Orange Bliss Stout
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Orange Bliss StoutOrange Bliss Stout
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Ratings:
294
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 05, 2016
Added:
Dec 17, 2013
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  46
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Orange Bliss StoutOrange Bliss Stout
Notes: Stout brewed with cacao nibs, oranges, and a hint of vanilla.
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3.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Mar 05, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"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

Jan 11, 2016
 
4.12 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Aug 23, 2015
 
3.95 by Cmoore8241 from South Carolina on Jun 15, 2015
 
4.04 by aleckpa from North Carolina on May 30, 2015
 
4.18 by sneth019 from Maryland on May 15, 2015
 
4.18 by KAF from Iowa on Apr 12, 2015
 
4.24 by kamikazeokami from Oregon on Apr 08, 2015
 
4.18 by AshburnWineShop from Virginia on Mar 11, 2015
 
4.19 by StoutSnob40 from California on Mar 10, 2015
 
3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2015
 
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 24, 2015
 
4 by tclipse from Virginia on Feb 15, 2015
 
3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Feb 12, 2015
 
4 by bcrossan from North Carolina on Jan 31, 2015
 
3.97 by tim007007 from Illinois on Jan 25, 2015
 
4.33 by Chris-1911 from Illinois on Jan 25, 2015
 
4.1 by RocketCityVol from Alabama on Jan 14, 2015
 
4.01 by socon67 from New York on Jan 11, 2015
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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

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!

Jan 11, 2015
 
4.49 by ZenBiscuits from New York on Jan 06, 2015
 
4 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jan 04, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JGam115 from New York

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.

Jan 01, 2015
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4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jonny41 from Maine

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

Dec 22, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by SurferEric from Hawaii

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

Dec 20, 2014
 
5 by Shawnalee from Georgia on Dec 14, 2014
 
4.5 by ChrisMQ from New York on Dec 10, 2014
 
3.5 by Stu_Grimson from Michigan on Dec 09, 2014
 
3.75 by mscudder from Georgia on Dec 05, 2014
 
4 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey on Dec 05, 2014
 
4 by BG24 from California on Dec 04, 2014
 
3.75 by Kramerwtmf from California on Dec 02, 2014
 
4.5 by Ksoden1186 from Indiana on Nov 30, 2014
 
3.75 by meanmutt from Ohio on Nov 28, 2014
 
4.25 by Jstonerock24 from Ohio on Nov 28, 2014
 
4.25 by Armando_Perez from Florida on Nov 26, 2014
 
3.25 by dheldman from Minnesota on Nov 23, 2014
 
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 18, 2014
 
4.5 by Halluxone from Georgia on Nov 17, 2014
 
3.75 by Cbmccarthy from South Carolina on Nov 14, 2014
Orange Bliss Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 294 ratings