Fistful of Cake
Monday Night Brewing

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,602
Ranked #17,144
3.99 | pDev: 6.77%
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
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Notes: Inspired by the classic opera cake, this imperial stout is thick and decadent. We used coffee and a budget-breaking amount of vanilla beans to complement the roasty and rich base stout. Channel your inner 1-year old, and go to town on this one. 9% ABV.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21
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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoever said that you can't have your cake and drink it too certainly haven't had a fistful of the stuff from Monday Night Brewing. Their coffee and vanilla washed stout blends perfectly with the roasty, toasty, robust imperial stout underneath.

Very dark brown and pretending to be latte, the beer's appearance is frothy, luxurious and light. As its froth crown greets the nose with vanilla cream, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel, the character of opera cake is coming together nicely. Condensed milk slathers the early palate with vanilla, sweet cream and vanilla in a moderately sweet, mildly roasty taste.

Coffee and cream roll across the middle palate in a straight up latte taste. Milk chocolate, candied pecan and toasted coffee beans spread into the finish and outlast the sweetness ever so slightly. Mildly bitter, the finish is woodsy, chickory-like and soft with an overall tiramisu culmination overall.

Medium full and taking a relaxed approach to imperial stout, the beer's lightness might give impressions of lack in boldness but its delicate and softer tone shows a delicacy on the style that keeps reminding the palate of tiramisu and macaroon from start to finish.

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3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really wanted to like this beer, but it's far too sweet and the advertised flavors just don't come through. Everything just taste sort of sweet and washed out. Kinda like a nice looking cake that just ends up being standard Publix when you taste a bite. Not worth the alcohol or calories.

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. Canned 3/1/19. Served in a Monday Night snifter. Enjoyed 3/28/19.

Pours pours a dark chocolate brown but rests in the glass essentially black. The initial dense cap of khaki foam settles, leaving a thin veneer, full collar and a few smallish trails of lace.

Smells of coffee, cocoa, cream and cooked sugar.

Tastes roasty with a pleasant mild bitterness that plays well with the considerable sweetness. Over-toasted fudge, vanilla creamed coffee, burnt caramel, malted milk, a faint grassiness and a little alcohol.

Creamy, fullish feel with fairly light carbonation. The long, sticky sweet aftertaste is like vanilla macchiato.

Another nice stout from Monday Night. Fistful of Cake mixes two of my favorite stout adjuncts, coffee and vanilla, to delicious effect.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh on draft, Loosa Brews AL.

Nice dark, viscous pour. Some small amounts of ivory head rise up by fall quickly. Pretty thorough layers of lace retention on the inside of the glass, with many of them ultimately falling back into the beer.

The aromas are great, lots of nutty coffee and vanilla. Sweet chocolate undertones, similar to a much more toned-down version of Trillium’s Tiramisu Stout. Definitely nailed the opera cake essence on the nose.

More vanilla and caramel flavors, with soft, light blend coffee flavors throughout. Again, well balanced with every intended adjunct working very well together. No unwanted lingering bitterness.

Soft mouthfeel, but the body is a tad thin and the carbonation just a little too high for me. Not too much of a detriment, but even with the warm, sticky finish the mouthfeel is the only real let down to this beer. That being said, a very smooth 9% beer.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Artificial chemical vanilla flavor dominates unfortunately after a delicious chocolate cake aroma, also stout with vanilla. Touch of coffee in the finish. Great attempt but the vanilla is overbearing. Like every
Imperial stout, I compare it to Prarie Bomb! — falls way way short.

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Fistful of Cake from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 21 ratings