The Beginning Is After the End
Burial Beer Co.

The Beginning Is After the EndThe Beginning Is After the End
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Style:
American Porter
ABV:
6.2%
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Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 5.42%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
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The Beginning Is After the EndThe Beginning Is After the End
Notes: We shall travel along a jagged edge and into the mouth of utter chaos. The blood of sun shall drain from the sky. The chill of the dark unknown shall set in. And in that moment, we shall open our eyes to genesis. A project we always wanted to do, spawned through natural evolution of our craft. A prideful venture into regeneration. A well-lagered dark porter meets roasted nuts and dark dried fruits in one of our favorite coffees from Counter Culture Coffee.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark brown (approaching jet black) in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and faint dark chestnut brown + dark cola brown + garnet red colored highlights The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy darker tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed cold brew coffee over the top of moderate aromas of roasted + caramel + chocolate + nutty malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + caramel + chocolate + nutty malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by a moderate to strong flavor of freshly brewed cold brew coffee. Finally there is a light amount of earthy hops. There is a light to moderate amount of roasty bitterness which fades away pretty quickly leaving lingering cold brew coffee flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with wonderful flavors of cold brew coffee - smooth and lacking the acidity of some coffee beers. I'm a big coffee drinker and I really enjoyed this one and would gladly have a couple of these... perfect for breakfast/brunch as well as after dinner.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, May 21, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours black with a brown head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: The aroma is deep rich roasted coffee. There are very low background notes of roast and a hint of vanilla.

Taste: The flavor is full of rich roasted coffee. There are low roast elements with low dark fruits. There is a very low vanilla note as well.

Feel: It has a medium body with a silky smoothness to it.

Overall, a coffee rich dominated porter with the other elements in support. It's a bit too one dimensional for me.

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hman43 from North Carolina, May 16, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark opaque brown color with a slight head and tan lacing
Aroma has a generous coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts and fruit hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced and creamy coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts and fruit flavor that gently comes out as the beer warms
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Porter

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VABA from Virginia, May 10, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/20/20; drank 5/5/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big khaki head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Dark roast coffee bean, fresh earth & chocolate syrup notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Dark roast coffee bean, fresh earth, mild cream & faint chocolate syrup flavors; this has the blunt flavors of dark roast coffee and not much nuance.

Decent, but forgettable.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, May 06, 2020
The Beginning Is After the End from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 6 ratings