Cinna-Fionn
Angry Chair Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Porter
Ranked #69
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,996
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 4.83%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
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Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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SCORE
92
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Notes: Imperial English-style porter with coffee, roasted hazelnuts, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21
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3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Dark brown, but definitely brown rather than black. Just barely translucent. Forms a thin off-white head, average retention, and fairly low levels of visible carbonation.

S: Huge cinnamon. Some caramel and vanilla, coffee and toasted malts. A modest hazelnut blends with the coffee. But mostly fresh cinnamon churros and snickerdoodles. Nice, but certainly cinnamon forward.

T: Cinnamon, vanilla, and hazelnut. A medium toasted character to the biscuity brown malts. Coffee and mild chocolate and a touch of caramelly sweetness. Maybe just a hint of the maple syrup in the sweetness as well. More dry cinnamon with the hazelnut at the swallow.

M: A nice heavy body for a porter; as an "Imperial Porter" I don't think it's crazy thick, but it certainly stays sticky. The alcohol presence is hidden well. Average carbonation sensation.

O: A solid beer, but certainly not my favorite from these fine gentlemen. It comes across as adjunct heavy over an above average base. If a cinnamon hazelnut porter sounds like what you’re looking for, you could do worse for sure. But this isn’t hitting all of my good buttons tonight.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample poured on 1-13-18. I have to admit that I sounded like a huge beer snob after pouring. I asked, "Is this a porter?", because the color was not "stoutish" to me. I was told that it was a stout, to which I looked on the bottle, but nothing on the bottle described the style. Now that I am looking at the beer, I can totally see that my snobbery was correct. Great cinnamon on the nose. The flavor is subdued a bit by the bitterness of the brew itself, but still a good beer nonetheless.

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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a bowl color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that has good retention. Smells of hazelnut up front, but not as strong as regular Fionn, as well as a big hit of cinnamon and herbal coffee. Tastes of an even dose of cinnamon and hazelnut up front, with undertones of coffee and caramel rounding it out. Medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish. Solid overall, but the adjuncts seem to be the only thing popping out.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma has cinnamon, fresh coffee, dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is quite spicy with cinnamon and brown sugar but it finishes abruptly with a flat taste.

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4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle and fresh from the tap at brewery.

The appearance is dark brown with a small head.

The nose is coffee, hazelnut and slight spice.

The taste is strong coffee with hazelnut lingering between the cinnamon and vanilla characters. Perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel is quite lite as expected and easy drinking.

I'm not a fan of cinnamon however this brew is perfectly balanced and delicious.

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Cinna-Fionn from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings