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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
Ranking:
#1,615
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
71
pDev:
6.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Eziel
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I noticed. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt and coffee. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some caramel and dark fruity flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a good amout of carbonation. I think it's a good sweeter tasting imperial stout, certainly worth picking up a bottle or 2 if you come across some! $6.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
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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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of barczar
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, and dark cherry aroma. Smells extremely decadent.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of that tart cherry character, with luscious cocoa notes, vanilla, toffee, and a touch of coffee at the finish. It's a tad hot from the alcohol, but would mellow nicely, over time.

This beer has improved significantly in the past year, from a brewing standpoint. Not sure what has changed, but it's great to see.

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rspauldi
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BeerBucks
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Cranium from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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