Horchata Imperial Stout | Belching Beaver Brewery

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3.98/5
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212 Ratings
Horchata Imperial StoutHorchata Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RobertClevenger on 10-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,280
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
212
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Photo of Johnny2018
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerrobes
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maltznhopz
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured in a tulip. Smells like chocolate, dark malts. Tastes of chocolate, cinnamon, dark roasted malts and horchata. Nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This is an overall sweet and decent imperial stout.

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with three fingers of light brown head that lasts about ten minutes. Good amount of lace.
Smell is mostly sweet horchata. Some molasses.
Taste is sweet horchata with molasses. Some coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel is full with adequete carbonation. Finish is sweet and lightly dry.
Overall a tasty brew if you like sweet stouts.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki head foaming on top. Fair head retention with a few strands of lacing left behind. Aroma is lactose, and cocoa with roasted and toasted malts. Flavor profile is a smooth, flowing show of lactose, cocoa, and vanilla bean notes. Roasted and toasted malts add a supportive flavor to the horchata flavor profile. Mouth feel is smooth, and creamy, with a medium-thick filling. Overall, an incredibly smooth stout that doesn't batter the tongue with flavors. It drinks smooth and easy, and yet still provides a wonderful display of flavors. Well done.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of SerpentX
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in stout glass. Beer pours black with red hues and forms a large amount of milk chocolate colored foam. Aroma of cinnamon and Mexican chocolate, some vanilla. Flavor brings forward milk flavors and an unbelievably creamy texture. Whereas the nose was more of a straightforward stout with spices, in the mouth this really is like drinking horchata. It brings directly the flavor of milk, cinnamon, and rice. And to my delight, it does this while tasting slightly sweet (ok, more than slightly) and without any evidence of alcohol. An impressive feat for an Imperial Stout that purports 9% alc/vol. Candy.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.44/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of soco89ziegler
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A very nice 2 finger light tan head that has good retention. The head is creamy and foamy with some lacing on the glass. The beer is dark brown and opaque. Some carbonation bubble visible on the sides of the glass.

N: Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, milk, roasted dark malts,, yeast, earthy, wood, and some vanilla,

T: coffee, chocolate, rice, cinnamon, nuts, dark roasted malt, yeast, earthy, vanilla, wood, vanilla, and molasses.

M: A very nice but subtle carbonation, chewy, coating, and full bodied beer.

Overall: This beer is just something different. It taste just like it says, the horchata flavor really push through the dark imperial stout. The imperial stout itself is not too bad. Overall a good offering.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uscjojo
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: pours dark brown and looks black in the glass.
Smell: The smell is rice, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla, and chocolate.
Taste: sweet horchata, some chocolate, and cinnamon. There is some very
slight bitterness from the malts. This smells just like The Bruery's Or Xata beer.
Feel: It is a medium feel, not too thick.
Overall: This is a good stout, for what it is. This is not something I would buy regularly.
I prefer Russian Imperial Stouts without the gimmicks..

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Photo of hoptooth
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Horchata Imperial Stout from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 212 ratings