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Neckbeard Nectar | Transient Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
transientartisanales.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This collaboration between Transient Artisan Ales and The Beer Cellar in a big Imperial Stout brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and molasses.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,202
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
158
pDev:
5.91%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
34
Trade:
3
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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Junior
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AuntBea
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Included as part of @FlintB's endless generosity during NBS BIF#007.
2017 edition. Poured into a Speciation snifter.
Pour is just shy of black, like black coffee. A little thin appearing with a small ring of smoky brown curls gathered around edges. Barely a film over the top.

Nose is sweet vanilla and treacle up front. Maybe a touch of coffee char.

Flavour is an ever shifting phantasm of vanilla and molasses from the nose with a lightly smoky char, a touch of cocoa and a coffee bitterness that really plays together incredibly well.

Medium thin body with small prickly carbonation, the finish is sticky and a blend of coffee molasses and dark chocolate. Almost kind of reminds me of those Riesen candies.

This is a very tasty brew, and I am once again grateful to Brian for having sent it along for me to try. Thanks, man!

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Photo of Zaphog
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Loved the barrel aged version, the wife especially, so thought we would try this one out. What is interesting to me is how dry the finish on this is. As if the cinnamon is sticking to the roof of your mouth. Vanilla still the main star however. Looks amazing, smells great, tastes good, feel was ok.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz 2017 vintage bottle poured into a chalice boasts a light-eating, deep, dark, brown body with barely a whisper of miniscule tan bubbles on top. A spotted lacing runs back to the accepting body.

Beautiful, bold aroma of vanilla can be detected from arm's length. Melding with the vanilla is a nuttiness, stone fruit, oak, coconut, cocoa, and a hint of booze.

Flavors match, with the flavor of booze, and more chocolate especially at the finish. A really nicely crafted beer.

Mouthfeel is perfectly round, silky, and full, but not nearly heavy. A slight cocoa grit passes the tongue and leaves a drying chocolate aftertaste and chest warmth.

Overall solid. Glad to have tried it.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thin off white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, oak and light vanilla.

M - Full bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - A very nice stout. The coffee is strong throughout with the vanilla add a nice touch of sweetness.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle

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Photo of DanGeo
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krl2112
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutHunter
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short Review. I had this on tap at Hop Cat. This is a very good stout, I was impressed and I really enjoyed it. This was a good looking Stout, it was very dark and velvety. The aroma was very nice, big and robust, full of chocolate and robust roasted aromas and a little coffee. The taste was very good and similar to the aroma, nice decadent flavors that go really well together. The mouthfeel was very nice, it was super smooth for how strong it was and it had the body that a good stout should have. Overall I really liked this beer and It made for a very good first impression for this brewery. I hope this gets destributed soon and I really need to try the barrel aged version now.

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Neckbeard Nectar from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 158 ratings