BOOST Coffee Stout
Almanac Beer Co.

BOOST Coffee StoutBOOST Coffee Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,646
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #17,397
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 5.72%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
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Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Tallboy to tulip pour. The beer is pitch black in the body and the cap has a dark cocoa brown color to it. A thick and puffy head blasts up to about two inches tall with great retention. Lacing coats most of the glass.

S- For me it is very chocolately with dark chocolate and cocoa powder especially apparent. The coffee comes next and then the roasted barley. Caramel, toasted nuts and subtle vanilla.

T- Dark chocolate and toasted nuts up front with a medium roast coffee and some fudge after that. Really not all that sweet for a modern stout as the bitter roast barley cuts into the medium sweetness nicely balancing the brew overall. Caramel, vanilla, cocoa powder and toast. Picking up a slight touch of earthy hops in the back end.

MF- Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy almost to the point of chewiness and pretty soft and smooth. Ends very slightly warm with a nice roasty bitterness.

Chocolatey stout that is just bleeds balance between the malts, coffee, vanilla and sweetness.

Sunday at 04:22 AM
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was kind of underwhelmed by this coffee Stout definitely more roast forward than actual coffee bitterness. Could have definitely used a bit more baker's chocolate to balance. Was pretty creamy and went down smooth with the 9% ABV. not disappointed just not worth the admission of almost six bucks for a can

Jul 20, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown, almost black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very good aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, spices, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a bit of vanilla (a subtle presence), light chocolate notes (nice, but could've used more), a good shot of coffee (less than expected, but definitely present), a lot of roasted malt (present throughout), and light spices (cinnamon, in particular). This is a subtle, warm, well-constructed flavor. Tasty stuff.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solid coffee stout. Worth a look.

Apr 09, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This excellent imperial pours
a nice obsidian with a fantastic had of dark tan foam that settles
to a thick ring and clumping layer with astounding lacing. Nose of
coffee, vanilla, char, dark bakers chocolate, and cream notes. Flavors
surpass the nose with aplomb; dark cocoa and espresso dance about layers of
char and brulee with a mild vanilla bean note amongst mild cream /
cappuccino notes with a hint of herbal hops. Very nice mouth feel;
full body, smooth, coating, medium light carbonation that supplies some
very nice lift, and a semi dry finish.

Overall---excellence from a new to me brewery!

Cheers

Feb 13, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a brownish black color with a dark tan head.

Smell - The nose had a light roasty coffee, heavy roasted malt presence.

Taste - The profile is more chocolate fudge than coffee. Coffee hints come more toward the back without the promised vanilla. A part of the problem is the carbonation which makes it difficult for sweetness to last. Dark malts dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel - Stouts should not be so heavily carbonated. “Smooth” would not describe this stout.

Overall - The balance of this beer is way-off. Did I get the bottom of the brewtank?

Feb 02, 2020
BOOST Coffee Stout from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 19 ratings