We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla)
Other Half Brewing Company

We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla)We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla)
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From:
Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
14.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 5.53%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 19, 2019
Added:
Jul 19, 2018
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  3
SCORE
96
World-Class
We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla)We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla)
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a bottle in a trade and am sampling at cellar temp and pouring into my trusty snifter. The beer pours a dark chocolate color with fizzy beige head of .5cm that fades quickly to nothing after the pour. No light passes through my glass with this dark brew.
Aroma is some sweet chocolate and a bit of vanilla and some nutty character that reminds me of hazelnuts, but I guess that is the almonds. The booze is very well hidden here and I dont seem to sniff any hops.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body with velvety smooth texture and very fine, yet tingly carbonation that gently tickles my palate on each sip. The brew leaves a bit of a sticky coating in my mouth after each sip.
The flavor is kind of sweet up front with candy chocolate and hot cocoa mix flavors. There is also some vanilla buried and mixed with a bit of a roasted note in the middle of the beer. Im not getting any cinnamon, but that could be from the aging on this bottle. The chocolate flavor is dominant and that is what lingers after each swallow. I dont find any hint of the bigger booze until after the swallow, where I get a little warming in my belly. Were hops even used in this beer? I dont find them! Brew is dangerously drinkable for the high octane number but does start to feel a little heavy towards the finish of the bottle.
A very good imperial stout that is definitely on the sweeter side. Glad to have tried this one!
May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.66 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

The almond and vanilla come through mostly strongly here in the aroma, as the cinnamon is wisely in the background.

This is definitely a pastryboi's dream, but luckily the base stout itself is really nice too, with a substantial chocolatey flavor, and some coffee. Like the aroma, the almonds and vanilla comes through strongest, with only a touch of spice on the back end.

This is medium bodied and very creamy- it's got a nice decadence to it. It's more drinkable than you'd expect.

I've really, really been enjoying Other Half stouts. They're establishing themselves as one of the better pastry factories in the country now.
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by bcsbeer from Florida

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Mid Sized bottle, purchased at the source a few months ago

Pours near black, dark tan cap that leaves a fine bubble film and low ringed lacing.

Bold nose that's loaded with milk chocolate notes.

Lucious, complex, heady, soft, smooth,well rounded, flavorful, over the top terrific and delicious.

More milk chocolate, vanilla, nuts, rum and general Impy stout goodness....World class in every way...note to self: purchase more of these nuggets when you have a chance to buy em...
Sep 24, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a custom conical pint glass; no production information but purchased at the brewery and refrigerated.
A: Pours a near black color with a half inch, brick orange to brass head with modest retention and transient but thick lacing, largely when swirled.
S: Aromas of dark chocolate, orange peel, whiskey, and vanilla initially. Nutty, more macadamia or almonds.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose, although nuttiness very evident as are sugar cane and orange peel sweetness. Bitterness present, but in the background.
M: Full bodied, creamy, rich, and modest, but persistent, carbonation. A bit boozy, though.
O: As billed and yummy. My second stout by Other Half and really, really delicious. Not much more to say.
Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by CreightonSM from New York

Aug 22, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by bgold86 from New York

Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Kurmaraja from California

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Yeroc from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.69 by SpinSamzo from New York

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by DrederickTatum from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by vfgccp from New York

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by Diura from New York

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.84 by smcel371 from New York

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Quinnimical from Washington

4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The perfect single serve stout space odyssey. A deep motor oil pour with a chocolate marshmallow head that melts away into a thin belt of bubbles ringing your glass. Dark chocolate laced with a cinnamon vanilla swirl wash over your taste buds leaving a bittersweet trail of heat. Thinner than expected with Spanish almonds in the nose. Find this beer and blast off.
Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.98 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2018
We've Been Out There in Orbit (with Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon, and Vanilla) from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 26 ratings