10 Layer
RAR Brewing (Realerevival)

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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #3
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,090
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.48%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
75
From:
RAR Brewing (Realerevival)
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  17
Gots
  11
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Dessert Ale with coconut, macadamia nuts, lactose and vanilla
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 75 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-The beer pours black and glossy with a 3 finger tan head. The head recedes to a thick film with spotty lacing on the glass.
S-The nose is primarily roasted malt with a bit of vanilla in the backround. Coconut seems to blend in a bit with the vanilla.
T- First sip leads with the coconut and vanilla before quickly transitioning to the roasted malt. Despite the addition of lactose the beer finishes slightly bitter. Not cloying like many "dessert" stouts. They really nailed a nice balance here.
F-Mouthfeel overall is medium. Slightly slick to promote the flavors coating the tongue. That said it isn't so filling to make it a chore to finish.
O- A great example of a dessert stout which doesn't go over the top with the adjuncts. Has a nice balance which many in this style fail to produce. Highly recommended.

Feb 03, 2019
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Update 10/13: Had again on tap and found the beer to be much thinner and a bit astringent. Unsure if different keg or if beer has deteriorated a bit.

Had on tap at rar 10/5/17. Amazing full rich stout. Don't let the 7% ABV fool you. This is as rich and velvety smooth as the best Imp Stout.
Remarkably full and complex ; dark with cherrywood accents to light. Nose is full and leads into roasted malt attack but zero bitterness...super rich chocolate complemented by dark cherry pit fruit. Truly an excellent dessert stout

Oct 05, 2017
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a 7 oz pour at Snallygaster.
L - Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head.
S - Smells of chocolate.
T - Tastes Very chocolatey.
F - A little thin, but still enjoyable.
O - This was like drinking liquid chocolate cake. Delicious.

Sep 24, 2017
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black brown look. Head is brown tan. Good look.

Fantastic smell. Very fantastic lactose that smells like cocoa laced milk chocolate. No hop, traceable bitterness. Slight sugar but Swiss milk cocoa. Good taste. Slight bitterness but dominated by Swiss milk chocolate

Thin for heavy body. Tingling but spritzy carbonation.

Exceptional.

Sep 23, 2017
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Budlum from Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No hype - 10 Layers is as-advertised. The best way to describe it is a solid American stout served with a slice of frosted chocolate cake. It is sweet without being overbearing and the glass I had was perfectly carbonated, but lacked head.

Sep 13, 2017
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TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The chocolate smell and flavor is outstanding. Not too overpowering, but definitely there.
Very smooth with a great black color, milk chocolate head.
Not typically a Stout fan, but this one is awesome.

Oct 22, 2016
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GeuzeInTheHouse from District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black/dark brown color with thing tan head. Nose was straight powdered cake mix, which was amazing. Flavor did not live up to the nose, was a bit thin and tasted like watered down cake mix. Overall it was a pretty good beer.

Apr 22, 2016
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Chuckletheturtle from Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh what a nose of cocoa and then your not going to be disappointed with the tasty cocoa and light carbonation wash across your mouth. The experience is well worth seeking out for a cold one.

Apr 19, 2016
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JKeene81 from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black on black. Taste is chocolate through and through. I can't taste any alcohol, mouthfeel could be a little more substantial but a wonderful dessert stout imo.

Apr 10, 2016
10 Layer from RAR Brewing (Realerevival)
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 75 ratings