Kid in a Candy Store
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #256
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #50,542
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 3.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
10
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- bold aroma of roasted peanuts, caramel and chocolate, reminiscent of a Snickers bar. Undertones of charred malt gives a coffee note to close it out

T- the roasted peanut flavor follows the aroma, giving a big peanuty flavor, followed by caramel, chocolate and nougat notes at the mid palate. The finish brings our some charred malt that adds an earthy coffee flavor, with roasted peanuts, caramel and chocolate on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the peanuts really came through, with nice chocolate and caramel notes to compliment

Nov 04, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have not drunk anything from WeldWerks, my first beer. The beer did sound delicious, albeit a bit sweet. The beer's birthday is 10/24/2019, making the beer almost four months old. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer produced a two-finger creamy and airy head. The retention of the beer is fair, leaving no lacing on the glass. The dark oily brown beer color falls somewhere near SRM 34. The beer appearance of the beer is standard. I would have like to seen more head retention. The beer does clock in around seven percent.

The first initial aroma in beer is caramel, toasty malts, nutty, toffee, malty sweetness, and earthiness. Next, I smell, cream, coffee, milk chocolate, a hint of smokiness, and bready.

The initial flavor in the beer is caramel, toasty malts, vanilla, toffee, malty sweetness, and cream. Next, I taste coffee, milk chocolate, nuttiness, a hint of smokiness, breadiness, and char.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and coating.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-light carbonation, and a fuller finish.

The beer is a liquid snickers bar. It does a bit more sweetness in the beer than I prefer, but with a name Kid in a Candy Store, I expected it. I enjoyed the balance in the beer. A flavorful milk stout that anyone would enjoy.

Feb 24, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A modest bubble show produces a one inch tan head over the espresso colored liquid; a few strands hang around

Smell: Milk chocolate, caramel, nougat and peanuts all come through in the aroma

Taste: Milk chocolate forward with the caramel and nougat adding sweetness; peanuts arrive just before a brief bitter element that offsets the sweetness to some extent; the overwhelming sweetness returns to drive home the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a little thin for the style

Overall: Well-named; I enjoyed smelling it more than drinking it; good for what it is

Dec 07, 2019
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rarigney from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is very dark brown with a moderate tan head that recedes rather quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is quite nutty with notes of chocolate and caramel. As expected, it’s quite sweet but there’s also a hint of bitter roasted malt. Peanuts, chocolate, and caramel are all present in the taste. Mouthfeel is viscous and sticky.

Nov 22, 2019
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours opaque black, tan lacing for a head.

Aroma is of cocoa, peanuts, toast, caramel, and pie crust.

Flavor is of peanuts, milk chocolate, caramel, cream, and candy bar.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty tasty dessert stout. Despite essentially being a candy bar in beer form, it's not overwhelming sweet and has some good toasty malt balance. Worth trying, better than I was expecting.

Nov 18, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is another one of those dessert stouts that i appreciate but dont really want to drink, and although nobody said it, i got that same sense from the folks i drank the can with, definitely a sharer unless you are fiending for diabetes. its brewed with peanuts and caramel and nougat and chocolate and lactose, and i can definitely taste all of those things. it smells like the powdered peanut butter, and thats the predominant flavor in this big sticky stout, it drinks heavier than its listed abv, but more from the sugar and body than from it being hot or anything. the caramel and nougat are there too, like the inside of a three musketeers bar or something, tasty sure, but almost gross in liquid form, certainly indulgent. the chocolate is great, and this might be good just with that, weldwerks always seems to do chocolate well, and its very much a milk chocolate thing, syrupy and good. the flavor of the peanut butter is a bit strong, kind of dominates the others, while the brown sugary rich finish just sits on my teeth forever, even though the flavor itself is relatively fast finishing for what this is. more of a novelty for halloween time than anything else, but about as well done as i can imagine this sort of thing being. fun to drink some weldwerks away from colorado, but i dont miss their beers like this, not in the least...

Nov 08, 2019
Kid in a Candy Store from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings