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Dugges / Stillwater - Speyside Cacao | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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4.35/5
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19 Ratings
Dugges / Stillwater - Speyside CacaoDugges / Stillwater - Speyside Cacao
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whisky barrel aged chocolate stout brewed with cacao, coconut, and vanilla.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,454
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
19
pDev:
5.52%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Calraven
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a creamy looking black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like a big chocolate bomb - absolutely crazy aroma here. There's melted milk chocolate and also some high quality dark chocolate, along with light oak, molasses, light scotch, and some roast.

This is truly wonderful, and a great surprise for me. There's absolutely tons of rich creamy chocolate, with some nice roast and vanilla, and a subdued barrel character that mainly presents oak, and not a lot of scotch.

This is rich, creamy, and silky, and super drinkable, with absolutely no hint of the barrel here, whatsoever. How is this 14%?

This is one of the better stouts I've had lately - it's a real treat.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours a thinner black with a small head that fades fast into a small ring around the glass
S: huge sweet milk chocolate and vanilla frosting. Smells like chocolate cake and vanilla icing
T: humm..I get butterscotch more than chocolate or vanilla upfront with the whiskey finish with some bitter chocolate notes.
F: thick but with a dryer and bitter finish
O: it’s it a $10 beer, it’s sad. The aroma set the bar high but the taste didn’t back it up.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jzeilinger
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Knapp85 for sharing this bottle!

A - Very dark brown pour with thin toffee colored lacing.

S - HUGE vanilla, cocoa, and coconut aroma that's borderline candy on the nose.

T - Uncanny how it follows the nose. Alcohol forward with cocoa, vanilla, coconut, and a moderate level of booziness.

M - Thick and velvety smooth with boozy effervescence.

O - Was pretty "wow'd" by this one.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep brownish black color with a thin tan head. The smell of this beer is reminiscent of brownie & cake batter, vanilla and caramel. The taste has very similar flavors as the nose does. The feel has some boozy heat in the finish but very silky otherwise. Overall this is damn good. Well worth trying out.

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Photo of user785335
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmar25
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a red wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi-thin but still Semi-thin dark black body with a heavy brown tinted frame. Head is tab and drops before first sip rising at best half a finger's length off the body.

Smell: Sweet sweet brown sugar and heavy mocha offset with espresso and whiskey. The nostrils will be working with every sniff. Sticking taste to the nose which was like a Tyson counter punch.

Taste: Sweet molasses and heavy espresso but not bitter at all with brown sugar and vanilla bean fusion all over the beer. Like a chocolate bar sitting in a cup of Irish coffee. It is every where and one of the most complex tastes I have had in a while.

Mouth: very very sticky with a full body and medium carbonation. After effects just killed anything you have eaten or drank in the last hour.

Overall: Great beer. One of the best I have had in a while which literally is a nail in the coffin. Good luck to all if you can find, I will definitely buy it again without hesitation....Salud!

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Photo of bobv
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a 1/4 inch tan head over a black body with some sticky lacing. Nose of milk chocolate, milk chocolate, and milk chocolate; you know, that chocolate Easter Bunny shit. Also a bit of vanilla, coconut, and whisky. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with the whisky coming forward as it warms. Very nice feel and overall, I wasn't really expecting to like this as much as I do; I'm a bourbon drinker, but wow! The cacao really dampens the scotch to a point where it is just whisk(e)y. Do you know what I mean? Cheers to these crazy guys!!!

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Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, malt, and whiskey. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, roasted malt, and whiskey. Very sweet. Excellent.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration with Stillwater - Pours jet black with thin tanned foamy head which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation. Aroma - sweet chocolate forefront, hints of vanilla and spice, dark sugar. Taste - Sweet lactose chocolate front, light hints of spice, caramelised dark sugar, notes of oak, light bitter finish with some nice alcoholic warmth. Really nice chocolate fronted stout. Impressive.

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Dugges / Stillwater - Speyside Cacao from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 19 ratings