Benthic | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.36/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and toasted coconut, a remedy coaxed from the deepest caverns; it's char bound in the systematic sweetness and density only found in the colossal beers of our time.

Added by oline73 on 10-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#862
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
118
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black bodied beer with thin head. This beer pours thick!

Smell: Lots of bourbon, chocolate, and coconut with a hint of coffee.

Taste: Nice rich and sweet stout. Bourbon and milk chocolates are the big flavors of this beer. Supporting cast includes char, oak, leather, tobacco & vanilla. Its light on the coffee though.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied oily stout. Low and adequate carbonation. You don't sense the abv while drinking this barrel aged stout.

Overall: This tastes like a coconut & coffee BCBS varient (original BCBS in the 22oz bomber format). This is easily half acres best beer I have tried.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Undated 22 oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown - inky black in the glass. Modest and brief tan head. Initial impression is thick, sweet chocolate, coffee, and oak, gradually yielding to bourbon and molasses. Noticeable alcohol warming. Carbonation is very light. Mouthfeel is smooth and almost oily. Finish is strong on molasses and booze.
I've had numerous IPAs from Half Acre, and they've all been pretty good. Benthic is well outside of the typical HA offering, though. This is an excellent Imperial Stout. I hope that HA will continue to experiment in this arena.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown pour produces a black body in an over-sized snifter... Despite a center pour, produced next-to-nothing by way of head... Rich aromas of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, vanilla and coffee on the nose... Flavors follow in like kind, sweet with chocolaty coffee and sticky molasses, accentuated by vanilla, sweet bourbon, and hints of chewy coconut... Very rich and sweet, little to no bitterness; full-bodied and a little sticky; otherwise soft and smooth... A real decadent treat...

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Released 11/16/18; drank 11/30/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark tan head; frothy lace.

Cream, light roast coffee bean & dark chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean flavors & mild coconut flavors up front; milk chocolate & faint oak notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A dangerously drinkable, balanced imperial stout. Not a life-changer, but a welcome brew any day of the week.

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Photo of pstam87
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Killer integration of barrel, coconut and coffee!

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Photo of RollDamnTide
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tourdot
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Aroma has lots of cocoa nibs, dark chocolate and sweet malt. Taste is sweet and malty with dark chocolate flakes and bitter cacao finish.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

crazy high abv. alcohol is there. coconut sweet and in smell and taste. decent.got coconut right.Thanks Mazeroski. Unfortunately a filling beer that taste great.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hunahpu’s Day 2018

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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Benthic from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 118 ratings