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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,510
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,862
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.33%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
142
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  26
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 142 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Pencible from Virginia

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

A: This poured an opaque black with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like dry semisweet chocolate and espresso, with some vanilla and creamy caramel.
T: It tasted like vanilla and dark chocolate and orange peel, with French roast coffee and creamy caramel. It had a clean, dry, and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little smooth carbonation. Big chewy body.
D: This was an interesting brew with complex and well balanced scent and taste. The body was excellent and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Would likely age really well. Fresh is still great, but not the most delicious beer.

Dec 28, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reaching within to reach broadly, the top notch brewing team of The Bruery apply their charitable series of "Share This" to the local Orange County needs of nutition while bringing the craft beer contengency a beer of succulence, brightness and robust nature all at once.

Share This: O.C. pours as lush as any dark beer would. Nearly back and catching the eye with a burnt cinder brown, an light tan from mounts on the glass. Its scent is a curious blend of chocolate, toast, coffee, orange and vanilla. Partly perfumy and partly robust, the aromas give way to a plump dessert-like taste of cake, cream, nuttiness, toast and nutella before awaiting the citrus balance.

The toasty and roasty favors start to take a reserved role while the orange additions of tangerine, cream, vanilla and clove fuel a smooth and confident tastes. But even the orange fades soon after as the ale's stout-like taste trends like imperial porter with bold overtones of toast, coffee, cream and sweetness.

Full bodied and with a rummy afterglow, the beer's spicy taste keeps an exotic flare even as the sun fades on this imerial IPA>

May 17, 2017
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strohme2 from Michigan

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.

May 06, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

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

Just a really nice imperial stout - jet black color, tan head. Aromas are big char and some orange and vanilla.

The orange comes forward on the taste, but then the vanilla and cacao start to dance. How an 11% ABV beer can drink this smooth is beyond me. Well done by The Bruery.

Sep 24, 2017
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sendbeer from Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 10, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/28/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart oranges, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, citrus peel, and toasted brown bread; with light notes of coffee, nuttiness, smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, vanilla, and orange notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lightly tart oranges, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, citrus peel, and toasted brown bread; with light notes of coffee, nuttiness, smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/citrus peel bitterness and slight fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, citrus peel, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, vanilla, and orange flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, rich, and creamy/silky mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal fruit acidity or sticky/chalky notes. Minimal warming alcohol for 11%. Overall this is an amazing fruited imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, vanilla, and orange flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Definitely the sweetest of the series so far, but never overly sweet. Perfect balance of bitterness; along with the base stout and fruit/spice flavors. Super zesty, but not overpowering. Very rich, decadent, and extremely enjoyable.

Apr 08, 2017
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desint from Belgium

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

Oct 19, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

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

Jul 08, 2017
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user785335 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 09, 2017
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jeff1973 from California

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

Jun 10, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

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

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours nearly black in color with a thin creamy off-white head that has short retention and leaves nothing behind

S- aroma is dominated by vanilla and cocoa nibs, which gives undertones of chocolate cake, fudge & a hint of coffee

T- very sweet up front with vanilla leading the way , followed by plenty of cocoa nibs. Mid-palate gives flavors of chocolate icing, and vanilla cream. The finish gives hints of coffee, with the orange zest finally making an appearance. Lingers of vanilla and cocoa

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, abs hidden well

O- very sweet throughout with both vanilla and cocoa, was hoping to find more orange zest in the flavor and aroma though

Oct 08, 2017
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archero from Texas

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

Aug 15, 2017
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Beer21 from Florida

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

Jul 31, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 29, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

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

Sep 07, 2018
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BrewmanCapote from Illinois

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

May 02, 2019
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

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

Jul 04, 2017
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cvm4 from Mississippi

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Doesn't pour super thick looking. Just a nice dark brown body (cola/coffee color, not motor oil) with a tan one finger head. Not really much lacing or retention to the head.

S - A few whiffs, I'm getting the typical roasted malts with vanilla beans. Digging a little deeper, the orange zest pops out along with the cocoa nibs. It's not an "in your face" nose. You have to pick out some of the subtle flavors.

T - The taste follows the nose. Vanilla is very forward with roasted malts backing it up. Once that fades, the semi-sweet cocoa nibs and orange zest come forth.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. I was hoping the body would be a bit thicker and the carbonation dialed down some. Sort of that in between wet/dry finish.

O - It really is like vanilla orange chocolate. To me, the base beer didn't seem the same as the previous two releases.

Jul 11, 2017
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pathman from Ohio

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

Mar 30, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

in my own personal tastes i have been moving away from the flavored stouts these days. too many of them and they are all so sweet. i have been into volume drinking more and more, and thats trouble with beers like this, but i loved this one, and its easily my favorite between the coffee and the mole editions. chocolate and orange is the theme here, and there is lots of both all the way through a base beer that is probably underrated in its own right, so silky and big and sort of matte vibed, not too lustery or bland, just a workhorse without a lot of frills. the orange is like an essential oil, really the absolute embodiment of the fruit, and its amazing how much of it comes through such a big stout. i think it would have a chocolate orange vibe even without the added chocolate, just from the malt and the fruit interacting. i taste coffee here too, also nice with the orange. the chocolate is fudge brownie battery, sweet for a moment but also rich and bitter and not too dominant, its earthy and roasty and is on pitch with the dark malts for sure. the orange i think is a little more forward, but there is a lot of exchange between the two though the whole drink, which is long. i actually liked this best when it was colder, fresh from the tap, it opens up to be almost overly intense on the flavors, but the balance remains. this is excellent beer, not as boozy as it seems like it would almost have to be, and a stick to the tooth body, without a heavy sugary finish. its really good beer, and it has me excited for this series to continue! the best of the lot so far hands down...

Jul 26, 2017
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stortore from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Had 7/15/17.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one inch head of darker foam and darker, soapy lacing. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, malt, smoke, some toffee. The taste is a little more malt forward, then chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, molasses. Very smooth and creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Orange? Where? I got nothing. It’s a very good stout, but I’ve had a few others in the series, so I know that already. The vanilla and the cacao nibs come through well, but the orange was the draw. With the high price point, might have passed on this.

Feb 19, 2018
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zonker17 from Texas

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

Draft pour to snifter, very dark brown, no real head or lacing. Vanilla nose with additional botanical notes, chocolate. Taste brings forth a bit of the orange to join with the malts, licorice. Feel is a bit more than average and carbonation below average.

Jul 07, 2017
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Zaphog from Michigan

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

Oct 12, 2017
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sd123 from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 21, 2017
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black though beer with a brown head. Very little lacing. Smells amazing. Chocolate orange vanilla and roasty malt. Finished with a decent char bitterness. This is a damn tasty beer.

Jun 20, 2017
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 142 ratings