The Nothing
Smog City Brewing

The NothingThe Nothing
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,054
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,253
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
210
From:
Smog City Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  15
Gots
  61
SCORE
92
Outstanding
The NothingThe Nothing
Notes: You hold in your hand a beer so dark, so rich, you may lose yourself as you fall into the never-ending depths of temptation. The Nothing exists to be the most decadent dark Chocolate Imperial Stout. You have met your greatest foe. Now defeat it.

Darkly roasted chocolate malts are combined with 2 types of cacao nibs creating a balance between subtle chocolate cake decadence and residual malt sweetness to pull you deeper into the complexity of The Nothing.

Don't be afraid of the dark.
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 210 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BenwayPHD:
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BenwayPHD from California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a fairly thin mocha head. The nose is mostly booze and chocolate. There us very little malt or roast detectable. This is a mild bummer, but since it is still a pleasant smell, I did not deduct much. The taste is similar. It is mostly chocilate. It has some drown prune flavors that I expect in a stout, but not much else. The mouthfeel is good. This beer is fine, really nice actually. I, personally, would label it a porter. It just doesn't hit the stout notes I have grown to expect.

Apr 29, 2016
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sittinggc from California

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my first official review on BA!

This is my first Smog City beer, and I gotta say it was awesome.
Though this beer is boozy, it is very drinkable. Tastes of dark chocolate and dark fruit. One of the better chocolate stouts I've had.

Jul 03, 2015
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2GOOFY from California

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 30, 2015
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jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 29, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Apr 26, 2017
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datpingao from California

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jan 23, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 17, 2015
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dsshuck from Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 31, 2017
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mbw314 from California

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 01, 2015
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kduf from California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 03, 2015
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mrcraft from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 07, 2017
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Bnoise11 from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 15, 2016
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 05, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2016
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Resrie from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Feb 07, 2013
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terranostra86 from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 04, 2014
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CTJman from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2015
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CesarLopes from Brazil

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 21, 2018
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Maillard from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 26, 2014
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SoCalBeerIdiot from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Sep 02, 2014
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 11, 2017
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Lofreqwave from California

3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 08, 2016
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Lucoli from New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 19, 2015
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DanGeo from Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 17, 2017
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Bowers-Brew from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 01, 2018
The Nothing from Smog City Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 210 ratings