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Ale Epeteios | Left Coast Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SDtastentune on 11-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,397
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
92
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a standard black pour imperial stout with a tan head around 2/3" deep. Aroma of heavily burnt and roasted barley. Gives off more of a coffee from the roasted malt feel as opposed to chocolate malt kind of aroma.

Taste, a very bitter, huge malt beer. Giant. There is a little bit of a licorice feel with it. The alcohol and ibus are prominent. There are no adjuncts. This is just tons of roasting and some high alpha acid hops it feels like. Massive bitterness. Even the coffee and chocolate feels from it recede quickly and you're just left drinking a roasted bitter bomb. Not much of a deft hand, but also no off flavors or anything. They didn't really skimp on ingredients. Its just one of those old school recipes for an American imperial stout. Yeast stands neutral. Carbonation is high. There are some russian imperial like stout aspects of the beer, but the majority of it falls in the American category. $6 bomber is a nice price.

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Photo of Schoeni
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good representative for that style of beer. Dark brown, chestnut colour and a superfine and fluffy head. Colour of the head is crazy: it is cool Grey or sth like that. Amazing colour! The beer looks apetizing in the glass, it is thick and creamy, consistency of bran. The aroma is a little smoky, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, plum. The first sip is delicious: notes of chocolate, liquorice and sweet dark fruits, very creamy..just the right mouthfeel. The finish is great, and it feels just like I had some mousse au chocolat, also warming brandy notes, and herbal notes of the hops coming through. I think this is one of the best imperial stouts I ever had . Yeah...

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Photo of Coop___
4.61/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is their anniversary ale and it is only $6. Its incredible. full of great flavors, especially licorice. It sits on the tongue and enlightens your taste buds and your spirit. Perfect for dessert and just slowly sipping. I cant recommend highly enough.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterLambic
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as pitch. Small brownish head disappears quickly.
Smell is malty, cardboard, soy & a hint of hop.
Taste is much more complex. Notes of malt (roasted), soy, molasses, wood, hops, coffee, whiskey. Balance is very good.
Nearly full body with a light effervescence. Dry finish. Good stuff, Maynard.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Look: Black with a thin tan head and no real retention but settles to a thick collar

Aroma: Black licorice, chocolate and some coffee and alcohol

Flavor: Loads of dark roasted grains with some alcohol, coffee and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full body and low carbonation

Overall: a rich RIS.

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Photo of jaketaz
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with a tall tan head that settles quickly. High roasted malt quotient, I don't taste either the chocolate or coffee that's supposedly in here. It's one of the most bitter imperial stouts I've had. Herbal odor and pine taste of barrel aged gin. Medium body and high carbonation, bubbles running up the glass the whole time I drank it. It's not bad, but I'd rather spend my ten bucks on a stout with more traditional flavor.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brew & Meatball Company on 04/28/16.

Pours pitch black with a thick beige head that remains as a cap on top and leaves thick strings of lace. Dark chocolate aroma with some faint herbal notes. The taste follows with dark chocolate up front and a bitter, herbal finish.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGdirty
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alan_Z
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickySop
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, 9.5% ABV. Pours black with a smaller sized brown head. Smells like earthy hops, chocolate, and coffee. The taste is very similar with some good roasted malt coming through. Medium body and low-medium carbonation. Some of the flavors (especially the hops and chocolate) reminded me of Hoppin' Frog - B.O.R.I.S.

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Photo of tigg924
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque black with 1/4 inch head. Taste is molasses, roasted malt, and light cream. Tasty sipper. I do prefer others in the style, but this one keeps me curious about the brewery. I would get this again.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of silverking
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pitch black with a thin khaki head. Poor head retention, a thin ring of foam is left along the edge of the glass. Attractive lacing.

S- deep chocolate aroma with a touch of espresso. As it warms up, it shows some licorice and dried dark fruits: cherry, plum. The alcohol is detectable, but only slightly.

T- dark fruits and chocolate. Coffee/espresso and chocolate in the mid palate and finish. There is a light burnt/smokey character throughout. The alcohol is much more detectable in the taste than in the aroma.

M- medium bodied, thinner than I was expecting. Light carbonation. Warming.

O- bought it on a whim, glad I did. Highly recommended.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A 22 oz bottle fills a stout goblet with a brilliant dark brown liquid under a 1” persistent tan head that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Fruit, prune and espresso aromas rise form the glass.
T: the beer starts with chocolate over a light layer of molasses, fresh grain, and then espresso creeps up and grows providing a coffee bitter that balances the molasses and then dries out in the finish as coffee and grain astringency do their work.
F: Very creamy to oily, thick, chewy, medium low carbonation, very fine and soft, very fine bead.
O: The flavors of this beer are so rich and intense that you forget all about the 10.0% alcohol.

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Ale Epeteios from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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