the those special coffee stouts that just has a whallop to it and goes down like no other. Damn near perfection.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:22:05 | More by OneBeertoRTA
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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.

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System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.