Volume # 1 | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.38/5
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208 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels for 16 months with coffee and cacao nibs.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 08-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#634
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
208
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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91
Gots:
60
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Eddiehop
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LoudRed
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Volstead
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Simply the 22-25 oz bottle I tried fell short of expected standards.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of dark caramel head. Head retention is good with no lacing left behind. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, spices, and a little bourbon. The bourbon brings a dash of heat with it. Flavor profile is coffee, cocoa, vanilla bean, and a hint of spices. Bourbon is present, but barely noticeable - nice and mellow. Roasted and toasted malts are present as well. Spices and cinnamon finish out the beer. Mouth feel is smooth, and velvety, with a medium thickness. Overall, despite a slightly thin feel, it delivers a wallop of pleasant adjunct notes in addition to well balanced roasted and toasted malts.

Served in a teku 3.0 glass from a 22oz bomber.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great- almost exactly like Prairie Bomb! One of my favorites.

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Photo of monty79_1997
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.99/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - dark brown black beer with A mocha head that dissipates eventually, not much lacing
S- big chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cream, toasted coconut
T - also big chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cream, toasted coconut, little boozy kahlua especial note in there
M - strong mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is coffee, chocolate
O - great beer. Right up there with kbs easily. Very very good.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JWBeer_Snob
3.21/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour was nuce with a nose of chocolate and coffee. The bourbon was definitely noticed throughout every sip. A bit on the over powering side. I was disappointed since I love the Bona Fide BA.

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Photo of ADG2995
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really terrible offering from 4 Hands. It breaks my heart to admit or write this review because 4 Hands is one of my favorite breweries. However, this was just flat out disappointing and really painful to drink....drain pour. Came out of the bottle very thin, nose is nothing but chocolate. Taste is nothing but chocolate and just felt thin. A weak base stout masked by overly pungent chocolate notes. This reminded me of a weaker version of Choklat by Southern Tier. Sorry 4 Hands, you've picked it up since this Volume.

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Photo of kidzord
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drahodo
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpatag66
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Volume # 1 from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 208 ratings