Sunny Side Up
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
9.5%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 3.75%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Photo of Harrison8
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is big ol' roasty coffee that comes off bold, oily, and acidic, as if it was brewed in a French press or cold steeped with no paper filtration. Beyond the bold and thick coffee is roasty, toasty malts, a little bit of char, and chocolate. Flavor profile is much more decadent and smooth, hitting notes of roasty, toasty, nutty malts, dark and milk chocolate, lactose, and big-bodied, bold coffee, again - tasting like cold brew. Think coffee from Surly's Coffee Bender or Mother's Winter Grind. Nice kisses of molasses and caramel sweeten up the flavor profile a touch further, while continuing the focus on roasty, toasty malts and bold coffee. Mouth feel is nearing on a decadent velvetiness straight out of the fridge, but warms to a nice decadent, velvety texture. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, aroma is a bit earthy, biting, and a touch too bold, but the flavor profile really locks it in here, delivering a tasty coffee brew steeped with complexity and deliciousness.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Smokesnotes
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ink black with a slight brown head. A lot of fresh coffee on the nose. Feels very smooth, not thick for a 9% stout but certainly not thin, good for a coffee stout. Taste is excellent, roasty and lots of good coffee notes. Overall, glad this found its way into my hands, really an excellent coffee stout.

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Sunny Side Up from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 9 ratings