Thick Freakness
Steel String Brewery

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #649
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Ranked #25,913
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.22%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
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Steel String Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
90
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1-12-15. Poured from a bomber into a schooner, the beer is jet black, with a tall, dense, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of milk chocolate, brown sugar, subtle molasses, caramel, and some mocha undertones. Pretty balanced and rich nose. Flavors are roasted and rich forward, with a solid base of coffee bitterness supporting the blend of chocolate, crème, hazelnut, brown sugar, and molasses. This is a beast on the palate, but very layered and well balanced. The body is smooth and rich, layered but not heavy. The aftertaste is tangy and richly sweet, with a decent linger of chocolate and booze. The finish is smooth, slick, and has a decent linger of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. This is a damn tasty brew. The ABV is very well hidden. Easy sipper!

Mar 04, 2015
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AaronDz from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is the third beer I've tried from Steel String, and having enjoyed them, my expectations were pretty high. I poured it from a 22oz bottle into my snifter glass. Right away I noticed that the beer wasn't as thick as I had anticipated. I think because of the name, I was expecting it to pour like motor oil. The aroma is full of milk chocolate with a little bit of roasted barley. Also smells a little hot. The mouthfeel on this beer is super silky and full bodied. I love it when stouts use wheat to give it a creamy texture. The flavor has some sweet chocolate and caramel flavors up front followed by some coffee notes and some roastyness. There is some hop bitterness on the end that lingeres for a bit, but not in a bad away. Overall this is a very well rounded stout with a great texture and flavors that really surpassed the aroma. It is another really good offering from a newer brewery that I think is going to be putting out some great beers for a long time.

Jan 27, 2015
Thick Freakness from Steel String Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings