It Was All A Dream | J. Wakefield Brewing

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4.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
jwakefieldbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged Big Poppa. Imperial stout aged in bourbon maple syrup barrels with coffee, coconut and vanilla. Collaboration with Abnormal Beer Co., JPizo & Mostra Coffee.

Added by jaydoc on 01-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
62
pDev:
4.18%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of TboneRN
4.85/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OleDixie
4.75/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lupercmda
5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.53/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.85/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snig623
4.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.62/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.89/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.57/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have had b1 and b2 and consensus for both: absolutely amazing aroma and adjunct presence ...but extremely sweet, a bit insubstantial both in mouthfeel and barrel presence. A whale worth tasting but with room for improvement.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.63/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2
Pours pitch black, glugs out of the bottle. Thin fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Coconut fat floaters. The nose is just insane, coffee roast, sweet marshmallow, coconut, smoky oak, bourbon, sweet maple. Taste is a layered dessert. Chocolate cake, smoke, roasted coffee beans, vanilla icing, sweet toasted coconut, spicy bourbon, maple comes across subtlety in the background. Mouthfeel is full bodied, sticky, coats your mouth. Overall, what more can be said, the adjuncts just play so well off of each other here, and some how come together perfectly. This beer is well worth the cost of admission. Phenomenal!

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4.97/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.71/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.99/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Rich and thick mahogany mocha hues with a khaki head and nice lacing
S: Dark roast coffee, fudge, and loads of maple and some barrel on the nose
T: Decadent and thick Grade B maple syrup, fudge, candied brown sugar/panela, slight trace of coconut, and subtle vanilla bean
F: Thick and syrupy motor oil - sticks to your mouth
O: World class stout from one of the best in the game. J. Wakefield really orchestrates a boatload of flavors into a harmonious cohesion nearly better than anyone else. Awesome stout - glad I was finally able to try it.

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Photo of krl2112
4.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beermanmc88
5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black, almost no head. 
Aroma has roasted coconut, maple syrup, nuts, bitter chocolate, fudge, caramel. 
Taste is the same, thick mouthfeel, liquid bounty bar.

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Photo of MCbeermomma
4.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: oil black, thick khaki head with gorgeous lacing
Smell: chocolate, bourbon, with hints of maple, coconut and coffee
Taste: huge chocolate and vanilla flavors with late hints of coffee, coconut and maple.... finishes maple soaked bourbon.
Feel: full, lingering mouth feel

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Photo of SDbeerdude88
4.94/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: oil black, thick khaki head with gorgeous lacing
Smell: chocolate, bourbon, with hints of maple, coconut and coffee
Taste: huge chocolate and vanilla flavors with late hints of coffee, coconut and maple.... finishes maple soaked bourbon.
Feel: full, lingering mouth feel

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch one in a tulip at 55 degrees

Look: oil black, thick khaki head with gorgeous lacing
Smell: chocolate, bourbon, with hints of maple, coconut and coffee
Taste: huge chocolate and vanilla flavors with late hints of coffee, coconut and maple.... finishes maple soaked bourbon.
Feel: full, lingering mouth feel, honestly perfect.

Best beer ever

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCBeerAlert
5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rabbott2
4.94/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

batch 2 drank in a snifter on 3/15/2018...bottle split two ways, so a massive pour and wow what a way to drink this beer

look - pitch black, surprising 1/2 finger light tan head, tons of lacing, absolutely coating the sides of the glass and just stopping on the sides of the glass barely sliding down

smell - tons of coconut and maple in the nose, barrel and chocolate and vanilla and way behind in the race, bold and lovely

taste - barrel pops through a ton but maple and coconut holding strong. bitter dark chocolate coming through more and more with the vanilla still trailing a lot. Not a ton of vanilla. This is really incredible. Uniquely balanced. Bold and exquisite

feel - elite. massive thickness. no booze whatsoever. drinks like its 10%. just mindblowing

overall - worthy of the hype. Would love to try this again. Really an incredible beer and I will seek out more from JWB

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It Was All A Dream from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 4.78 out of 5 with 62 ratings