System Of A Stout | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

System Of A StoutSystem Of A Stout
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 298 ratings
System Of A StoutSystem Of A Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
System of a Stout [Imperial Armenian Coffee Stout ] - An imperial stout infused with all the traditional ingredients of a savory cup of Armenian coffee: cardamom, molasses, coffee (of course), and brandy. In the kettle, the beer is lightly dosed with green cardamom for exotic spice notes. Molasses adds a richness that seamlessly blends in. The finished beer was then aged for several days on masterfully roasted coffee from Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa. The beer was then aged for several weeks on Armenian brandy-soaked oak chips for yet another dimension of flavors and aromas. Take your time & enjoy this endlessly complex & nuanced beer.

Added by Halcyondays on 07-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#704
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
298
Liked:
282
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
7.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
64
Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow what an amazing beer. So much coffee smell and taste and so balanced. Because it is not barrel aged it is very smooth and no too sweet. Beachwood continues to dominate

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you are a beer geek and a coffee addict this is as good as it gets. The only reason I do not see 5's all around on this one is only because the people rating this beer do not know anything about what they are rating.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Will avoid restating the obvious on this one, as it's been covered. But I will say the interesting thing of note on this beer is the Cardamom spice. I've been on a stout kick lately, and I was pleasantly surprised with a distinct and unique taste in my mouth. After a while, they start to taste very similar. I appreciate Beechwood put a different spin on things, and the spice is very pronounced on both the nose and the taste. This is relatively easy to come by and will be one I stock up on if I see it on shelves.

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4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1st Bottle Batch:

Just a wonderful mix of coffee and cardamom. Beachwood stouts to me are on the dryer side which I love. Just the right amount of oak from the chips.

Such a Benchmark stout to me

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4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pours a pitch black with a small khaki head. Dissipates quickly. This beer is phenomenal. Hits you in the face with heavy amounts of coffee and chocolate. I didn't get any spice. A little thin. The best beer beachwood makes by far.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

- Batch 2 / 2014 vintage
- 22 oz. bottle poured into Hanger24 Barrel Roll tasting snifter on 5-Jul-14

- Batch 1/306
- 22 oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey teku glass on 13-Jun-13.

Woah, the aromas... roasted coffee dominate and it smells better than almost every single coffee I've ever had. Earthy, fresh-grounded coffee beans with hints of vanilla.

Taste begins with the roasted coffee and its very velvety... bold, hearty, and decadent, but it's not an overload that it obliterates your palate. Mild acidity; so balanced. Everything that I want in a perfect cup of joe is found here. It then transitions into a malty chocolate that flows around the sides of your tongue and with it brings hints of vanilla, oak, subtle spices that I cannot differentiate specifically, and the brandy (btw, I wouldn't have been able to guess the brandy unless I was told of it, but once aware of the fact, it connected the dots). Finishes with the usual roasty bitterness every good coffee stout should have. Good heat; no unwanted boozyness whatsoever.

This was tough for me to decide... but I'd have to say this is the 2nd best coffee stout (behind BCBCS '12) that I've ever had the delight of experiencing. Beachwood, please keep em coming!

Batch 2 was just as I remembered the previous batch. Permawant!

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

had this both in bottle and on tap at Beachwood Seal Beach.

Color is a rich dark roasted black with 2 inches of head.

Incredible coffee aroma and nice medium thickness.

Taste is a massive almost espresso like coffee and just insanely drinkable. I had two glasses on tap and cracked open a bottle when I got home. Julian is hitting home runs here. This is something special and was a great alternate between the Falcon IPA.

Tovarish was great but this is one of the those special coffee stouts that just has a whallop to it and goes down like no other. Damn near perfection.

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System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 298 ratings
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