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:
1,361
Reviews:
435
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
375
For Trade:
28
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Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft into snifter
At Tryst in Deleay Beach

A: black, 2 fingers mocha head, good retention, small amount of lacing

S: black licorice, chocolate, bourbon, subtle coffee

T: follows the nose, but heavier on the chocolate and barrel notes with bourbon/ oak/ vanilla, hints of heavy cream

M: very smooth, full bodied but could be a touch thicker

O: excellent

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Topher78
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Chevelle66
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Black with some red flecks. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Really nice bourbon and dark chocolate. Lots of caramel behind it.

Taste - Nice bourbon notes. Chocolate, less dark and roasty. Lots of sweet caramel. Oaky. A bit astringent despite the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and kinda boozy. Low carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good, but a lot of caramel. Too sweet.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/30/12. Pours a hazy dark brown with reddish tint, one finger of khaki colored head that settles to a thin ring with a few blobs of lace on the glass. Smell: toasted dark (molasses) bread, very ripe black plum, raisin, booze note, earth, earthy / medium roast coffee. Taste: bourbon eh? espresso, toasted black bread, dark chocolate covered dried cherry. This is tasty, still semi-boozy, and definitely worth the try.

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Photo of Jasonrm72
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Black Xantus from Humboldt Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,361 ratings.
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