Trace Of Remy
Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Stout - American Imperial
4.71 | pDev: 6.79%
Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 63 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stone RIS glass
it is pretty dark and little lacing and very slight small head to it
smell is overpowering amazing barrel characteristic along with coconut and chocolate
taste is similar smooth chocolate slight heat from barrel on the back end
not as much coconut as in the smell but it melds nicely with all the other flavors
very intense complex beer could definitely drink another bottle
solid beer much recommended

Feb 04, 2014
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belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Nov 15, 2013
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drewone from California

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Aug 29, 2013
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mrbubbler from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Apr 14, 2014
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this set from totoropanda a while back. Cheers for the trade man!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2013

APPEARANCE: Identical to the original version. Pours out a transparent dark brown, almost black, yielding a two finger, looser, slightly foamy and crackly, tan head with only half decent retention. Head quickly recedes to a foamy cap. Transparent black body with no carbonation evident. A ring and slight wisp remain but leave no lacing down the glass. Body is a little too transparent for the style and the head too loose and foamy. Average at best.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, vanilla cream, milk chocolate, sweet toffee and butterscotch on the nose. Bold aromas for sure with lots of nice barrel elements. Similar to the others with perhaps less coconut.

TASTE: Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla cream and butterscotch up front. More barrel at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of oak, bourbon, sweet vanilla cream, toffee and butterscotch, some milk chocolate and notes of bitter pure chocolate as balance. Decadent and very enjoyable. Much like the other variants but less coconut perhaps.

PALATE: Medium-thinner body with medium levels of carbonation. Prickly on the palate, not quite smooth, goes down fine with a bit of a scratch and finishes a touch sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Again, this is a very tasty and enjoyable barrel aged stout. Like the other variants, the feel is not quite as full and creamy as I’d like for this style, and fixing that up a little would really make this brew world class. The aromas and flavors are top notch, however, as is true for all the variants. This one had a little less coconut and more butterscotch than the other versions, but all three incarnations are so similar that it doesn’t really matter that much. Thanks again totoropanda. These were all really enjoyable.

Mar 05, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Had this after regulars Remy.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Medium collar. Slight ruby tinges at the edge.

Smell - Even sharper bourbon than the Heaven Hill Remy. Doesn't seem as boozy. More chocolate.

Taste - Again the bourbon is distinct. It's a separate flavor from the beer itself. Chocolate less caramel and cola. More straightforward.

Mouthfeel - Arguably more bourbon but less booze. Medium heavy.

Overall - The barrel is a little nicer than regular. Both are incredible beers.

Dec 17, 2013
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miadw3 from California

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 03, 2013
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drummermattie02 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -20.4%

Oct 15, 2013
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xnicknj from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Oct 08, 2013
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 05, 2013
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Rckmo10 from California

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Feb 17, 2014
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zestar from California

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Apr 02, 2014
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pittsburghkid66 from Indiana

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Oct 14, 2013
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Jazzpatel from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Apr 27, 2014
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Beerbeer101 from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Aug 30, 2013
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Wantbeer from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Oct 26, 2013
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 18, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and marshmallow flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great barrel aged presence in the aroma and flavor.

Dec 16, 2013
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linnymtu from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 05, 2015
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Gobzilla from California

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Feb 16, 2014
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Callmecoon from California

4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Dec 18, 2013
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Prospero from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Apr 21, 2014
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bsuedekum from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

May 04, 2014
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Wowcoolman from California

4.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Green waxed bottle purchased El Cerrito Liquor. Dark, inky, silky, luxurious, a little oily- lacing clusters into globules. Very viscous. Nose is fresh caramel, marshmallow, Bourbon, some roasted malts and a little soy. Very well integrated taste echoing flavors mentioned in the smell, with a sumptuous full mouthfeel. Incredibly smooth and slick. Well done Jazz and Taps; looking forward to enjoying my second bottle.

Aug 29, 2013
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Mrpink77 from California

5/5  rDev +6.2%

Jan 23, 2014
Trace Of Remy from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 63 ratings