Starry Noche
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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From:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #38
ABV:
15.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #165
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 10.7%
Ratings:
84
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2022
Added:
Mar 27, 2020
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  3
SCORE
100
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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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Ratings by REVZEB:
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4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

A shameless explosion of blended barrels and adjuncts that stole my heart, incredible. Black oil appearance with a short lived brown cap. Smell bursts forth with hazelnut, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, backed with complex barrel flavors. For the taste I must once again admit I am a hazelnut fan, so this was paradise for me, huge rich hazelnut and chocolate dance amongst the oak and bourbon soak coconut, vanilla, faint dark roast coffee, caramel, and nutella. Feel is thick, chewy, warm, has a hint of nuttiness but way more so rich, full and decadent with the weight. I loved starriest night so it makes sense why I adored this, beer of the year entry only 21 days in!

Jan 21, 2022
More User Ratings:
 
4.91 by beerbones from Washington on May 04, 2022
 
4.53 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 03, 2022
 
5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 14, 2022
 
4.78 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Mar 29, 2022
 
4.75 by bvargajr from Colorado on Mar 26, 2022
 
4.38 by beersgud from Kansas on Mar 25, 2022
 
4.69 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Mar 25, 2022
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4.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

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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2.52/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
 
5 by PC_Principal from Texas on Mar 15, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Beersnake1 from California

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
 
4.38 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 04, 2022
Photo of Travitten
3.03/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Travitten from Iowa

WTF. Hazelnut butter. Just too buttery sweet.

Mar 02, 2022
 
4.54 by jhavs from New York on Feb 26, 2022
 
4.66 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Feb 24, 2022
 
4.63 by Bieniek30 from New York on Feb 20, 2022
Photo of BEER88
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Definitely solid but a tad too sweet for me!

Feb 19, 2022
 
4 by Bum4ever from California on Feb 17, 2022
 
4.5 by rabbott2 from Illinois on Feb 15, 2022
Photo of WickedBeer
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by WickedBeer from Alabama

2021 bottle.

Hazelnut bomb, but in all the best ways. It’s a bit oily and finishes bitter, but when paired with the coconut and thick stout base, it all combines for an amazing experience. And for the price point? 100% worth it every time.

Feb 13, 2022
 
4.43 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming on Feb 12, 2022
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4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

500 mL bottle. Inky black. Smells of coconut and hazelnut. A little bourbon behind. Tastes of bourbon, lots of hazelnut, coconut, sweet chocolate, roasted malt. Harsh oaky bitterness in the finish, but it balances the sugar. Absurd pastry deliciousness.

Feb 05, 2022
 
4.21 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Feb 04, 2022
 
4.76 by fireazzi from Massachusetts on Jan 29, 2022
 
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on Jan 24, 2022
 
4.23 by ellswrth from Oregon on Jan 24, 2022
 
4.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
 
4.65 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia on Jan 20, 2022
 
4.59 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Jan 17, 2022
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4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Appearanceswc from Virginia

Batch 1.

Jan 17, 2022
 
4.71 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2022
 
4.54 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Jan 15, 2022
 
3.64 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.58 by Eternal218 from California on Jan 09, 2022
Photo of GreatStoutman
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by GreatStoutman from Texas

Batch one was probably a little better than two, but they were both phenomenal. Feel, smell, flavor and barrel are all top notch. Hazelnut lover’s dream

Jan 09, 2022
 
4.85 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2022
 
4.69 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Jan 06, 2022
 
3.5 by ragnar3 from Iowa on Jan 05, 2022
 
4.75 by rstump24 from Ohio on Jan 05, 2022
Starry Noche from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 84 ratings