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We've Been Out There In Orbit | Other Half Brewing Co.

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4.19/5
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100 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vfgccp on 11-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,624
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
100
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
Trade:
6
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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with Matthew on a lovely autumn day.

Black body with a viscous, dark beige head. Terrific appearance. Aromas of rich, dark, roasted malt. Simply wonderful. Beautifully done. Reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at OO beer tasting with Chris J and Travis. VG ... a big beer that seemed more RIS. Full and rich, but a bit harsh for me. Still... delicious very good brew. Tx Chris!

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VonZipper
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, big head, tan head and great lacing. Aromas of roast and herbal hops. Notes of coffee, char, pine needles, and burnt bread crust. Creamy, well carbed and dry. Overall a really nice hoppy stout.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light than head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of licorice and dark malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable considering its strength, but isn't overly complex or interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
1.2/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Infected/off bottle.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scarter82
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anteatr23
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On-draught in the cramped-ass taproom. Impressions are brief given their tiny crowded space.

A: Boasts a creamy khaki head that sticks around maybe 5 minutes atop the predictably opaque black body. No lacing as the head recedes.

Appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance within the style, but appealing in a general sense.

AROMA: Lovely, and seemingly balanced, bringing a classic chocolate malt and dark malt sweetness alongside a muted roasted barley presence and a nice barely noticeable hop profile redolent of currants and blueberry. Cream.

No adjuncts are overt; no coffee, true chocolate, spice, etc.

Aromatic intensity is average. Suggests a conventional but balanced and effective expression of the style with a well buried alcohol presence. Sneaky.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Alcohol warmth is actually very overt, compromising the balance somewhat. Conventional build replete with obvious chocolate and dark malts in addition to a blip of muted faint roast, cream, and syrup.

No unique hop character here (I.e. none of the subtle blueberry/berries the aroma promised). No coffee or other adjuncts.

Drinks like a beer intended to be the base for more interesting barrel aged imperial stouts, lacking the depth, expressiveness, intricacy, or subtle of flavour needed to make it stand out. It's fine, if a bit basic.

Slightly syrupy texture-wise, with a smooth, wet, flat presence on the palate (though carbonation-wise, it's anything but flat). A bit thick, a bit heavy, luckily not too chewy. Decent execution.

Overall, it's fine. There's little enough char, burnt notes, roast, or additional complexities, and too too much generic basic brew-by-numbers imperial stout convention. A market-ready soulless brew that hits the style's most basic conventions but never tries for much else. A beer for those who eschew superior (and less expensive) expressions of the style from breweries like North Coast, Oskar Blues, and Victory out of some bent commitment to "drink local." Fine though it may be, for my money Other Half can keep this $7 per 12 oz stout; there are plenty of better offerings within and without their market.

C+ (3.10) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid imperial stout - very roasty and not too heavy, despite the 12% ABV. I like this better than In Absentia Luci and I actually like this better than the rum barrel aged variant. Looking forward to trying the apple brandy variant.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-31-16 - On tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC. 6oz pour into a short glass. (I need to sit down now). So dark. So good. So good....... coffee? Chocolate? Toffee? They're all in here. So smooth. May need to get just one more. Great job!

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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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We've Been Out There In Orbit from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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