They Forgot About J (Side: A)
J. Wakefield Brewing

They Forgot About J (Side: A)They Forgot About J (Side: A)
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13%
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Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 4.76%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Notes: They Forgot About J (Side: A) is a Double Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with both 4 Roses & Rebel Yell Bourbon Barrels. Side: A of this thiccc & decadent Imperial Stout was conditioned on Pistachios & Tahitian Vanilla.
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very thick viscous dark jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising slowly along the edges of the glass and very faint dark chestnut + dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark + chocolate + roasted + caramel malts with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lactose + caramel + dark fruit (plum + cherry) sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate aromas of vanilla and pistachio nuttiness. Just shy of moderate aromas of bourbon + caramel + vanilla + toasted oak.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of dark + chocolate + roasted + caramel malts with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lactose + caramel + dark fruit (plum + cherry) sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of vanilla and pistachio nuttiness. Finally there are moderate flavors of bourbon + caramel + vanilla + toasted oak. There is a light hint of toasty bitterness which is quickly overtaken by a fudge-like chocolate sweetness that lingers well through the finish.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light to moderate amount of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a big, rich, and sweet beer that is perfect in place of dessert after dinner - best slowly sipped due to the full thick mouthfeel and alcohol warming. Lots of complexity to the flavors and aromas for this beer. Very enjoyable.

Sep 22, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Released 6/5/20; drank 6/28/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

An even pour yielded a minimal tan head; almost no lace.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

This smelled and tasted of rich chocolate, mild vanilla & faint pistachio; it was a nice treat, but not revelatory. Still, I'd have another!

Jul 20, 2020
They Forgot About J (Side: A) from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3 ratings