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Still Life Stout | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Still Life StoutStill Life Stout

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Halcyondays on 11-19-2012

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Photo of M_chav
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoke is definitely there, but it's well integrated. Less sweetness and more thickness than Alaskan Smoked Porter but more density, more reliance upon charred roasty notes. A better beer than the ratings suggest, IMHO, due to the usual propensity for people to consider smoke a problem.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomba split. My 2nd time having this.

A - Barely a hiss when opened. Black pour into a snifter with a very thin tan head. Retains mostly as a thick ring with lace dots.

S - Lots of roast, some smoke, dark chocolate, some caramel and raisin, odd boozy sweetness comes through with warmth.

T - Roast and particularly smoke are toned down a bit with alot more general chocolatey presence becoming more prevalent. Some bitter pine, raisin, caramelly bread.

M - Smooth with a decent creamy thickness to it, but a little on the thin side, probably could use a bit more carbonation as well. Not much for alcohol comes through in the taste but a little harsh at times with bitter roast.

O - A good balance of roast and chocolate stout, though it seems to need some kinks worked out, it feels a bit off at times. Also wish the smoke added more.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An awesome beer. Smoked stout done incredibly well. Smoke blends perfectly with chocolately, coffee flavors expected in a stout. Granted, I like smoked beers...this was incredible.

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Photo of JGam115
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a sucker for lactose. Silky, not cloyingly sweet, incredibly rich.

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Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Random bottle pulled out by Chico1985 last night. Full notes to iPad at time of consumption.

A- Deep brown around the sides with black mostly filling the glass. Dark leathery brown head to a thin layer with frothy appearance falling to a tiny ring. Sticky legs all over but only some spotty lace.

S- Smoky grains and chocolate pretty much compose the entire aroma. Bacon and burnt logs notes. Smoke seems a bit like peat as smoked Scotch comes to mind at times with the dark chocolate.

T- Deep dark bitter chocolate bars and cocoa powder leads the way to smoky meaty burning wood. Completing the flavor profile are notes of caramel, deep semisweet raisins, toasted cereal grains, crystal malt and some bread.

MF- Semi thick body with a slick and slightly creamy overall consistency. Carbonation is toward the lower side but it suits the rich cocoa and smoke. Bitter roasty finish.

Meaty and cocoa forward stout that is rather rich. Dark rich chocolate is the main player while the smoke compliments that. Another fine treat shared by Chico1985.

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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of terranostra86
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body and a big off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Medium smokiness. Some nuttiness and dark malts.

Taste - Lots of smoke malts. Works very well. Some chocolate. Nutty and smokey in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter smokiness in the back end. Well carbonated.

Overall - Nice smokiness. The body balances it well, though.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Optcynbassist
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of T_Hass
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Still Life Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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