Existence | Creature Comforts

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
ExistenceExistence
BA SCORE
4.57/5
World-Class
37 Ratings
ExistenceExistence
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The base beer for Existence was brewed shortly after we opened our doors back in April 2014. The brew was designed to age and develop over time into the refined and well-­‐balanced Imperial Stout that is now Existence.

After 19 months of aging in Willet bourbon barrels, the beer is ready for release, coming in at 11.8% abv. Existence is an intense yet balanced Imperial Stout with a strong structure and viscous body (some of you may have even gotten to try it at our 2 Year Anniversary Tour!) The beer features notes of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, subtle cherry and bourbon.

Added by thatoneguymike on 04-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#382
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
37
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of RPM3334
4.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kyleryan
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gelasin
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly black with minimal tan head that quickly turned into a thin ring around the edge. Definitely smell the bourbon barrel, some chocolaty malt but mainly bourbon. The bourbon was a little subdued in the taste but still there, this allowed the toasted malt, caramel, and chocolaty flavors to really shine. A swirl in the glass leaves a thin film that quickly rejoins the rest of the liquid so a little thick but not overly so.

 436 characters

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of troybeeramalau
3.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tblack4d
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheDole
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with tan head. Thick.

Big barrel presence. Love the Willet barrels. Bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Molasses and fudge.

Full bodied. Rich and chewy. Ends with a little roast.

Solid BA stout. Very enjoyable.

 210 characters

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTJman
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanielHerron
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hans down one of the best BA stouts out there.

46 characters

Photo of Jamato14
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Existence from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 37 ratings