Still Life Stout | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Still Life StoutStill Life Stout

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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours opaque black with a thin light brown head that dissipates to a very thin film and light ring around the glass, leaving light slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet, dark toasted malt, chocolate and a hint of vanilla, very faint smoke. Flavor of lightly smoked and toasted dark malt, chocolate, hints of coffee. Finishes with pleasant light smoke, dark malt and a light hop bitterness. Lingering, nice wood fire smoke taste. Medium bodied with light oatmeal creaminess. A low key, but very nicely balanced smoked stout. The smoke is lightly done, but evident, especially in the finish. The malt body is quite pleasant with evidence of oatmeal body. Nothing really jumps out with this, but it is a quite nice toasty, lightly smoky, malty stout. I liked it quite a bit and will seek out other brews from this brewery.

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

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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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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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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into my FW Snifter glass
Notes from 07/28/13

A: The beer settles into a pitch black body with just a walnut-brown trim visible on the pour. The head is limited, fizzy, and dark khaki in color. Just a fleeting swirl that collars out and then nothing. Still life.

S: Smoke forward aromas but nothing too overbearing. Dark roasted malts support and the smoke takes on more of a meaty jerk-like twang. I am getting a faint bit of earthy root or chicory, sweetened chocolate, and some raisin as well. Pretty nice aromas with evident malt smokiness.

T: Really well balanced. Smoky spice layered over rich chocolates and dark roast grains. The smoke is not too sharp and only a touch astringent with more of a beach bonfire seasoning to it. Definitely not as meaty as the nose lead on. I am getting some dark fruits sprinkled in there and a nice prickly bitterness of pine noted. Alcohol seems totally disguised. Pretty nice smoked stout.

M: The body is semi-thick and a smidge on the lighter side by stout standards. A little watery on the finish but there is a touch of drying crisp and some light bitterness action going on. All in all very clean and smooth with carbonation on the higher side.

D: Loved the balance of flavors on this one. Smoke is the predominant role while allowing the other stout characters to still play a part. Doesn’t wallop you with campfire throat. Really nice beer…Recommended if you are into the smokes.

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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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Still Life Stout from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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