Malefactus (Wine Barrel Aged)
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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American Imperial Stout
3.86 | pDev: 15.54%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Brewed with Coriander and Black Pepper. Matured 6 months in Dashe Cellars Syrah barrels.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of agreenman19
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - a dark muddy brown. Doesn't look much like a stout, more like a giant brown ale.

S - wine out the ass in front. Not getting much stout. Tart cherry.

T - rich, chocolatey cherry. Dark fruity notes from the wine. Extremely rich and decadent. Slight sweetness from the wooden barrels perhaps? Wild Brett sour twang. Has a satisfying dryness that wraps it all up.

F - it honestly didn't look that thick, but man was I surprised when this liquid touches my lips. Smooth, low carb, thick and chewy. An absolute delight.

O - great beer from OEC. A little rough around the edges, but fun to drink.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.13/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pour is black with a bubbly beige head. Nose has some lightly roasted malt up front, faint ash, some red grape and citrus. Flavor is a bit more ashy, strong roasted malt, light bile, with a bit of citrus through the finish. Strong carbonation on a bit of a messy body, flavors seem all over the place, very flabby feel and taste.

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Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thomas and Jenny for sharing this one!
Dark brownish black, pours placidly with a thin ring of froth around the edges.
Aroma is rich and complex, vinous dark fruit, funky wet wood, dark chocolate roast.
It's rich tasting, potent and mildly tart with a lot of dark berries, woody notes, and slight umami savoriness. Full bodied and chewy with low carbonation, vinous feel. Very unique, it's complex and interesting, reminiscent of a wine barrel-aged Oud Bruin.

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Malefactus (Wine Barrel Aged) from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings