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Volume # 1 - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 49
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels for 16 months with coffee and cacao nibs.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 08-03-2013)
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-12-2013 13:00:19 | More by Biff_Tannen
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FreshZ

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-27-2013 16:19:12 | More by FreshZ
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GregDuB65

Missouri

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07-01-2014 01:18:25 | More by GregDuB65
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Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-04-2013 22:42:20 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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SLMObrew

Missouri

4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. Mouthful was a little lite. Not to thick. Color is nice and black. Light tan top. 4 hands brewery is in a good location. Close to the stadium and right by soulard. Which is where Mardi gra is. When I wen to the brewery it was after the release which no bottle were available for purchase. An it was not on tap. But lucky enough the guy behind the counter had some buddies up there he opened a bottle for to taste an being in the right place at the right time got a 2oz pour. But I do get to taste it on tap in Columbia,mo at 44 stone! Awesome place.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 01:36:34 | More by SLMObrew
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-08-2013 05:13:23 | More by jono0101
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-11-2013 19:44:10 | More by bpfrush
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-14-2013 03:48:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-04-2014 18:20:18 | More by KCBeerNerd
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jlee185

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-07-2013 14:07:34 | More by jlee185
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-26-2013 03:05:54 | More by jmccullough108
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-03-2014 21:29:02 | More by Thishops4u
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nlabruyere

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-04-2013 22:06:59 | More by nlabruyere
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snansel

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-17-2014 03:32:30 | More by snansel
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-10-2014 02:53:00 | More by eawolff99
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-09-2013 02:09:55 | More by ToddHolder
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RMelyon

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2014 18:33:32 | More by RMelyon
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

10-02-2013 20:14:09 | More by Arsenal0328
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imperialking

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

10-09-2013 18:30:03 | More by imperialking
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a pitch black liquid. Not as viscous as expected. There is a thin light tan head that forms that is pretty dense but recedes quickly. Retention is low with the head going down to a thin film quickly.

Aroma is delicious. Chocolate biscotti notes. Yum. Cocoa bitterness and sweetness balanced out by some nice coffee roast. In fact both aromas balance each other out very well. These notes are underlain by a nice slight caramel sweetness from the barrels. Nice vanilla notes. Smells exactly like a chocolate cake with some tiramisu qualities. Slight dark fruit notes on the back end but very oaty and grainy. Delicious nose.

Flavor is pretty amazing. Starts off with nice coca notes. Dark chocolate bitterness; but that is balanced by a more cocoa powder milk chocolate sweetness. Notes of oat. ALmost like an oatmeal stout. THe grain is really present and quite nice. The cocoa notes are balanced out and accentuated by some nice coffee roast mild espresso and fresh coffee bean notes lend the brew a nice mocha appeal to it. Then come the whiskey notes. Caramel and vanilla notes with some mild molasses. Definitely not overwhelming. There is a good balance between the sweeter barrel notes and the woodier oak notes. This brew is delicious an all the flavor shine on their own but are so well blended. Those 16 mo in the barrel did it well. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, could be a bit heavier but its still delicious. Nice cocoa bitterness to finish.

Ok. 4 Hands hit it out with this BA offering. The cocoa and coffee are blended perfectly. Nice Mocha notes rule the palette and stick around for a while in one way or another. You can tell this beer was brewed for the barrel. (Slow clap)

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 02:13:46 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-24-2014 17:39:21 | More by Mugenlude
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Jarpo

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-06-2013 01:25:37 | More by Jarpo
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2014 06:55:06 | More by enelson
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Volume # 1 from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.