Malefactus
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,771
ABV:
11%
Score:
91
Ranked #17,940
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 6.58%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
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OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
 
Connecticut, United States
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Notes: Malefactus is our Imperial Wheat Stout with brettanomyces. It is brewed to 11% ABV using abbey, debittered roasted & chocolate wheat malts. Stylistically it is a hybrid between a strong stout, Belgian’ quad & a dark wheat beer. The aroma is lightened by the use of coriander & black pepper. Primary fermentation takes 4 weeks & the it slowly matures in exhausted whiskey barrels for an additional 6 weeks.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmamay22
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Saved for my son's second birthday. Pours a very dark black. Tan head fades quickly to a thin bead. Aroma is fruity with a hint of smoke. Smells of blackberry and currants. The taste is an odd mix of sour, smoke, fruit, and black pepper. Somewhat vinous with a vanilla sweetness. Black pepper lingers on the finish. Low to moderate sourness. Medium bodied with some alcohol warmth. Very unique and curious beer. The balance between sour and roasted malt is difficult to achieve.

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Photo of dar482
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 1. Pours a deep mahogany, almost brown, with no head. Clarity is fairly opaque. Nose is dominated by grapes. Taste expresses muted grapes, oaky notes and finishes with a slightly medical character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild acidity and a still carbonation. Overall, interesting and complex. Nice job with this one.

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Photo of pisano
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ctbrewer227
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml foiled and capped bottle into OEC stemware.

Pours a rich, 2 finer mocha colored head with great retention. Beer is pitch black and thick and oily. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick and oily legs. Perfect.

Nose has hints of black raspberry, roast, smoke, peat, wet wood, and a lactic tartness. Pretty mellow actually and I'm not a huge fan of this flavor profile.

Opens tart soy sauce, smoke and dark fruit. Notes of prunes, roast, smoke and peat in the middle with plum, blackberry and other dark fruit tartness in the middle. Finishes roasted malt, wood and char with the same aftertaste plus a bit of boozy sweetness. Pretty unique.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Rich and full in the mouth and goes down aggressive and coarse. Finishes dry and puckering with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Solid and the high ABV is hidden pretty well.

OEC continues its production of very unique beers but again, unique doesn't necessarily mean good. This one however, is a very solid sour stout but I'm just personally not a huge fan of the style.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is complex and a little confusing. It starts like a typical coffee/chocolate stout, then there is the sweet and sour of the Brett, and finishes with a peppery taste reminiscent of Malbec wine. Interesting and fun, but a little tough to have more than a few sips.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CTJman
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mersh
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matty123
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the bruery. Impressive.

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Photo of cck5
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this review is for the 2015 October whiskey version.

smell is whiskey and sour heaven.

5/5 oec is the most underrated sour producer in the world.

nightmare on brett with a little more stout character.

can't beat it

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Malefactus from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 27 ratings