Coffee Vanilla Deluxe | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed a layered dream! A sweetly soft, robust and elegant
flavored beer with plush vanilla and da Matteo roasted Colombian
Tabi coffee. Then, we let it mature in lovely Whisky barrels. Avec
deluxe!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
4.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of gatornation
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black color with a thin tan head. Smell had fudge brownie batter ,whiskey cocoa,,vanilla and spice. Taste follows nose all adjuncts mix nicely with the base stout and barrel. Thick mouth feel with fudge bourbon vanilla coating. Thick rice stout.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a motor oil black with minimal khaki head and no lace. Dry, hearty coffee aroma with some woodiness in it. Smooth yet thick, easy drinking beer with well-hidden booze. The vanilla sweetness is strong and complements a lovely, moderately dry and sweet coffee taste with a roasted coffee-like finish. Hints of booze, charred malts and dark fruits like black cherries on finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 2/2019. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a small fairly dense tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, fudge, brownie batter, spicy rye, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, peat smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, brine, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Mild booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, scotch barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, fudge, brownie batter, spicy rye, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, peat smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, brine, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Mild herbal, grass, pepper, roast, char bitterness; and whiskey/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, cream, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, fudge, brownie batter, spicy rye, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark bread/crust, licorice, dark fruit, peat smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, brine, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, scotch barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet, and whisky/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness, and whiskey/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Light increasing warmth of 15%, with mild lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged flavored Russian imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, vanilla, coffee, scotch barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/charred/tannic/drying finish; fantastic soft feel. Kind of a surprise for me, because I wasn't expecting Islay Scotch barrels; but it works perfectly well, and is not overwhelming on the barrel. Perfectly balanced between super rich oat/rye/malts, vanilla, fruity/nutty coffee, and scotch barrel presence/integration; with solid earthy hops, and restrained fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected.

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Coffee Vanilla Deluxe from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 9 ratings