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The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Let’s move beyond the concept of grabbing a beer, and reach for something bigger. This is a journey that transcends beer as we know it. Share This is a new series of beers that fills us with both satisfaction and pride in our ongoing exploration of what we can achieve with beer. Each release in this series will spotlight unique ingredients and an important cause.
Share This: Coffee is an imperial stout with freshly-roasted coffee sourced by Mostra Coffee from the Philippines. For each bottle we produce, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar, in turn, helping friends in the Philippines become mobile for the first time.
Learn more at Share This and serve fresh at 55° F for peak coffee flavor.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 05-02-2016

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 bottle...NOT fact, I poured it into one of them full 750 holding bruery glasses. Upon first sips, really nice....good stout flavor with a heavy handed dose of what feels like cold brew. The coffee cuts through really well and compliments the beer...if not overbears it. Good flavor, not such a massive beer like so many other bruery beers, but this 750 is gonna be a bit of a chore, but much like making my bed and mowing the lawn...I work hard for my money so this chore will be completed without haste. Happy to have tried, not something I'd look for again, but definitely worth the tick.

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Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 750ml bottle, batch #315, bottled on 2nd May 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with an almost two finger dark mocha head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.

Aroma: Dark roast coffee, dark fruit plum and raisins, molasses and dark chocolate.

Taste: Dark fruited chocolate, cherry and plum sweetness, molasses, booze. Only light coffee notes along with hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied with light carbonation and a hint of alcohol.

Overall: The coffee flavours were not as strong as I would have expected. To be fair, it has been almost one year since bottling, but there are many examples of Coffee Stouts, where the coffee has held up really well. Having said that, this bottle is still tasty and really easy to drink, and whereas some Imperial Stouts I can sip for hours, I have pretty much finished this 750ml bottle in less than an hour, which is really fast for me, for a beer with double digit ABV%.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown/black with a finger and a half of rootbeer head. Head breaks slowly leaving some nice lacing behind. The smell is dominated by coffee and roasts. Toffee is also present. The taste is pure rich coffee with some toffee, chocolate and vanilla also present. Feel is a smooth and velvety with a moderate carbonation. A nice beer. If I had one problem, it would be that it were a bit too sweet. Otherwise a damn nice beer, that I would recommend spending a while on...a sipper, enjoy.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown that is just a drop of black dye away from black. Head foams up to a finger and a half in height and khaki in color. Fair retention with next to no lacing left behind. Aroma is coffee, toffee, buttered toast, and roasted malts. The coffee is there, but subtly. Flavor profile is coffee, toffee, roasted malts with just a dash of butter in the finish. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a good creamy and velvety consistency that makes it a pleasure to drink. Overall, a simple drinking, bold stout that features a shot of coffee. Good overall experience.

Served in a teku glass.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my best youngest brother for this. A funny thing though it has a best by date of 5/16 which seems a tad unusual for a beer coming in at over 11%. Nonetheless there may be a bit of age on this with the coffee flavors esp. A little sourness noted in both the aroma and taste, but more the former - to the point of it interfering. Adequate looking with the tan head having a short life.
The coffee quality is different than most in that it is neither like grounds or fresh brewed, but just like coffee flavor. Not that this is bad but just atypical. Some alcohol quality. I like the base stout and even with the dating issues that has RIS fresh bite to it, so that part can certainly take some age on it yet. Some rich fruit. Only a little bigger than moderate, for a beer this size.
Let me also say I don't like how their bottles pour, as it is a little harder to get the point of a smooth pour. Too much "glug, glugging".

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Photo of AndrewP17
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: like a nice cup of black joe!!

Smell: Mainly coffee with a chocolate and vanilla hint

Taste: coffee comes through mainly with a slight fruit undertaste.... the slight chocolate and vanilla comes in towards the end of the sip

Feel: an average stout nothing to write home about but no complaints!!

Overall: definitely must be a coffee enjoyer to like this one!!!

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Photo of EMH73
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a minimal head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Smells and tastes of fresh brewed coffee first and foremost, followed by notes of molasses, dark chocolate, fruits and vanilla. Medium to heavy bodied, lightly carbonated, thick and creamy mouth feel. Probably the most coffe forward beer I have ever had, absolutely great.

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Photo of stevepat
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is and impressive and imperious black with a thin brown head.
Smell is it's least impressive characteristic, even at cellar temps it is thin and almost all bitter coffee and booziness.
Taste is pretty amazing if you're into coffee stouts, it is smooth and easy to drink. Like a cold brewed coffee with berry/cherry notes in the coffee flavor that is strong on the front end and fades nicely into a pleasant molasses booziness.
Mouth feel is right in my strike zone, full and rich without coating your tongue to the point of suffocation.
Definitely another win for the Bruery, a truly delightful coffee stout that is way to drinkable to be pushing 12% abv. Like the label says, share this one with a friend.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark and thick brown with 1+ inch super dark mocha head with good retention.
S: Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, molasses, vanilla, leather, dark dried fruit, and a hint of cream.
T: Dark smooth chocolate, dark roast (and also quite smooth) coffee, molasses, dark dried fruit, leather, and just a hint of vanilla and cream in the finish.
M: Super smooth with a velvety feel. Darkly sweet which lingers and matures nicely on the palate. Moderately-heavy body (ABV very well hidden).
D: A very well executed beer...exactly what you'd want given the description. Perfect coffee note. Not overly complex, no curveballs, doesn't have to be. Awesome brew.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Fantastic looking beer. The head lasts forever and a day! Nose is stale coffee beans. Roast, smoke, espresso and a light bit of tartness. Chocolate, fudge and molasses finish this one off. Real aromatic but the tart is a little disappointing. Beer itself is real subtle. Hints of chocolate and espresso up front. Molasses sweetness mixed with lactose and coffee in the middle. A touch roasty at the end with a syrup sweetness at the finish. Delicious! Body is full with little carbonation. Chewy, soft and rich in the mouth with just the right amount of heat going down. This is real excellent.

The Bruery is as impressive with their stouts as they are disappointing with their sours. This is no exception. Definitely worth trying and one of the better non-barrel aged imperial stouts I've had.

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Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color with a tight creamy light brown head. Small wall of lacing left on the glass.

The aroma is of light roast. There is some caramel sweetness. I don't pick up any coffee. Smells like an oatmeal stout.

The taste is of roasted barley and milk sugars, very smooth. Noticeable caramel and vanilla. Light coffee notes but not much of a coffee forward beer.

The beer has a very full body with prickly carbonation. Sweet note with a roasted malt bitterness.

A very good stout not sure about a coffee stout. Lovely roasted malt/barley flavor with milk sugar and caramel sweetness. Needs more coffee!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit is, toasted malts, char. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overal I liked this one quite a bit.

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Photo of cvm4
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a dark coffee body (not motor oil thick) with a two finger dark khaki head.

S - Coffee is at the front, but not overwhelmingly pungent, with dark chocolate and roasted malts.

T - The coffee really comes alive on the taste more so than the smell. Layers of rich coffee are interwoven with coca nibs and roasted malts.

F - Full bodied and low carbonation. It has a wet finish and the abv is well hidden.

O - This is a home run for the Bruery! One of the better coffee stouts I've had in a while. I love that it's super drinkable and the abv is not sky high.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Bruery beer, very impressed! Lots of dimension, but still very drinkable for the ABV. Thought the coffee might have faded, but the balance was perfect for my palate. Bravo

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Photo of Treyliff
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into Hoarders tulip

A- pours deep black in color, thick and viscous. Creamy khaki colored head has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- smells of earthy and herbal coffee with notes of chocolate, espresso, caramel, a bit nutty and smoky

T- opens up with strong herbal/earthy coffee & espresso, dark chocolate and espresso. Mid-palate gives some burnt wood and smoky malt. The finish is more herbal coffee and chocolate

M- head body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky velvety finish, a hint of abv warmth

O- very good coffee stout with strong notes throughout

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense dark tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: The coffee really dominates the nose on this one but it's complemented with some roasted malts and chocolate
T: This beer tastes of rich and decadent coffee with some roasted malts and chocolate. There's a little sweetness as well with this one to keep it from being too bitter. The swallow is more coffee and roasted malts with some chocolate and a little charred wood.
M: This beer is silky and smooth on the palate with soft yet adequate carbonation and a dry finish.
O: Overall if you like coffee stouts this is one you want to drink. Huge decadent coffee flavors which play well with a very nice base beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, cola brown hue with a one finger offwhite head, fair retention and no lacing. Smells of vegetal pepper, white sugar, a bit of caramel and milk chocolate. Flavour is sweet white sugar, pepper, hints of espresso and black coffee, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is thinner bodied; not particularly substantial, good carbonation and silky smooth otherwise.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a tan colored head that dissipated quickly, no lacing, slight carbonation.

A: Very aromatic, pleasant, subtle, coffee aroma, chocolate, espresso, roasted, toasted malts.

T: Coffee, milk chocolate, espresso, moderate amount of bitterness from the coffee, finish is dry with coffee and chocolate lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Very balanced and tasty coffee flavored stout, smooth, drinkable with just enough coffee bitterness, a well made beer.

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Photo of maximum12
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If my fridge is representative, The Bruery made a good economic decision in coming to MN. 750ML bomber that my wife picked off the shelf, so I guess I should share with her.

Black. Smells like 50/50 coffee & cream, which is about how my wife drinks her “coffee” (it’s supposed to be whitish, right?). Not bad.

Share This: Coffee is the rare Bruery beer that doesn’t grab you by the palate scrotum & start shouting…though it is talking loudly. The roast is beautifully done: strong, but cut with cream & vanilla with only a soft note of booziness. Moderate bitterness with a touch of chocolate on the end. Should come with a warning label with this kind of ABV & this kind of down-ness.

It’s hard to nail this style of beer for me, a non-coffee drinker, but this one is hit dead-face-center. Love to see it spend a few wild nights in a barrel. Excellent.

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Photo of rudzud
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a fat two finger mocha head that fades to leave nice lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice malts, very light chocolate, good roast, nice coffee beans, good rich fruity notes. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice roast malts, good coffee richness. Very nice fruity coffee, excellent coffee flavour, deep and rich.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout. Excellent coffee notes, rich, roasty. Very tasty with good coffee notes.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge dark fluffy creamy thick head 1.5 finger fades slowly nice lacing, long legs, thick pitch black beer

Nose loads of fresh coffee, earthy nutty coffee, light roasty, little fruity coffee bean but nice nutty mostly, dark roasted and chocolatey malts, little caramel, little nougat and fudge, hint booze.

Taste brings sweet malt, some smoke and toasted oak like notes, big coffee, fresh nutty coffee, fresh roasted and roasty flavors almost acrid but not quite, touch char and burnt coffee, caramel fluffy nougat too, super dark almost burnt flavor, rich nutty thick earthy coffee, interesting coffee. Finish drier little sticky, big roasted nutty coffee, little caramel and char lingering

Mouth is fuller rich thick decent carb very little booze, little velvety.

Overall great coffee, good base beer, booze hidden well, good enjoyable slow sipper

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Photo of Tone
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. One inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong coffee, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tartness. Tastes of strong coffee, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, and alcohol. Overall, good blend, simple, but great body and aroma.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: The Bruery in Placentia, Calif.
Price: $14.99
Purchased: Aug. 7, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 6, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: Bottled on May 2, 2016; Bottled reads 11.9 pct. ABV

Chris originally asked if I wanted this one and said no. But then about 10 minutes later I texted him back that I did. He picked one up for me and I got it after going with him on Aug. 7 for his quarterly visit or so. Had a bunch of phenomenal beers there, but did not get a chance to try this one. Looking forward to it.

Poured a pitch black color with 4-to-5 fingers of frothy tan head. Just a few bubbles coming up from the side of the glass. Average lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled that Mostra black coffee, cocoa nibs dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some black pepper spices, hints of smoky char wood, black licorice, a touch of ashtray and burnt molasses. Awesome. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste followed the nose, except a tad lighter and not quite as good. Got dark chocolate milk, Mostra coffee, cocoa nibs, char wood, burnt molasses, toasted toffee, black peppery spices, roasted coffee beans, some ashtray (not as much as the nose) and bitter Hersey’s Dark Milk Chocolate. That 11.9 pct. ABV is well hidden. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Really enjoyed this one. One of the better coffee beers I’ve ever had. (Overall - 4.25)

4.29 | 95 | A

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2016 edition bottled on 05/02/16. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and some cream. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some burnt/charred malt, nuts and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Easy to drink for being 11.9% ABV. I think it's a pretty good imperial coffee stout, glad I bought this recently! $13.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big Bruery fan but have yet to be blown away by their dark beers. Hoping this one knocks it out of the park (I've never had Black tuesday)

A: Jet black as expected, with tan lacing. pours with low/medium carbonation. lacing sticks around nicely suggesting lots of malt and quality fermentation.

S: Big fresh brewed coffee nose. Not so much like coffee beans, but more like actual coffee in the coffee maker. some feint booze is there too.

T: Again big coffee flavor here, with a smooth roast characteristic, some milk chocolate, and dark caramel too. The coffee doesn't taste super fresh or really pop, and doesn't seem to meld all that well with all of the flavors. It's a bit disjointed, but enjoyable overall.

F: slick, oily mouthfeel, light carbonation

O: Overall a nice big coffee brew that is quite coffee forward. If I had to pick a variety it reminds me of, id' go with a dark roast like Sumatra. This one doesn't stack up to some of the greats like espresso yeti or Speedway, but was overall a fun beer and a noble cause.

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