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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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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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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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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-18-2013 08:13:18 | More by beernads
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-14-2013 03:48:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -31.7%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2014 06:55:06 | More by enelson
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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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-25-2014 18:28:45 | More by BMart
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

10-11-2013 02:32:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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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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egrace84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-18-2013 00:45:36 | More by egrace84
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-04-2013 03:29:14 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-18-2014 02:37:24 | More by 2beerdogs
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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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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-08-2014 22:09:19 | More by jklecko2
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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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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-02-2014 00:55:50 | More by MaseFace
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Volume # 1 from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.