Voltan | Hoof Hearted Brewing

VoltanVoltan
BA SCORE
3.96/5
60 Ratings
VoltanVoltan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States
hoofheartedbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Massive! Roasted espresso, dried fig, licorice, and incredibly deep rich malt flavor. "Do you know what those things can do? Suck the paint off your house and give your family a permanent orange afro."

Added by beesy on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,852
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
60
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmalo
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves very little lacing.

It has a nice coffee and roasted malt aroma.

The taste starts out with some roasted malt which gives way to coffee flavor and has a bitter coffee finish.

Full mouthfeel

This is a pretty good stout from a brewery known more for their hazy IPA's.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LAp
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the first offerings I've tried from HH. Not bad, but does not have the thick mouthfeel I'm looking for. Has a respectable coffee note, but also fails to hit the great bitterness the style can so often have. Not bad, but not great.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a totally pitch black with a mocha head.

Aroma is very roasty, hint of chocolate, dark fruit and coffee roasty notes.

Taste follows the same with a big roasty malt note, dark chocolate, dried dark fruits and a roasted coffee bean finish. Decently dry too.

Fuller side of medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, hidden alcohol.

Decent beer, but it's nothing special and there are many better examples of the style out there. Needs a thicker mouthfeel as well.

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Photo of M_chav
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billab914
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sturgeon83
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Majestic
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sensibility in stout now finds imperial status. Without getting lost in its own bigness, the Hoof Hearted team quietly puts out a meek, moderate and simple imperial stout... if there is such a thing.

Voltan comes crawling out of the can, seemingly all by itself. After crowning with a frothy tan cap, the espresso black beer draws in the senses with dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, wonderfully scorched cream and caramel. Its sultry roasted flavors slather on the front of the tongue with toffee, marshmallow, dark coffee and malted milk candies.

As the tastebuds saturate with the beer's lavish sweetness and roast flavors, those french-press coffee delicacies, malted chocolates, candied walnuts and slightly scorches sugars roll onto the finish with a robust delightfulness. With nuances of dark fruit and spice lurking in the background, hints of cherry, grape and fennel aren't that far away. Trailing with a woodsy hop bitterness, any detectible balance to the char and sweetness seems coffee and cocoa-like.

Full-bodied, robust and creamy, the beer's texture is off brownie batter but is rich like malted milkshake. Warm with alcohol and with a kiss of roast-derived astringency and, the beer balances with grilled fruit and a hint of robust red wine with a long aftertaste of dark chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of Peter1977
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Voltan from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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