Endless: Imperial Stout with Cacao
Trillium Brewing Company

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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #278
ABV:
15.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,067
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 4.02%
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 04:24 AM
Added:
Dec 01, 2021
Wants:
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Endless: Cacao presents as lusciously rich brownie batter and gooey fudge on the palate with rounding accents of roast, rum, and bourbon. The nose is freshly baked chocolate candy with hints of woody spirit. A medium bitterness and soft warming cleanly round out this massive imperial stout.
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4.24 by StoutSnob40 from California on Today at 04:24 AM
 
4.45 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on May 01, 2022
 
4.68 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Apr 02, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

4 months old. Bottle to tumbler.

Look: Pours a dark, almost black brown leaving a golden brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Some floaters visible.

Smell: Chocolate fudge and cacao with a strong bourbon barrel booziness.

Taste: Cacao and dark chocolate paired with boozy and woody barrel notes. Medium sweetness with a slightly bitter finish.

Feel: Somewhere between oily and creamy. A bit sticky. Very low carbonation.

Overall: Straightforward bourbon BA stout with cacao as a perfectly fitting adjunct. Even though the beer‘s high ABV is clearly perceptible, it drinks quite smoothly. Perfect to finish the night off.

Mar 20, 2022
 
4.5 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 18, 2022
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4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours daaark with just a tawny edge at the lip; the beige film fades while the liquid leaves legs but no lacing

Smell: Rich chocolate syrup, molasses and Bourbon with just a hint of Rum

Taste: Bold dark chocolate flavors with molasses, espresso and a hint of soy; through the middle, oak and Bourbon elements build followed by a wave of Rum; the finish adds some roast and booze

Mouthfeel: Syrupy thickness with limited carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: A really intense experience pushing the concept of a big stout to an extreme

Feb 26, 2022
 
4.54 by Dgman8053 from New York on Feb 22, 2022
 
4.81 by MeLoynes from Missouri on Feb 16, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours deep black. Aroma is incredible sweetness and a balance of chocolate, bourbon and molasses. Taste is complex with cocoa, fudge, bourbon and some vanilla. Sweetness & bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium. Great stout.

Feb 07, 2022
 
4.2 by DomingoOrtiz from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CHickman from New York

Endless imperial stout with cacao pours as black as ink with a 1 finger thick brown foamy head that was packed with small bubbles, fading on the quicker side and leaving basically zero lacing after it receded. Expected for a barrel aged beer with 15.6% ABV. Smells mostly like dark chocolate and baker’s chocolate, with burnt coffee grinds, bourbon, espresso, molasses, charred wood and fire smoked s’mores in the mix. The nose is malty, roasty and full of chocolate layers which are complex and yet simply cacao dominant at the same time.

The taste is like extra rich Hershey’s chocolate syrup mixed with cocoa powder, burnt coffee grinds, dark chocolate, bakers chocolate, peat moss, hot fudge, Tollhouse chocolate chips, tobacco, light soy sauce, charred wood, faint vanilla, smoky bourbon, smoked grains and ashy wood. This is very chocolatey but never comes off as too sweet, thanks to the booze, woody notes and malt bill propping this up. It’s one dimensional but extremely complex and tasty for a chocolate malt bomb. The alcohol burn ends every sip. Very steep price tag, which may prevent me from revisiting this brew in the future, but overall it was very well done and quite tasty.

Dec 28, 2021
 
4.33 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2021
 
4.57 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Dec 26, 2021
 
4.54 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Dec 26, 2021
 
4.77 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Dec 22, 2021
Endless: Imperial Stout with Cacao from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 15 ratings