Heavy Boots Of Lead
SingleCut Beersmiths

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From:
SingleCut Beersmiths
 
New York, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #586
ABV:
11.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,612
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Ratings:
460
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 01, 2022
Added:
Jun 07, 2015
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  96
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: OUR BIGGEST BEER TO DATE, created in the great magnetic field. Super complex richness of mega-chocolate, roast, vanilla and coffee in an astonishingly smooth monster of a brew.
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4.12 by Taenim from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2022
 
4.17 by johnny_c from New York on Feb 14, 2022
 
4.24 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio on Jan 08, 2022
 
3.73 by nodder from New York on Nov 04, 2021
 
4.35 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Jul 31, 2021
 
4.21 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jun 06, 2021
 
4.33 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2021
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4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by cyginsberg from New York

Canned 10/10/2019
Look: Dark chocolatey brown with a very small cream colored head.
Smell: Vanilla and cream.
Taste: Creamy cocoa vanilla; full bodied and rich!
Feel: Super creamy and full mouth.
Overall: Fantastic! The word I keep using is cream/creamy as that would be the defining characteristic of this beer if I had to choose one. Each sip leaves you wanting more.

Jan 18, 2021
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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by thezach from Maryland

Bottle date: 01/24/18
Such rich, rich sticky stouty decadence. Subtly sweetness of bitter bakers chocolate and mild booze. Almost three years old and it’s held up beautifully.

Nov 04, 2020
 
4.34 by TheLefty1616 from New York on Oct 23, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

16 oz can poured into a teku

Solid two finger fizzy brown foam cap quickly recedes to a slight ring over dark cola brown liquid

Aroma has dark cocoa , dark roast , tobacco ,

Taste is dark cocoa , tobacco, dark toady , dark fruit, raisins

Heavy chewy mouthfeel semi dry finish

Good beer

Aug 17, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Wow.

One of the absolutely best beers I have ever had. Seemed perfect in every way.

Looks incredible, gorgeous dark color, beautiful head.

Taste was smooth and just plain delicious.

Not bitter at all for the style.

Update 7/25/25 - had a can, not sure if it is exactly the same as previous, but was definitely not as good. Nothing special. Still have an older bottle away...Will have to see.

May 31, 2020
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3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75
by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

I have had and enjoy most of Singlecut’s IPAs so I thought I should give a stout a try.

Pours a thin dark brown with almost zero head. A small white cap is left on the top.

Smells of cocoa, vanilla and faint char.

Taste follows with a decent amount of cocoa and vanilla.

This is were this beer absolutely fell apart for me. This is as watery as a Pilsner. The carbonation is very lite as well. The combo of thin and flat doesn’t work. Very disappointing.

I will give this another shot as the other reviews indicate I got a bad beer/batch. I can’t remember ever having an Imperial Stout that was so thin in body. Pass for now.

May 28, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Finally was able to track this down at a ridiculously cheap price and it was worth it and should have got more! Tons of cocoa nibs, chocolate and vanilla flavor with a smooth easy going malt body that hides it's massive 11% Abv. Really worth the price at few bucks and could see buying pounders of the stuff at around 5 bucks maybe more!

May 28, 2020
 
3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

Good head production from a careful pour; excellent retention for the sky-high ABV.

Super sweet aroma, swimming in chocolate and vanilla. Coffee, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and toast from the malt base linger in the background, but this is really all about the cacao and vanilla additives.

More bitter than expected, whether from the roast, hops, or even the chocolate itself. Still focused on chocolate and vanilla, with molasses, nuts, and brown sugar tones, along with sweet red grape and a hint of banana. It's not unlike a chocolate-covered nut.

Smooth, rich, creamy, thick. Easy to drink, but at 11.2% ABV, easy for the effects to sneak up on you.

May 17, 2020
 
4.43 by bottmfeedr from Texas on Apr 26, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Poured into a goblet, color extremely dark brown, near black, 1/2" tan head, scant lacing.
The aroma was very faint (To me, I sometimes wonder if there are just things i cannot smell) but I could smell vanilla.
The taste was very full bodied malt forward imperial stout and good. Unfortunately for me, the chocolate notes had either dissipated of been overwhelmed by the vanilla - so this was my first vanilla flavored stout. It was very good, just seemed to lack the depth of flavor that I was expecting.
The feel was near perfect; just viscous enough to make you to sip as at 11%, gulping might be ill advised.
Overall, an excellent ale sent to me in a BIF from @Mikexw and it was thoroughly enjoyed after a long cold day of battling invasive vines. If Singlecut were available in Michigan I'd definitely seek them out, if nothing else to see if the level of vanilla in this was a one off or a regular occurrence. Much enjoyed, Thanks Mike!

Apr 24, 2020
 
4.33 by ajdemma from New York on Apr 18, 2020
 
4.29 by mpolewan from Ohio on Apr 12, 2020
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Apr 04, 2020
 
3.53 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Mar 11, 2020
 
4.33 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jan 22, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/7/2019. Pours dense dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, vanilla, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, vanilla, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, vanilla, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great hop/char bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky/resinous mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 11%. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish; great soft/silky feel for the ABV. Great rich dark/black/roast bready malt complexity with cocoa/vanilla flavors; balancing earthy hops and restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering hop/char bitter dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery. Very similar to a Russian imperial stout. Not overdone on flavorings.

Jan 19, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ONUMello from Ohio

Poured from a growler into a tulip
A: Pitch black, next to no head
S: Brownie, cocoa, vanilla, dark malt
T: Matches the nose
M: Full-bodied but smooth, balanced, no detectable alcohol
O: A tasty well-made imperial stout

Jan 05, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pathman from Ohio

01/04/20 can @ home

Jan 04, 2020
 
4.31 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

16oz can stamped 11/08/19 poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 11% ABV. The beer pours dense black with no light penetration and mocha colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is mild with baker's chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. The flavor is roasty malts with noticeable vanilla and cocoa before a moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, excellent.

Dec 22, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by TBoneJones from Texas

Hey this is a big delicious coffee-centered imperial stout. I saw the can for sale in NJ. I wasn’t intending on opening this now since I’m in IPA mode, but this tastes like a roasted master craft of a stout that drinks like it’s about 7% abv. but I see this is an eleven percenter. There’s some silk in the feel too. Well well done! Sharing the rest.

Dec 22, 2019
 
4.24 by mtnwesdew from New York on Dec 22, 2019
 
4 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 17, 2019
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Dec 14, 2019
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Dec 14, 2019
 
4.21 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2019
 
4.06 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Dec 08, 2019
 
4.41 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Nov 25, 2019
 
3.98 by Nunya from Ohio on Nov 24, 2019
 
4.22 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Nov 22, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz undated can.

Pours opaque black with an inch of brown foam. Minor retention and lacing. Oreo shells, dark coffee beans, and bakers chocolate in the nose. Full bodied with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Rich chocolate and char on the palate. Brownie batter over chocolate cake. Finishes roasty with loads of cocoa and not too sweet.

Nov 08, 2019
 
4.75 by mrklnvl from Ohio on Nov 02, 2019
Heavy Boots Of Lead from SingleCut Beersmiths
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 460 ratings