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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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262 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things – beer, chocolate, and coffee. A rich stout serves as a backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. During the boil, we add artisan chocolate from your friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from our friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.

22 IBU

Added by Jason on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,119
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
262
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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"This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things-beer, chocolate and coffee. A rich stout serves as the backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. during the boil, we add artisan chocolate from our friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from our friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do." Brewed in the style of an Oak aged American Imperial Stout brewed with organic chocolate and coffee. Available as a rotating annual release in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) The beer pours a creamy frothed chocolate brown head over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Toasted baker's chocolate, cold roasted coffee beans with a touch of earthiness, some mild roasted malt and a touch of caramel body. The oak aging is fairly easy to pick up on, as it adds a distinctive wet wood and vanilla character to an aromatically ordinary stout. 3.5

(Taste) Moderate earthy roast and a light drizzle of chocolate syrup alongside a moderate caramel grain body. The oak aging generates a distinctive oak overtone that pairs well with the stout as well as stands out against it. The notes of vanilla bean and wet toasted wood are difficult to overlook. Finishes clean with a mild stickiness and the majority of the attention going to the oak characteristics. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky, moderately chewy, moderately dry. Carbonation is soft generating a smooth and subtle creamy mouthfeel. The body is medium for the style, heavy overall. Balance is roasty bitter and oaky dry over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild, and there are no off characters to mention. 3.5

(Overall) Peak's Oak Aged Mocha Stout does bring a lot of oak aged flavor to the table, generating a beer that's about a 50/50 focus of the stout and of the oak profile. To that extent, it's not too common, as many American Imperial Stouts take it easy around oak profiles. For the right price, this beer is certainly worth a try alongside other Imperial Stouts. 3.75

Peak Organic Brewing Company's
Oak Aged Mocha Stout
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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 262 ratings
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