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3.96/5
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620 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewfist
Italy
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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by vfgccp on 03-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,073
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
620
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 620 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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 JandJMD
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTR
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
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%
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 +1.8%
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 +7.3%
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 Dentist666
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -2.3%
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 +1%
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 -2.5%
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 heerboth
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
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 -3.8%
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 rjd722
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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