The Devil's Invention
4 Hands Brewing Co.

The Devil's InventionThe Devil's Invention
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #46
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,378
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.32%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
179
From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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The Devil's InventionThe Devil's Invention
Notes: The Devil's Invention is a full-bodied stout brewed with coffee. Inspired by one of the early nicknames for coffee, "the bitter invention of Satan", this stout has a bold, chocolatey aroma with complex notes of coffee and a smooth, sweet finish. The Devil's Invention pours black in color with a tan head.
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 179 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Smells like rich chocolate and coffee.

Taste was of coffee and chocolate - a bit sweeter than I was expecting, but by no means overly sweet. Very smooth feel in the mouth and the flavors really melded together well. very drinkable.

Overall a really good coffee stout from 4 Hands - did not disappoint and great beer for the price point.

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Photo of BSiegs
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour, one finger of medium brown foam. Retention and lacing are good. Aroma is huge coffee, a little roast and chocolate. The taste follows, primarily coffee flavors. Dark chocolate, somewhat bitter. Medium full body, moderate carbonation, balanced finish. Would like the carb down a little bit for this style. Overall, a nice coffee stout and can't go wrong at $10.99 per four pack.

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Photo of Allurex
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body, clear on the pour but once it's in the glass it's dark brown nearly black.

Aromas of heavy coffee beans, some vanilla, chocolate. Same thing on the tongue, lots of coffee, not roasty but beans, a little light on the body, slightly watery and overcarbonated, but the flavors are great.

Overall I did enjoy this beer, coffee is intensely present, body is a bit lacking, but overall tasty

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown on the edges and black in the middle. Clear to opaque with a brown tinted head that hangs around for a while.

Nose is coffee with supporting roasted notes.

Taste is espresso, cocoa, malt, and a nutty/earthy flavor.

Mouthful is on the lighter end of medium and soft. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi sweet.

For the coffee lover, this is their beer. Looks like coffee, smells like coffee, and tastes like coffee. Very solid stout.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reed
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evan
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vtmel82
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells great - lightly sweet and creamy, with chocolate and light roast coffee. Tastes similar - big but not overbearing coffee, dry roasty/chocolate/tobacco notes. Nice. Not overly sweet or complex.
Feel is dry and a little creamy. A tad thinner than I expected.

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Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Devil's Invention from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 179 ratings