Starry Noche
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #61
Ranked #231
4.53 | pDev: 10.82%
Mar 12, 2023
Mar 27, 2020
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Notes: Crafted to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, Starry Noche started as a carefully selected blend of Medianoche batches aged for 18-22 months in freshly emptied 7-12 year-old bourbon barrels. After nearly two years in barrels, the blend was conditioned on more than 3 lbs/gallon of toasted coconut flakes and raw coconut chips, then finished with toasted hazelnut.
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Rated by Affinity from Missouri

2.55/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Jun 02, 2022
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Rated: 4.43 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by notchucknorris from California

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by M_chav from New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Too thicc. Too sweet for more than 4 ounces. Tastes like your drinking cake batter, like literally drinking sugar sludge, it’s really cool at first and then you crave beer because you realize it’s just gelatin and you’re chewing
Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by paulish from New York

Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Prager62 from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A bottle pick up from the brewery October 2022.

Pours a used motor oil black and thick leaving no foam to speak of. Coconut floaties dot the surface and oily residue coats the glass. The smell is bourbon, coconut and some hazelnut. A taste that matches the smell with moderately sweet hazelnut, coconut and bourbon. There's a hint of oak that shows in the finish. The feel is super thick, oily and warming.

In all this is damn near perfect as dessert stouts go. Ignore the floaties and the price, dive in and enjoy the decadence. You only live once!
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by stmoorea from Illinois

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by Lucoli from New York

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Nov 13, 2022
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Rated by Zaximus from Colorado

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From 11/23/21. Viscous, as most WW stouts are these days. Hazelnut bomb for sure but too sweet to enjoy more than a few ounces.
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
you have to like them thick, because this is about as dense as beer gets, on the edge of not even being liquid, but it was awesome to get to drink on this, crazy to me how weldwerks is now maker of rare high value trade beer, the hype has really run wild for stuff like this. impossibly dense, high shine and the darkest of browns, black in lower light, no real head at all, but still crazy to look at, almost jelly, long legs, and such a unique aroma, this definitely is very original beer, not like a million others despite what it seems like, and a few things jump out. the first is the quality of the bourbon, not sure what barrels they use for this, but its a league better than most, vanilla and brown sugar and toffee and toasted wood, there is richness and decadence here, impressive, mature, sexy. the other thing is all the coconut, there is loads off it in here, way ahead of any hazelnut for me, earthy and tropical at the same time, real authentic. lastly, i love all the roast, sure there is a lot of sugar in this still, but its so well balanced because there is a huge low end on it, almost burnt coffee, light smoke but smooth not acrid, and beautiful specialty dark malts, this is super well built. the flavor is good espresso, whiskey, and oak, some vanilla and brownie batter too, but its stout first before its flavored stout which is cool, the coconut comes on about half way through, toasted more than raw, and the hazelnut is all at the end. i taste it forever, its completely palate coating, and the alcohol doesnt thin it out at all. not quite a fire breather, but its real strong. it stays with me awhile, but i love the way it finishes, still some bitterness, a creme brulee top thing, the bourbon, rich wet oak, caramel, and about as much body as you can have in a beer. the subtle nutty finish is awesome, and overall its hard not to be impressed, even if a little of this is plenty for me. worth the hype, cool to get to try this, monster beer but not just big for the sake of it, intentional every step of the way, very good!
Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Super thick, oily black appearance with no head retention. Taste is rich and sweet chocolate, coconut, and hazelnut mixed with oak barrel. Feel is thick and creamy with little carbonation. This is a zipper that was hard for me to finish.
Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle at share. Oily black pour. Aroma is chocolate and coconut, vanilla, sweet, candy bar. Taste is like a Mounds bar, rich coconutty flavors, sweet chocolate. Great use of the adjuncts here.
Sep 29, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by Dadthew from New York

Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.8 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado

Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
To be clear this is absolutely a desert beer. Recommended to be had in s 4-6oz glass. Extremely thick dark color resembling black syrup. No head or carbonation. There’s a large amount of creamy, sweet, sugary hazelnut aromas. Looks, smells and tastes of hazelnut syrup. A little bit goes a long way. Arguably limited to no bourbon taste all hazelnut and chocolate syrup. Very unique goes well at the end of a meal with desert.

This is one of the thicker stouts that I’ve ever had, just almost a solid instead of a liquid here. There’s no booziness, though.

I really like big pastry stouts, but this one is just too much. I used to really like the Medianoche series, but they seem to just be dialing it up way too far lately.
Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.63/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This one pours an exceptionally thick looking dark black color, with a small head, and a bit of sticky dark lacing.

This smells like incredibly sweet melted milkshakes – it smells good, but it’s just ridiculously over the top.

There’s an absurd amount of creamy, sweet, sugary hazelnut on the nose here – like a high quality hazelnut coffee thing. Like, it’s certainly tasty, objectively, but it’s just so over the top. More than 1 oz of this is more than enough. There’s basically no barrel, it’s just hazelnut, vanilla, and chocolate syrup overload.

This is one of the thicker stouts that I’ve ever had, just almost a solid instead of a liquid here. There’s no booziness, though.

I really like big pastry stouts, but this one is just too much. I used to really like the Medianoche series, but they seem to just be dialing it up way too far lately.
Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.91 by beerbones from Washington

May 04, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 4.78 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by bvargajr from Colorado

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by beersgud from Kansas

Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
For starters: absolutely loved batch 2 (from last year as well. BUT, that is not why I’m here reviewing this magical moment…

My wife got me this one as a X-mas gift some time back, and I’ve been saving it for an occation… with yesterday being that day. The bold 600 ml bottle of B1 is looking really bubbly/curly when pouring in glass- but also: The nose is completely out-of-this-world, bursting with chocolate, hazelnuts and the thickest body imaginable. Mouthfeel is simply outstandingly incredible! This is quite possibly the best beer I’ve had- at least among the top 3. Long lasting, delicious taste that lingers. So happy I got to experience this one!
Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.52/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Headlessly viscous burnt black with brown edges, the ominous appearance can't even begin to hint at just how HOLY SHIT WEIRD this 2021 bottle truly is.

Hazelnut paste quickly morphs into cashew cheese and buttered popcorn pot de creme that even verges into popcorn Jelly Belly, as one friend put it. But then my old lady described its nose as dirty dish rag and now I can't smell anything but.

We all had different glasses from different houses and this was our first pour during this bottle share, yet we all had the same offensive experience.

The mouthfeel is otherwise that thick and luscious, almost carbless globularity often hyptastically sought after these days, but not typically my own cup of tea. It clung ever so desperately to the kitchen sink as we drained pour the remaining putrescence.

How b2 has an over 4.5 rating on UnTappd is beyond me. What a bunch of sick, palate-wrecked liars. Speaking of, Anchorage's Sent By Liars is a far superior pastry stout if you're looking for something slightly more accessible that features these adjuncts.
Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Mar 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured at fridge temp. Pours THICK like motor oil. Wow. Black with almost black head. The nose is incredible. Mostly hazelnuts upfront. Liquid hazelnut cream. Nutella all the way. It's almost hard to pick up much else. Over some time just sitting with the nose, I start to get some dark toffee, coconut, and more milk chocolate. Not a lot of barrel there.

The taste is insane. More dimensions than the nose. Definitely still getting the hazelnut as the dominant flavor, but also picking up some bourbon, toffee, chocolate, molasses, sweet dark fruit. I might say it's a bit too sweet, which is where I dock it a few points. Otherwise, the taste is really nice.

The mouthfeel is ridiculous. So thick and creamy. I would say this is the thickest and creamiest stout I have ever tasted. Definitely a treat.
Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 04, 2022
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Rated by Travitten from Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
WTF. Hazelnut butter. Just too buttery sweet.
Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by jhavs from New York

Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Bieniek30 from New York

Feb 20, 2022
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