Stimulus 02 | Eagle Rock Brewery

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
eaglerockbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout with Dark Matter Barrel-Aged Coffee

Added by Britt on 11-22-2017

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3
Ratings:
10
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of alextastic
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

To preface, I forgot this was in my fridge, and am drinking it long after it was canned. That said, the beer is a bit one-dimensional. It's pretty, and pours with a lovely head. As far as the smell and taste, it's lots of booze and coffee. I don't dislike it at all, but there are other coffee stouts I'd rather drink. Also, if you're drinking this can by yourself, you'll feel that 14% pretty quickly, which I suppose should be expected.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhino1515
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a 14% knock-your-socks-off coffee stout BOMB of flavor!

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Photo of DeLuxe13
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of augustgarage
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into my Bruery tulip.

Opaque bistre body with a fawn cap receding to a persistent collar and a thin surface slick. Fine sandy lacing; unctuous legs; average retention.

Aroma is surprisingly light, evincing espresso, with vague berry and tobacco notes, along with a hint of roast malt in the background. Faint impression of cream as well...

Cigarillo, medium-roast coffee, and burnt sugar on the palate with a deep but subtle complexity leading into a long, medium-dry, slightly hot finish (indeed the alcohol is by no means hidden in this ale). Chocolate, cinnamon, and more malt round things out. Hop flavors are difficult to discern beyond a low, faintly earthy bitterness. The coffee is showcased more than the beer, though it isn't an excessively strong flavor.

Medium-bodied; carbonation just adequate; quite warming, but not fusel. Not at all acrid or overly acidic.

A pleasant, well crafted coffee stout, though the high ABV doesn't seem to contribute much flavor, and the bouquet is not nearly as assertive as I would expect for the style. Nice, but there are many better breakfast stouts to be had, especially for the cost.

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Photo of GMan310
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great Imperial coffee stout, similarities to others I have had, I normally like my stouts or darker beers in bottles I feel like canned ones kinda lower how great it could have been, this one is a canned one and the best one I have tried so far great surprise! =]

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Stimulus 02 from Eagle Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 10 ratings