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

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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
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15
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Kuges
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osuskin
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Muddy dark brown with a large brown head. This actually has some clear legs that contribute a rinsing effect--I think this may be harder than listed.

At first whiff this is really delicious smelling with chocolate and vanilla both coming in big. Sweet vanilla syrup, marzipan and amaretto follow, then caramel and mini-marsamallows. As it warms, a little wet wood and maple emerges.

Wow. Tastes like brownies up front. Then brownies with marshmallow fluff on top. Then the charred edge of a just baked brownie. Throughout, it is chocolate and vanilla, with an acceptable amount of bourbon cutting through. A little Raisinette and woody walnut come in as it warms. One downside is that the aftertaste is a bit waxy, and unusually nutty and woody.

Cranium has a nice froth, while not too heavy. Tangy, not nearly as sweet as it may sound, finishing semi-dry .

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Photo of neurobot01
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a globe wine glass at cellar temp.

Look: dark brown, little carb evident, no head.

Smell: dark fruits, cocoa, vanilla.

Taste: strong raisin; toffee, chocolate. Not any oak or char. Red grape, dark cherry.

Feel: medium body, low to moderate carb, barely dry.

Overall: really good. Not quite top tier, but very good.

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

Photo of Gregf51
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Syracuse12
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly perfect black with touches of light seeping through around the edges. The head is brown with hints of red. The nose is sweet chocolate, bourbon and scarce touch of roast. The first sip yields a hint of dark fruit, quickly followed by oak, bourbon and vanilla. Then the chocolate rushes through and takes over. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. This is an excellent dessert beer. Very sweet, with overwhelming chocolate and bourbon. Well done.

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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 HumanParaquat
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 jsurfs82
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of rspauldi
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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