Share This: OC | The Bruery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Share This: OCShare This: OC
BA SCORE
4.11/5
Exceptional
131 Ratings
Share This: OCShare This: OC
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Share This: OC is a rich, imperial stout infused with orange-chocolate flavors. To achieve the orange-chocolate flavor profile in this beer, we use orange zest, vanilla and TCHO cacao nibs.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,851
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
131
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
25
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of stephenlee
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Anthracite; orange blossom, dark chocolate, cigar smoke, deep vanilla, cocoa, a ton of pure vanilla, vague orange + some roast; medium-full, smooth.

4 4.5 4.25 4.25 4

Orange, cocoa, + vanilla

Deep, round, real. But nothing cuts across the vanilla, so it plays too sweet. Desserty + not overly candied for it, yet - considering the brewery - not quite transcendent, either.

 376 characters

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was a bit unsure about the orange zest but the beer was very well balanced and the flavors worked very well together. Hope I get to enjoy this again!

149 characters

Photo of tp1962
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big fizzy head, decent retention and lacing, pitch black

Nose roasted malt, cocoa, burnt chocolate, orange zest, vanilla, caramel, little nutty

Taste loads of vanilla real and imitation, orange vanilla candy, chocolate orange candy, nice creamy rich chocolate, cocoa, mild roast, caramel nougat candy bar, touch bitterness, hint of booze late

Mouth is thicker but creamy rich, decent carb, hint of alcohol late

Overall really interesting beer and good, alcohol hidden well but a bit thin, a little imitation too but nice

 524 characters

Photo of mattreitz49
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bammer21
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Get tons of vanilla on the nose and taste. Good but not their best.

67 characters

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first Bruery offering courtesy of @2beerdogs
Pours a dark brown almost black with two fingers of tan head.
Smells is dark roasted malts, cocoa, and vanilla.
Taste follows, strong roasted flavors, cocoa nibs, slight bitterness. Not picking up much from the orange zest, maybe a hint on the backend. The vanilla is definitely there and I believe helps keep the bitter notes balanced out a bit.
I like a nice full bodied stout, this one fits that bill for me. Smooth texture. Good carb levels.
Overall an impressive beer.

 521 characters

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**BLIND REVIEW**
First pour- Very dark brown, large tan head. Specks of amber if I hold the glass up to light. Large 2 finger head of tan foam. Leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

Next, the nose. Sponge cake, chocolate, vanilla. Roast?

First sip neither of us could place. We both knew it was something delicious but nothing we could pinpoint. After many, many first sips I’m getting something creamy and nutty(?). Some raisins or figs, molasses. Faint dusty chocolate, ash, coffee. Faint flavors of bourbon and coconut from wood?

I’ve been nursing this one. Floral rather than clove honey? Faint soft citrus?

Medium bodied, smooth (especially at warmer temps), drying finish.

 692 characters

Photo of npala86
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/30/18 draft @ Thirsty Monk

28 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Share This: OC from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 131 ratings