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Hot Fuzz - Brash Brewing Company

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very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tendermorsel on 03-22-2013)
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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 03/15/13. Bout six months old.

A: Pours a very dark brown but not quite black. Very large and very dense dark brown head. Head fades away very very slowly, barely seems to be making any sort of progress in fact. Excellent thick lacework left behind. Great retention.

S: Huh. Kinda smells like hot cocoa. And three musketeers. Interesting. Pretty mellow aroma really. Get brownies sometimes. Regardless, subtle for the ABV and age. The base beer was a lot more aromatic than this. A confusing but still good smell, if that makes any sense.

T: Very very mild bourbon up front. Hints of oak and toffee mainly. Nice bitter coffee bean and bittersweet chocolate follows. Caramel kicks in with some vanilla in the finish. Lingering coffee bean in the aftertaste. Flavors are surprisingly mellow like the aroma.

M: Fairly heavy and viscous. A little astringent, almost chalky.

O: A confusing beer. The base beer is excellent, I absolutely adored it. Somehow this isn't quite as good. Bourbon is very mild and barely adds anything. All of the flavors and aroma are very muted compared to the base beer. Well-integrated ...maybe. Almost a little muddled instead. Gone is the sharp and delicious coffee, it's more of an afterthought here. It's the world's mildest 11.5% barrel aged imperial coffee stout, I can tell you that much. Whether this is a good or a bad thing, I haven't quite decided. It's tasty, just a bit of a letdown after the amazingness of Texas Exile (which I gave a 4.4 to, by the way)

Dope, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
4/5  rDev +0.3%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Kevincredible, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Javi_bobby
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Javi_bobby, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Mike
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Mike, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4/5  rDev +0.3%

King_KongDCO93, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +0.3%

rab53, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Rekrule, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Very dark and nearly opaque. Some slight ruby highlights around the edges when held to light. For an 11.5%'er, impressive mocha head and messy lacing.
smell: Wow, rich fudge and espresso. Not particularly complex, but deeply rich and pleasing.
taste: A bit thinner than the nose. Much of the same flavors of the nose initially, a little watered down, then a bitter-sweet finish.
mouthfeel: A little thin for an imp stout.
overall: Nicely done. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty dessert or aperitif.

cindyjeffsmith, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of StArnoldFan
4.75/5  rDev +19%

StArnoldFan, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ldhughes3, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of bigorange
3/5  rDev -24.8%

bigorange, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -6%

nmann08, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

alienlifeforcecube, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Body seemed thick but not much lacing.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and expresso.

T - Bitter dark chocolate mixed in with black expresso. Some licorice then vanilla. Bourbon barreling seems a bit overwhelming but calms down.

M - Full bodied, viscous and low carbonation. Can seem a bit cloying on the flavor.

O - It's a mess, but a good mess. Maybe time will do it good but until then it's still enjoyable now.

cvm4, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

thegerm87, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

tbryan5, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of dookiebrown
5/5  rDev +25.3%

dookiebrown, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ObiWanKushnobi, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.3%

GRG1313, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

OriolesFan1008, May 28, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jayhunter357, May 24, 2013
Photo of shehateme
4/5  rDev +0.3%

shehateme, May 24, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

kaelingirl, May 23, 2013
Photo of Scotchboy
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Totally jacked for this one - capped 22oz bomber split into tulips with my bro.

Thanks Dope!!!!

A: Very dark pour, dense body, opaque and nearly jet black, smallish darker brown head but decent lacing.

S: Bourbon, caramel, maple, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee, roast, toasted coconut. The coffee is moderate-to-light but mixes well with the sweetness of the barrel and malt/brown sugar.

T: Again, sweeter vanilla notes hit first, with underlying coconut, maple, some oak, caramel and chocolate. Roast & coffee underneath.

MF: Nearly full-bodied, pretty viscous with a lower felt carbonation presence.

O: Coffee and barrel integrates really well with this stout. The sweet aromas/flavors pop to the front but this thing isn't cloying by any means. Also, really not boozy at all. I enjoyed!

Scotchboy, May 20, 2013
Hot Fuzz from Brash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.