Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout | Begyle Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Take Flannel Pajamas--our Oatmeal Stout--double the grain used and throw in some Ipsento Wildfire Espresso beans... What do we get? Imperial Pajamas, our Imperial Coffee Stout.

Added by Fcolle2 on 02-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.07%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of uncleotis
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don those pajamas, turn on that sitcom, open that ice cream, and crack open this beer. Regardless of how imperial, or how coffee-like, or how verbose its character, the imperial coffee stout of Begyle Brewing comfortably fits like a glove.

Lush with a deep espresso tint and crowned with a frothy creme, the beer pours like fine coffee, equipped with a nose of rich french press, dark roast blends. Deep caramels and toffees seem pleasantly scorched while the taste follows with the rich coffee, caramel and booze of bourbon ball Kentucky delights.

And as the ale rolls across the middle palate, its taste thwarts much on the unnecessary sweetness and favors an earthen roast, peppery and soiled character of those rich coffee blends, seemingly Italian and French but shy of Greek or Turkish taste. Seeping into fruity taste, a hint of roasted currant and a pep of fennel enter the fray as the alcohols trend spicy, fruity and with a rye-like bite.

Loving its texture, the full body stout is lush but relaxed. Retaining a semblance of drinkability, the stout lingers long with campfire, coffee and earthy spices. Kaluha, cacao, cumin and roast chase a long linger of charred grain and expressive coffee that follow wave after wave in a warming after palate.

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Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of coffee, slight sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, and hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coffee, slight sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, and hops. Overall, weak appearance, simplistic, average brew.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dudecandle
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdimento
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber with a bottle date of 01/13/16 poured in my 13oz. stout snifter.

Look- Pours a medium thick and oily black leaving a small ring of tan foam.

Smell- Dark roast, smoke and some bakers chocolate.

Taste- Dark roast coffee, chocolate and a hint of char.

Feel- Medium bodied and slick.

Overall- A solid coffee stout that still delivered after five months from bottling. I was given this bottle recently, next time I'll have to try one fresh. The slight lack of smell and carbonation were my only minor issues, other than that, a winner.

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Photo of dmheinz57
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

A - Heavy pour produces a 1 finger head that is very dark khaki in color. Head is creamy in appearance and dissipates incredibly slowly to a thin lacing. The beer itself is as dark as can be and opaque. No carbonation is visible. 4.5/5

S - The aroma is very heavy on sweet and roasted notes. Espresso, ultra dark chocolate, molasses, and burnt toast make up the aroma notes and are very strong. Definitely heavy on the espresso with a bit of cold pressed coffee as well. Lactate makes an appearance as well which helps to bring out the sugary sweetness. 4.25.5/

T - Molasses, brown sugar, and lactate all come out at once providing a sweet punch in the mouth right off the bat. The sweetness lingers for quite some time and leads into the dark chocolate which starts to ring in the roasted and earthy flavors. The coffee is not near as pronounced as in the aroma with it taking more of a feel of cold pressed coffee than espresso. Burnt toasted and dark roasted grains come in 3/4 of the way through, eliminating the sweetness and balancing out the flavor with more of an earthy note. Just a hint of tobacco comes out along with the coffee. Slight bitterness on the very back end but nothing overpowering. 4.5/5

M - Significant carbonation burn up front which evens out fairly quickly. Heavy bodied but the carbonation helps it to not sit too heavy. Slightly drying with a bit of lingering dryness upon swallowing. 4.25/5

O - One of the best coffee stouts that I have ever had. Very well balanced between sweet, earthy, and bitter. Very drinkable as well despite the high abv. Sits easy in the stomach and can be imbibed with or without food. 4.5/5

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Photo of darktronica
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptionally smooth, this must be the cat's pajamas. One of the more distinctive coffee stouts I've had, in that it really showcases the coffee well. Smells like an earthy, nutty dark blend, with hints of banana and biscuit. The flavors drive that impression home, with notes that are unmistakably coffee but don't go overboard or produce a generic dark bitterness. Instead, the bitter chocolate is more of a milk chocolate here; perhaps we have the oatmeal to thank just as much as the coffee, but I appreciate the balance, moderately full body, and silky mouthfeel.

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Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haruspexvic
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bran93
3.04/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Love the taste it lingers on my toung. The low abv is not hidden which isnt bad at all. Creamy but forsure reasures me that its a stout. Solid stout.

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Photo of sphmiel
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black from the bomber, tan head quickly fades. Sweet aroma, tastes of roasty malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, dark fruits. Very creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. Somewhat hot at the finish, would be interesting to let it mellow. Solid.

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Photo of Halfbrother83
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lucky_rodent
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout from Begyle Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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