Six Impossible Things | Mystery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mystery Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
mysterybrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, buttery oatmeal stout with undercurrents of cocoa and coffee. The grain additions in this beer are designed to impart chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes without overt bitterness, creating a smooth, drinkable stout. Aged on Dominican cocoa nibs; locally roasted coffee added in the fermenter.

Added by brentk56 on 12-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MMOSNN
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rosmith51
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These are local brewers from Hillsborough. I deliberately tried to tease out the head on this one but it wouldn't cooperate. It went to a cap and then zero very quickly. Aroma is heavy on the chocolate and roasted tones and some backing bitterness.

A little too much carbonation initially, but when you get to the flavor, its quite good, with plenty of coffee and roasted oats. Balanced nicely with hops, this nevertheless delivers on the promises of richness and butter. Solid complexity throughout. Give it a little time to warm.

No subtlety here, but there is flavor. For my money, it is quite true to the style. Good effort overall, but God knows how many calories it pumps. I'm not crazy about the can design either, for the record. Worth a definite try.

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Photo of redfish2942
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with light to moderate aromas of chocolate/cocoa and cold brewed coffee.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with just a hint of caramel malt sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark chocolate/cocoa and light flavors of cold press coffee. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable - nice subtle flavors of chocolate and coffee. Wish this one had more of the creaminess I associate with oatmeal stouts but still quite easy to drink.

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Photo of 13tido
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of lzepplin01
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCStateAE
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/8 inch medium brown head that bears little retention before deteriorating to literally no surface foam. No lacing.

S- Inviting aroma of chocolate and dark roasted malt. Moderate coffee and a bit of booze.

T- Very straightforward dark roasted malt flavor profile. I actually wouldn't have been able to tell you that chocolate or coffee was used in this since I'm really just getting the usual bitter notes that I get from any oatmeal stout. A bit of milk chocolate finally shows up in the aftertaste.

M- Slightly creamy with low carbonation and a full body.

O- It's decent but there are certain elements that fall flat...literally, since there's barely any carbonation and the chocolate and coffee haven't really lent any extra character to the beer.

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Photo of ashsblack
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth Dark W/CHOCOLATE & Coffee Aroma

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Photo of IMFletcher
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very sweet, chocolatey aroma, nutty, with a touch of roast.

Flavor is sweet and chocolatey, with buttery diacetyl notes and a touch of acrid character.

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Photo of stdaniel
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, light caramel colored head that quickly dissipates.

S - Nice notes of chocolate, subtle coffee, vanilla blended well. None overpower another.

T - Similar to smell, nice hints of chocolate and coffee on the front end that blend toward vanilla and cream on the back end. Again, well blended flavors with none of them overpowering the others. It's one of those interesting beers that I can sip over the course of an hour and pick out individual flavors.

M - Lighter body at 5.8% (2014/15 version), soft mild carbonation that, help round out the edges .

O - Overall, this is an incredibly drinkable, well balanced stout. I'm amazed at the overall product considering the relatively low ABV. Excellent price point as well.

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Photo of Chris74
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great flavors. I prefer fuller bodied American style stouts but very tasty

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Photo of tarheels4life23
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.99 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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