System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.76/5 rDev +9.9%
- Batch 2 / 2014 vintage
- 22 oz. bottle poured into Hanger24 Barrel Roll tasting snifter on 5-Jul-14
- Batch 1/306
- 22 oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey teku glass on 13-Jun-13.
Woah, the aromas... roasted coffee dominate and it smells better than almost every single coffee I've ever had. Earthy, fresh-grounded coffee beans with hints of vanilla.
Taste begins with the roasted coffee and its very velvety... bold, hearty, and decadent, but it's not an overload that it obliterates your palate. Mild acidity; so balanced. Everything that I want in a perfect cup of joe is found here. It then transitions into a malty chocolate that flows around the sides of your tongue and with it brings hints of vanilla, oak, subtle spices that I cannot differentiate specifically, and the brandy (btw, I wouldn't have been able to guess the brandy unless I was told of it, but once aware of the fact, it connected the dots). Finishes with the usual roasty bitterness every good coffee stout should have. Good heat; no unwanted boozyness whatsoever.
This was tough for me to decide... but I'd have to say this is the 2nd best coffee stout (behind BCBCS '12) that I've ever had the delight of experiencing. Beachwood, please keep em coming!
Batch 2 was just as I remembered the previous batch. Permawant!
06-14-2013 04:22:51 | More by Rollzroyce21
4.76/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
05-25-2013 01:22:05 | More by OneBeertoRTA
4.6/5 rDev +6.2%
Wow. One big COFFEE BOMB. Everything about this beer is incredible. Light brandy and oak aroma with strong coffee taste. Overall one excellent beer. Drinks incredibly smooth for 11%. Right up there with the better coffee stouts. Would really like to see them BA this beer in brandy oak barrels. Wish it had more presence of brandy. Would seek out and would drink again.
06-26-2014 06:50:58 | More by rjjhoffman
4.58/5 rDev +5.8%
Enjoyed on tap at Beachwood BBQ for the release event!
Appearance: Pours a deep and dark black with decent brown head that fades away slowly. Almost no lacing.
Smell: Probably the most interesting aspect of this beer. Overwhelming, complex nose on this. I pick up tons of coffee, chocolate, caramel, some char, and eventually the smell of the cardamom spices and dark fruits. Fantastic aroma!
Taste: Loads of bitter coffee dominate the palate followed by some chocolatey fudginess, vanilla, and finishes with slight woodiness. Was really hoping for more brandy, molasses, and cardamom with this one but it definitely doesn't disappoint.
Mouthfeel: Almost perfect, thick, creamy, and full. Little carbonation.
Overall: For what this beer is, it is very, very good. Was hoping for a little less coffee but we will see what some time does for this one.
06-04-2014 17:15:06 | More by jamesar
4.53/5 rDev +4.6%
On tap for the first anniversary party at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is exceptional and is of dark roasted malt, dark roasted coffee/espresso beans, brandy, and wood. Taste is much the same with a very woody aftertaste. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic nose and a great flavor.
07-08-2012 04:30:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.