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Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout | Crooked Fence Brewing

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Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial StoutSins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-13-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by Douglas88:
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber thanks to Toby. Really cool label. Pours a jet black color with a small white head. A nose of dark fruit, chocolates. The flavor is dominated by sweet dry earthy ash, cocoa, chocolates, light banana and dark fruit. Very ashy. Good. Milky at times.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a fine one finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate, a little vanilla and coffee; smells nice. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a bit of char, dark chocolate, light espresso coffee, a bit of molasses finishes with rich cocoa and dark malt with lightly hops and mildly char. Smooth, quite creamy body with an excellent mouth feel. This is very nice imperial stout. The flavor is full and well integrated with robust malt and good chocolate flavors with char and coffee at the edges. Reading old reviews here, this must have gone through a recipe revision, because this is top notch. My first introduction to this brewery and a good one. I really like this. The ABV for this recent bottle appears to have gone up a bit to 10%, but it is well covered.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, black wax, 10% ABV, no date but likely a 2016 version. Pours black with a medium sized light khaki head. Smells of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, char, and some faint dark fruit. The taste follows closely with mostly roasted malt and cocoa with some light char, coffee, dark fruit, and earthy hops. Not a strong intensity, but smooth and balanced. Some alcohol comes through. Medium bitterness/dryness. Below average body and average carbonation. Overall, nothing really stands out as special and it's not a 'heavy hitter', but it's very well-rounded and surprisingly pleasant. Great example of an IS and worth a try.

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Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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2.67/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this twice now... both bottles were picked up at the brewery on Chinden. Ditmier's buddy "ScubaSteve" brought a bottle to the RIS tasting at Sammy's house.... A coworker shared a bottle with me after a long day of election work.

Pours a pretty deep brown head... the brew is about black but allows some light through on the stem end of my glass... spotty lacing and only okay retention.

The nose is pretty good but mild... seems just enough dark malt and minor coffee jumps out of the goblet... a bit thin on the aroma.

Flavor mirrors the nose but has a lingering dark maltiness on the palate.... midpalate is light char and some dark cocoa... not really getting any hoppiness... More of "everything RIS" would be appreciated.

Body is a decent medium for the style... I would hope for more body and more malt punch with every taste... Seems for me too attenuated and could use more malt on the flavor and on the palate.

Still though... I think it is a great jump into the style... Hammer it down and you will have a winner.


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Photo of Varls
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of krl2112
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHVC59
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So good I took a growler home from the Chill N Fill.

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2.24/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Sawtoothslayer
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very dark inky brown. Adequate foam and carbonation. Malty and boozy smell. And coffee. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel with a dark side. Burnt sugar followed by the hoppy bitterness.

Strong coffee flavor with bitter chocolate chaser. Overall, it's sweet, grainy, and coarse. Not the most inspired brew, but one of the greatest beer labels of all time (do a search for a better image). From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Smells roasty and chocolate. Deep black with a small tan head. Flavor is pretty good, sweet and malty mainly with some hop and roast bitter balance. Ripe fruit yeast esters. But it's kind of thin body and none of the flavors really stands out or seems like a big Imperial Stout. It's fine but if I'm thinking of great impy stouts to seek out this won't get in the conversation.

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Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a chocolate fudge brown color with a modest head that leaves a bit of lacing behind

Smell: Chocolate and coffee with a hint of ash

Taste: Very chocolatey, up front, with the coffee arriving in the middle and lingering into the finish; a bit ashy in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Though it is a bit one-dimensional, that dimension is quite enjoyable

Thanks, JohnGalt1, for the opportunity

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Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout from Crooked Fence Brewing
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