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Off The Cuff - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 02-26-2013)
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-11-2013 23:35:16 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-29-2014 21:45:18 | More by beersdmf17
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

05-08-2014 01:07:40 | More by XmnwildX12
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Copyright 2013 printed on the label. Grabbed one of the last remaining bottles of this from the local beer store. I'm expecting it to have mellowed a bit during it's time in the bottle.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark chocolate brown with three big fingers of fluffy creamy mocha head. Some nice spotty lacing left on the glass. Well carbonated, I'd say, even after a year in the bottle. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is kind of subdued, but nice - mild dark coffee / barley roast, cream, lactose, milk chocolate, & maybe just the slightest bit of vegetal chiles, but there is no noticeable heat present on the nose.

T - Taste follows the nose - chocolate, cocoa, coffee, barley roast, mild lactose / creaminess, but again no real noticeable chiles, heat, or spice is noticeable for me. I'm guessing the time spent in the bottle has just mellowed the spice, and I'm not disappointed. Very mild warmth is noticeable in there on end, but the cocoa is dominant.

M - The feel is creamy, smooth, and medium bodied. Good solid carbonation. Coffee bean / chocolate roastiness leftover on the palate.

Overall, a lovely stout from Two Brothers, even if it isn't the first thing I'd think of when I hear the words "spicy cocoa stout". Still going strong even a year later, but I don't recommended holding down bottles of this much longer.

Two Brothers Off The Cuff ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 14:26:05 | More by mfnmbvp
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the Cuff is a nice play on some of the recent chili porter and stout type beers. The beer pours an opaque black with tan head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent carries milk chocolate. The taste is a interesting combo of chocolate and chili type spice with hints of roast and peat. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a nice beer and glad to have the chance to part take.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:39:03 | More by WoodBrew
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bolognahead

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2013 19:09:50 | More by jschott75
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Ohio

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Ohio

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Indiana

2/5  rDev -46.7%

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TheSSG

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense head; impressive persistence. Bright, tart aromas of floral hops and coffee-like malt. Black. Starts bright with notes of coffee; acidic. Low hop bitterness is pushed aside by toasted malt, fruity peppercorn comes through. Chocolate comes out in the finish.

Overall, not a bad stout. Spicy? Peppery, for sure. GREAT, silky mouthfeel, though!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:05:10 | More by TheSSG
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Black color. About one finger of fizzy brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.

3.5 S: Bold aroma, yet very clean. Moderate roastiness, just enough caramel and neutral malt sweetness to balance. Cocoa with some depth. Mild peppery spiciness to add a little bit more.

4.0 T: The taste takes the nose and amplifies the intensity. Clean caramel and neutral malt sweetness. Moderate roast, chocolate, cocoa powder, and just enough heat from the peppers to make you know they are there. Not a lot of complexity or depth, but what is there flows really nicely together.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice creaminess. Super smooth.

3.75 D: Very drinkable with a great flavor blend. Pick this up.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 01:12:27 | More by DavoleBomb
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Michigan

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Illinois

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Illinois

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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None, arrived in late spring 2013
Glass: Tulip

Off the Cuff is a stout of minor interest due to the addition of some slightly spicy, roasted pepper-like additions to the beer. The base is of cocoa, mild roasted barley, and some caramelized sugar sweetness, added onto by pepper-like elements. Above mediocre, but not excellent, this was a pleasant stout for a fairly chilly late spring evening, one I'd check out again if it were released in a year or so.

Pours a 2cm tall head of light brown to dark tan-colored foam, made up of small bubbles, quite dense-looking in appearance. Retention is about average, the head lasting slighty over one minute. Residual lacing is quite good, a mix of spiderweb-like motifs and large, irregularly-shaped blotches and dots, cling to the insides of the glass. Body is a very dark brown to black color, with light bringing out dark amber-brown hues. Carbonation is not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma is of roasted peppers with a hint of light smoke, burnt bread, and milk chocolate. Generally, a light stout aroma that reminds me more of baked pizza crust with peppers than of a black beer. Not unappetizing, but also not exactly what I think of when hearing the words "pepper stout."

Overall flavor is of roasted, slightly smoky, low-heat peppers tempered by sweet-smooth pale and roasted malt mixture that accentuates coffee-with-cream and milk chocolate flavors. Front of palate picks up cocoa powder, light roastiness from small amounts of chocolate malt, a subtle caramel sweetness, and light roasted pepper flavors. Mid-palate of roasted, slightly smoky peppers with a mild level of spice, mixed with a lightly roasted, semi-sweet and slightly caramel-influenced malt base that's not so heavy on blackened malts that the peppers are unable to show through. Back of palate is of dark caramel malt, roasted peppers, chocolate malt with a touch of cocoa, and mild ethanol. Aftertaste is mostly of cocoa and slighty spicy roasted peppers, but includes light coffee-with-cream and caramel notes.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium-low levels of carbonation. The result is a lightly foamy, mostly smooth beer that moves across the palate slowly, but steadily. Closes dry, with substantial levels of stickiness lingering across the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 02:40:40 | More by falloutsnow
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Off The Cuff from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.