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Beelzebub - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

270 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 85
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beelzebub is an American Imperial Stout. The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. Hail Santa.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-05-2014)
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Steve_Gonz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2014 02:33:31 | More by Steve_Gonz
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

08-19-2014 22:59:27 | More by canadianghetto
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-19-2014 22:04:15 | More by DNICE555
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YeastInception

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-19-2014 00:42:15 | More by YeastInception
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mtnman6288

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

08-17-2014 17:29:13 | More by mtnman6288
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deparker

Vermont

5/5  rDev +19.6%

08-16-2014 02:18:18 | More by deparker
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-15-2014 01:00:04 | More by ZEB89
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-11-2014 04:21:45 | More by Dirtinabottle
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malfunxion

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-07-2014 05:57:16 | More by malfunxion
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mrkmcc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-04-2014 12:23:57 | More by mrkmcc
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raulazzer

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-31-2014 17:49:26 | More by raulazzer
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2014 21:29:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Shaimless

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-30-2014 03:25:39 | More by Shaimless
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AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-29-2014 15:53:18 | More by AmericaGWShark
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Lasering

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-29-2014 02:37:46 | More by Lasering
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-27-2014 21:36:59 | More by jkball01
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

The pour is a dense deep brown that allows a bit of light to pierce the edges. The hear was a thick brown foam.

The nose is a hoppy pine but some roast, char, coffee and a malty chocolate are very apparent.

The flavor is a roasted coffee, cocoa powder, charred ember and a finish of pine, hops and lupilin.

The feel is inappropriately thin, despite the viscous appearance. It's not to distracting but not as thick as a stout should be.

I like this beer a lot but it seems too piney and hoppy for a stout. If I were told it was a Black IPA it would seem much more likely.

07-27-2014 21:16:59 | More by KYGunner
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%

From the brewery that brought us Heady Topper, expectations are set high heading into their Imperial Stout that's laced with "citra" overtones.

Onyx-like in its opaque and dark mirror sheen, the frothy ale releases an extremely bold roasty scent. Campfire notions waft above aromas and flavors of burnt espresso, cocoa, smoldering embers and connected with beautifully burnt sugar.

The middle palate is rewarded with a dry roast, nearly ashy texture but also along side of creamy malted milkshake. Balanced with burnt citrus and pinecone, a coffee-type bittering also comes to life and reinforces a slight acrid taste and texture.

Its finish is highly roasted and dry with a slight chalkiness of charcoal. Its burnt wood, grass, fruit and scorched earth character plays a highly focused game, even if somewhat one-dimensional. Yet on its own, its "bigness" creates its own complexity.

07-25-2014 15:08:50 | More by BEERchitect
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-25-2014 06:38:11 | More by blabaer
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-25-2014 00:48:49 | More by Nolen12
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-24-2014 04:36:12 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Drumtgot

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 17:08:13 | More by Drumtgot
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-21-2014 23:02:14 | More by Lehighace06
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Tmkap8

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-21-2014 21:43:58 | More by Tmkap8
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-20-2014 23:09:22 | More by tom10101
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Beelzebub from The Alchemist
93 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.