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Wheelhouse - Barrel-Aged | Four Fathers Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Fathers Brewing
Indiana, United States
fourfathersbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#945
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
44
pDev:
5.19%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thick two finger mocha head that fades to leave nice lacing and legs along with a great blanket.

S - Big aromas of nutty roast, excellent coffee. Almost raw cookie dough like, fudgy chocolate. Phenomenal vanilla barrel notes with great malt backbone.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with excellent balance. Good vanilla barrel along with really good roast coffee beans. The chocolate fudge is great. Loads of cookie dough batter as well.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, however the alcohol is rather noticeable.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout along with wonderful coffee and barrel notes. Just really delicious.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud
Huge foamy brown head sticks around forever, nice lacing, nice legs pitch black

Nose very nutty, toasted nuts, caramel, little biscuity toffee, big nutty raw coffee bean, fruity too, big fresh coffee beans without the charred heavy roast, toasted oak vanilla barrel notes, barrel spice and vanilla brings a little granola, cookie dough wafer, light fudge and dark chocolate

Taste more barrel, coconut notes with big vanilla caramel and baking spices, into granola brownie like, big fresh nutty coffee, fresh coffee beans with fruity coffee too, mild cookie dough, light fudge and chocolate, big spicy bitterness, some hot alcohol taste but stops short of fusel, finishing a little sticky but mild sweet, lingering fresh coffee beans spicy hops and cocoa, mild char

Mouth is thicker bod creamy lush, decent carb, some tingly alcohol

Overall a nice beer, great fresh coffee beans, nutty fruity, good chocolate and barrel notes, very enjoyable

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Two finger head on a nearly opaque clear brown body.

Aroma – Cold brew coffee, roasted malts, faint oak, slightly fruity.

Taste – Coffee, bitter oak, strongly boozy with rye whiskey notes. Definitely a sipping beer, very strong.

Mouthfeel – Full and viscous, yet it didn't linger after the swallow.

Overall – WOW this is a big beer. Amazing and worth the price at least once.

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Photo of beergoot
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jet black body; very thin, wispy, light brown head. Heavy aroma of charred grain and coffee grounds. The flavor mimics the aroma with additions of cocoa, milk chocolate; an acidic bitterness; subtle booziness. Heavy body; lush and chewy; dense residual sugars; some alcohol heat.

Good, lord! If this ain't just a dark ale version of ambrosia!! The beer packs an enormous amount of heavy yet soft feeling, loaded with tons of delectable charred grain goodness and dark coffee flavors (I don't know if any coffee was used for this version, but it sure seems like it's in the mix somewhere). Intense, flavorful, and very memorable.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours nearly pitch black, opaque in the glass with very slight visible carbonation, leaving a slender ring of bubbles around the glass. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate, fresh coffee, oaky vanilla. Flavor is slightly sweet dark toasted malt, quality coffee, vanilla and hints of char and hops. Finishes with oaky malt, coffee; a little boozy. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess and good carbonation, despite the near still pour. A really fine imperial coffee stout. The coffee is distinct with flavors from top notch fresh coffee beans. The base malt is rich and supports both the coffee and barrel flavors very well. It could use a little char to the malt to suit my taste, but the coffee adds a little earthy smokiness to make up for it. One sign of a well made adjunct stout is that the flavor is robust from start to finish and it is here. Nice coffee and chocolate notes integrated from start into a lingering finish. Well done; I'll watch for more from this brewery.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markjknowles
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I drank this at room temp.(just sub 70F) out of my Fuller's pint mug. I have no regrets. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" from Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure crept through the background. So then I played it again from Viva La Roxy. Black like the For Your Pleasure backdrop. A brief flash of deep reddish brown foam( they all have this). The taste of cold brewed coffee with a shot of Jim Beam. A pillowy soft maltiness agaist the tongue. I buy stouts hoping for this. Thanks to Four Fathers for coming through!

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Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/6/17; drank 3/1/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice dark tan head; a thick curtain of lace.

Chocolate syrup, oak, whiskey & peanut butter notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Peanut butter, oak & medium roast coffee bean flavors up front; peanut butter & whiskey notes on the finish.

Cloying & clashing; this is not a good beer.

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Photo of emottram
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. This is a very nice ba coffee stout. Smooth and viscous with a rising creaminess. through the sip. Good charred wood from the barrel, whiskey, hot chocolate, and vanilla in the smell. Taste was a little coffee heavy, even though it tasted good, I thought the barrels and subtle flavors were worth holding back for a bit.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevSal
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

real nice label, gold waxed bottle

22oz into a perfect stout glass

wow this guy looks great in the glass, huge dark chocolate head. this guy means business

nose is mostly coffee, tons of coffee, all types of coffee and a hint of with some whiskey sweetness.

taste is the same, tons of coffee, roasted coffee, fresh espresso, burnt coffee. pretty impressive anount of coffee. first few sips it is abrasive, but as it warms it comes together really well. real great chocolate come sup with lots of whiskey notes. sweetness starts cutting the roast really well. finished sweet with vanilla and oak. reminiscent of bcbcs

mouthfeel is thick, coats the tongue and each sip lingers. abv is well hidden.

overall the nice flavor makes me drink this guy a bit too fast. great coffee coming through through. as it warms it really opens up into a fantastic beer!

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Photo of Viperman1316
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Wheelhouse - Barrel-Aged from Four Fathers Brewing
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 44 ratings