System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.24/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks for sending this my way, SubpoenaDeuces!
Black on black with a small foaming ring of tight brown bubbles. Leaves the glass oily and spotted on the way down.
Impressive and expressive freshly ground coffee aroma. This would perhaps be overwhelming for someone not a big fan of earthy, roasty, strong, acidic coffee, but I'm a big fan. Bring it on. Complemented by definite oak and an interesting spice (most likely, the added cardamom, but I wouldn't have said that blind). An earthy, roasty, expressive, coffee powerhouse.
Fairly bitter initially, but layers of bold ground coffee, oak, and earthy, interesting spice notes come together extremely well. I didn't pick up much spirit (brandy, in this case)--more of just a barrel presence. Full of flavor with the coffee leading the way. The blend/nuance could be a touch better, but this is very tasty.
Nearly full in body with low carbonation. Doesn't suffer from the prickly/acidic mouthfeel found in Perennial's Barrel-aged Sump, for example.
Fantastic. Excited for Beachwood's releases moving forward.
06-09-2013 15:14:15 | More by ehammond1
4.49/5 rDev +3.5%
Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a fairly small dark beige head that slowly faded. A dark beige ring sticks around for a while.
Smell: Mild brandy, fairly strong coffee notes, roasted malt aromas, and some brown sugar aromas. Nice nose.
Taste: Mild brandy, fairly strong coffee notes (good quality coffee), roasted malt note, some mild tannic oak notes, some mild brown sugar notes, and mild hop notes. The coffee notes are upfront but well integrated. Alcohol is well restrained for the listed ABV
Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice mouth-feel on this one.
Overall: A good RIS, and at this time, my favorite coffee stout. I am a coffee snob and addict and this one works for me. The taste profile isn't all coffee and has several other tasty elements. Got to love it when a brewery in your hometown keeps kicking out good beers.
10-11-2012 17:37:21 | More by IKR
4.39/5 rDev +1.2%
Being a System of a Down fan and coffee beer fan, this was a no brainer.
Appearance: inky black, dark brown half finger head, no lace.
Aroma: coffee, coffee, coffee, oak, char, vanilla, roast, chocolate.
Taste: strong bitter coffee, rich coffee, chocolate, roast, woody char.
Mouthfeel: pleasantly creamy, thick and full bodied.
Overall: the most coffee intense aroma I've experienced. As it warms, the flavors get a bit harsher than they start, but all in all, its fantastic and a coffee lovers creamy dream.
08-28-2013 20:56:42 | More by EgadBananas
4.21/5 rDev -3%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this
Appearance: Dark, dark brown - pours with a medium size, light tan head - eventually fades to a borderline nonexistent cap, doesn't leave much lacing
Smell: Simply put, there is a lot going on here - loads of chocolate, molasses, spice, coffee, and dark fruit - burnt chocolate malts and some sweet chocolate syrup - coffee grounds - some decidedly exotic spices - definitely interesting
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, molasses, and some exotic intrigue - dark malts, roasty with some burnt - chocolate malts, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, baker's chocolate - rich, dark coffee flavor - molasses and some burnt caramel, dark sugars - some pretty obvious alcohol flavor, not exactly hot, more of a brandy flavor - some wood, too - very, very complex
Mouthfeel: More or less a full body, creamy, low carbonation, nice finish
Overall: A great beer to... Wake up! Grab a brush and put on a little makeup!
This is rather complex. That is a phrase that I don't get to write as much as I used to. But this is truly unique. Definitely worth a try, definitely worth seeking out. I suppose I also need to try Armenian Coffee.
10-03-2013 20:47:15 | More by angrybabboon
4.48/5 rDev +3.2%
On tap for Beachwood's 1st Anniversary (7/7/12).
A: Pours black with a 1/2-inch tan head which lasts long and leaves stalactite lace.
N: Fresh roasted coffee, spices and brandy intermingle and play very well together.
T: Complex layers of roasty espresso, green cardamom, woody oak, sweet molasses and brandy. Unreal. The interplay between the coffee and spice and sweet brandy is amazing.
M: Rich, full bodied and moderate carbonation. Slightly oily and roasted bitterness on the finish.
O: Well Mr. Shrago, you nailed this. Considering how elaborate this was to brew, thanks for making such a fantastic offering. Congratulations on the 1st year and look forward to what comes next.
07-21-2012 16:26:29 | More by wethorseblanket
System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.