8th Anniversary Pecan Cookie Stout | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
With pecans, winter spices and vanilla added

Added by DISKORD on 11-29-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
pDev:
3.87%
 
 
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of mkh012
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours near-black with a persistent tan head. The nose is chocolate, vanilla, and a slight savory/salty element. The taste is chocolate, molasses, cherry cola, and nutmeg. Whispers of alcohol and wood. The mouthfeel is medium+. Overall, an enjoyable dessert beer. 4.25/5

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99. Bottled 12/3/18. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku. Enjoyed 1/7/19.

Pours black with a tall cap of khaki head. A full blanket of froth easily springs to life with a quick swirl. The broad belt leaves a few long trails of lace.

Smells of toasted nuts, spices, old coffee and some chocolate malt.

The winter spices are immediately apparent in the flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg, dark cocoa, caramel, toasted pecans and slightly over done sugar cookies.

Smooth, creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Dark cocoa-dusted pecans and slightly burnt cookies linger on the palate in the finish.

Another year passed brings another tasty adjunct-laden imperial stout from Westbrook. Pecan Cookie Stout adds spiced pralines to their delightfully roasty anniversary stout base.

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Photo of Gmoney34
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Came a near pitch black with just a slight reddish brown tinge,a creamy half finger deep beige head atop.The aromas were off the charts,roasted pecans,sugar cookie dough,vanilla,sweet chocolate,and a warming cinnamon note lingering.The warming cinnamon flavors really hit upfront than came a nice smooth chocolate and nuttiness to balance out the spicy cinnamon,a little vanilla in the finish.It's sticky and decadent and packed with winter flavors,I could drank five of these even with the size of it.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An extremely enticing aroma of chocolate, malt, pecans, vanilla, and cinnamon.

T: Tasted of a good amount of roasted malt (present throughout), a tinge of vanilla, lots of rich, dark chocolate (quite dominant), a good shot of pecans, and a decent bit of cinnamon. This is a powerful, rich, and complex flavor. It really does taste like a cookie. It's a chocolate bomb, but the other ingredients work well together. Delicious.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a silky smooth, creamy finish. Full-bodied.

O: An exceptionally well done stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks pitch black in the glass, topped by a creamy brown head. Great retention, with lots of streaky lacing.
Smells like cinnamon, fudge, dark chocolate, espresso, milk chocolate, tons of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, a hint of ginger, and vague nuttiness.
The taste follows the nose. Dark chocolate, fudge, chocolate syrup, and fresh espresso roast upfront, leading into silky baking cocoa, spicy cinnamon, ginger, and sweet vanilla. It's like, actually chocolate ice cream and cookies.
Medium-plus mouthfeel, silky, moderately carbonated, slightly sticky with residual sugars.
An absolutely delicious dessert-style imperial stout. Phenomenal!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of y2kawakami
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlee0810
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Westbrook has consistently nailed their dessert stout anniversary beers, and this is no different. Not trying to be a gigantic sugarbomb pastry stout with a full, syrupy body, but this instead is still balanced and complex. The pecan comes out as it warms, but I consistently get an excellent butter cookie or shortbread, like a pecan sandie base.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 12.3.2018

L - Thick black, creamy, chocolate, 1 finger of tan head and same tan lacing

S - Pecans, nuts, vanilla, brown sugar goodness

T - Like the aroma, lots of vanilla and nuts, and sweet. Cinnamon and chocolate too. Lots going on here, and very tasty

F - Full body and thick

O - An excellent spiced imperial stout with lots of nutty and vanilla flavors that blend together in a tasty fashion

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gadzook
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours fairly thick and black with a very small amount of copper head. No lacing, but small bubbles ring the edges of the grass.

You smell the bourbon very easily. Nutty toasted pecan notes, sweet dark chocolate. You get some spice, light cinnamon, clove, and maybe a little bit of nutmeg. It's like you put a glass of bourbon next to fresh nutty chocolate chip cookies.

Taste follows the nose pretty note for note. The bourbon comes out first and foremost, especially at colder temperatures. The pecan is very nice and coats the tongue followed by slight chocolate notes, but not too bitter. It stays pretty sweet and there's a very nice burn on the back-end that accents very pleasantly. Cinnamon prevails with a little bit of nutmeg, but on the whole the spice is not super prevalent. It's an accent, mostly. Aftertaste is full of pecan, and it even has a hint of dark cherry or amaretto. Very enjoyable.

Feel is very nice. Very light carbonation leaving it just a bit shy of being syrupy. It coats the mouth pretty nicely and is just slightly sticky on the back of the tongue, but this helps accent the pecan aftertaste.

Overall a very enjoyable dessert stout sipper. ABV isn't too high, but the strong bourbon can overwhelm the other flavors if you drink it a little too fast. Let it warm somewhat and it will really pull out all its aspects. ABV isn't too high. It's just a very enjoyable imperial bordering on dessert but just shy. Highly recommended.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8th Anniversary Pecan Cookie Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 25 ratings