Double Dose Benthic
Half Acre Beer Company

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #485
ABV:
12.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #5,521
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 3.07%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
From:
Half Acre Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Our same hefty base beer, aged 9 months in Heaven Hill, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve barrels, blended and infused with twice the amount of whole bean Dark Matter coffee and twice the amount of toasted coconut, plus a balancing addition of ground vanilla bean
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by edisacoolcat:
Photo of edisacoolcat
edisacoolcat from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and oak. Loads of BA booze and smooth.

A: black with low carbonation, low dark brown head fades quickly to a lace around the glass

F: very smooth and excellent. Loaded with coconut, chocolate, vanilla, boozy oak and mellow coffee.

M: Medium full body with lingering chocolate coconut vanilla. Boozy with mild oak.

O: excellent and extremely smooth. Very good example of the style.

Dec 28, 2018
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sparky44
Sparky44 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 11, 2019
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

way better than regular Benthic

Jun 08, 2019
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue from Kansas

4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 10, 2019
Photo of Jangoon24
Jangoon24 from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 28, 2019
Photo of emerge077
emerge077 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 03, 2019
Photo of kevanb
kevanb from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

650ml bottle, 2018 release, poured into a Half Acre "Occult" snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick and viscous with a lot of coconut floaties hanging out in the glass. There is a brief caramel head, hardly a finger that is fizzy and loose that has no retention and yields only a spot or two of lacing, though some coconut floaties stick the glass as it goes down. The aroma is very nice, bursting with rich coffee, lots of toasted coconut that plays well with the coffee roast but there is plenty of chocolate, stone fruits and charred oak barrel, light bourbon and a touch of marshmallow. The flavors are excellent, incredibly well expressed coffee, smooth roast, nice rich mocha flavors that bring out a nice dark chocolate character, soft coconut flesh highlights the barrel character, super smooth and rich, soft and earthy oak, toffee bourbon with some marshmallow character, stone fruits and a bit of licorice and molasses. The mouthfeel is great, thick and heavy body, coating and creamy with an oily texture from the coconut that finishes easily with some warmth.

Verdict: A sensational barrel aged adjunct stout from Half Acre. Wonderful coffee that is the highlight of this beer but the coconut acts as a great bridge between the base stout and the barrel character while the vanilla seals the deal. Luscious, rich, balanced, everything working together.

Nov 25, 2018
Photo of smartassboiler
smartassboiler from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 17, 2018
Photo of xdtfx
xdtfx from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 17, 2018
Photo of Gambyt20
Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 24, 2018
Photo of Dactrius
Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 11, 2019
Photo of loganburgh
loganburgh from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 02, 2020
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 07, 2019
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 23, 2019
Double Dose Benthic from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 14 ratings