Churchill's Finest Hour (2012)
Port Brewing

Churchill's Finest Hour (2012)Churchill's Finest Hour (2012)
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From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 7.73%
Ratings:
199
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 08, 2017
Added:
Feb 07, 2012
Wants:
  477
Gots:
  25
SCORE
99
World-Class
Churchill's Finest Hour (2012)Churchill's Finest Hour (2012)
Notes: Each Churchill's Finest Hour release is a unique blend of various Port Brewing barrel-aged stouts. Copper wax.
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4.31 by StoutSnob40 from California on Apr 08, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KevSal from California

after yesterday's heaven of 2016 bottles

poured into a fw glencairn

looks great slightly lighter than the 2016 but with a darker head

smells great, vanilla oak and chocolate, no oxidation whatsoever, taste like a fresh beer haha. very close to 2016 but with a bit more oak and roast
Taste is fantastic! I can't believe how well this has held up, I heard it was super hot, 4 years have mellowed this one out.
much like the 2016 there are waves of chocolate and bourbon, slightly less chocolate my than the 2016.
mouthfeel is medium thick, but not as big as the 2016. should be expected sitting at 11%
overall this is fantastic, I do t see if getting better than this, I'd drink it soon. if tour going to trade for this beer is trade for the 2016 instead, it taste like a bigger and bolder version of this guy. don't pass up the chance if you run into this one

Sep 12, 2016
 
5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Nov 19, 2015
 
4.75 by t2grogan from Arizona on Nov 15, 2015
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4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by cultclassic89 from Texas

Closest thing I've had to Assassin, but just a hair shy.

Jul 25, 2015
 
3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2015
 
4.74 by Jvrdz24 from Texas on Apr 21, 2015
 
4.42 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Feb 23, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Very smooth BA stout. Takes it to the next level where you can make this beer more smooth and subtle. This was a great treat, hope to try the other CFH to compare.

Feb 04, 2015
 
4.47 by Dicers from Colorado on Jan 23, 2015
 
4.5 by jordanimal from Ohio on Dec 13, 2014
 
4 by Deltoro from Florida on Nov 27, 2014
 
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2014
 
4.48 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 23, 2014
 
4.5 by wethorseblanket from California on Oct 08, 2014
 
4.25 by KAF from Iowa on Sep 05, 2014
 
4.04 by hookah97 from Illinois on Sep 05, 2014
 
4.75 by jose_alehouseSD from California on Sep 01, 2014
 
4.5 by blabaer from California on Aug 03, 2014
 
4.5 by omegagogetass4 from California on Jun 06, 2014
 
4.5 by Mbrown44 from Delaware on Jun 02, 2014
 
4.25 by bcrossan from North Carolina on May 11, 2014
 
5 by Brewseph from California on Mar 31, 2014
 
5 by yoitsarch from California on Mar 31, 2014
 
4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Mar 16, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gueuzedreg from Colorado

I love a "hot" ba beer, and this one is definitively that!

A- Older Viscosity black with minimal lacing with medium legs

S- Big booze upfront, with chocolate malts. Booze overpowers much of the nose.

T- Crazy booze, like a freshly bottled BCBS. The taste has five steps: 1. booze 2. booze 3. booze 4. chocolate 5. booze

M- Very smooth. Up there with BCBS.

O- If you like "hot" BA stouts, this one is for you. Almost turning on Black Tuesday's block. I am glad I got to try it, but if I had one, I would let it mellow for another year. I also don't like Older Viscosity anymore, and I am getting too much of that.

Mar 07, 2014
 
5 by carrionricardo from California on Mar 03, 2014
 
4.5 by jvillefan from California on Mar 02, 2014
 
4.25 by akang from California on Mar 02, 2014
 
4.5 by Smarty_Pints from California on Mar 02, 2014
 
4.25 by CoolEthan from California on Mar 02, 2014
 
4.25 by SocalKicks from California on Mar 02, 2014
 
5 by Soto from North Carolina on Mar 02, 2014
 
3.5 by BriMaster56 from New York on Feb 24, 2014
 
4.75 by Rogorama from Indiana on Feb 20, 2014
 
4.25 by thebigredone from Wisconsin on Feb 08, 2014
 
4 by mmcnaughton from Michigan on Feb 06, 2014
 
4.25 by fehrminator from North Carolina on Feb 02, 2014
 
4.25 by ChiTownMane312 from California on Jan 27, 2014
 
5 by joshwith from Colorado on Jan 25, 2014
Churchill's Finest Hour (2012) from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 199 ratings