Velvet Magnum II | Other Half Brewing Co.

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Velvet Magnum IIVelvet Magnum II
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4.54/5
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Velvet Magnum IIVelvet Magnum II
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Duncian
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Other Half back in December, getting around to it on this night full of pure winter by means of mixed precipitation. Didn't know what to expect with this but there was no doubt that this wasn't like any other American Imperial Stout that I ever had, as the nuttiness and range of flavors made this lighthearted and feeling more like an autumnal seasonal more than anything else.

Good pour to this as the liquid was dark a solid, dark brown with a moderate mocha head that complemented it nicely. Not a lot of lacing left behind as there were some spotty, soapy bubbles left in various areas. Lovely aroma to this full of macadamia nuts, cinnamon, milk chocolate, and coconut, making this feel like something out of the fall. All of those came through in the wondrous, sweet, and nuanced taste that took hold of me from the get-go. Slick, full of coffee, and with a roasted undertone, it was so wondrous as it felt like and not concocted in any way. Such a dessert beer with an underlying richness, this grew on me so much as it fully warmed up.

Like anything else that I had from Other Half in a bottle over the last few months, this had such a hidden alcoholic presence that I wasn't sure if there was even any in here. By the time I finished this off, I could feel a buzz but with so much goodness going on, that was an afterthought more than anything else. Such a understated beast of a beer, this was decadent without feeling rich or luxurious. Once again, Other Half's hit it out of the park with this and has me forgetting what this cost. Lovely to see a Stout take on this form and not be overtly strong, as the lingering coffee creaminess and lactose sweetness had me clamoring for another release of this understated winner of a brew!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mnoone87
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a custom tasting pint; no production information available, purchase December 2018.
A: Pour a cloudy, dark, dark brown color, not quite black, with a half finger orange-brown head, fair retention, and sticky, somewhat soapy lacing on swirl.
S: Chocolate, bang. Aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut clearly present, but also more subtle.
T: Sweet without being cloying. Flavors of milk chocolate really overwhelming (and delicious) but vanilla, coconut and cinnamon notes present and additive. Nuttiness also present. Bitterness subsumed within flavor pallet -- very much in the background.
M: Full bodied, low to modest effervescence. Creamy, chewy and substantial. Just a delight on the palate.
O: A home run from Other Half and Burial. Hope they contemplate making it again. Liked the early comment about being decant. Oh, yeah.

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Photo of hoponit
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the mothership in BKLYN

Crushingly delicious creation.

Dark malts, cafe au lait, vanilla, cinnamon.

Super smooth, devastingly delicious..world class Impy stout all the way

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Photo of smcel371
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DustyBeerz
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow! Burial collab.Head poured like it was on Nitro,Smelled this beer 5 mins before the first swallow.Amazeballz! Coconut is present,Macademia also.sweet, but not over sweet.The coconut and chocolate are paired perfect.15 percent?Where? Knock out!

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Photo of Diura
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wowww what a beautiful and decadent desert beer - definitely pungent and sweet, abv completely undetectable. perfect for a 4oz pour.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beer456
3.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nuts on the first sip are amazing but then the sweetness is suffocating

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Photo of vfgccp
3.48/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Velvet Magnum II from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 18 ratings