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Fat Julian | The Actual Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
The Actual Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Cynic-ale on 11-02-2013

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by bluejacket74:
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4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Label says 9.0% ABV. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head. The head stays around for a long time, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some milk chocolate and a bit of anise. It's just like the label says, a bittersweet imperial stout. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good imperial stout, I wouldn't mind picking up another bottle soon. It's always nice seeing another new local brewery bottle their products. This is the first Actual Brewing beer I've tried, and hopefully it won't be the last. $9.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nhirsch04
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mlockman
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average on all accounts except taste and mouthfeel: it was smooth as silk (when served on nitro tap) and sweet without being cloying.

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Photo of wroywel
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the750 ml bottle in a snifter. This nice imperial pours a muddy brownish black with a nice tan head of big bubbled foam that settles to a thick layer and very nice lacing. Nose of cocoa, raisin, roasted malts, light coffee, and a touch of lactose. Flavors follow the nose with cocoa and raisin on the front and sides that mingle nicely with the deeply roasted coffee flavors and roasted malts. Sweetness comes through on the middle to back with a cola and cream flavor that is excellent. Warmth brings out deeper flavors and a good amount of warming alcohol to the back of the taste. Great mouth feel with very lively carbonation and a sweet cocoa and coffee infused aftertaste. Excellent.

The more I have of this brewery the more I like it.


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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of lurpy1
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to kgncfl for sending. I love trying obscure locals. This was consumed at the end of a long night of drinking, but I found this to be a bit muddled. A little hop, a little caramel, a little raisin, all adds up to a lot of confusion. Not quite a stout. Neutral recommendation from me.

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Photo of KushBreakfast
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ttylicki
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SaltofOH
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nitro draft. Taster glass.

A: black with a sandy thick cap that retains like nobody's business.

S: sweet, licorice, caramel, prunes.

T: light, sweet, mild roasted malt bitterness, mild malty sweetness. This is a light and sweet stout.

M: slick smooth, nitro!

O: I can see why hardcore RIS fans don't like this, though I love it. Not smoky, not coffee, not really that bitter, and the alcohol is very well hidden (which is hard to do with a nitro). I'd love to try it carb'd.

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottJWing
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of lbernard3
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

It pours black, as it should. For being an imperial stout, it falls way short. Yes it had high alcohol, but that was about all I could taste. It lack the dark, roasty, maltiness that I felt it should have. It was very thin, and left me wanting more. And not in a good way. Great label, but I would not recommend it.

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Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LaGuarns
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doldham
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of Obrienmj52
4.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Really like Guiness but with great flavor. Top 5 Columbus beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Fat Julian from The Actual Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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