Shot In The Arm
Fate Brewing Company - North Scottsdale

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #802
Ranked #7,633
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
Fate Brewing Company - North Scottsdale
Arizona, United States
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Notes: 2017 Batch: Aged in Dickel whiskey barrels.
2018 Batch: Aged for a year in Old Forrester Whiskey barrels.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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matcris from Arizona

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Black and viscous. Nice tight bubbles when I rock the glass. About a finger of tan head that slowly recedes to a ring. And a pretty nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Alcohol/whiskey is the first thing I get. Right off the bat the smell reminds me of Lagunitas Willitized stout. Also getting dark roasted malt, dark fudge, and a hint of coffee.
TASTE: Very nice blend between the flavors of the whiskey, and the malts. The fudge comes through nicely, too. This is better than the Laggy's stout. I can feel the alcohol warming as it slides down the gullet. Very nice.
FEEL: Nice and thick with average carbonation. A bit sticky, but, drier on the finish.
OA: I wasn't that impressed with the aroma because the whiskey is way out front; no big deal, it is a barrel aged stout; but the perfect blend of the ingredients in the flavor make it deliciously smooth.

May 09, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Jet black with tan head and sticky lacing.
N: Big barrel notes with chocolate and malt, some char.
T: Very smooth barrel notes, sweet and tasty with soft chocolate, some malt flavors, and a little smokey char on the finish.
M: Medium, clean and easy drinking.
O: Loved it, great beer!!!!

Mar 17, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade and shared with JLindros. 2018 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps. The legs are incredible.

S - Aromas of nice rich fudgy brownies and dark chocolate. Excellent bourbon notes, nutty, rich, super intense. Alcohol hidden nicely.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big chocolate notes, nutty fudge, juicy bourbon, bakers chocolate, oak. The only knock is the finish is rather hot.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid imperial stout. The bourbon notes are really really nice. This only complaint is it's too hot. Wish I had a can to age!

Serving Type: can

Sep 28, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THanks to rudzud
No real head but gets a touch with lacing as it swirls, great legs, pitch black beer

Nose nice, good cocoa and roasted malts, a little char, dark chocolate, nice barrel with a little vanilla and oak with a hint of sweet bourbon, hint biscuity cookie dough

Taste sweet chocolate cocoa, dark chocolate, a little fudgey and caramel, more cookie dough wafer and nougat notes, sweet creamy milk chocolate, mild bourbon note, with more oaky toasted oak and a little vanilla, some warming tingly alcohol late, spicy note too, sticky hot finish

Mouth is heavy bod sticky sweet hot booze, decent carb

Overall pretty nice, nose was great, taste started OK but then finished hot and sticky, otherwise nice

Sep 28, 2018
Shot In The Arm from Fate Brewing Company - North Scottsdale
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 17 ratings