Coffee Vanilla Black | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 03-30-2018

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15
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44
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
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Photo of woodchip
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

**
10/05/18

Bottle to sniffer. Flavored Stout Tasting.

Look: dark black_95%, small beige head. Creamy oil slick pattern
Aroma: COFFEE!!! Plus some Charred malt.
Taste: now I get the vanilla. Nice sweetness that cuts into the bitter coffee flavor. Very tasty.
Feel: flat, and a bit thin. Easy drinking.

Very nice.

**

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark brown, almost black color with a little tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Nice rich color. Smells of dark roast coffee and chocolate. Tastes similarly, along with vanilla, caramel and malt. Smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Wow does that high ABV hit hard though, especially as the beer warms. Very flavorful and rich, definitely a sipping beer.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 71CrazyOtto
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with minimal light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown round the rim and in a spotty formation covering about a quarter of the top. The aroma is of intensely bitter dark black coffee with just a hint of vanilla. I'm tasting some seriously dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. The mouth is lightly oily, thick, and chewy.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Atomic Liquors on 17/13/18.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in an oversized wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin body as far as the pour with a tan head which rose to barely a centimeter off the body. No lacing on the body with no stickiness to the glass.

Smell: Heavy alscojol but light all at one. Feels like vanilla extract scent with hint of whiskey.

Taste: Complex molasses and vanilla with hard hit of espresso. Semi sweet and lightly bitter.

Mouth: Super sticky body with medium carbonation. How full bodied the beer is a just literally almost perfect.

Overall: Awesome brew. I'm in lust. Going crazy over how good and complex the beer is and wish I had more bottles of it. Granted I did buy another for the wife. In a glass as always. Salud!

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a very small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like rich roasty and smoky coffee, with vanilla, caramel, dank vanilla bean, and roasty chocolate.

This is surprisingly wonderful. There's lots of roasty but sweet coffee flavor- a bit caramelly, slightly fruity, and surprisingly smokey. There's also lots of earthy and bittersweet vanilla, with a heavy roasted malt finish, and some fudgy chocolate as well.

This is creamy, and rich, with a feel that requires it to be sipped fairly slowly.

I liked this one a lot- this brewery is pretty sneaky in its quality.

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Photo of Jmar25
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at the Reno Invitational beer fest this past Saturday. Having never had anything from this brewery from all the way around the world, I was excited to try it.

Pours black. Shocker. Thin tan head on it 1/5" that left a few spots of lace on the side but not too much. Aroma popped hard for the coffee, the volunteer pourer commercial tugjob said big time coffee, and it was pretty much as advertised. Didn't really notice the vanilla underneath the massive roasted barley and coffee addition. I came for the smell of coffee, not vanilla.

The taste is more of the same, gobs of coffee, loads of roasted malt. The vanilla does come in to smooth it all out and cover up a significant amount of alcohol that you can't taste to the degree that it exists. Everything works together, there is no reinventing of the wheel, its just a classic formula of a shit ton of roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Its amazing that it has all those transport/import fees added into the cost and is generally cheaper than the same style of beer made here in the states. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of Captain69
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

tastes sweet - very dark - no head retension great taste

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a thin, tan-colored, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of hops (mainly in the finish), a ton of coffee (present throughout), a good shot of roasted malt, a tinge of vanilla, light chocolate notes, and some molasses. The flavor borders on being one-note, but this somehow isn't an issue. It's dominated by coffee, but the other elements serve it well. Not overly boozy despite the ABV%.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made coffee stout all around. A quite enjoyable big beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black colored pour with thin caramel colored lacing.

S - Dark chocolate roast, coffee, vanilla, light char.

T - Dark chocolate roast, light char, vanilla, some alcohol presence, cocoa, milk chocolate.

M - Heavy and slick with a velvety texture. Lip smacking sticky from the heavy malt, some warming on the way down.

O - At the time of this review it was a 4.02. Deserving of a higher score, IMO. Recommended.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osant37
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
2.19/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is fair with no lacing left behind. Aroma is a smattering of medium-roast coffee, roasty chocolate, vanilla bean, and roasty and charred malts. Flavor profile is medium-roast coffee that carries heavy chocolate, butter, and light citrus notes. Milk chocolate and vanilla bean spice up the flavor profile even further. Roasted and toasted malts form a firm foundation. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth, nigh on creamy texture. Overall, a label that forshadows this beer well. Lovely coffee presence.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 11.2oz bottle.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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