The Awakening
Angry Chair Brewing

The AwakeningThe Awakening
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Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #68
Ranked #1,690
4.29 | pDev: 6.99%
Jun 17, 2023
Oct 20, 2013
Coffee milk stout with vanilla beans, and cacoa nibs
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Black appearance in the glass; thin head, khaki hued. Fairly sweet aroma; milk chocolate with a very slight note of coffee. Outstanding milk chocolate flavor; mild note of coffee in the background. Heavy body; smooth and silky; nice residual sugar feel offset with a light coffee-like dryness.

The can notes list vanilla beans, cocoa, and lactose. I get those elements now that I know they're there, especially the vanilla beans. Anyway, a nice, pleasant coffee stout that is nicely balanced and complex.

Pouring temperature: 44 °F; canning info: n/a
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Jun 17, 2023
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can, undated. (There was a date on the paper four-pack holder but it didn’t survive). Served in a tulip.

Pours chocolate-black with a scant finger of fizzy, coffee colored tan foam. Minimal retention, a thin, fizzy collar and a barely rousable, super-slippery sheet of sudsy lacing.

Nose is roasty and creamy-sweet - aroma of coffee ice cream.

Taste is strong coffee and condensed milk, all slick and slippery. Tasting heavily creamed and sweetened dark, near-burnt perked coffee, prunes and maple, chocolate pudding and vaporous vanilla in the sinuses.

Feel is smooth and slippery, creamy-slick and medium bodied with ample fine, prickly carbonation.

Overall, a mostly clean and serviceable if maybe overly sweet milk stout. There’s a nice contrast between the burnt and bitter coffee character and the sweet slickness of condensed milk. Somewhat more sugary than I’d have preferred, I sipped at this for a good long time before I finally finished it and was able to go brush my teeth.
Jun 12, 2023
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/9/23. Purchased at brewery 4/14/23. Poured at 52°. Dark black body with thin ruby edge; dark brown fizzy head that disappeared quickly leaving thin ring at best and no lacing; no legs on swirl. Strong coffee nose followed by milk chocolate; some vanilla as beer warmed. Sweet milk chocolate entry; bitter roast coffee; a little vanilla as beer warmed; coffee finish. Dusty tongue coating; medium body; moderate minus carbonation; no warmth from 7.4% abv. Overall, tastes like an iced mocha coffee with cream and sugar; long bitter coffee linger; more coffee nose/taste than FBS, and sweeter.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.61 by deereless from Colorado

Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 3.41 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jul 30, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is strong on the coffee with a mild touch of vanilla as well. Smooth, creamy, medium body with well-hidden booze and smidge of vanilla and chocolate4. The beer is mostly a coffee beer but it is a mild coffee so beer is not too strong.
Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by kramacam from Kentucky

May 28, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Jcarriglio from Florida

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a crowler on June 21, 2019. Coffee milk stout brewed with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. Made with Buddy Brew coffee. Tasty sweet stout.
Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Sam671217 from South Carolina

Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by bigdog3838 from Florida

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 5 by JDK5501 from Florida

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by user785335 from Florida

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

Mar 16, 2018
The Awakening from Angry Chair Brewing
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