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Belly Of The Beast - Imperial Bacon Stout | Rockingham Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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74 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rockingham Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
rockinghambrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A high gravity stout brewed with specialty smoked malts and real bacon, this sweet and smoky beverage can been paired with anything from breakfast to dessert. (And if you’re lucky, with a sprig of bacon.)

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,197
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DruC4
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark black color with an eggshell white foamy head that dissolved at a fair pace. Slight lace wound around the glass.
The aroma was absolutely awesome - just the exact level of sweet, smoky and salty bacon all up in there! Not ham, not sweetened meat, not beef jerky but pure unadulterated bacon. Yes, the real thing! And I loved every sniff that bacon revolved around the dark chocolate and playful sweet and roasty coffee beans.
The flavor revolved around the bacon, the pure blissful sweet, salty and smokiness of it all. The dark chocolate, roasty coffee beans and a slight sweet ash provided the assist on this beer to make it an absolutely awesome experience. The aftertaste was the bacon - fully sweet, salty and smoky with some dark chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping structure about it. Carbonation felt spot on, not too high, not too low. ABV felt as projected. Then the finish I expected and wanted - the bacon.
Overall, nothing on the market that I know of has more "real" bacon in the beer than this beer. Yup, it's that damn good and wish Rockingham stocked this beer in Vermont, but that's okay, just says to me more trips to NH to find more of this.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Matthew. Thanks man!

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Portland beerfest

Pitch black, thick mocha head

Nose roasted malts, cocoa, char, some smoke almost acrid, little vanilla

Taste chewy dark malts, molasses, raw sugar cane, roasted malts, char, smoked malt bitter earthy spicy hop, little booze

Mouth thicker, booze tingly, fluffy carb

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nugget40
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The is quite the beer, and I feel the execution on it was damn near perfect. It pours very dark, just about black. One finger tan head. It smells of smoked malt, smoked bacon, smoke, touch of sweet(molasses?) The taste follows the nose with the smoked malts, smoked bacon, espresso, and a slight molasses like taste. Good balance between all the flavors. Has a very thick, full mouthfeel, a very rich beer. Overall I'd say this is a pretty excellent stout. I wasn't sure how this would be, even though it sounded great, but there's nothing artificial tasting in here. If this at all interests you, go for it you won't be disappointed

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black in color with no light penetration. There's a half inch of brown resting on top. Moderate lacing. The nose is dark smoked malt and bacon fat. I'm tasting smoked dark malt and bacon fat. The mouth is lightly oily and chewy.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Belly Of The Beast - Imperial Bacon Stout from Rockingham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 74 ratings