Orange Bliss Stout | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with cacao nibs, oranges, and a hint of vanilla.

Added by exposur3 on 12-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
294
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
47
For Trade:
5
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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jadjunk
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Our third anniversary beer is inspired by the classic combination of dark chocolate and oranges. A dark and roasty imperial stout base is infused with cocoa nibs, copious amounts of fresh oranges, and a hint of vanilla. Can be enjoyed now or cellared up to one year." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. The third entry in the very sought-after anniversary ale series by Westbrook.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a medium brown smooth foam head over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Chocolate malts, moderate roasted grains, toasted caramel grains with a mild sweetness, a sharp pithy citrus and earthy bitterness with a lingering note of acidic coffee beans and trace vanilla. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Very profound dark chocolate flavor with an orange tang character and a modest sweetness. Finishes on a rich note of earthy malt, roasted coffee and lingering cacao bean flavor. Very rich, decadent, the orange lends itself lightly to the beer and doesn't steal the show. Very enjoyable. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly chewy, earthy, mildly dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is very slightly earthy and citrusy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) A very enjoyable stout. The orange angle generates a delicate orange zest and some mild acidity to the richness of the chocolate-heavy stout, and these two features play off each other nicely. They hit the chocolate level spot-on in this beer- rarely do I experience a stout that finishes so much like pure, rich dark chocolate. I missed the recommended enjoy by according to the brewery, but still found this beer very enjoyable with notable orange and chocolate flavors well in their prime by year two. 4

Westbrook Brewing Co.'s
Orange Bliss
/5.00

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Photo of Sweffin
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cmoore8241
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sneth019
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAF
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from a 32oz. growler.

Appearance: Pitch motor oil black, dark and thick with medium bubbles. A very dark tan head that rises to just about 1/3" off the body.

Smell: Tangy smell with bits of coffee scent, descent but not as sticking as I would like but don't let that discourage you at all.

Taste: Complex that is sweet but still bitter. Almost like a milky hot cocoa taste complimented with a dark roast coffee and straight shot of molasses and vanilla. The sweet tangerine is there but only when you finish...very good stuff.

Mouth: Sticky, paired with a bunch of rice crackers this thing that sticks to your cheeks. Very good stuff.

Overall: This is a good brew and very lucky to have picked it up when I saw it at Superstar Beverage here in Deer Park, NY. Whether it''s an after dinner beer or just to pair it with a dessert...absolutely delivered, especially compred to the crap I had yesterday. Salud!

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Photo of ZenBiscuits
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JGam115
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich black, firm tawny head. 80% dark cocoa powder, dough, big roast. There's the orange! Dayum that's fine. Like Mexican Cake had sex with an orange.

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Photo of Jonny41
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got very little orange which I appreciated
Coffee chocolate stands out with great flavor and very smooth
one of the best I've tried and probably would have rated higher had I not also had black Tuesday the same night

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Photo of SurferEric
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious coffee and chocolate up front with a sweet, fruity hint of orange that follows.

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Orange Bliss Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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