Standard Crude Imperial Stout | El Segundo Brewing Company

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Standard Crude Imperial StoutStandard Crude Imperial Stout
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Standard Crude Imperial StoutStandard Crude Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRG1313 on 02-09-2013

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of imbibehour
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Creamy and full espresso dark brown head. Standing two fingers tall in the snifter bowl, thick and rich. Settles nicely with a bit of lacing, coating and giving off even an orange like hue. Body color is classic black walnut, just a bit of clarity held up to the light and showing a real nice red dark edge as well. Great looking beer.

Excellent aroma off the pour and first whiff of the nose. Good roast and hints of spicy like chocolate notes, diving somewhere between clove and cinnamon like flavors. A bit of and char like notes as well, with a hint of woody pine like heat and bitterness coming off just a little too. Very inviting for a basic imperial stout. Great job so far.

Palate just sings on first sip. Lush and velvety silky thick body, with a nice thick quality but not sludgy or syrupy flavors. Big roasted char and hitting of coffee dark notes. Finishes with excellent bitter dark cocoa powder flavors, and tops off with a spicy tobacco. A great warm big and thick black licorice flavor just envelopes everywhere after some time. Not even a hint of big booze on this either, drinks so easily well.

What an excellent solid imperial stout these guys make here, and I thought the IPAs were fantastic as it was. Really doing a great job down there I must say.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taby
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark "stout brown" with with a dark khaki head that fades quickly.

Nose is light fruity chocolate and light roasted grains with some almost Belgian ester character. Light nose but pleasant and inviting.

Mouthfeel is medium to full with a nice creamy texture and character. Nicely carbonated and pleasing in the most.

Flavor profile is the currently popular "hoppy" malty stout. Interestingly, while I generally don't favor that profile, this one really works and is integrated and balanced. Lots of big bitter hops but comes off more as a big bitter coffee, bitter chocolate character. Yet, hopheads will still like it and call it "hoppy." Malt tones, coffee, burnt grain and chocolate and malt tones are all in the flavor profile but well integrated, balanced and well presented. I keep going back to the glass for more, which is a pretty good test.

Finish is a relatively long lasting bitter hop; bitter coffee and bitter dark chocolate. One of the better "new style" stouts tasted recently in my opinion.

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Photo of johnInLA
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, black with light brown head, nice lacing

Roasty nose with some chocolate.

Roastiness, some chocolate and dark berries in the flavor, with a roasty finish.

Creamy texture.

a very good imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of detgfrsh
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a motor oil black, as promised, with a thin layer of bubbles. Strong smell of roasted malts. Nice, thick, mouthfeel with a strong coffee flavor and hint of dark berries. Great stout, and I don't really notice the 10.3% alcohol but I'm sure I'll be feeling it in a minute.

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Standard Crude Imperial Stout from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 57 ratings