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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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Described as a spicy cocoa stout. Right on. It pours an excessively dark black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises sweet cocoa (really goddamn sweet, we're talking perfume-y, for gods' sakes), light roasted malts, a hint of coffee, and a pinch of brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, with a very mild hint of some sort of meek pepper peeking in from the deep background. The body is a straight medium (in the process of bulking up for next week's big meet), with a light moderate carbonation and a nigh-chewy feel. Overall, a solid chocolate-ful stout, though "spicy" is almost completely absent. A bit of a disappointment for those, like me, who seek a bit of a mole-like stout, but still tasty enough for what it actually is.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:43:43 | More by TMoney2591
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mfnmbvp

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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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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

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

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Off The Cuff from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.