Thick Freakness | Steel String Brewery

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85
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13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steel String Brewery
North Carolina, United States
steelstringbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bung on 02-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Bung:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaucerfulOfSecrets
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kristougher
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of AaronDz
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dhesington
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick Freakness from Steel String Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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