Dark Age with Mountain Air Coffee (2018)
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Ratings:
17
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 20, 2020
Added:
Nov 25, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / almost black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very nice aroma of coffee, booze, malt, chocolate, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a good amount of dark malt (present throughout, though subtle), some caramel notes (just a hint of sweetness), a bit of dark fruit (raisins, in particular), a lot of coffee (less than expected, but still present), a good amount of chocolate (quite sweet), and some whiskey. A rock solid, well-constructed flavor. Pretty tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solid, easy to drinks stout. Worth a look.

Jun 20, 2020
 
4.15 by jimmybram from North Carolina on Apr 25, 2020
 
4.5 by pkalix from California on Mar 07, 2020
Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you Steban for this
12.7 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Coffee, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, touch of oak.

T- Coffee, bourbon, chocolate, some caramel, oak.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A really nice barrel aged coffee stout, easy to drink and nicely balanced.

Jan 20, 2020
 
4.55 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Nov 08, 2019
Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous coffee and Bourbon hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very generous and well balanced coffee and Bourbon flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great Stout

Oct 20, 2019
 
4.19 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Sep 19, 2019
 
4 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Mar 31, 2019
Photo of SadMachine
3.31/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by SadMachine from New Jersey

Showing many signs of infection. Thin. Astringent. Hint of tartness. If you have this I would say drink it asap because I can only imagine this is going to get worse quickly.

Mar 05, 2019
Photo of Roguer
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Fantastic head production and insane retention for the style. Long after the pour, about 1/8" is still topping the bold dark brew. Nice lacing as well.

Nose absolutely nails the profile: bourbon, coffee, earthy hops, chocolate, red grapes, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit.

Flavor follows. It's a touch fizzy and boozy up front. Primary first tones are brown sugar and red grapes, but the bourbon comes on nicely on the second third. Nice coffee finish, mingling with brown sugar and mash. Oaky aftertaste. All of the flavors of the nose, really, tend to mingle on the back end.

A touch fizzy, but very smooth; medium-to-full bodied. Finish is deceptively long.

Mar 02, 2019
 
4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 02, 2019
 
4.08 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 31, 2018
Photo of Grackos
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Grackos from Florida

Decent taste, coffee overpowering. A bit thin.

Dec 28, 2018
 
4.24 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Dec 12, 2018
 
4.27 by woodchip from North Carolina on Dec 03, 2018
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours black with nice tan head that settles to a thin ring and film across the top. A couple spots of lacing.

Aroma - I am not sure I have picked up the coffee aroma in a WW beer that I get in this one. It is almost a sweet smell, maybe it is the combination of the bourbon barrels and the coffee but regular Dark Age does not have a sweet aroma like this. Roasted malts, coffee, toffee, molasses, chocolate, bourbon. I am not sure I have had a coffee stout that smelled this sweet either.

Taste - The coffee flavors I am used to are more noticeable in the taste. Great cold coffee with a touch of vanilla, bourbon very mild though, oak, roasted malts and chocolate. The same sweetness sticks out in the taste that I detected in the aroma.

Feel - Medium bodied, carbonation is nice, little heat from the alcohol.

Overall - this is much different than some of the other coffee stouts I have had. I think it is just a little sweeter which works well.

Dec 03, 2018
Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Poured into a tulip glass. An opaque dark brown color with a fairly thick tan head. Impressive retention for a BA stout. The nose featured coffee up front, followed by faint bourbon and vanilla. Really coffee-forward on the palate but not overly astringent or bitter. The chocolate and whiskey blended nicely. Some faint fruity notes from the coffee. No char or overly roasty notes. Full bodied and not overly sweet. Overall a great coffee BA stout, with exceptional coffee IMO.

Nov 25, 2018
Dark Age with Mountain Air Coffee (2018) from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings