I Believe in a Thing Called Stout 2.0
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
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4.25 | pDev: 4.47%
J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Other Half Brewing.

The second version of the collaboration brewed in partnership with our good friends from Other Half Brewing in NY. This Imperial Stout is infused with in-house roasted Almonds, Coconut, and Cacao Nib.
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 500ml bottle purchased at J. Wakefield Brewing, Miami, FL
Served in a snifter

The bottle opened with no sound, so I was anticipating the beer to be completely flat. Oily, viscous and dark brown/black on the pour, not too dissimilar from used motor oil. Somewhat murky looking in the glass. There was no head nor any lacing whatsoever.

Very solid aroma. Bourbon notes came through big time. Boozy but not excessively so. Dark malts were apparent. Good dose of brown sugar sweetness too. Moderately roasty. Cacoa nibs and/or powdered cocoa notes were detectable as well. Hint of almond character. As the beer sat, coconut appeared. The almond also intensified.

The flavor profile was nearly identical to the nose. Really rich and robust. Bourbon notes came through strong from the get-go. Huge malt presence. Loads of rich caramel malts and brown sugar sweetness. A touch roasty. Some almond character was also noticeable. Hint of raw cacao. Bourbon notes appeared again on the back end and in the finish. Moderate amount of alcohol warmth. More lingering booze and sweetness after the swallow.

Interesting mouthfeel. Quite syrupy and viscous. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine and mild effervescence that worked well for the style.

I Believe in a Thing Called Stout 2.0 is another enjoyable pastry stout by J. Wakefield, albeit not not one of their top-tier offerings. This was tasty and pretty complex though grossly overpriced at $30 a bottle.

Apr 21, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a thin cap that fades; spotty lacing

Smell: Sweetened chocolate, almonds and coconut

Taste: Sweetened chocolate forward with the almond and coconut flavors developing; like a biscotti after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; slightly warming

Overall: A bit sweet for my palate but a good expression of an adjunct stout

Feb 26, 2020
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npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

revamp of the original I believe in a thing called Stout. Solid impreial at 40 IBU. Enjoyable to drink. Not close to some of the best J Wake stouts like It was all a dream but still solid.

Feb 10, 2020
I Believe in a Thing Called Stout 2.0 from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4 ratings