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Volume # 1 - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 54
Gots: 17 | 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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3/5  rDev -31.5%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

jschonert, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

thewimperoo, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
3.76/5  rDev -14.2%

650ml bottle with about one year of age. Poured into a Cigar City snifter 9/5/2014.

A- Dark brown body, quite dark and gets close to pitch black. Minimal head. No lacing. [3.5]

S- Whiskey, cocoa, dark chocolate, whiskey. Not a lot of coffee but this is certainly a whiskey forward beer. Smells quite good, if a bit of a whiskey bomb. [4]

F- Seems to be bourbon as the whiskey flavour is fairly smoky. Milk chocolate, a bit of bitter black coffee, a small amount of roast malts. As in the nose, quite whiskey forward, very little coffee. Makes sense as this bottle is a bit older than a year. Whiskey-forward beers aren't quite my thing, unfortunately. [3.75]

M- Medium bodied, smooth and silky. Lower in carbonation as expected. Runs a bit hot, surprisingly given its age. [4]

O- Not a bad imperial stout, I think the coffee would have added a welcome dimension to this beer. As it is, it's very whiskey-heavy and that would satisfy certain beer drinkers, but it just doesn't quite do it for me. [3.5]

Stevedore, Sep 06, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -10%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

macher0, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Lare453, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

rmaste6282, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Axnjxn, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

22Blue, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

lunarbrew, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

jlindros, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

rudzud, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Schlafly33, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Duffmanohyeah02, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

HopsMatt, Feb 27, 2014
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Volume # 1 from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.