Sunny Side Up (Little Amps! Double Coffee) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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4.37/5
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617 Ratings
Sunny Side Up (Little Amps! Double Coffee)Sunny Side Up (Little Amps! Double Coffee)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
pizzaboybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our rich, smooth oatmeal imperial stout brimming with locally sourced coffee from Little Amps in Harrisburg.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#563
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
617
pDev:
7.55%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
89
Trade:
5
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Photo of zbelair
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deg
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DustyBeerz
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

**
10/16/18

Can to snifter, Go Sixers!!!

This beer is real.

LOOK: thick dark black. Small beige head with swirling lacing, but lasting head and with good retention.

AROMA: strong and sweet and a little funky coffee. Some mold, mulch, hay. Very mellow. Coffee flavor is top notch.

TASTE: toasty malt, lesser so coffee, hints of vanilla, oak. Lightest hi,t of caramel or burnt sugars.

FEEL: super smooth. Super thick. Flat with pretty much no carbonation.

Super impressed. I remember cringing when hearing the name pizza boy as a creator of beer, but this is good stuff. The little amps coffee is certainly something I should seek out, reminiscent of the Rook (NJ) that I first tasted in Kane beers.

**

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really. Should just go all 5's across the board because this is superb in my favorite style of beerdom. Canned 1/15/2018 and I didn't see this in my local until maybe, I don't know? April? May? Whatevs, just finished the stock, of course, bought the last 4, left 1 for someone to enjoy. And i basically drank all the stock once I saw it.

Gorgeous, can and beer. Aroma is beautiful roast coffee, the occasional coffee I drink wishes it smelled like this, Taste follows, at this time more chocolate than coffee, one of the best chocolate flavors I've had in a beer. And the coffee is spot on, my only regret is not trying this out of the box, I guess we would have seen distribution in February? Coffee fades fast, see this year's coffee bomb KBS, at least April thru May. Which was still the bomb after, but that coffee fades fast.

And now I'm sad, (ok not really) that I have one left in the fridge until next canning? Emailed the brewery for deats. Did I mention the mouthfeel is off the charts, 100 of 100. Easily one of this years best. Love these 16 oz cans. Funny, I had this beer years ago (2015) in bomber, this year's cans are thicker, so much better. Wow.

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Photo of Boccu
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

Pours jet ink black, tan film for a head.

Smells of cocoa, fresh coffee, toast, pecan, and a burnt earthy finish.

Flavor of cocoa, fredh coffee, toast, walnuts, brown sugar, vanilla and cream.

Full viscous body, stinging carbonation on the tongue. Slight booze warmth going down.

Excellent stout, great flavor. Something I will have again, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a solid tan head that lingered.
Huge amount of coffee aroma followed by chocolate and something sweet.
Taste is straight espresso followed by a rich chocolate.
Full bodied feel, creamy and smooth. Not too bitter and a nice dry finish.
This is just a really excellent coffee stout. wish I has more.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pitch black and poured with 2 fingers of dark khaki head.

Aroma is coffee, coffee, coffee and a hint of chocolate.

Taste is a very nice rich espresso roast. Love it. A faint whisp of chocolate comes in near the end.

Feel is smooth and slick. Coats the tongue nicely.

Overall a fantastic coffee stout as long as like more coffee in your stouts than most. Thankfully I fall into that category!

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Photo of KAP1356
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DIM
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dodo2step
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- dark coffee black with brown head that is frothy and leaves a spiderweb lacing on the pint glass.

S- lots of coffee in this nose with hints of chocolate.

F- espresso/coffee and minimal chocolate taste.

M- thick bodied and heavy on the stout. Almost viscous as it slides down the throat.

O- pretty decent beer but quite heavy and potent as well.

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Photo of NathanBeets
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thank you thebeers for this
16 oz can, dated 1/15/18, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger dense mocha head.

S- Tons of rich roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness.

T- Rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel malts, milk chocolate, touch of dark fruits.

M- Smooth, creamy, full body.

O- An awesome coffee stout, very happy I have finally tried this.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1-15-18

Got this one from thebeers and it didn’t disappoint. Huge coffee with a nice weight to it.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a dark black body with two fingers' worth of a creamy tan head. Lacing and a faint amount of head remain while drinking.

S: Strong coffee aromas are the first thing I notice. Faint chocolate and roasty aromas are also present in the beer. The coffee smells are strong and slightly bitter.

T: A strong somewhat bitter coffee flavor commands the other flavors. The bitterness has some bite to it but not in a bad way. Roasty flavors and chocolate are noticeable in the beer as well.

M: Medium mouthfeel to the beer. The finish is very dry and mixes well with the bitterness of the coffee flavors.

O: Very nice beer. The coffee is up front on every aspect of the beer. But secondary notes help the beer. The dry finish and sweet chocolate feel blend nicely with the strong coffee.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Sunny Side Up (Little Amps! Double Coffee) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 617 ratings