Empire Of Eternal Nothingness
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #397
Ranked #2,700
4.42 | pDev: 2.26%
Jan 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2020
Imperial Stout with Toasted Coconut, Bourbon Vanilla and Double Dipped in Cocoa Nibs

The end is often only genesis for something more. One long year ago, when freedom triumphed and the times were hellacious, we started the newest chapter of our stout program with a beer so appropriately named Realm of Absolute Nothingness. It bore a darkened ominous hole into the depths of our willingness to go the extra distance. At the time, it was story that had no plan, rules or boundaries. And its final destination was forged upon abundant tangents and ruminations. This is the resurrection, rebirth, and recompense, all in one. The amalgamation of one year of hypothesizing, stumbling and eventually acheiving. This is our 6 hour stout base, turned up to 15% ABV, and aged upon a double dipping of select French Broad Chocolate cocoa nibs.
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: very dark, no highlights when held to light. Modest mocha head on the pour that leaves a ring and a smattering on top. Fairly thick lacing, oily sheen on the sides of the glass.
Smell: bourbon vanilla, and cocoa. Not getting any coconut.
Taste: much like the nose but richer, nice sweet vanilla balanced by roasty char in the finish.
Jan 17, 2024
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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured at fridge temp. Pours jet black with zero head. The nose is maple, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, a slight nutty note.

The taste is insane. Dark chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, maple, molasses, raisins, slight roasted malts, slight coconut (much less than what was on the nose), and some toffee. This, to me, is the perfect balance of adjuncts. This is not too sweet at all, but comes off as a well-integrated machine.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Beautiful beer.
Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 05, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 17, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by Skabiski from Maryland

Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.32 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown appearance with a slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a prominent cocoa with a touch of vanilla and slight coconut. Taste is a very smooth prominent cocoa with a slight blend of vanilla and coconut. A little thin.
Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Released 10/14/20; drank 10/23/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small tan head; strong tree-rung lace.

Rich cocoa, sweet vanilla & mild coconut notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Rich cocoa & vanilla flavors up front; coconut & mild bourbon heat notes on the finish.

Robust, tasty & slightly boozy; god damn, how does Burial make all these incredible stouts!
Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 19, 2020
Empire Of Eternal Nothingness from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 15 ratings