Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout - Crooked Fence Brewing
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2.55/5 rDev -30.7%
Big thanks to JohnGalt1 for sending me this in a trade a few months back. Slight label variation noted, this brew is 9.5% ABV vs. BA listing.
Appearance: Pours out a fairly thin looking dark brown. About 1" of khaki colored head forms, which has surprisingly short retention time and virtually no lacing. Between the thin looking body and below average head characteristics, not a great looking beer.
Smell: A bit of roast, a bit of coffee, perhaps a bit of milk chocolate and licorice. I also get faint piney American hops. Nothing really noteworthy about this.... scents are very cohesive, but just kind of plain.
Taste: Roast, coffee, and a hint of milk chocolate are noticeable up front, with a bit of hoppiness on the back end. Overall though, this is an extremely thin and watery stout. Has some nice base flavors, but it is close to astoundingly thin for a 9.5% ABV stout.
Mouthfeel/Overall: To repeat myself, extremely thin and watery. Definitely the weak link of this beer, and really brings down every other characteristic. Overall, this beer does have some redeeming qualities, but is just too thin to be a good example of the style. Work on that body a bit and it will improve every other aspect of the beer, at least for me.
09-16-2013 02:20:26 | More by zhanson88
3.89/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance: Pours a chocolate fudge brown color with a modest head that leaves a bit of lacing behind
Smell: Chocolate and coffee with a hint of ash
Taste: Very chocolatey, up front, with the coffee arriving in the middle and lingering into the finish; a bit ashy in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Though it is a bit one-dimensional, that dimension is quite enjoyable
Thanks, JohnGalt1, for the opportunity
07-20-2013 00:51:19 | More by brentk56
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Bomber thanks to Toby. Really cool label. Pours a jet black color with a small white head. A nose of dark fruit, chocolates. The flavor is dominated by sweet dry earthy ash, cocoa, chocolates, light banana and dark fruit. Very ashy. Good. Milky at times.
12-21-2012 06:47:00 | More by Douglas88
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
I've had this twice now... both bottles were picked up at the brewery on Chinden. Ditmier's buddy "ScubaSteve" brought a bottle to the RIS tasting at Sammy's house.... A coworker shared a bottle with me after a long day of election work.
Pours a pretty deep brown head... the brew is about black but allows some light through on the stem end of my glass... spotty lacing and only okay retention.
The nose is pretty good but mild... seems just enough dark malt and minor coffee jumps out of the goblet... a bit thin on the aroma.
Flavor mirrors the nose but has a lingering dark maltiness on the palate.... midpalate is light char and some dark cocoa... not really getting any hoppiness... More of "everything RIS" would be appreciated.
Body is a decent medium for the style... I would hope for more body and more malt punch with every taste... Seems for me too attenuated and could use more malt on the flavor and on the palate.
Still though... I think it is a great jump into the style... Hammer it down and you will have a winner.
03-13-2012 06:02:47 | More by JohnGalt1
Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout from Crooked Fence Brewing
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