Black Xantus | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Black XantusBlack Xantus

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks good in the glass. Pitch black body and a light brown head. Leaves some lacing.

The aroma errs on the sweeter side. Chocolate with vanilla and graham cracker barrel character. Bourbon and roasted coffee. Dark fruit comes out after warming.

So much more coffee than the nose leads on. Coffee and chocolate bitterness. Bourbon flavor especially when it is room temp and bourbon heat. Slightly fudgy with some vanilla. Dark fruit.

Has a thick smooth body with mild carbonation. Pretty spot on.

It's nice to find a good stout that doesn't fly off the shelf right away.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark red up to the light but pretty much black with a mocha head.

S: Dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, oak, molasses, great bourbon character and a little booze, in a nose akin to Black Note and Older Viscosity.

T: Coffee is strong in the taste, vanilla, oak, dark, almost fudgy chocolate. Delicious but a bit too bitter for my taste.

M: Full bodied and smoothish, creamy.

O: A great barrel aged imperial stout. It's no parabola, but it's definitely worth the 16 dollar price tag.

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Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,362 ratings.
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