Spaghetti Western

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,987
Ranked #8,335
3.97 | pDev: 8.82%
Very Good
Spaghetti WesternSpaghetti Western
Notes: Collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales

Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout. Imperial Stout with added coffee and cocoa beans ripening in the cold prevail notes of roasted malts and coffee on the nose and in the mouth. Brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales microbrewery in Oklahoma (USA).

60 IBU
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage; drank 1/27/15 on draft @ Fischman's.

Black/brown appearance.

Dark khaki head; minimal lace.

Chocolate syrup & roasted coffee nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Mild chocolate & roasted coffee flavors; no booze heat.

A creamy, drinkable (sessionable?!) coffee stout; not as bold as I'd like but above average.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am drinking Spaghetti Western an Imperial Stout from Brewfist and Prairie Artisan Ales, brewed with cocoa nibs, coffee, and spaghetti. It is a bit of an unusual stout but it is quite good. I like it. Spaghetti Western used to be a derogatory label, but now they are considered the best Westerns (Clint Eastwood).

Look: black with an inch creamy mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts and chocolate

Taste: The flavor is some roasted malts, a lot of chocolate and coffee and maybe some spaghetti.

Body/Overall: medium to full body

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Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewfist/Prairie Spaghetti Western, 8.5% ABV. Pours black with a half-finger brown head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee up front, roast malt, slight chocolate, with a moderate bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, if slightly over-carbonated. Overall excellent.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid up the wazoo for this collab $5.99 for the single into a pint glass.
A - Quite good very pitch black dark beer with a perfect 1/2 inch of mocha tinted froth.
S - Mostly smells of black strap molasses, licorice and coffee roasts. Cocoa nibs and bittersweet chocolate notes.
T - Interesting good dose of cocoa nibs to coffee roasts and some sweet molasses. Slight bitter and woody tones. Not bad.
M - Much smoother than expected medium to heavy in body.

Overall the price tag makes me shy away a bit but the beer itself isn't bad. Not sure where the Spaghetti is...

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Photo of beersampler6
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excellent imperial stout but I just didn’t get the spaghetti reference! Nice deep black color with a little lingering tan head and very spotty lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and roast coffee. Tastes similarly, along with some cream, vanilla, caramel and malt. Smooth mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. Beer really opened up more as it warmed - the flavors definitely were more muted when the beer came straight out of the fridge. A solid beer, just wish it were more memorable to distinguish itself from other excellent imperial stouts.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Liquor Shed.

Pours black, an inch of tan foam, great lacing.

Smells of coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, very slight sweetness.

Coffee grounds, milky chocolate, dark chocolate bitterness, some sweet notes, roasted malt, again adding to the bitterness. Spaghetti? Where?

Medium body, medium to medium light carbonation.

Best by November 30th 2019,
L171108 batch number and packaging date.

Quite unusual to my palate. Alcohol is noticeable but I do like this.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with tan colored head with great retention and lacing. Medium-full bodied mouthfeel, sweet and roasty up front, a lingering bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with two fingers of caramel-colored foam. Nice head retention and lacing. Aroma is coffee, biscuit and toast malts, and chocolate. Flavor profile is toasted and biscuit malts, with coffee, chocolate, and pasta. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a bit of fizzy, carbonated texture on the tongue. Not super smooth. Overall, a fair coffee stout. Coffee is minimal, letting the light biscuit and toast malts carry the weight of the flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of VTR
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark with a small khaki head. Smelled of roasted malts/coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was creamy with a slightly bitter coffee and finished with a semi sweet chocolate note. I thought the beer was a little thin but very enjoyable.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark garnet brown and appears black in a Dogfish Head snifter. The one inch head is dense chestnut that turns creamy as it slowly settles, leaving spots of lace.

The aroma is sweet malted chocolate with suggestions of fudge brownie and faint coffee.

The flavor opens sweet with roasted bitterness taking over middle to finish. Chocolate and chili peppers add flavor without heat. Unfortunately cigarette ash comes out just before the finish. The finish itself is mild and lingering.

Alcohol is below expectation in this thick, not syrupy beer. Texture is smooth with light carbonation and some residual sugar.

This is a fine beer that would pair well with ribeye steak. Enjoyed it in the shade on a cool summer day.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark brown black espresso colored beer with a tan head that sticks
S - big roasty coffee, roast malts, chocolate -dark, little vanilla and cream, pretty basic coffee stout stuff
T - follows the nose, again with the roasty coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark malts. A little cloyingly sweet at times.
M - medium heavy mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is coffee and chocolate
O - solid coffee stout, not much to write home about though

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted a below average amount of time. Sparse lacing.

S: A good aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and a little hops.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of chocolate, a whole lot of coffee (especially at the beginning), mild hops notes, roasted malt, and a light, creamy quality. A very solid flavor that gets better as it goes along. Definitely much more coffee-centric than anything else, but this isn't an issue.

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

O: This is a very solidly made, sturdy kind of beer. Quite tasty.

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Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33 l bottle into chalice.
L: Pitch black with a weak foam head.
S: Cocoa beans and dark chocolate.
T: Great dark chocolate, grate balanced.
F: Full body and low carbonation.
O: Great example of IS.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured black with about an inch tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Notes of coffee and chocolate come across on the nose. Upon tasting, you get the coffee up front but the chocolate is hard to find. The coffee taste really overpowers the Chocolate. Not sure what the "spaghetti" in this brew was supposed to be, cause all you really get is the coffee taste.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a finger of dense dark tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of coffee and chocolate with some roasted malts. It smells like how chocolate covered espresso beans taste
T: Taste is coffee and bitter dark chocolate with some roasted malt and a hint of charred wood. Coffee remains strong and plays well with the chocolate and dark malt notes. Swallow is roasted malts, burnt sugar, coffee and chocolate.
M: This beer is full in the mouth with a slightly slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is good and just a bit under prickly while the beer has a drying finish
O: Overall this is a quality beer for the style. It has good flavors and complexity and it doesn't have any perceptable flaws. The addition of spaghetti is a little odd but it cannot be tasted in the beer. Definitely a good representation of the style and worth a try.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle of unknown age into a snifter.

L: Pours jet black with 0.5 finger of chestnut brown head that quickly dissipates to a ring and left minimal sporadic spotted lacing.
S: First sniff was almost like Victory at Sea sans vanilla. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Nose becomes MUCH more singular in coffee as it warms, and more of almost burnt coffee and edgy. Still enjoyable, but not nearly as much as the initial.
T: Heavy on the roast and coffee. Hard to pickup any chocolate. Finishes with lingering coffee bitterness.
F: Lighter bodied for the style and ABV, carbonation on the lower end.
O: So wanted the beer to match the initial nose. Unfortunately the taste did not and the nose degraded for my preferences as it warmed. One and done for me.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Waching Los Soprano 5x11. Plenty of pleasant coffee in mouth and nose. Less-alcoholic than usual for the style but not lacking any of its usual qualities

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a midnight black with a one finger tan head.

S - Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and molasses.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Black coffee, dark roasted malts, cocoa nibs, vanilla, dark frutis and some earthy hops. The finish has lingering coffee bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a nice coffee stout. I'm definetly glad I got to try it, but at $9 a bottle i probably won't revisit

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Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a medium height tan head that gives way to a thin, sticky lacing. Smells like cold brewed coffee, roasted malts, cherries, subtle vanilla bean and milk chocolate. The taste follows the same notes, roasty bitter, chocolate sweet and a bit hoppy. Full body with low carbonation and a velvet smooth roasty bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Happy International Stout Day 2016! I am not only celebrating, but I am also alleviating part of the Chez Woody Bottle Backlog at the same time. I love an excuse!

From the bottle: "Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout"; "Stout Brewed with Coffee, Cocoa Nibs, and Spaghetti"; "Ingredients: water, barley malt, oat malt, coffee, cocoa nibs, hop, yeast, spaghetti".

I am taking the Good with the Bad, but it is going to get Ugly if I am unable to Pop! the cap on this bottle! I was offered the chance to buy a spare bottle opener for A Few Dollars More, but I had depleted my Fistful of Dollars & I was on a tight budget so I declined. I will just use my teeth, being the tough guy that I am. I was successful, so to celebrate, I got the bottle by its neck and shook it for all it was worth. It spewed forth in a gout and filled my awaiting glass with a finger of foamy, deep-brown head that looked around at the proceedings and beat a hasty retreat. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), as black as my heart. Nose was pungent with rich, dark-roasted coffee, underlain with spaghetti. That reminds me - it is lunchtime. I shall be taking a liquid lunch today, supping on the ingredients used to brew this luscious liquid and following it up with the smoking of a cheroot for dessert. Did I mention that my soundtrack for the writing of this review is the music of Ennio Morricone? If not, now you know. I know that the mouthfeel was medium, making kind of thin for the style. The taste was initially nothing but coffee, but then the spaghetti began to slowly shine through the morass, smoothing things out and giving the beer an oatmeal stout-like creaminess. Finish was semi-dry, but not so bitter from the coffee that I was not able to pick out the cocoa nibs on the extreme finish. This drank bigger than its 8.70% ABV & I had my regrets as it caused me to lose track of how many shots I got off. Now, some hard-bitten pig is challenging me, asking if I feel lucky. Hell, yeah, swine, I feel REAL lucky! BAM!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours opaque pitch black with a creamy frothy brown foam head. Smells like immense dark roast coffee, pure dark chocolate, some spice, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, some dark fruit, marshmallow, oats, spaghetti, with savory herbal earthy grassy piney hops. Tastes like luscious pure dark roast coffee and baker's chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, spice, marshmallow, oats, dark fruit, spaghetti, with herbal earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with fairly low carbonation. Overall an impressive chocolate coffee imperial stout with spaghetti.

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Photo of dcotom
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into glass boot. Dark mahogany color. Aggressive pour yielded a thick long-lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, dark cocoa, and molasses. Nice coffee and chocolate notes on the palate with a little sweetness. Bitter but not harshly so. Substantial mouthfeel, well hidden ABV. A great beer all around.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark black color with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of coffee and toasted grain and wheat. Some vanilla too, I expected the aroma to be stronger.

T: A very dominating note of coffee, some vanilla and toasted grain and wheat. A strong coffee bitterness at the end.

F: Medium to heavy body, smooth carbonation.

O: A odd combination that doesn't quite seem to come together and is not really worth the price.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Prairie's and Brewfist's Spaghetti Western for $6.49 at The Lager Mill. I've been wondering about this one for a while, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a 11.2oz brown bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks great, it goes great with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light comes through and it had a thick ring worth of darker tan head that died down to a thin ring which eventually faded away and it left some nice spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the coffee being first to show up and it imparts a nice black coffee aroma that takes on a little bit of mocha aroma when the cocoa nibs start to come through, Up next comes a little bit of fruity yeast which goes into the malts which impart a nice roasted malt, slightly charred and little more chocolate towards the end. This beer has a good aroma, it's what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the coffee still being the first to show up and it imparts that same black coffee aspect that turns int o more of a mocha flavor once the cocoa nibs start to show up. Up next comes just a slight bit of that fruity yeast with the malts imparting the same roasted and charred aspects that it did in the aroma. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a black coffee, light chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it's just what I would expect from the style.

M- Fairly smooth, a little chewy, not too crisp, a little creamy, on the slightly lighter side of being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, I don't think the spaghetti added much to the aroma or taste, but it could have helped make this beer as thick and chewy as it is. This beer had nice drinkability, one glass would be the perfect amount for me. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it was and it didn't have any weak points. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything that stands out as not be as good as the rest. I would buy this beer again and I would be interested to see how it ages. I would recommend trying this beer, if you like them big and dark. All in all I was happy and little impressed with this beer, the spaghetti may still be a little bit of a gimmick, but in the end I was left with one tasty beer and that's all that matter. It's one of the better beers I've had from Prairie and it made for a good first impression for Brewfist. Good job guys, this is a good beer, keep it up.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with very thin head. Smell is coffee, maybe over-roasted, slight chocolate, something bitter or sour in this.
Feel is quite good, mouth coating. Taste is off, slight bitter or sour. I see this is no longer available and I cannot fine any reference to a bottling date on the copy I have. Kind of screams too old or poorly handled. Might have been better once.

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Spaghetti Western from Brewfist
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 642 ratings