Aztec Gold
Gizmo Brew Works

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,094
Ranked #27,974
3.83 | pDev: 6.01%
Gizmo Brew Works
North Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a thin, creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A good, but not great, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and chili peppers.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of vanilla, a little bit of chili peppers (not overly present), a striking amount of hops (in the finish), lots of roasted malt, some bitter dark chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor here is kind of unfocused. It seems some of the ingredients aren't quite as strong as they should be. Still, not a bad taste.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, to be sure, but not a bad one. Worth a look.

May 15, 2018
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SLeffler27 from New York

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thin, creamy chestnut head quickly disburses to a ring over dark chocolate brown verging on black. A fine lace and thin film coat the walls of a Blue Point snifter.

Aroma is mild roasted malt with a light burnt tar and light astringency.

Flavors are all light to moderate. There is a bitter chocolate/coffee with light chili burn. Sweetness helps to mollify and is followed by a lingering, modest finish.

The body is medium with a woolly texture and well controlled alcohol. The carbonation is modest.

This is a rather modest Imperial Stout with far less heat than I had hoped for. Still it is nice on a relaxing, cool summer afternoon.

Jul 16, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours black with thin tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, good lacing.

Aroma - Bitter chocolate, vanilla beans, coffee grounds and a little bit of booze with roasted malts.

Taste - There is not much chocolate or cocoa in the flavor, hints of bitter coffee mixed with roasted malts. Very mild vanilla.

Feel - Medium body slightly bitter and dry finish

Overall - Not getting much coffee or chocolate. A decent stout but not much flavor.

Feb 17, 2017
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darktronica from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

November 2015 batch. Imperial stout with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans, but of the subtle variety rather than the popular hit-you-in-the-face approach. Nicely balanced, would be enjoyable with food or on its own. Based on taste, I would not have expected 9.2% abv; this is quite smooth and moderately light in body. Solid dark chocolate notes without being overly bitter.

Nov 24, 2015
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Amedlin18 from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from taproom draft. Very smooth for the abv with little taste of the alcohol. Slightly more of a bitter finish than I like my imperials but that's just me. Good beer.

Nov 18, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Kegatron for the share.

Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with a tan cap. The aroma contains a bit of nuttiness before the onset of typical roasted grain essence. The taste has a slight unexpected citrus character, fruity like raisons and chocolate malt is an afterthought. This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall not bad but its middle of the road compared to some other spiced stouts available.

Aug 21, 2015
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oberon from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/15.Pours jet black with a minimal khaki colored head atop."Raw" smoke and meatiness really stands out in the nose with bitter chocolate underneath.The raw flavors are big on the palate as well with the chocolate talked about on the label playing a supporting role,the chocolate is bot sweet but you get the flavor profile.This beer is no joke,it's "raw and takes a little to get used to.

Feb 01, 2015
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some very faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark tan head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts with lighter aromas of roasted cocoa nibs. Hints of vanilla are present as well.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with moderate flavors of cocoa nibs and just a touch of chocolaty sweetness. There is a light flavor of vanilla and hints of dark fruit as well. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I was slightly surprised and impressed with this beer, from a brewery that did not initially impress me with their offerings. The chocolate flavors and hints of vanilla really make this beer enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden and this beer is easy to drink.

Jan 25, 2015
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