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Bad Scene | Institution Ale Company

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Brewed by:
Institution Ale Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by charlzm on 02-14-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed at the brewery on February 9th, 2014,

Beer is black with a little tan ring of foam around the edges of the glass.

Aroma is dark, bitter chocolate and coffee.

Flavor is intense roast flavor, nearly burnt. Baker's chocolate and over-roasted coffee. Rich, deep and not bitter enough to be a deal breaker, though you should not make the mistake of reading that and thinking it is not bitter enough. No alcohol present in flavor, which is a nice bonus as we close in on 10%.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with just a touch of carbonation tingle.

All is well with this beer. I'll be drinking you again, my friend.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ the source.

This year's version is 11% ABV and is worth every A. Delicious. Get some.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It would appear this beer has been updated a bit since initial releases, as the ABV is now 12.0% on the 2016 batch I enjoyed today. Super dark black, with tons of chocolate and bitter burnt roast coffee beans present in the aroma and flavor. Mostly though, this is a chocolatey extravaganza but in a good way. Chewy mouthfeel. Super enjoyable. I preferred this straight up version to the vanilla-bean infused variant.

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Photo of quetzal013
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Buick222
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bad Scene from Institution Ale Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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