Single Origin | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Sump Coffee collaboration project focused on single origin ingredients. They selected Ethiopian natural process coffee from Sump, added Madagascar vanilla beans, the same incredible vanilla beans that they use in our Madagascar Imperial Milk Stout cacao from Tanzania and a touch of blueberry to accentuate the natural processed coffee.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
2.59%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of lemmy187
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and toffee. Sweet chocolate flavor with subtle coffee notes, vanilla and toffee.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is poor. Aroma is roasty, toasty, nutty, caramel malts with vanilla bean, blueberry, chocolate, and medium-roast coffee. The transitions between malt and additive are smooth, blending and balancing well. Flavor profile is blueberry, vanilla bean, caramel, toffee, medium-roast coffee and milk chocolate with roasty and toasty malts underneath. It's blended together well, with sweet vanilla bean and blueberry notes lingering a while. The majority of the flavor profile is balanced, with the lingering notes leaning towards the sweet side. Mouth feel is smooth and borders on a light creaminess. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a solid stout with good additive flavors. Blueberry and vanilla bean play well with the coffee and vice-versa. Sweetness falls somewhere between a dessert stout and a regular stout.

Disappointed that the name implies just 'single origin' coffee usage. Although it does use single origin coffee (Ethiopian) the label goes on to say the other flavor additives are from the same continent as well, detracting from the coffee definition of 'single origin'. This disappointment has not been reflected in scoring, but is noted for future reference.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shantzak
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

stupid fresh bomber of this received from a pal. dumped sloppily into a tulip and showed a big tightly packed khaki head over a deep dark brown body. it's that nearly black that stouts are. stubborn rim streaks down with it. initial pour shows some serious sugary starbucks vibes, lots of chocolate and vanilla over the coffee and malt. a sweetness soaks up the whole shebang. first sip is nothing but sweet vanilla mocha. as you go more bitterness comes into play, some burnt toast and an earthiness. over halfway through the bomber the sweetness from before has finally turned into a distinct fruity flavor. a little thin but it drinks very smooth and has a disgustingly well-hidden booziness. finishes dry and leaves an almost numbing sweetness. i'll go buy another for myself. some good coffee from 4 hands right here

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Single Origin from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 9 ratings