Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
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4.18 | pDev: 6.22%
Oct 05, 2023
Jul 01, 2022
Collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales

A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stouts aged on Videri cocoa nibs, roasted hazelnuts and vanilla.
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours the darkest brown with coffee-colored highlights around the edge; no more than a vague film develops regardless of the pour; very leggy, however

Smell: The Bourbon barrel is distinct and almost matched by the roasted chocolate tones; hints of vanilla but not much from the hazelnut

Taste: Toasted Bourbon tones forward with the barrel being quite prominent; chocolate underneath along with hints of vanilla; the hazelnut is a little more discernible on the palate but still quite vague; boozy finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy with almost indiscernible carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: My preference for these big stouts is to have the Bourbon complement rather than dominate; this is good but not exactly what I enjoy best
Oct 05, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up as part of a trade with BMBCLT 1-14-23. Bottled June 2022; consumed 4-9-23.

Peer poured black with an okay tan head with the original pour.

Nose is very nice with a mild roasted dark malt base that picks up the strong display of bourbon barrels. Chocolate and vanilla are barely perceptible.

Taste is a mildly roasted malt base that displays the chocolate adjunct that is added with a deft touch. Bourbon barrels provide a nice complement and gives a touch of vanilla. Hazelnuts lend a nice complimentary flavor but not overly perceptible. Finishes with a light touch of sweetness as designed but the barrels keep things balanced.

Mouthfeel is large bodied and very smooth.

Overall a really nice beer, glad i had the opportunity to try!
Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jul 21, 2022
STLTL from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5 ratings