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Still Life Stout - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Still Life StoutStill Life Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%


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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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
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sbxx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-12-2013 21:14:40 | More by sbxx
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 03:50:02 | More by LiquidAmber
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-21-2014 04:18:05 | More by KVNBGRY
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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-16-2014 15:13:46 | More by Wolberjs
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-16-2014 01:37:47 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-11-2014 17:47:06 | More by Fern13
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California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-15-2014 06:29:58 | More by JerseyHopHead
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Moheban

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-20-2013 04:58:15 | More by Moheban
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-26-2013 20:02:33 | More by craftbrew502
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-26-2013 14:30:26 | More by lilnicky068
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-16-2013 16:13:40 | More by JCam9981
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-27-2013 13:06:20 | More by InspectorBob
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-14-2013 09:14:38 | More by zestar
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EB1

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-28-2013 21:29:00 | More by EB1
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DovaliHops

California

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black, motor oil-like color with a medium tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is packed with roasted malt and smoked malt. Lots of dark chocolate and a hint of charcoal. Smokey aromas with a ton of chocolate and just a hint of anise. Taste is initially very dark chocolate forward. The smokiness is there, but not as much as I was expecting. Some roasted malt and a ton of smoked malt. Bitter chocolate with a little bit of anise. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Drinkability is fair. Overall, this is a solid smoked stout. I would have like a lot less dark chocolate and more smoke.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 08:02:39 | More by DovaliHops
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Javi_bobby

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-18-2013 23:45:01 | More by Javi_bobby
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Nugganooch

California

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into my FW Snifter glass
Notes from 07/28/13

A: The beer settles into a pitch black body with just a walnut-brown trim visible on the pour. The head is limited, fizzy, and dark khaki in color. Just a fleeting swirl that collars out and then nothing. Still life.

S: Smoke forward aromas but nothing too overbearing. Dark roasted malts support and the smoke takes on more of a meaty jerk-like twang. I am getting a faint bit of earthy root or chicory, sweetened chocolate, and some raisin as well. Pretty nice aromas with evident malt smokiness.

T: Really well balanced. Smoky spice layered over rich chocolates and dark roast grains. The smoke is not too sharp and only a touch astringent with more of a beach bonfire seasoning to it. Definitely not as meaty as the nose lead on. I am getting some dark fruits sprinkled in there and a nice prickly bitterness of pine noted. Alcohol seems totally disguised. Pretty nice smoked stout.

M: The body is semi-thick and a smidge on the lighter side by stout standards. A little watery on the finish but there is a touch of drying crisp and some light bitterness action going on. All in all very clean and smooth with carbonation on the higher side.

D: Loved the balance of flavors on this one. Smoke is the predominant role while allowing the other stout characters to still play a part. Doesn’t wallop you with campfire throat. Really nice beer…Recommended if you are into the smokes.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 19:51:46 | More by Nugganooch
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-01-2013 21:43:26 | More by moonknight31
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ReddMoneyBrown

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2013 21:26:52 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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mactrail

California

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color with a brief head in the Brewery Vivant tulip. Normal spritziness on the tongue. Dark layers of blackened malt. Quite grainy. Brewer says it's a "double oat stout with house-smoked malt." The smoke makes an appearance up front, but it's more of a low-key part, and I found that I forgot about it by the next sip.

Winey, twiggy, and deep dark flavors of plum skins, charred corn, and scorched prunes. Silky mouthfeel is quite nice. Hot and scratchy in the throat. Long bitter taste comes on without any real hop flavors. From the 22 oz bottle priced at $12.89 from Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 05:58:18 | More by mactrail
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle that I bought at Beachwood BBQ for $12 (ouch). First off this beer is not worth $12, it just isn't. I normally would not have paid so much for a non-barrel aged stout but I wanted to bring something back from California and didn't have time to hit a liquor store. Black color, good head, looks nice. Aroma is typical stout malts with just a hint of the smoke underlying. Flavor was just the same. I was quite thankful that the smoke was not overwhelming but I found this to be pretty ho-hum. It wasn't bad it was just boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 17:42:32 | More by ArrogantB
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-05-2013 03:30:10 | More by illidurit
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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07-02-2013 01:52:32 | More by BigDaveLB
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ZombieJester

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06-30-2013 03:07:51 | More by ZombieJester
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Still Life Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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