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Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout - Quest Brewing Co.

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Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout
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BA SCORE
87
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 16.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Quest Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 08-19-2013)
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Reviews by Bernoulli:
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Opaque dark brown with little head. A non-overpowering coffee smell (the coffee drinker at the table said it was like Folger's Crystals). It has a solid but not overpowering coffee taste. It drinks smoothly. I'd order it again and I don't even like coffee.

11-01-2013 21:12:46 | More by Bernoulli
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cmpashia


3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-22-2014 23:06:38 | More by cmpashia
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jploving

South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%

My brother and I took a little trip to the Growler Haus in Spartanburg SC.
It is a new establishment in our town and I have to give it 2 thumbs up!....
Greenville is a neighboring county and they have a new brewery...Quest Brewing Company.
Since I have yet to get over to the brewery itself, I (and my brother) were excited to see this on tap.
Poured up black with minimal light-tan head, which gave it a somewhat thin appearance.
I did not get a lot of coffee flavors from the aroma but more cocoa powder.
The taste is very good but not what I thought it would be...definitly cocoa powder, a mild coconut flavor and only a hint of coffee. There was a nice balance of bittering hops to accompany the sweetness-felt the bitterness as the liquid went down the gullett. The body was not in tune with the abv-a little to thin-but my guesstimate on the abv is that it is accurate-8% felt good on an empty stomach.
The beer was good-I certainly enjoyed it-but needs more coffee as the name suggests.
...I will include this note...when we were ordering the beer at the bar, a young lady was enjoying this same beer, and she stated that "it is a lot of coffee[flavor]"....so maybe my buds were just a little off this time....I think this beer will end up with a local following...
3.65 rating

10-23-2013 16:36:49 | More by jploving
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-04-2014 03:52:34 | More by qcbrewer
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

"Kaldi was the Ethiopian goat-herder who discovered the coffee plant, according to popular legend. This stout is brewed with West End Coffee Company’s freshly-roasted beans and cacao nibs. The end result is a complex, smooth beer that will sure to intrigue the palette."

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured pitch black with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, maple syrup, coffee, toffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and subtle nuttiness. The flavor was of sweet malt, maple syrup, coffee, nutty, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Based on my experience with this ones big brother I had earlier this year, I was really happy to see this one sitting on the tap list the other day. Very nice complexity going on in this one that made it very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The ABV really doesn't play a role in this one at all (unless you drink too many of course). I could see this one getting quite a few people in trouble quite easily. Definitely worth your time seeking this one out. Tick.

08-19-2013 14:49:36 | More by thagr81us
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Tap at Grapevine. Super dark brown, near black. A nice viscosity to it. Light brown ring and some whisps on top.

Aroma, Roasty, heavy dark roast coffee and cocoa beans. It is nicely potent.

Taste, strong roast again, mostly coffee. Chocolate covered coffee beans. Avoids the bitter acridness that can come with this heavy amount of coffee. Some hazelnut and lesser vanilla. The mocha latte lingers nicely.

Well coating just to the right of medium body. Enough carbonation, not quite fine enough to be creamy.

Really liked this one. An after dinner drink that pulls no punches with the coffee. It is as advertised.

11-05-2013 01:19:35 | More by Bung
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-23-2013 16:27:21 | More by FUwolfpacker
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-26-2014 16:45:11 | More by andysc83
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-04-2014 12:20:36 | More by DrMindbender
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Paz8812

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-31-2014 01:26:01 | More by Paz8812
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PostQ

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-08-2014 01:54:43 | More by PostQ
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -49.1%

11-04-2013 18:30:23 | More by jaswilson2
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-30-2014 04:36:24 | More by huntermop
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-24-2013 16:02:06 | More by UltimateLivewire
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-10-2014 01:35:10 | More by JISurfer
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-13-2013 21:45:30 | More by buckyp
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-10-2013 21:08:13 | More by BeerGod27
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clemson14

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-23-2014 01:12:24 | More by clemson14
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -49.1%

03-11-2014 03:17:51 | More by Azeotrope
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2014 00:29:05 | More by Soto
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30%

12-04-2013 05:21:50 | More by RochefortChris
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-30-2013 17:45:40 | More by swtdixie91
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Cluker

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-28-2013 01:58:00 | More by Cluker
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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swimfire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-05-2013 13:01:27 | More by swimfire
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Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout from Quest Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.