Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Praise Be We're Still Here! and they brewed this again!! Dark as midnight on the winter solstice. Thick moca head! For those of us who remember it's the oatmeal stout combined with the java stout. The weight that rolls across the tongue is impressive, a testament to the charred malts, and extra time that went into this masterpiece. The sweet malts are crushed by the coffee; I'm looking forward to letting this sit for awhile. Drinking 3 of these will send you into a downward spiral so put it in 4 packs!
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 03:31:57 | More by templar316
3.68/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle opened on 11.11.13
A - Pours a black syrup with a very small dark tan head that lingers around a bit.
S - Roasted chocolate.
T - Coffee and bitter chocolate.
D - Low carbonation, syrupy heavy body.
O - A big stout, but bitter. I guess this wasn't an IPA. For some reason that is what I was expecting when I opened it. I guess I should have read the label better.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 04:58:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.06/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler into tulip
Appearance- Jet black rich tan head
Aroma- Deep coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, molasses, some dark fruits, a spicy hoppyness as well
Flavor- Dark chocolate, roast, coffee, pine, very bitter but still has enough sweetness to keep it drinkable.
Mouthfeel- Full and thick, but not syrupy, alcohol warmth
Overall- Very nice, huge roast and pine and in you face flavors, wouldn't mind seeing this come into rotation more.
Serving type: growler
12-20-2013 04:01:12 | More by LI_PO12
4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle thanks to chpueblo. Pour a deep black with beautiful one-inch mocha head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and honey. There's also some Brown sugar and muted hops like an aged barleywine. Taste is chocolate, honey, nuts and licorice. It remains dry and bitter. Palate is awesome. Smooth, fluffy and round. Very good fortified
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 01:06:26 | More by Luk13
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
At the brewery into a tulip glass, and later from a growler into a pilsner glass.
Almost ebony pour; only a hint of light tumbles through and carries a tinge of cordovan sheen. Large bubbly, open and frothy latte head...not creamy. Falls slowly, and leaves a thick ring and center island on top.. Webs of lacing cake on the glass.
Smells of sweet vanilla and caramel with a bright coffee acidity that's just a touch too dominant. Raisins and other dark fruits are alongside. There's a hint of tobacco, as well, that juts out from under wet, green hops and a squeeze of orange. Earthen depth rounds out a great nose.
The start of a mouthful is almost soft and creamy, feeling subtly like evergreen that carries in the entree of toffee mocha taste. But briny java slices through and blooms into sweet spices, like cumin, and royal bitter hoppiness in the middle. Alcohol flavor warms in behind the bite, but is enveloped in toasted wheat and earthy chew. The aftertaste is long, full of astringent bitterness and slick, mildly tangy methyl salicylate and related oils.
Mouthfeel is the right fit with a smooth start that fills up with both glycerine and bubbles about a third of the way into each taste. The carbonation is just enough to balance out the heft--just a touch more would be perfection, as it would also contain the booze. A good chewiness to join the bright bitterness.
I would be thrilled to have this monster for breakfast and dessert every day that ends in "y"!
Serving type: on-tap
12-17-2013 20:32:35 | More by 1sophrosyne1
Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.