Fellowship Of Xul
Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #127
Ranked #635
4.52 | pDev: 5.97%
Mar 12, 2023
Oct 15, 2018
Bourbon barrel-aged dessert stout blend with cocoa nibs, coconut, almonds, vanilla & peanut butter.
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Reviewed by rand from California

3.28/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
22 oz bomber into a snifter.

Dark brown ale, effervescent, especially for the style. Forms a frothy, dark brown head with a ruby hue.

Nutty, boozy nose (obviously). Added cocoa nibs yield wafts of molasses notes. Oaky AF.

Just an avalanche of nut butter aspects at the front of the sip. Flavors are completely disjointed…picking up this weird cherry/pit fruit undertone that shouldn’t be there. Molasses, grassy resin, oak. Long, sticky finish.

An absolute chore to drink. Not sure what they were trying to do here…avoid.

*I just read the other review. Something seems awry…I’ve been aging this bottle for a few years, wonder if all the added raw nuts don’t age well? Either way, what I just drank doesn’t align with the experiences below.
Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Type: 500-ml. bottle
Reviewed as: American Pastry Stout
Glass: Revision 12-oz. tulip
Price: $30.00
From: A person on the SD Glopswap Facebook trading group
Purchased: April 17, 2021
Consumed: June 20, 2021
Misc.: No bottled on date, but I think this was a 2019 version

Spent way too much on a bottle of this and four others from a San Diego Facebook beer trading group. This one looks like a monster and I hope it lived up to the hype. Description called for “Bourbon barrel-aged Devil's Teeth, Beastmaster, & Monsters' Park blend w/ vanilla, almonds, cocoa nibs, coconut, & peanut butter.” Was so looking forward to it.

Poured a pitch black color with one finger of khaki tan fizzy head, which dissipated quickly. Just a few bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled smooth bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, cookie dough, chocolate cake and creamy peanut butter. About as good from the bottle. (Smell - 4.50)

Tasted just as good as the nose. Got milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate syrup, cookie dough, chocolate cake and creamy peanut butter. Super smooth for 13.5 pct. ABV. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 5.00)

What a great pastry stout. Would like to have this again down the road. (Overall - 4.50)

4.52 | 100 | A+
Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 4.55 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2021
Rated: 4.83 by Gi_NN from California

Jan 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Crmontes_96 from California

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Súper smooth and very peanut butter forward stout. At first it tasted a bit sweet but once it warmed up I got the barrel taste and they mixed well. Didn’t get much of the cocoa nibs or other adjuncts but all of them mixed together made it taste like marshmallows. Highly recommend
Jan 03, 2021
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Rated by delusion_408 from California

4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Liquid cookie dough
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Decently nutty but drinking this, I want them to take it all the way. The cocoa nibs confuse things a bit. A bit more bitter than I’d like. Still, really good flavor and complexity with a full body, soft carb and moderately nutty finish.
Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Beerbom from California

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by Kplummer82 from California

Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 4.7 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle at share. Black pour with thin beige head. Sweet, nutty aroma, chocolate , peanut butter. Taste brings it all together into a nice peanut butter cup dipped in whiskey. Incredibly smooth and creamy.
Feb 08, 2020
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