Morning Pay Off
Bad Beat Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,228
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #9,709
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 8.19%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
From:
Bad Beat Brewing
 
Nevada, United States
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Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Doug6322:
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of speedvagen
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewTasting
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson, Nev.
Price: $8.00
Purchased: Dec. 15, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 18, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: No BOD on bottle; Bottle read 9 pct. ABV (not 8.80)

Tried this on a recent work trip and really liked it. So much that I picked up two bottles, one for me and one for Chris. Gave the taster a 4.25 on Untappd and would expect to be in the 4.30-to-4.40 range. Really right up my alley.

Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Could see a few bubbles coming up from the sides of the glass. Decent spotty lacing. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled roasted black coffee malts, char wood, ashtray, bitter black coffee beans, anise, licorice, dark chocolate and dark cocoa nibs. Exactly what I thought it would smell like. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was much better. Similar notes, just more pronounced. Got bitter roasty black coffee, char wood, ashtray, anise, black licorice, dark cocoa nibs and dark chocolate. The 9 pct. ABV was well-hidden. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was a very good coffee imperial stout. Loved it. (Overall - 4.25)

4.25 | 95 | A

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Photo of stooge
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jasonrm72
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobsledTM
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cory-WC
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking coal black beer with a rich mocha head. Smell is a bit underwhelming with mild chocolate and roast that suggests a watery character. Taste follows. Feel is medium but with a watery finish. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but more or less forgettable in a style that has several wonderful alternatives.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgates
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torr99
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jameslasvegas
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ivehadthatbrew
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Either the other guy got it off tap and it wasn't as good, or he has no idea what he's talking about.

Look: A beautiful looking beige and tannish head. The body is thick looking and pitch black.

Smell: Big roasted and toasted malty coffee notes. Some cocoa nibs that give it a little sweetness to balance out the coffee flavors. Definitely smells like some breakfast coffee!

Taste: Does not disappoint. There are big rich coffee flavors making you think of breakfast. It's extremely think and delicous.

Feel: Soft, smooth and goes down like syrup. Not watery at all. Luscious and creamy. Yum.

Overall: This reminds me of a more flavorful Founders Breakfast Stout. I'll definitely be buying more to age them!

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaliBeerBear
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark like a stout should.
Smell: Heavy charcoal (burnt wood), coffee and roast.
Taste: Sharp bite from heavy roast. A really strong flavored stout
Feel: Heavy mouthfeel.

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Morning Pay Off from Bad Beat Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 25 ratings