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Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LampertLand on 02-17-2013

Coffee stouts have always held a special place in our hearts as one of the three original Phillips brews, and this year’s Imperial version–brewed in collaboration with our friends at 2% Jazz Coffee Co.–is an 8% 650mL double shot!

Pouring a deep black earth colour, rich roasted coffee flavours and hints of dark chocolate guide your palate through a java-laden journey. Methodically crafted with only the best local espresso, this one-eyed jackal is no wildcard.
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of souvenirs
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Black, impenetrable to light, a finger and a half or so of head the colour of cafe au lait.

S: Dark roasted malts, burnt sugar.

T: I can definitely believe it’s made with espresso. More than anything else, that’s what I taste. Now, I like my coffee dark with plenty of milk, and I think I like my beer without coffee. Personal preference aside, this beer is certainly what it claims to be.

F: Maybe a little thin for a stout? It leaves a weird film in my mouth, kind of like when you drink the last of coffee brewed with a French press - a bit gritty.

O: Glad I tried it, probably wouldn’t get it again.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - near impenetrable black, thumb of dark tan head held at half a finger
S - medium coffee and nutty aromas, a bit of mustiness and leather
T - dark roast coffee and old leather maltiness dominate, touch of cola and a lingering mustiness
M - fairly heavy with a smooth start, mildly chalky, full finish
O - not outstanding but definitely well done, easy drinking with a nice mix of rich flavours

Photo of leaddog
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate black with a finger width of mocha head.

Smell - Roasted espresso bean, chocolate, brewed coffee, cocoa.

Taste - Roasted coffee and barley malts with a cocoa finish. Slight acidity.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-medium carbonation.

Overall - A respectable coffee stout from Phillips. The right flavours are there, but it seems like something is missing - perhaps a more complex blend of other flavours (dark chocolate for example). Still tasty though.

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Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout from Phillips Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.