Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
Angry Chair Brewing

Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake StoutImperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
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Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #67
Ranked #197
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Sep 10, 2023
Jul 25, 2016
Notes: Imperial sweet stout with coconut, Haitian cacao nibs, vanilla beans and lactose.
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Rated: 4.5 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottom line: this is a delectable pastry stout worthy of Angry Chair's lofty reputation. They simply seem to have mastered some sort of alchemy regarding the style that few, if any, can match.

It's perhaps not a dead ringer for the namesake dessert ... but it honestly isn't far off, and the resemblance grows with successive sips. It's sweet, but not cloying; realistically, it's more rich and decadent than sweet. The coconut is a lovely light touch, never overbearing, but adding another layer to the profile. Chocolate and vanilla are prominent, joined by molasses, cherry, and caramel from the malt base. Incredibly long finish, including lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.

This is another absolute home run from Angry Chair. Every single time I have one of their highest-rated pastry stouts, I think there's absolutely no way it can possibly live up to the hype ... and then it not only matches, but surpasses the hype.
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.98 by ThaKennster from Texas

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by jwohio from Ohio

Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Ziosa from Missouri

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by steverx8 from England

Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
From a 32oz crowler, filled at the brewery 06/03/23. Served in a tulip.

Pours a thick-and-viscous appearing motor oil black. A scant quarter-finger of coffee-colored suds lasts a half-minute or so, leaving a soft, creamy collar and a barely rousable oily, sugary film of super-slippery lacing.

Nose is roasty-malty, nutty and mildly sweet. Aromas of fudge and dark roast coffee. Some nuttiness and woody, husky coconut as it warms.

Taste is fudgy-sweet - but much less sweetness than anticipated. Tasting brown sugar chocolate vanilla fudge, molasses-sweetened coffee and - more prominently and notably as the beer warms - an earthy, woody nuttiness, ground bitter walnut, thick and heavy perfumy vanilla and husky coconut. Nice! Alcohol is hardly noticeable.

Feel is smooth and viscous, dense but less thick and heavy than it appeared going into the glass! with super-fine, prickly carbonation making it feel a little lighter than it might otherwise. I want to say that it feels ‘sugary,’ like sugar water but that’s totally hallucinatory - it tastes like it should feel sugary but it does not. Abv is hardly evident.

Overall, outstanding! I like to buy these sweet and sticky pastry stouts mainly so that I can complain about them and leave bad reviews but this was so damn good that I was wishing I hadn’t offered to share it with Boy and Spouse. Mammosilenus, who never likes stouts, stole several ounces of this and then came back looking for more and had to be beaten back.
Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by tonystanhope from Florida

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Such an awesome beer! Like most of Angry Chair's stouts, this thing coated the glass with sugar, making it difficult to hold without developing sticky fingers. This is offset completely by the delicious, deep chocolate nose and palette, with boozy sweetness grabbing hold and a light aftertaste of vanilla.
Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dark black, little to no head. Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout is super sweet, and not my favorite kind of stout. This needs the barrel. It's tasty - I split this 4 ways, so still got about 6oz, and it was probably 3oz too many. Total dessert stout. Good for what what it is - not for me.
Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 07, 2022
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Rated by Sandis from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled 11/8/2019 while in line at Toppling Goliath. Chocolate greatness.
Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 5 by Johng19751 from Indiana

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by kewharton from Florida

Aug 26, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Scottsbeer from Florida

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by beerbones from Washington

Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by jhavs from New York

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 13, 2022
Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 333 ratings