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System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 154
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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-07-2012

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.
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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thank you to Vince I believe...batch 1

Loads of spice...cinnamon, cardamom, and booze. My wife says the smell gives her heartburn.

Big beer....coffee is huge and roasty, spices plunder the palate, alcohol burn lingers a good long while. Finish is a touch acrid and burnt which may also be due in part to the molasses. Strong bold flavors, some vegetal pepper notes, tarry fade....large.

Interesting beer for sure...brandy is faint and I wish it were a large role. Chips provide a woody feel along the palate. Fun try, unique beer, and good...but not quite where I had set my expectations when I had this as a top want. Regradless, thrilled to have had the opportunity.

Photo of fussychicken
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1st Bottle Batch:

Just a wonderful mix of coffee and cardamom. Beachwood stouts to me are on the dryer side which I love. Just the right amount of oak from the chips.

Such a Benchmark stout to me

Photo of Farnswurth
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misterworldwide
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoldenDurden
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sankykid
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dar482
4.72/5  rDev +9%

The aroma smacks of tons of rich roasted coffee. Heavy on the roast qualities with Christmas cardamom. A bit of milk chocolate sweetness.

The flavor follows with that dark roasted coffee throughout. There's a hint of the spice that compliments the coffee quite well with a spicy cardamon. Lots of milk chocolate throughout the palate with a luscious mouthfeel.

A heavy roast and heavy coffee brew and really is an exceptional coffee stout.

Photo of spw109
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 77apm
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aj_tuna
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Thishops4u
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of blabaer
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -3%

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.

Photo of Train54
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.