Seventh Son Brewing Co.

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Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,015
Ranked #4,198
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
May 06, 2022
Nov 26, 2013
Notes: None
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Photo of Scott_45
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Scott_45 from Ohio

The most excellent stout I have ever consumed, and I enjoy a stout. The aroma is grand, the taste is is to die for! If this beer was a woman, I would make love to her! Excellent choice for any occasion. And 12% ABV, good bang for the buck!

May 06, 2022
Photo of WoodBrew
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a 6pck of this beer from the brewery. It poured an opaque dark with tan ring head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had roast and dark chocolate malt notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with mocha roast presence. The mouthfeel was fuller in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Feb 08, 2022
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

12 oz can, poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at ~45 degrees F.

L: Pours your standard stout impenetrable black, and forms a few fingers of dense tan foam with good retention.

S: Chocolate, plums, figs, and dark bread. Hints of dark topsoil and light coffee.

T: What I just typed to describe the nose, more or less verbatim, and in that order. Chocolate and dark bread up front, with stone fruits and figs entering soon after, and dark topsoil with faint coffee entering late. The finish lingers as slightly sour plum and cocoa-sprinkled coffee.

F: Full, thick, and syruplike.

O: Seventh Son generally kills it when it comes to stouts, and this is no exception. Delightful.

Dec 27, 2021
Photo of HopHunterCL
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours almost black with a thick tan head.
Aroma is everything I want from an imperial stout. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark bread, all types of malty goodness.
Tastes just like it smells. Very well made stout as I would expect from this brewery.

Jul 02, 2021
Photo of Oktoberfest
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Typical big stout. Chocolate, coffee. Black as a forgotten dungeon, according to the can. How do you go about forgetting a dungeon? Nothing about the taste or smell stood out, but that's just fine. Still a very good beer.

May 23, 2021
Photo of SawDog505
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when canned. Pours midnight black with a finger plus sticky brown head that leaves a thin wall of lace with excellent retention. 4.5

Aroma is vanilla, molasses, cocoa nibs, toffee, and some roasty coffee really pleasant. 4.25

Taste follows cocoa, vanilla, toffee, molasses, and some coffee in the bold finish. 4.25

Mouthfeel is big, soft gentle carbonation, maybe a little dry, and at 12% a little alcohol creeps in, but pretty easy going down. 4.25

Overall I would gladly get more of this one, well done RIS. Sip after sip you want to over indulge. Thanks @jzeilinger for this impressive stout. 4.25

May 23, 2021
4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2021
Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pitch black pour with an incredibly dense caramel colored creamy lacing ring.

S - Chocolate roast, coffee roast, and light char.

T - Chocolate and char from start to finish. Cacao, Espresso, char, alcohol, and chocolate roast. Leaves a really nice lingering roasted cacao and chocolate on the palate. There's a bit of an oily dark fruit underlying character with this beer.

M - Thick, viscous, lip smacking sticky, and slightly frothy, with a slight bit of warming in the back of the throat on the way down.

O - This is a really nice Imperial Stout with nice roasty personality. Recommended.

May 11, 2021
Photo of matt-evans2
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by matt-evans2 from Wisconsin

great adjunct-less stout

Jan 12, 2021
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 12/20/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours black with a big creamy and fluffy khaki head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas have a anise/black licorice along with some dark chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More dark chocolate along with some dark fruits. Very mild hints of coffee. Some hops. The flavors are bittersweet, but surprisingly a little more on the sweeter side. The flavors also a sticky and syrupy vibe going. Strong malt backbone. Finishes with a subtle warmth, but it's not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly creamy and velvety.

This is a solid imperial stout. Although I might not be personally crazy about the flavors, it still has alot of great qualities that can be found in the style. It's sticky, slightly sweet and drinks big without being overwhelming. The craftsmanship is on point. It's fun to drink. Not bad at all. It's probably better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

Feb 14, 2020
4.12 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Feb 11, 2020
4.6 by a_silva_016 from Arizona on Jan 24, 2020
4.12 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2019
3.99 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Dec 09, 2018
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 750 ml bottle number 117 of 500 in a snifter via Bluejacket74----Cheers Dude!
This mighty little imperial pours a murky blackish brown with a fantastic head of light
brown foam that settles to a thick ring, thin creamy layer, and displays some excellent
sudsy lacing. Nose of subtleties with dark bakers cocoa, moderate char, dark espresso,
and subtle dark fruit with a light herbal note. Flavors hit the mark with char laden
espresso beans and dark bakers cocoa awash in dark fruit notes of blackberry and
raspberry in a moderately herbal hopped strong boozed stout that is worthy of the
Seventh Son moniker. Earthy elements show with warmth as does some black
licorice and subtle chalk notes. Excellent mouth feel; full body, medium light carbonation
with a bitter malt forward finish that is warming and rich in boozy goodness!
Balanced yet assertive.

Overall, an excellent brew from a great brewery----visit this place, they are exceptional
with one of the best coffee mild ales I have ever had to date with a whopping 3 percent
ABV. This one is the beefy big brother that should be sipped and enjoyed.

Excellence. Period!

Oct 13, 2018
4.29 by SomethingClever from Ohio on May 13, 2018
3.44 by durwood64 from Ohio on Mar 08, 2018
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 27, 2017
4.25 by tommy5 from Michigan on Feb 27, 2017
4.01 by Ohiovania from Ohio on Feb 04, 2017
4.34 by Ctb6582 from Maryland on Nov 02, 2016
4 by BeerOps from Illinois on Oct 01, 2016
Photo of SequelAndOpposite
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SequelAndOpposite from Ohio

Poured from a Growler. Robust, rich, and complex. So far my standard. 11.2015

Feb 18, 2016
3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Feb 05, 2016
3.88 by FalconOne from Ohio on Jan 29, 2016
Photo of jp32
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jp32 from Michigan

Tried this on tap on location at the brewery.

Pours a nice, thick black color with a slight brown head retention. The aroma is comprised of earthy hops and something burnt or bittersweet. The flavor is of roasted malts, maybe slightly smoked, coffee, dark fruits, and hops. The hops gives it a rougher characteristic, but the beer remains big, tough, and "stoutly".

Nice offering here from Seventh Son.

Dec 20, 2015
4.6 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2015
Photo of aussieyank
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by aussieyank from Ohio

Rich and full bodied with the slightest hint of coffee, Oubliette has a world class taste. There's a little bit of hoppiness so it's not as smooth as other Imperial Stouts, but it definitely holds it's own against some of the bigger named stouts.

I tried the Oubliette whilst participating in a tour of the Seventh Son Brewing Co. The beer was on tap, and it was as fresh as dew on the early morning grass.

Dec 08, 2015
5 by dabears34 from Ohio on Dec 06, 2015
3.82 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Dec 04, 2015
4.5 by ckollias from Maryland on Nov 23, 2015
4.24 by Buckeye982 from Ohio on Nov 22, 2015
4.02 by Tylertut from Ohio on Nov 11, 2015
4.31 by Eziel from Ohio on Jun 12, 2015
4.35 by JoeLacy from Ohio on Jun 04, 2015
3.92 by Bonis from Ohio on May 30, 2015
4.25 by shadwow13 from Ohio on Apr 25, 2015
4.24 by Boilerup from Maryland on Apr 19, 2015
4 by OhioBobcat from Ohio on Mar 05, 2015
4.21 by Nunya from Ohio on Feb 20, 2015
Oubliette from Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 67 ratings