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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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-13-2012

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Shmizzen
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz capped and waxed bottle served in a large snifter. Pretty sure @mr-jj gave it to me. I don't see a date on it.

Pours black (as it poured, the stream looked like a dark ruby brown) with a tiny ring of tannish head that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Carbonation exists, but is slow and tiny. Looks fairly normal for an imperial stout. Smell is almost burnt coffee -- extremely roasty. A bit of black licorice.

Taste is super strong on the black licorice, and not nearly as strong on the roasted coffee. A shame for me, because the reverse would be more pleasant -- I'm not a black licorice fan, except when it's more like an accent in a beer (not a central theme, like this beer). Consequently, I don't like it a lot, although I could see black licorice fans liking it a lot. If I search for it, there's coffee there. I'll keep drinking it for now and see how I feel after I get more accustomed to it and it starts to warm up. If I change my mind about it, I'll edit my scores.

Mouthfeel is almost thick, somewhat sticky. Overall, not a bad beer, but the flavor is not my favorite.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, black wax, 10% ABV, no date but likely the 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, earthy hops, and dark fruit. Not a super strong intensity, but smooth and balanced. Some alcohol comes through. Medium bitterness, subtle sweetness, and light dryness. Some noticeable variance between bottles in the level of char/roastiness (the bottles with less char were better). 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
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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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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 Birdlegs
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black and oily, smooth yet with a nip of alcohol warmth, a perfect fall drink. On tap at the Crooked Fence taproom, black as night with a small skin of beige head. Aroma and taste are rich roast grains, coffee, chocolate and molasses. Delicious, smooth and easily drinkable.

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2.67/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ClarkOfTheCovenant
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip. Chocolate, coffee, molasses, smooth, balanced. Love it!

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Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHVC59
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of czechsaaz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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2.24/5  rDev -41.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Sins Of Our Fathers Imperial Stout from Crooked Fence Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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