The Nothing | Smog City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing
California, United States
smogcitybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by augustgarage on 01-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,625
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
197
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of CesarLopes
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danaschamberger
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 7irondave
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexanderc994
4.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours very dark with little head retention. Smells of chocolate with notes of orange liqueur, cherries, oak, and coffee. Appears to have a rich viscosity. Tastes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, with a lot of sweetness from the malt and rich mouthfeel. Moderately high carbonation and slightly astringent. Overall, very well balance and easy to drink. I would pair this beer with: creme brûlée; grilled hangar steak; smoked brisket; babaganoush; sautéed mushrooms.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark foam on this beer, brown, really. An amber edge on the dark brew in the Piraat tulip. Thick and viscuous as you sip. Sweet and hugely malty. Aroma of cocoa. Very hot with alcohol, which seems to emphasize the sharp edge of acidity.

Lots of very dark malt, burnt toast, and some caramel. Piney hops and bitter orange. The finish is all bitter chocolate. From the 500 ml bottle.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with brown edge on the our, pure black in the glass. Quarter inch of light brown head. Smell is fairly moderate; smells of chocolate brownie and cinnamon. The taste, on the other hand, is very strong, with flavors of tobacco, charcoal, and of course chocolate. There's a bit of a minty finish. Mouthfeel is appropriately thick and syrupy.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong roasted malts and cocoa flavor with a slight hoppy finish and the end. Very good stout!

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Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my Magnify 16 oz snulip glass vintage 2017. Pours near pitch black with a massive two inch mocha head that leaves behind spotty patches of lace as it slowly settles into a thin layer of khaki bubbles.

Smell is deep dark chocolate fudge, roasted expresso, vanilla bean, oak, and a hint of leather.

Taste follows luscious savory dark chocolate, dry coffee beans, oaked vanilla, and once again just a subtle hit of leather.

Mouthfeel is chewy and creamy, very carbonated for what it is, slightly dry, and very approachable.

Overall this is one dimensional yes, but in a the best way possible. Very good, reminds me of Chocolate Yeti. Thanks @Lingenbrau for this amazing Imperial Stout.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roasted malt flavor is really strong, a bit earthy & herbal. Bit of chocolate note on the finish.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black color with dark brown head. Aroma has some milk chocolate and cocoa drink. Taste is a bit ashy with burnt malt notes, dark malt, a bit weird on the finish with stale cacao notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent stout but not something to remember.

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The Nothing from Smog City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 197 ratings