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3.72/5
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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,546
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Ryan4120
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Bottle:
L - Pitch, opaque black with a thick, creamy tan head that sticks around and leaves behind some lacing.
S - Chocolate and mint along with roasted malts - though the smell is pretty faint and could be much stronger.
T - Follows the nose with rich dark chocolate up front followed closely behind by mint intermixed with roasted malts throughout - the mint is pretty mellow and not overpowering which is good, but I think it could benefit from a little more mint forward flavoring. Maybe a little bit of caramel and toffee in there.
F - Medium leaning toward full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Thick, smooth, creamy. Though, I wish the body was a little more viscous for a beer like this.
O - A pretty good mint stout but honestly I'd take Southern Tier's Thick Mint over this any day of the week - the mint is a little underwhelming here and could be more pronounced, otherwise, it's a pretty solid stout, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of rudzud
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of nice mint toothpaste! Light chocolate, but this really tastes like artificial mint. Ugh.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with artificial pillow mint chocolate. Fake mint. Mint toothpaste. Gas station chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a really horrible beer. The mint was disgusting here. Horrible.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Big fluffy head, dark basically black beer little lacing

Nose loads of mint, little chocolate, that's about it

Taste more mint, chocolate, little caramel and coffee late, candy and stout notes, messy candy that was picked up off the floor

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- fresh mint leaves on the aroma along with undertones of cocoa and light charred malt

T- mint comes through and follows the nose, followed my chocolate malt and some charred notes, more mint on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- nice mint notes that comes off as actual mint, rather than mouthwash

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a half inch of creamy brown foam on top. The aroma is of fresh mint leaves and a hint of chocolate. I'm tasting a very mint leaf forward beer with some dark chocolate at the back of the palate. The mouth is viscous, creamy, and slick.

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

2017 bottle, aging considered in my review.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance had a dark brown close to black towards the center. A thin cap of a little off white to light tan foamy head sliding off at a fair pace. Just some wisps of lace trying to stick to the sides of the glass.
The aroma had the sweet to fresh pulled spearment leaf up front with a slight spicy cut licorice root. Cocoa nibs seem more like an afterthought.
The flavor was fairly sweet with the spicy licorice taste flowing through into the cocoa nibs. Mild roastiness. Semi-sticky spearment to licorice aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, perhaps a bit under. Mild sticky finish of cocoa nibs and mint.
Overall, I had higher expectations for this beer but still mostly solid. If anything, I would have wanted more of a balance between mint and chocolate.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Chalice.

A: Dark coloring with a dark tan head has a frumpy and frothy texture that was fairly lasting. Small traces of carbonation.

S: Aroma of peppermint patty, cocoa nibs and sweetly syrupy chocolate and roasty grains. Generally good strength, a bit sweet.

T: The flavor had a deep sense of roastiness, fresh coffee and a strong presence of that peppermint patty-spearmint like flair. Cocoa and some boozy sweet caramel has a strong and sweet presence of hersey syrupy. Toffee, burnt fruitiness and a some milky espresso.

M: The mouthful is slick and sticky malts, bready with some milky touches.

O: A generally good beer, but a bit overbearing in its sweetness. The initial york peppermint patty aroma was nice but quickly gives. Not one of their best offerings as The bruery brings a vast amount of big beers, this is a mid-offering, boozy at 10.0% in strength, but the flavor was overbearingly sweet for much consumption hindering drink-ability. Best in moderation, not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
2.82/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks amazing. Pitch black brew with a caramel colored two finger crown. Head is made up of bubbles all sizes and some look like craters.
The smell is like a York peppermint patty. Chocolate and peppermint. Small amount of booziness as well.
The taste is like the smell. Chocolate and peppermint. The alcohol is balanced.
It's warm but not boozy or burning. The peppermint coming through just makes your mouth feel fresh.
Overall, I couldn't drink it all the time but it's good, what they were going for and I'd drink again.

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Photo of ILikeGoodCider
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of RokItSumMore
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beergorrilla
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 52 ratings