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Cosmos - Enlightenment Ales

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88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Enlightenment Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2013

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Photo of Beric
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap into a snifter
Served: 18 Feb 2015

Appearance: Deep black with very little light escaping. The brewer calls it cosmos but it may as well be a black hole. Soft wisps of dark tan bubbles float around on top and congregate around the edges. Looks great.

Smell: Sweeter than what I was anticipating. Noticeable notes of vanilla lead me to believe this was barrel aged, but it's not (though it'd be an excellent candidate for doing so).

Taste: Great complexity- nice notes of roasted coffee, gooey caramel, and dark chocolate. Sweet for a stout. Some nice smoothing effects from the oatmeal used.

Mouthfeel: Huge body and medium-low carbonation makes this one a sipper.

Overall: Incredible depth of flavor and another astoundingly good product from this brewery. Would highly recommend.

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ACBF sample

A-Pours very dark, nearly black. Head is a full, brown mass of foam.

S-Dark coffee and a bit of burnt malt. Dark chocolate or even cocoa powder. Burnt caramel.

T-Burnt coffee, some dark cooked fruit, roast and char. Bitter dark chocolate. Some root beer flavor.

M-Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Alcohol hidden effectively.

O-A roasty, bitter stout with plenty of flavor. Another good beer from Enlightenment.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #5

Pours a nice big dark mocha colored thick creamy rich 1.5 finger head that fades pretty slowly, lots of lacing lining the sides and leaves a nice layer of lacing, pitch black beer, pretty much no light getting through this sucker!

Nose brings a nice dark malt, mocha, cocoa powder, some black malt and a nice char, a bit of a roasty dark malt presence, pretty much everything dark, also a bit of a very dark bitter chocolate and bit of a baker's choc, caramel, fluffy nougat, and hint of earthy hops.

Taste brings more of the same, tons of dark malts. Some roast with a little char, mild charred black malt and a nice roasty flavor, some fluffy nougat and nice carafa malt I believe, lots of dark chocolate and cocoa too, very dark bitter chocolate and baker's too. A mild tannic char, as well as nice caramel and even a little fudgey note. Almost chewy with a nice creamy feel, some oats as well, and very light warming booze. Some mild earthy spicy hops in there too with some decent bitterness from both the hops and charred malts. Finish is drier, a bit more warming booze too, more dark malts, mild roasty, dark chocolate, nougat and caramel, chewy oats, etc.

Mouth is fuller bod, not too heavy though nice fluffy feel, nice carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall quite nice, lots of dark malts all over the place, roasty and mild char without being acrid or too tannic, nice fluffy feel, light and airy but still big bodied with just a hint of booze, still drinkable and quite tasty. Another winner for Enlightenment, really liking these guys, just wish the Brut special wasn't so expensive so I could try that.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Cosmos from Enlightenment Ales
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.