Imperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake Stout
Angry Chair Brewing

Imperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake StoutImperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake Stout
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #56
ABV:
10.6%
Score:
95
Ranked #814
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 6.62%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
63
From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  17
Gots
  8
SCORE
95
World-Class
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 53 degrees. Fizzy brown head leaves a small island of micro dots; otherwise poor cap retention; solid ring; no lace; no legs; a few flecks of floaties. Chocolate fudge nose; a whiff of coffee as it warms. Sweet chocolate fudge up front; vanilla; barely any coffee; sugary graham crackers/biscotti finish. Full body; light carbonation; silky smooth lactose feel, which doesn’t feel adjuncty; minimal warmth from 11% abv. Overall, another delicious variant on the IGCCC theme; I wish it had more coffee; enjoyable chocolate milkshake linger.

Mar 16, 2021
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’m used to Angry Chair beers being incredibly sweet and cloying, but this is well-balanced. Good amount of coffee bitterness up front with a Mounds bar finish. I mean, don’t get me wrong.. this beer is sweet, but not tooth rotting sweet. You could drink a fair amount of it without it becoming overwhelming.

Dec 14, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.63/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a syrupy looking dark black color, with a small head and not much lacing.

This smells like toasted coconut, chocolate syrup, sugar, and weirdly - stale licorice?

There’s really not much coffee at all here, and there’s kind of a stale vegetal and licorice-esque earthiness that just kind of hangs over everything. The coconut is done well enough. The whole thing is just sweet and muddled, though.

This is syrupy and not super drinkable, with a muddled finish.

I expected a bit more here. I still don’t quite the absolute adoration for Angry Chair stouts that most people have.

Nov 10, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass via crowler dated 8/24/2019

Color is as dark as a school blacktop

Smell is sugar coffee

Taste is sweet creamy coffee off the bat and the chocolate fudge is a step behind..a solid amount of vanilla here too.. slight bitter coffee kickback at the end

Carbonation is medium fizz and the mouthfeel is exceptional..thick and sweet

One hell of a coffee stout!

Sep 18, 2019
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours deep black in color with a thin khaki colored head that has short retention and leaves a ring around the edge.

S- smells of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee and fresh espresso that gives some herbal notes

T- caramel and toffee sweetness mix with dark chocolate and toasted coconut up front mid-palate brings out mocha espresso and fudge notes, the finish lingers with caramel and coffee

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- coffee cuts through the sweetness of the other additions, super sweet but not cloying, very good

Feb 06, 2018
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WhaleSlayer85 from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a thin ring of tan head. Smell is rich, sweet milk chocolate. Some roasted coffee notes. Taste follows the nose. Sweet desserty chocolate, light coffee notes. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent offering. Very sweet, dessert stout.

Jan 06, 2018
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fondyball20 from Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A lot of hype around this beer, which usually means I'll be disappointed. Not with this one. This beer is really good. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Not TG level thickness, but better then most. It tastes like lava cake with the vanilla and coconut complimenting the chocolate really well. Complex flavors that all work very well together.

Oct 20, 2017
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JFresh21 from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Hype is huge, taste is not.

L: Pours black with almost no head.
S: Initial smell is green pepper. As it warmed up, the pepper was actually the coconut. Coconut smell is not pleasant.
T: This is a sweet mess. The chocolate flavor is good, but the coconut & coffee do not mesh together well. The coconut is earthy, not smooth like in Prop 13.
F: Very smooth and excellent thickness.
O: Far from world class. This is an OK experiment but not worth trading for. 5 people tried it and not one was "wow'd" by it.

Aug 01, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Jet black in color and viscous. It produced a medium-sized tan head which hung around for a while. A fairly potent aroma of fresh coffee, milk chocolate, German chocolate cake, and spices. The taste was spot on. Silky-smooth chocolatey flavor with the cake. I didn't taste the coffee but the rest was spot on.

Jul 03, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Gorgeous mahogany and onyx pour that sits below a healthy tan and sandy head
S: Tons of coconut, dark chocolate, and vanilla on the nose
T: Decadent dessert in a glass - I got dark fudge, vanilla beans, milk chocolate, and a nice splash of Cafe Americano
F: Medium bodied and effortlessly smooth
O: Love this variant of the base beer. The coffee is an incredible (and well integrated) complement to an already complex stout. Very well done!

Jun 23, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having a side by side with regular, this is not drastically different from its base, but the coffee's roastiness provides an acidity and earthiness that is sorely needed in the base in order to cut through and mellow the cloying sweetness. Stepping back to the reality that this beer takes you away from, it actually fails at this task, but gloriously so, because this is far more delicious than the regular due to the coffee assisting in substantially decreasing the throat coating syrupy sweetness.

See my regular IGCCS review for additional notes, as this beer is largely identical in most other aspects otherwise.

Jun 10, 2017
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monty79_1997 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is ridiculous. It poors jet black. It has a heavy coconut smell. The coffee cuts it just right. It is far and away the best non barrel aged beer I've ever had.

May 28, 2017
Imperial German Chocolate Coffee Cupcake Stout from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 63 ratings