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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -31.7%

11-04-2013 21:12:35 | More by chippo33
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jschonert

Missouri

3/5  rDev -31.7%

06-05-2014 23:39:15 | More by jschonert
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-22-2013 16:01:52 | More by thewimperoo
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 04:03:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2014 02:26:01 | More by incubuscience
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2014 05:07:48 | More by oso
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macher0

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

10-24-2013 23:47:10 | More by macher0
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-02-2014 00:55:50 | More by MaseFace
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

04-21-2014 23:05:21 | More by sweemzander
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-07-2014 05:39:35 | More by Lare453
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rmaste6282

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-08-2014 01:25:33 | More by rmaste6282
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-10-2014 14:01:10 | More by Axnjxn
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-10-2014 18:26:45 | More by 22Blue
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another thanks to rudzud for beer.

Nice mocha colored thick rich creamy 1/2 finger head, fades at a med pace with nice lacing, pitch black color.

Nose is awesome even from afar, lots of whisky and cocoa, lots of nice dark choc and cocoa, little biscuit wafer candy bar, little caramel too, and little fluffy nougat marshmallow. Mild sweet whisky and little barrel note, little coffee, little earthy dusty coffee but seems to have died out a bit, even a bit fudgey.

Taste is a little light, lots of fudge and dark choc, little cocoa, mild vanilla barrel too, into little caramel but very light. Plenty of whisky and quite hot booze, fairly boozy with alcohol taste. Some coconut coming through nicely, cookie dough and choc, mild earthy nutty coffee but not a ton. Finish is fair bitterness, lots more cocoa and cookie, fudge and vanilla, mild coffee and more hot whisky lingering.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, lighter carb, chewy fudgey, lots of hot booze.

Overall mixed, very nice base beer but that hot booze and whisky cuts right through it and makes it though to drink. Coffee is a but light too. But not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 00:59:30 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and nice wisps.

S - Aromas of whiskey, cocoa nibs, coffee is faint. Not getting much barrel, pretty straight forward.

T - Taste is loads of whiskey, loads of it, tons of chocolate, faint coffee on the finish. The whiskey is quite prominent. Light barrel notes faint coconut, faint coffee on the finish. Very hot whiskey.

M - Mouthfeel is not nearly as thick and chewy as I'd like. Almost thin. Super boozy.

O - Overall this beer was a bit disappointing, smelled nice, looked good, but just way too boozy, really a shame.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 23:51:57 | More by rudzud
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was probably my most anticipate brew to try at Great Taste of the Midwest. The other caveat that I want to throw in is that 4 Hands was my favorite brewery of the day. Vol 1 was a tiny bit of a let down. The nose was wonderful, I think the cocoa nibs really brought the nose to life. The mouth feel was pretty thin and the flavors just had not come together. The flavors felt pretty disjointed to me, maybe some time will bring this one together, but it isn't there right now.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 20:33:16 | More by Gotti311
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-02-2013 00:21:23 | More by Hophead717
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sendsilk

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-11-2013 17:28:27 | More by sendsilk
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McNazz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-07-2014 04:55:11 | More by McNazz
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Duffmanohyeah02

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-14-2014 02:41:38 | More by Duffmanohyeah02
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-27-2014 05:35:12 | More by HopsMatt
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acc88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-30-2013 08:40:41 | More by acc88
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CMB2012

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-28-2014 15:14:54 | More by CMB2012
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-06-2014 06:07:42 | More by dfhhead25
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-18-2013 08:13:18 | More by beernads
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Volume # 1 from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.