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Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.32 | pDev: 5.56%
Feb 20, 2021
Mar 03, 2018
Notes: Oated Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, lactose & Blue Heron, a fruity, bright espresso blend courtesy of our friends at Crema Coffee Roasters here in Nashville.
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Reviewed by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at Buster’s liquor in Memphis TN. This is my last can of the 4 and its dated 10/23/20 and enjoyed in a snifter on 2/20/21
A: Pours a dark brown but looks black in the glass and has a half inch of khaki foam and it is a bit delayed and foams up after pouring. Short retention time but nice lacing on the glass as the foam dissipates.
S: Strong notes of coffee and smells bitter, the can says Blue Heron Coffee and I don’t know what that type of coffee smells like, but it is definitely unique and a bit more earthy and bitter. Also has a sharp vanilla smell with more subtle aromas of wood and oak. Malts give a roasty and a bit of a smoky aromas as the beer warms.
T: Taste is dominated by coffee with a bit of bitterness but its true to an oatmeal stout and is very creamy and smooth. After-taste is bit earthy combined with the roasty notes from the coffee and I still get a smoky feeling in my mouth which is my only negative comment about the beer
F: By far the best category of this beer. As soon as it enters my mouth just covers my tastebuds in this velvety coffee goodness. This beer is so creamy and well balanced. Carbonation is minimal and abv is well hidden.
Overall this beer is outstanding and very unique in the aromas and taste of the Blue Heron coffee (whatever that is). I’m glad I tried it but at $20 for a 4 pack of 16oz cans it’s a bit pricey and I think I would rather go to a cheaper better option like the Founder’s breakfast stout.
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by rangerred from Tennessee

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by chris826 from Mississippi

Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Thank you Buck89 for this
16 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Black with a three finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, touch of caramel malts, some dark fruits.

T- Roasted coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruits, touch of caramel.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body.

O- A tasty coffee stout, nice balance.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can at share. Dark brown pour, light head fades to flat. Light coffee in the aroma, light sweetness. Taste also comes in sweet, then bitter, coffee. Solid.
Jan 09, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dull brownish-black with an uneven, creamy tan film.

Creamy milky coffee and a light nutty roast are dashed with a little charred brown sugar.

The medium body has a filling fizz and finishes semi-wet.
Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by alexsergio from New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had trouble pinning down my ratings on this one. Taste was the worst aspect for me, which is a rarity. Still an excellent brew. I hope to have this again in the future...as my first beer of the night. :)
Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Mar 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Arjen from Netherlands

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can from De Bierkoning (a one off for now, but I think we'll be getting more Bearded Iris soon in NL). Upon opening the can the foam gushes out, though not in a terrible way. Pours a black colour with no head. There are particles floating around, possibly yeast. Lots of coffee roast in the aroma with vanilla and chocolatey sweetness to a lesser extent. Retronasal there's coffee, some sourness (that you often get with coffee stouts), vanilla, a bit lactose sweetness. Flavour is rather sweet but with some bitterness from the roast and chocolate to balance it out. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Long finish, roasted, chocolatey, coffee-ish, moderate bitter. Quite a treat.
Mar 05, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice semi-thick black/brown color with a stifled small off-white foamy head quickly falling off. Barely lace.
The aroma had a deep earthy coffee bean to slightly acidic character. Slight dark chocolate with a touch of milk chocolate. Subtle fudge/creamy cake in the background.
The flavor seemed to mesh between a sweet roastiness and a kind earthy character. Slight earthy to toasty sweet chocolatey aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Moderate acidic coffee bean conveys a slight sharpness but not burdensome. Good carbonation and ABV. Finish was semi-dry with a slight roast and moderate creaminess.
Overall, a very nice imperial stout well worthy of having again.
Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Oct 02, 2018
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