Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout | Phillips Brewing Company

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Black Jackal Imperial Coffee StoutBlack Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee stouts have always held a special place in our hearts as one of the three original Phillips brews, and this year’s Imperial version–brewed in collaboration with our friends at 2% Jazz Coffee Co.–is an 8% 650mL double shot!

Pouring a deep black earth colour, rich roasted coffee flavours and hints of dark chocolate guide your palate through a java-laden journey. Methodically crafted with only the best local espresso, this one-eyed jackal is no wildcard.

Added by LampertLand on 02-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark black with two fingers of light brown head that leaves some nice lacing down the side of it. Also leaves a nice layer across the whole beer.

S: I smell dark coffee expresso with a touch of cocoa. But the fiance smells olives and soya sauce... Also pregnant so maybe just what I should go get her....

T: Super bitter right of the front, but it has a super strong coffee taste to it and expresso. Not much chocolate going on in there.

F: Full body mouth feel with moderate amount of carbination.

O: Still one of my favorite Phillips beers, and I've had a fair amount ;P

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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Notes of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate on the aroma. Tastes like a espresso with a roasted malt finish. The "Imperial" status is very well hidden in this beer. Overall, an excellent Imperial Coffe Stout!

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4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This pours with rich, deep black coloring and reminds me of motor oil...awesome! The head is tan colored, and starts out a couple of fingers thick of dense foam, eventually settling into a thick cloud film over the brew! Lacing is impressive with many small patches of bubbly goodness clinging to the side of the glass, forming a design that is abstract, and the carbonation is not really noticed.

S- The first and dominant aroma is freshly ground dark roast coffee beans that are slightly oily.....super rich for sure. Added notes of high cocoa content chocolate, burnt malt, char, nutty molasses and a dry finish. This is awesome!

T- Espresso, when tasted with the foam, is the essence of this brew! Almost pure cocoa, but smooth, heavily toasted malt and black coffee make up the backbone of the flavor....it is so integrated and work well with one another...this is a super beer flavor wise! The finish is dry chocolate covered coffee bean....this is amazing!

M/O- I cant believe this is 8% alcohol....superbly well hidden! This is super smooth in both carbonation and in body....which I'd put at full. If this is available on tap, I'd be in heaven! I will buy this again most definitely and think it goes excellent with a bakers chocolate, which I had it with, or could go well as a beef stew ingredient! I could drink this all night! Anybody who likes a good stout should try this!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Black, impenetrable to light, a finger and a half or so of head the colour of cafe au lait.

S: Dark roasted malts, burnt sugar.

T: I can definitely believe it’s made with espresso. More than anything else, that’s what I taste. Now, I like my coffee dark with plenty of milk, and I think I like my beer without coffee. Personal preference aside, this beer is certainly what it claims to be.

F: Maybe a little thin for a stout? It leaves a weird film in my mouth, kind of like when you drink the last of coffee brewed with a French press - a bit gritty.

O: Glad I tried it, probably wouldn’t get it again.

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Black Jackal Imperial Coffee Stout from Phillips Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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