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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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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WKole81

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2013 04:46:52 | More by WKole81
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-18-2013 23:40:20 | More by BeerOps
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2013 00:57:31 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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RichH55

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

05-08-2013 14:57:09 | More by RichH55
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-04-2013 11:29:35 | More by PStriedl
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into my trusty pint glass. Poured color of cocoa. Thick 2 1/2 finger head. The taste of cocoa and a hint of a pepper taste with it as well. The pepper was a great addition to this stout. Could have had a more peppery taste if it truly wanted to. Overall very satisfied with this beer. The beer went down smooth and overall a great stout to enjoy during the day.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 16:37:44 | More by yuenglingfan101
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-28-2013 23:02:27 | More by roostor07
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midnitesun11

California

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stumbled acrossed this guy at a local liquor store and thought I'd give it a try!

Pours thick and black with a light brown milk chocolate two finger head. Leaves a decent lace trail.

Smells of chocolate and coffee.

Taste of milk chocolate maltiness and a toffee/ coffee hint to it. Has a slight spiciness to it, nothing what I thought but still really good!

This beer coats the mouth evenly with a nice sweet dessert like feel. Drinks really smooth and has hardly any bitterness to it.

Overall this was a pretty good stout. Wish it had more intense, stand out flavors like I thought. Definitely worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:18:15 | More by midnitesun11
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coffygrinder

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

04-23-2013 11:14:11 | More by coffygrinder
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2013 21:48:12 | More by Bowers-Brew
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mjc3151

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber purchased from Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL.

What stuck out to me was the spicy notes and the coffee flavor. I really did not taste much cocoa flavor, even though Two Bros. calls it a "spicy cocoa" beer. It definitely had the spicy notes though. Overall it wasn't much to my liking, as I was hoping for more of a cocoa taste (I LOVE Southern Tier's Choklat). But it isn't bad and I recommend people try it, since there aren't many beers out there that have the spicy characteristics, so you may enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:26:15 | More by mjc3151
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SerialHiker

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dense black with a nice layer of mocha colored head…really straight forward looking stout…head does thin a bit after a few minutes…(3.75/5)

Smell: Very similar aroma to their Northwinds Imperial Stout…milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweetness (raisin, fig), creaminess and toffee…no surprise, this is very malt driven with subtle hops presence and a touch of alcohol heat…there’s also a warming spiciness to it…it’s nice, but I feel like it could be more and is too reminiscent of Northwinds for me (which is one of my favorite brews right now)…roasted coffee bitterness comes out more as it warms…(3.8/5)

Taste: Roasted malts galore…there is a noticeable smokiness in the initial flavor bringing a more “Imperial” taste…while the beer is on the palate, there is really only a rich, roasted malt taste that dominates leaving most of the flavor to come in the after taste…milk chocolate, some slight coffee bitterness (very mild) and creaminess all hit the palate after I swallow…a good amount of warming spices also come out bringing that expected spiciness that really adds a bit of kick to the robustness brought by all those roasted malts…solid…(4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, it feels light for the color and style…carbonation is light to medium fluffs up bringing roasted malt and warming spices to the palate…wet, rich and mildly smooth, this brew hits the palate and works well through the after taste…overall though, it feels a bit light…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a solid brew, full of flavor and vigor and life…it seems like Two Brothers may have added a few ingredients to their already successful Northwinds Imperial Stout and re-released it as a Off the Cuff …this new formula comes closer to a more robust RIS, though the mouthfeel is still a bit watery to be considered exemplary…as it stands, this is a solid brew with great flavor and an easy drinkability that makes it perfect for sitting on the couch with a good book or say that new episode of Parks and Rec…easy to recommend, pick one of these up at your nearest craft beer store and enjoy! (4/5)

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:41:46 | More by SerialHiker
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-11-2013 18:14:29 | More by imperialking
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SweetRamona

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-09-2013 03:42:36 | More by SweetRamona
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a 25oz snifter, pours opaque black with a thin, tan head. Aromas are rich, dark chocolate, wow chocolate! Maybe a hint of peppery heat in the background but it's faint. Tastes are sweet, dark chocolate, nice amount of spiciness in the form of heat. The heat & chocolate meld & linger a bit, nice balance. Feel is creamy & smooth, medium body. Overall, it's a little one-note with little complexity, but it is well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 12:18:15 | More by barnzy78
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass
Dark, inky pour, with a big, thick head of chocolate milk foam.
Aroma-Roasty, with subtle chili spice
Taste-Roasted malts,coffee, cocoa, and a subtle warming spiciness. Nicely balanced with great flavor. A "tingly" spiciness that is not overdone. An excellent match for tacos or BBQ ribs.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:20:20 | More by hosehead83
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-28-2013 13:50:29 | More by neckbracesub
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-28-2013 02:26:00 | More by Hopstout
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-27-2013 01:05:30 | More by KVNBGRY
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Naters333

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-26-2013 06:46:21 | More by Naters333
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-23-2013 21:30:32 | More by siege06nd
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Grinky

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-20-2013 01:45:39 | More by Grinky
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-19-2013 23:24:56 | More by King_KongDCO93
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into Two Brothers tulip glass. Appearance is dark and opaque with cocoa colored head which dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. The nose is intensely roasts with heavy cocoa character and some ancho chili adding a savory component at the end. The taste is chocolatey up front followed by a bit of a metallic taste which I presume is from the influence of the peppers. There is a mild heat at the very back that builds ever so gradually. Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy with medium carbonation. Overall, this isn't the best chocolate/pepper beer that I've tasted as it lacks that marriage between the two components. It is however a tasty product nonetheless and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 02:32:44 | More by homebrew311
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-10-2013 01:47:21 | More by tdmccarthy
Off The Cuff from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.