Finback Brewery

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Finback Brewery
New York, United States
American Stout
Ranked #42
Ranked #8,496
4.09 | pDev: 7.33%
Nov 05, 2023
Sep 18, 2018
Coffee coconut cardamom stout.
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11/05/23 can @ home
Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - poured black with a dark chocolate colored head which dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing.
S - coffee with some slight roast.
T - sweetness, but tasty.
F - full mouthfeel and pretty smooth. Semi-dry finish.
O - a bit disappointed by the look but otherwise an impressive beer.
Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

2.79/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a dark brown, 1" brown head that slowly recedes with minimal lacing. Nose is black coffee, light cardamon, and roast off the bat; sweeter notes come through more as it warms; no trace of coconut. Taste is very sweet, like ultra-sweetened black coffee; there's a suggestion of roast and bitterness underneath, but it's pretty paved over by one-note artificial sweetener flavor. Subtlety of cardamon and coconut not present either. Mouthfeel is nice and drinks smooth without much alcohol heat at all. This really seems like sweet stout given how it drinks like Saturday morning cereal, and it shows no malt or roast character whatsoever save in its color.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep brown, nearly jet black color, looking quite opaque. A modest head quickly dissipates and leaves rings.

Aromas of coconut, coffee and cardamom stand out. Notes of dark chocolate, toffee and butterscotch. The aroma is sweet overall.

Sweet and malt forward with notes of caramel, toffee, and buttery biscuity malts. The coconut and cardamom go well with the milk and dark chocolate flavors, while the coffee compliments the lightly roasted malts. A touch of earthy hops add some modest bitterness for balance. The finish is smooth.

Full bodied and smooth. It feels mouth coating on the palate. The carbonation is moderate to gentle.

This was a nice stout overall. It has some robust strength yet is not quite an imperial, making it easy to drink.
Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Dark tan colored head. Fairly small, but still dense. Oddly, it dissipates quickly and completely. No lace. The liquid is nearly black and no light passes even along an edge.

Strong black coffee aroma. There are some notes of very dark chocolate and graham crackers. No chalk.

High carbonation with a thinner body makes this beer feel thin. The flavor, on the other hand, is very strong. The taste is a little less coffee and more unsweetened Baker's chocolate. There's some booziness but it's without the warmth. The coconut is present but subtle. Do I detect some cinnamon? I do not get any cardamom.
Jan 24, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours black with two fingers of foamy mocha brown head that dissipates, minimal lacing, smell is dark roasted malts, coffee grounds, coconut, hints of charcoal, milk chocolate, dark fruit leather, and maybe some spice from the cardamom, taste is dark chocolate and sweet coconut finishes with dark roast coffee and rich chocolate milk, hints of musty spice, feel is full bodied and thick, velvety carbonation. Like drinking dark chocolate covered macaroon dipped in chocolate.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 9/6/18, had 1/14/19.

Pours dark brown and opaque, thick and oily looking, with a flash of head and some light lacing. Aromas of lots of coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, lactose, some vanilla and coconut, light cardamom, a nutty aroma. The coffee also leads the flavor, but the cardamom really pops out here. Milk chocolate, malt, less vanilla than the aroma, some coconut and caramel, lactose. Smooth, a little creamy, a good medium to full body, appropriately carbonated.

This combination works well. Very balanced, great aroma, really liked the coffee that was used. Very enjoyable.
Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Beersilio from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can from corm44 poured into Empyrean snifter.

Deep thick black color with a beige/red head of 2 fingers.

Amazing aromas here. Cardamom, cinnamon, coconut, coffee, chocolate, lubriderm, and rubber.

Flavors of cinnamon, coffee, grass, chocolate, rubber, and a finish of fudge and marshmallow.

Feel is about on par for a basic oatmeal stout, though with the flavors represented I feel it could benefit from more thickness. Slightly dry finish.

Overall, this beer is pretty good. I enjoy the aromas and flavors. Oddly enough though, it reminds me so much of lubriderm, and what I did with that and certain magazines when I was 13. It's uncanny.
Feb 05, 2019
Latte from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 37 ratings