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Waves of Silence | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mactrail:
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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This edition is "BURGEE" (see bottom of the can). Fort George says its "Brewed with brown sugar, orange peel, Dutch cocoa powder, and Papau New Guinea coffee."

Appearance is oily dark brown. There's virtually no foam but it has the lovely "melt in the mouth" creamy carbonation. Flavors are well melded and nothing jumps out jarringly. There is some dark coffee and raisins. I don't taste the other ingredients. It's moderately sweet but tangy with some fruity acidity.

This is an interesting variation on the American IS. It's plenty rich but not unctuous, the cocoa emerges after some sipping, and there is a massive amount of dark roasted malt. The citrus notes add to the sipability. It's another beer worth tasting from Ft. George, and especially to look for the codes on the bottom of the 16 oz can.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a big snifter. No date. But it says "CAPSIZE" on the bottom.

Pours black with a medium head and medium to high carbonation (at least, for an imperial stout). Smell is roasty, nutty, a little coffee and chocolate.

Taste is roast bitterness, coffee and chocolate. Good, but could be a bit more intense. Maybe it'll improve as it warms up a bit -- I'll come back and edit if I notice a significant difference.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and thin. Not too much so -- just light feeling for an imperial stout. Overall, it's good. I like it.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR.
woah such an attractive beer..lovely cascading effect the its a deep black with a gorgeous frothy tan head.
Lot of dark roasted /toasted aromas going on here..creamy esspresso, figs, liquorice, cinnamon spice and dark chocolate with sea salt!
Taste is all of the above but well melded..and with a touch of ash.
Excellent soft, thick sipping palate..just luxurious stuff.
Wonderful beer..

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Photo of rab53
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DefenCorps
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from The Beermongers. Allison edition, brewed with Whole Medjool Dates, Date Sugar, Brown Sugar.

Black with dark brown highlights, this beer is capped with a brown head that falls off leaving nice lacing. The nose is dominated by the date, raisin and dried dark fruit character. Mild milk chocolate, buckwheat honey, a fruity coffee note are present. Some soy notes are present as well. The palate opens mildly sweet with a strong date, rum soaked raisin and almost mildly dried fig like note. The mid palate has the sweeter chocolate and mild coffee notes. Sweet on the finish, this beer is medium bodied and slightly overcarbonated. A touch boozy, which doesn't work with the sweeter, fruitier notes on the palate.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to sparse patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, light molasses and a hint of caramel. Flavor is dark toasted malt, molasses, drip coffee and fig. Finishes with some light char and an odd note of celery. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A slightly subdued, but well balanced stout with light charry malt, good chocolate and coffee flavors. The noted celery (almost exactly like celery seed) flavor in the finish was a surprise, but actually fit in with the other flavors nicely. A pleasant, well rounded stout.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birdlegs
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really balanced taste - a little sweet but otherwise excellent! Pearl Specialty, Portland March 2019

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Photo of Trovezine
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was ready to be blown away by multiple subtle flavors but ended up feeling like this was a decent but not remarkable imperial stout.

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Photo of PrynneCabin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Waves of Silence from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 14 ratings