Bird's Eye View | Barrier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
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19 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee, Coconut and Cacao Nibs

Added by BltByKrmn on 12-19-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,350
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
pDev:
7.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Wesmaze
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMH73
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a half inch mocha head that left some splotchy lacing. Smells predominately of roasted coffee with roasted malts. Tastes of strong cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate. Roasted malts, vanilla and barely a hint of coconut. Light bodied for a stout, smooth and creamy mouth feel. Very well done.

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Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can - 12/18/17

Pours near black and stout like, lift a large mocha cap and leaves nice looking fine ringed and spotty fields of lace.

On the nose its dark chocolate and rich coffee.

On the lighter/more drinkable side with respect to body.

Richly flavorful and pretty darn tasty with more chocolate and more smooth coffee notes, and yes I do get a hint of coconut...well crafted and well worth a try...more high quality brew from Barrier.....go get some

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black bodied stout with tall dark foam head, trailed some creamy lace behind... Features Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, coconut and cacao nibs... Overall character reflective of those ingredients, presented dark, dry roasted coffee and bittersweet cocoa on the nose and palate, with milder herbal/sweet notes I'm going to attribute to the coconut... A medium-bodied, smooth, and mellow stout, more bitter and dry than sweet or rich... Canned 12/18/17...

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Photo of jameswaldo
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- jet black with creamy foam head

S- Coffee dominant, little bit of chocolate

T- oh dear....burnt coffee and chocolate, very little coconut to speak of, bit of a mess really, could and should of been much better

F- oh dear....again. Far too thin for a stout,zero body on this one, disappointing.

O- all the right ingredients were there,this should of been a stunner....how did they mess this up?

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beer456
4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Totally a breakfast beer. Nice way to start a Sunday morning.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Seven plus years ago, a few weeks after the birth of my son, I got free for a few hours to sojourn with my buddy John down to a formerly unknown beer distributor down in Bellport, of all places. They advertised barbecued shark out front but also had a surprise inside in the form of a young brewer just finishing up an apprenticeship at Six Point in Brookyn. He had lots of samples and was ready to talk beer. A super friendly, ultra competent young man who talked of true quad IPAs and Belgian IPAs long before they became coomon place reality. I dedicate this review to this young man, who has made good on his substrantial promise.

This is all but jet black with creamy brown head and a heavy coffee and chocolate effect in the nose with substantial dissenting hop notes. Serious hops line the flavor throughout, with dark chocolate and coffee and chewy roasted notes. It might be my imagination, but coconut seems plausible considering the precision targeting otherwise on display.
Smooth and very well balanced. This is not a traditional deep stout but instead cutting edge stuff. Keep brewing, my boy. You done good.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Teku glass.

Look is pitch black with an off white head.

Lotta coffe and cocoa on the nose.

Taste is a discordant mix of coffee chocolate and a littl bit of coconut.

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Photo of smithj4
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This could be a killer if it had a thicker mouth feel. Very similar to Trillium Pot & Kettle Cold Brew.

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Bird's Eye View from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 19 ratings