Opera Cream | Blank Slate Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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24 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blank Slate Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
blankslatebeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by cnagle28:
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of juicebox
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler from Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This most awesome chocolate coffee stout pours a deep, dark, almost opaque blackish brown with a moderate light tan head that dissipates to a thin layer and light ring with light lacing. Nose of heavy dark bakers chocolate, RICH, black roasted coffee, dark brown sugars, and a hair of lactose. Flavors are up front aggressive coffee that is incredibly strong without being overly bitter, dark chocolate and crème brulee comes in on the back and sides with hints of vanilla bean. Smooth silky mouth feel, light carbonation, and lightly bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste reigns supreme in this most fantastic offering from Blank Slate. They keep this up and they will be more than well received from those partaking and an envy of those who are not close enough to get their fine beverages.

Cheers!

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Photo of athesing10
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TexasATM3
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drheron
4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Dewback4
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meanmutt
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelt11
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best brew from this place

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Photo of BPMeyer27
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Proving that characterful, complex and smooth stout can be achieved without carrying the brunt, fatigue or weight of imperial status beers, Opera Cream uses the same coffee based stout that gives Blank Slate an edge in the Ohio brewing valley.

Very dark brown and just a shade from black, the stout carries dark-roasted coffee aspirations with a comfortably silky weave and a creamy latte froth to adorn the rim. High coffee aromatics entice the nose with a robust, roasty and earthy scent. With a background of bittersweet chocolate, candied walnuts and fresh-ground coffee, the early palate is sultry, silky and smoothly roasty.

And as its confectionate sweetness unfolds on the tongue, the underpinnings of pulled candy and a kiss of vanilla cream give the toasty, roasty edge its balance and its velvety texture. As the ale finishes with hints of tiramisu, its mocha latte character is profound just not overstated.

Softly bittered in finish, its hop profile to finish is easily sold as coffee-like and earthy with a hint of smoky chocolate dancing delicately behind. Medium-full for stout, the beer's body is somber and uncommonly drinkable without any thinning or watering properties. Its a wonderful stout that doesn't oversell itself.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeremy3311
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dataylor21
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanote
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very roasty malt aroma, cocoa, almost coffee, sweet.

Flavor is fairly sweet, but chocolatey and roasty at the finish, dry, not bitter. Almost vanilla sweetness.

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Photo of EdFed
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stickydankhop
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow just wow. I want to park my nose in my glass and breath. Excellent dude. Such a sleeper. Wonder how it would be bourbon aged

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opera Cream from Blank Slate Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 24 ratings