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Snowed In | Top Shelf Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Top Shelf Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 01-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The Beer pours a dark rich brown hue with almost no light passing through the glass when held up to the light.
Tightly packed creamy head, tan colored and about 1 cm foams up and fades to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is roasted malt and coffee with almost burnt notes and slightly astringent bitterness. The burnt note isnt like a rauch bier but more like overheated coffee.
First sip reveals an average body with very fine spacious carbonation. The texture is smooth and coats my palate each sip. The flavor is roasted malt with a little brown sugar and dark chocolate. Finishes with dry roasted bitter coffee, leaves me very thirsty every sip.
No hints of any booze or any real hop presence anywhere during the sampling.
The beer is easy to drink for a 9.5% brew. I do fine the burnt coffee note to be a little difficult late in the sampling. the beer is good, not outstanding, but a decent imperial stout. I think if you are a coffee drinker you probably enjoy it even more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerasaurusrex
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mikescarchuk
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great beer coffee chocolate smell and taste and more spice smells to list and put a finger on but work perfectly. Then also has the perfect amount of boozy smell and taste to top it off.

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Photo of Kguilmartin
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of IanMcGuire
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of sphyrn
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Retrocentric
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jeskeodell
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of AGust82
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lavuconn98
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of bt931912
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of decamike
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of diverite
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Snowed In from Top Shelf Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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