Heavy Boots Of Lead | SingleCut Beersmiths

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecutbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Super complex richness of mega-chocolate, roast, vanilla and coffee in an astonishly smooth monster of a brew.

Added by Nmelione on 06-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,168
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
381
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
85
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeAddona
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes much better then it smells, which is like wet dog. Hoppy.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is as black as midnight, with a creamy, rich tan head. The nose is filled with dark chocolate and a spicy note that is similar to Dark Lord. That’s a good thing, IMHO.

The taste is rich and decadent - dark chocolate, bushels of stone fruit, toasty char - and that sweetness that is in line with Dark Lord. I couldn’t be more impressed with this beer. World-class, IMHO.

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Photo of mkh012
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 50ish degrees into a tulip glass.

Near-black with impressive mocha head retention and lacing.

The nose is leather, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and cherry.

The taste is very smooth for 11%. Probably one of the more balanced and cohesive imperial stouts I've had. Milk and dark chocolate, cherry, and nuttiness.

The mouthfeel is medium.

Overall: The nose eventually gives me some savory soy sauce, which I don't love, but the taste is pretty spot-on throughout. Balanced and tasty. 9/10

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Photo of Blackop555
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Thick, medium brown head that Fades slowly to a rocky cap.

Smells dark chocolate, caramel, roast malt, dark fruit and vanilla.

Taste roast malt, dark chocolate, caramel, light earthy bitterness, dark fruit, vanilla hints and a hint of char. Finish is dry with a roasty and Char linger. Full body and creamy lower carbonation.

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Photo of Brob245
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a bottle from Ma and Pa’s in Alton, NY... poured a beautiful black as sin beer with a fluffy rich mocha head. Only lasted a moment after first sip but generous lace.
I left out to warm a bit and complexity was all around. Nose had more dark dried fruit than I expected. Really good but not really the malt or roast I’d place with a stout. Flavor was more Imp Stout like... roastiness and vanilla bitterness came through with some dark chocolate. Rich full flavored but molasses and fig fruit still dominant. Some astringency in after taste.
Feel was so in my wheelhouse... full and chewy. Velvet going down.
All in all an interesting and very good brew. Then consider a very approachable price point. Would recommend this beer and these brewers without hesitation. Already like their Fullstack DIPA. Will definitely be looking at whatever these guys come out with.

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Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a very nice dark color with a nice tan head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant coffee, chocolate and roast notes
T-The taste follows the nose with nicely balanced coffee, chocolate and roast flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very well balanced beer

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle received courtesy of beerloserLI. No obvious date on the bottle, but at 11% I'm not too worried about it's age.

Poured into an Iron Goat snifter, this was glorious looking. Virtually black in color, with no concession whatsoever when held up to light. Big, dark mocha colored head that dropped somewhat quickly but never entirely went away and left some "beer neglige " style lace.

As I poured it, my kitchen suddenly smelled as though I was making chocolate chip cookies or brownies. As it warmed, I got elements of brown sugar, soy sauce, prunes, molasses, vanilla and tobacco as well.

The taste pretty much resembled the nose, except that the more bitter aspects of what was noted above gain the upper hand in the taste. It's quite good, but not quite as well balanced as the nose led me to hope for. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.

Full body, with a sticky, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Doesn't quite fully deliver the promise of the looks and aroma, but still a lovely beer that I would absolutely hit again. An excellent dessert beer. Thanks, Brian!

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Photo of Ronl12
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bee-yootee-full dark rich chocolate color with nice thick creamy head. Lovely rich molasses and chocolate aroma. Taste follows the nose with a BIG dose of molasses and a slight chocolate taste with a lot of alcohol that screams strong beer. It doesn't really seem to take on the rye flavor of the whiskey barrel. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected and I think it's the alcohol strength. Overall a fabulous beer. I enjoy the molasses flavors of this style of beer. A special Thanks to PatrickCT and tasterschoice62.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a very strong aroma of leather,tobacco, and alcohol. Taste was more subdued and the alcohol was much more hidden in the taste than the aroma. The buddy was definitely above average with very low carbonation which worked very well. I think it is well crafted but was a miss for me

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Spieglau stout glass.Massive rich thick creamy head that stays around. Smells like Kola nut,cherries,chocolate,mild vanilla. Taste is world class. Tastes like the fore mentioned smells. Very complex,perfect hop ratio, it all comes together perfectly. Feel is creamy ,smooth nice carbonation, not too chewy,just perfect. Overall I almost want to give this 5 across the board.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a premium motor oil. Jet black--Black Sabbath would be proud--with an array of flavors on parade: vanilla, chocolate, coffee. And all of this with a monster 11% abv. Excellent stout for metal heads and hearts.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 381 ratings