Black Breath | Excel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rum barrel aged imperial stout

Added by Gtwreck45 on 12-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,906
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, rich, and burly. Hint of oxidation, reminded me of a cross between Expedition and Dark Lord.
Long lasting surface foam, which is impressive considering the ABV. Black body.
Aromas of brewers licorice, yeast, malted milk balls, toasted marshmallow.
Taste is rich and roasty, blackened malt and vaguely sweet woody rum in the background.
Fairly well hidden ABV, full bodied creamy and smooth. Nice stuff, would get again.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: pours thick and dark black with a film of brown head
S: molasses and rum barrel. Smells sweet
T: very subtle rum with molasses sweetness
F: thick and smooth, easy drinking 12%
O: better than expected,
And like $12

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with medium brown foam. Light carbonation. Vanilla smell rushes out of the bottle during the pour; chocolate and toffee flavors follow. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla and caramel on the beginning but fades on the finish, unfortunately. Feel is creamy but not as thick as I'd like. Overall this is a nice BA stout. Will look for again.

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Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours Jet Black
Boozy to the smell
Boozy to the taste
Tastes great
Glad I got the 22 Oz
Also Excel’s website is one of the best I have seen. Very informative especially for anyone new to craft beer. Great Job Excel!

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a finger of mocha colored head. Molasses, vanilla, oak, chocolate and some rum booziness. Fairly balanced. A bit earthy. Some bitterness on the finish. Medium to light bodied. It's OK.

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Photo of Get_Lowell
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque black with a small brown head of foam.

S - Roasty with some nice chocolate and coffee notes.

T - It tasted of rich roasted malt and dark chocolate. Nice bitterness with a touch of sweetness.

M - It was sharp and smooth.

O - I really enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of IpeeA
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: black with a light off white head that hangs around the edges
S: rum barrel comes out nicely, not overpowering. Smells of brown sugar and vanilla
T: nice stout roastiness, a touch of tartness at the end. I'm getting a little hotness and not as much sweetness as I'd expect
F: average thickness, decent level of carbonation
O: it's a good beer, but there's something slightly off in the flavor for me. I really like the smell though, as the rum aging is just right (not overpowering but definitely present)

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown/black colored pour with a thick creamy, sticky lacing.

S - Rum, vanilla, oak, light chocolate, butterscotch, light char.

T - Chocolate, rum, brown sugar, molasses.

M - Full bodied and slippery.

O - Really enjoyed this beer.

O -

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Photo of moarmare
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamie4beer
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RajaSTL
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coxclanprime
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn! This is one hell of a beer! Punches you in the face and you ask for more! Find it, Drink it! #ExcelBlackBreath

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Photo of kidzord
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Black Breath from Excel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 43 ratings