Cranium | Triple Digit Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triple Digit Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
tripledigitbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by seeswo on 11-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Drstovepipejones
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing Triple digit chickow and this R fantastic

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Photo of goldenbooter
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is unbelievable. The barrel works with what I call a Christmas beer. If you have never tried this you need to get your hands on it

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Photo of Jasonchair
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of kneehouse
4.86/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of schwemjw
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjw1200
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of davemathews68
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rden4654
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of screamking
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into snifter.

Pours black as night with only the faintest sign of a dark khaki head. The aroma is filled with vanillia, oak, cocoanut, plums, fig, and espresso just to name a few. You really get a strong bourbon profile here. Right up front the taste kicks in with vanillia, both from the barrel and the extra added afterword. Dark fruits come out directly after, then at the back of the palate chocolate and hints of espresso lead toward a bittersweet finish.

The mouthfeel is extremely soft and rounded for such a big beer. You really don't get that this is 11.5% ABV until after a few minutes. This is a killer brew that has everything you would want in a barrel aged stout.

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Photo of Ri0
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle into chalice.

A - Very dark murky brown with a 1 finger brown head. Fades quickly into a very thin ring and leaves behind small spotty lacing.

S - Notes of roasted coffee, espresso, vanilla and bourbon with some chocolate stout aroma.

T - Starts out with a big vanilla and bourbon flavor. Soft coffee, espresso, and caramel layered on top of a delicious dark chocolate stout. Very full of flavor and low on alcohol.

M - Nice carbonation with a think body and smooth finish. Quite decedent.

O - Outstanding coffee vanilla stout with the right amount of barrel notes.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 (?) bottle pour into a snifter; not much head, but enough. The nose sucks you in, booze and vanilla, all the good stuff. The coffee comes across ore chocolatey, combined with the vanilla and barrel notes, you're going into liquid brownie batter territory. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not detrimental. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks great. Pitch black with a medium dark tan head. Smells of caramel vanilla Bourbon, butterscotch, toffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Chocolate fudge bourbon brownies on taste with almost a sweet cappuccino aftertaste. Mouth feel could be better but who cares with the beer this good.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - dark with a medium looking body and good skimming
Smell - caramel coffee toasty sweet vanilla
Taste - chocolate caramel slight coffee toasty with a little vanilla drizzle
Feel - medium light body and light carbonation
Overall - wonderful!

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

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pants678
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black with a brown head.

Bourbon.

The knock's that I didn't taste the coffee. And whether or not I got the vanilla's hard as it's hard to pick apart from bourbon. As a bourbon barrel stout, there's nothing wrong here. Rich and fairly warm but not harsh.

Viscosity's just right.

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

Photo of dataylor21
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of srgj88
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of outoffocus
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Cranium from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
4.44 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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