Aces & Ates | Big Boss Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
208 Ratings
Aces & AtesAces & Ates
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States
bigbossbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BitterLover on 01-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ksimons
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown with a thin layer of tan head that quickly disappears a leaves some lacing around the top

S-nice coffee aroma, milk chocolate, dark malt

T-very smooth, milk chocolate, dark coffee, vanilla

M-medium body, low to moderate carbonation, silky smooth

Overall very drinkable, super smooth, delicious coffee and chocolate

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Photo of mattsmith413
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carolinabrew
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kingfish1965
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doatesjr
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkDill
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great coffee beer. I prefer the richness of an Imperial Stout but this will do. Nice drink.

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Photo of rongcsc
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice and dark. Good coffee flavor; very robust.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4B
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McAndrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TaylorCohn
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of dvmorrisncsu
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of BigTwig
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Beer #5 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.75] This is a big, thick and rich-looking stout, and it has the look. It's very, very close to black with a heavier viscosity. The one thing lacking is a strong presence from the tan head, but only enough to keep it from showing off its beauty as much as it could. There's a creamy cling to the stretching lace.
[Aroma: 3.75] Coffee could be a little stronger but puts up some earth and hearty roast. Some almost fudgy cocoa comes in with a little creamy sweetness that ends with char.
[Flavor: 4.25] Coffee is more pronounced, fresh grounds of a good, strong brew that's both earthy and creamy with a not-quite-smoky sweetness. Coming in behind are some toffee, caramel, fig and something like black cherry along with an almost blackstrap note. A little char comes in at just the right level without being overdone to tie in the sweetness and add its own depth.
[Mouthfeel: 4.0] It starts off smooth and stays that way while adding just a little bit of bite to the tongue. Carbonation is light to moderate, and alcohol tames the thickness without thinning too much. A light dryness comes into the finish.

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Photo of styleisking
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Aces & Ates from Big Boss Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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