Black Xantus | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States
humboldtbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella.

Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11%

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 10-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,363
Reviews:
435
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
374
For Trade:
27
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Photo of WoostaBia
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 50 F. Taste improved as it warmed up.

A - Pours pitch black color. I could not see any light through the beer. Less than 1/2 inch cream colored head.

S - Maple, Honey, Vanilla, malted roasted goodness, Balsamic vinegar.

T - Bittersweet smooth chocolate, bitter espresso, sweet light vinegar, roasted malt : espresso flavor.

M - Low carbonation. Medium thickness and creamy.

D - Very good. Great tasting imperial stout, would try again.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leilei143
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewcycler
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kendollkaff
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark clear ruby. Tan head with some messy lacing.
Smell: Didn't wait long enough to let this come closer to room temp out of the fridge but right out of the chute the nose is singing. Chocolate, vanilla, espresso, mild bourbon.
Taste: Wow, even better than the nose. all those flavors and so smooth, alcohol very well hidden, no discernible burn just loads of flavor with a nice balance of sweet and dry.
Overall: My first Xantus and hopefully not the last. Well done.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crazyfoMostout
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Genkii8
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotDarkEnough
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lynn
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great beer. But felt and tasted more like a Black IPA than a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.

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Photo of TychoNDC
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CDCNAM
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evil
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichD
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moheban
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
4.87/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mjwellman
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours rich dark black with a nice creamy head. Aroma slight malty aroma with a bourbon & coffee. Slight bourbon flavor with a stronger taste of coffee. Very light bitterness aftertaste but overall smooth wonderful taste. Every sip I take encourages me take another. This is an exceptional Imperial Stout.

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Photo of 510a
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kwkdmk
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrebeka
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,363 ratings.
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