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Still Life Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-19-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

terranostra86, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body and a big off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Medium smokiness. Some nuttiness and dark malts.

Taste - Lots of smoke malts. Works very well. Some chocolate. Nutty and smokey in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter smokiness in the back end. Well carbonated.

Overall - Nice smokiness. The body balances it well, though.

Alieniloquium, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

topdown, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

SamuelR, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

LakerLeith, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DanGeo, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Raziel313, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Dodgerrigo77, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

aquazr1, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Optcynbassist, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

fthegiants, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

T_Hass, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MikeMilanoDesign, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mbw314, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to @rjmusquiz for this awesome extra. This is my first Beachwood offering, I dig the label art. This pours pitch black with heavy visual weight. Tan head form and subsides quickly with minimal lace present. The nose features rich dark chocolate and heavy campfire smoke to back it up. I've had my fair share of smoked beers and I think the risk with the style is over doing the smoke. The smell implies that the roasted malts sufficiently support the level of smoke to make for a nice balance. Also getting hints of cream and vanilla and some notes of wood. The taste is layered and quite tasty. Heavy chocolate, roast, coffee up front followed by smoke and wood. Again, the balance is nice and the smoke is present without overpowering the beer. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth with low carbonation. Overall, I think this is a very well done smoked stout. I was pleasantly surprised by this offering and can't wait to try more Beachwood offerings!

homebrew311, May 07, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours opaque black with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a very thin film and light ring around the glass, leaving light slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet, dark toasted malt, chocolate and a hint of vanilla, very faint smoke. Flavor of lightly smoked and toasted dark malt, chocolate, hints of coffee. Finishes with pleasant light smoke, dark malt and a light hop bitterness. Lingering, nice wood fire smoke taste. Medium bodied with light oatmeal creaminess. A low key, but very nicely balanced smoked stout. The smoke is lightly done, but evident, especially in the finish. The malt body is quite pleasant with evidence of oatmeal body. Nothing really jumps out with this, but it is a quite nice toasty, lightly smoky, malty stout. I liked it quite a bit and will seek out other brews from this brewery.

LiquidAmber, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

KVNBGRY, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Wolberjs, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Fern13, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

JerseyHopHead, Feb 15, 2014
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Still Life Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.