System Of A Stout | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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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
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
59
For Trade:
6
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Photo of reebtaerG
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of KAF
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of greg4579
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz blue wax top bottle poured into a teku, bottled 2015

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that reduces to bring around the edge, leaving some nice learn behind

S- lots of fresh roasted coffee on the nose with some spicy and herbal notes. Also picking up aromas of brown sugar, milk chocolate, anise, woodsy oak, cinnamon & sassafras. All of the aromas blend well together

T- Fresh roasted coffee up front adds some herbal & earthy notes, the mid-palate brings lots of spices, with notes of anise, cinnamon, cardamon, even some peppery flavor. Molasses addition adds some brown sugary sweetness. The finish is somewhat dry with bitter roast and dark artisan chocolate on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly thin mouthfeel, but turns creamy near the finish, alcohol warmth on the linger

O- the cardamon addition adds a unique complexity to the coffee and molasses, but somehow they all blend together well. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but overall a very enjoyable beer

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: black with a thin tan head that faded quickly for me, not so much for the others. S: nice rich coffee and dark chocolate on the nose...great smell. T: similar to the smell...as it warmed the herbs just really transformed this beer into something unique. M: in the medium-full area. More full than medium. O: this beer was a delight to try. When it was cold, it tasted like a weak Perennial Sump. As it warmed, it transformed into a delicious spiced stout, with a nice coffee and rich dark chocolate. I'll have to trade for this one

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Photo of kidzord
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesus_plaza
3.34/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arusso13
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jas45678
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of injectr
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Getalegup
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, dark brown with brown fringes. Not much foam then fades to thin lacing on the edges. It smells of sweet choco late and coffee. Taste is the same but I guess the cardamon and brandy soaked wood chips add just a little something extra. Medium viscosity and very smooth. Really solid coffee stout. Recommended.

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Photo of krl2112
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hootie159
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a centimeter light to medium brown head. Dissipates, but sticks around the edges. Coffee and the cardamom smell great. Natural pairing. Imparts some intense flavor into the taste before the roasted coffee rolls in. Molasses helps balance the spicing with some sweetness. Oak chips impart a hint of smokiness. Very smooth with light carbonation aided by the brandy. The spicing gives it some bite if left on the tongue.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice black color with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells of coffee, oak and cardamom come through heavily. Nicely spiced. The taste leaves a bitter coffee flavor on the aftertaste and a nice buzz of spice on the tongue. Love the balance that exhibits. Smooth mouthfeel once it warms up a bit. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beachwood continues to please and this is no exception. Batch 1 and Batch 2 tasted side by side. There were differences of opinion. Score here is for Batch #1 - more creamy, chocolaty and rich all around. Batch #2 is very similiar but lacks some of the complexities and nuances.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

System Of A Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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