Rêve - Mocha Hazelnut
Parish Brewing Company

Rêve - Mocha HazelnutRêve - Mocha Hazelnut
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #87
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,669
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 3.05%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Louisiana, United States
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Notes: We took our Rêve coffee stout and traded a portion of our custom, single-origin coffee blend with cacao nibs and fresh roasted hazelnuts, creating satin tones of nutty chocolate, espresso macchiato, and decadent vanilla pastries.
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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a syrupy consistency. Two fingers of dark brown head. Strong lacing. Leaves a residue on the inside of the glass. I'm assuming leftover sugar.

Nose is rich roasty coffee, hazelnut, chocolate, and malt. A nice balance between all of these aspects.

Taste follows the nose. Malt comes through stronger. Reminds me that I'm drinking nice hearty stout. The hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate is integrated really well. A bit sweet. Definitely a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied with mild carbonation. Has almost an oily consistency. A little cloying, sticky.

Overall an enjoyable brew. After having the Reve, but apparently not reviewing it, I find this to be a good idea for a variant. A nice brew for after dinner or a cold winter night.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/1/2019. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, cream, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, vanilla, hazelnut, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, cream, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, woody, grassy, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, cream, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread/crust, light smoke/char, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, vanilla, hazelnut, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic hop/roast bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 7% after the finish. Overall this is an incredible flavored coffee stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, vanilla, hazelnut, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish. Fantastic soft/silky feel for the ABV. Fantastic balance of rich malts, hazelnut, vanilla, and fruity/nutty coffee complexity; with light earthy hops and restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Pretty much perfectly balanced between all flavors. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small fluffy head, and a little bit of lacing

This smells like hazelnut cream, caramel, chocolate fudge, heavy and creamy coffee, and roast.

Like the base, this has a lot of coffee here. The hazelnut is an obvious choice with coffee, and adds a nutty and creamy sweetness that works well with the nutty and and fudgy coffee flavors. There’s some light roast, and a touch of caramel/molasses too.

This is creamy and thick, with a great drinkability to it.

This is a very fun update to the base stout. It’s obviously decadent but not ridiculously sweet or anything.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good stout - almost reminded me of an imperial stout. Canned date 11/1/19. Pours a thick sludgy dark brown color with lots of fluffy mocha head and some small sheets of lacing that lasted. Smells of medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, malt and vanilla. Taste follows the nose - really reminded me more of peanut butter than hazelnut though. Smooth, sticky, luscious mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Almost expected more depth and punch, but then had to remind myself this was a regular stout at a moderate ABV.

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Rêve - Mocha Hazelnut from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings