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System Of A Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 140
Gots: 39 | FT: 10
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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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.

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System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.