Yeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee | Magnify Brewing Company

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Yeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and CoffeeYeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee
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Yeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and CoffeeYeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magnify Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
magnifybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MacMalt on 02-28-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.45%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of thampel09
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NYIPAguy
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of swetsastonic
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - uh, 15%? Guess I'm getting wasted today. Popped the top and some mocha foam shot out at my finger. Dis gon be good. Pours a 20000 mile oil change (oops) with zero head. Mostly black, slight brown hue. When swirled, we're getting some dark tan foam.

S - sweet medium roast up front with brown sugar, molasses, and zesty chili great. Reminds me of EBF and Xocoveza. Fresh and Christmasy. Nutmeg, cinnamon.

T - flavor follows the nose. Big bittersweet chocolate and peppery coffee. Black pepper, chili pepper, cayenne pepper. How festive. Brownies, Baker's chocolate, and roasty toasty coffee goodness. Milk and two sugars. We've got nuts too. Walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts. A joyous amalgamation of lively and fun flavors. Jesus, 15%? I never would've guessed but now I'm feeling it. Dangerous. The booze is cleverly masked behind a facade of adding intensity to the pepper and chocolate flavors. Mexican hot chocolate.

F - it does *feel* like 15% though. Heavy and viscous. Very low carbonation; it simply lets the syrup take over.

O - I gotta stop drinking this so fast. Again, dangerous. Heavy on the peppers and spice. Would like to see more coffee, but this is still a decadent treat with some zip in its step to wake your shit up (then put you to bed).

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Photo of Duncian
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.06/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from MacMalt. Rating blindly. 16 ounce can into snifter, no can dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes smoke, licorice, char, dark fruits, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warmed, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes smoke, licorice, char, dark fruits, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very minimal roast and herbal spice bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roast coffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, toasted dark/brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice flavors; with a nice roast/spice bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very creamy, silky, velvety, slick, and rich mouthfeel that is insane! Minimal chalky roast, sticky spice, or dryness. Very mildly increasing warming of 15%. Overall this is an insane spiced imperial stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. Extremely rich and complex; with perfect balance fruity/nutty coffee, cocoa, spices, and malts. I expected a huge beer from the warning that was placed on the covered can, but not 15%. You would have no idea if it wasn't labeled. Tastes extremely similar to Prairie Bomb!, but even thicker on body and less drying on spices. One of the smoothest stouts I've ever had at this gravity. A highly amazing offering.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnkuch
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The tastes all come through. It's so hard to believe this is 15%. The chili is the right heat and the cinnamon, chocolate and coffee all play well off each other. By far one of my favorite stouts. This in a bourbon barrel would be heaven.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours syrupy and near-black with zero head.

The nose is like a cinnamon doughnut. Sweet and bready, with coffee in the background.

The taste is cinnamon, coffee, dark chocolate, chilis, and licorice. Less over the top than I expected. Medium, semi-viscous mouthfeel. A sipper for sure, but balanced for 15% ABV.

Overall, very good. 8 oz. is enough for me, though. I could easily make this last an hour. This is like Stone Xocoveza on steroids.

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Photo of njcraftguy
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The third batch of YYKM and possibly the best, hard to say so I might have to do a side by side to determine which is my favorite but they are all excellent. IMO a proper Stout should pour jet black and drink like it looks. Thick and almost chewy. This has all that along with enormous flavor. This variant is one of the best of this style I've had. Up front you get that wonderful flavor with hints of chocolate and cinnamon, then the heat hits you and its just right. Its a tough balance to get the right heat without overpowering the beer and IMO this one nails it. The vanilla is a nice touch - its there all the way through but subtle and in the background. Just a fantastic beer. Can't wait for the next variant and down the road the barrel age'd version should be amazing. Well done.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on release day. Poured from 16 oz. can into Magnify tulip glass. It pours ink black with a thin layer of walnut at the top of the glass, and a half finger of mocha-colored head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin sheen of lacing. It features a luscious aroma of freshly roasted malt, brewed coffee, cinnamon, milk chocolate, and pepper. The pepper bursts in the taste along with the chocolate and fresh cinnamon. Then, I taste both freshly-brewed and a hint of burnt coffee, anise, and char. At the end of the sip, there is a distinct taste of vanilla. This stout is super viscous and chewy with moderate carbonation, and there's simply no hiding the 15% ABV. This stout is best sipped in the comfort and safety of your easy chair. It's absolutely decadent and delicious. This is the third of the Yeah You Know Me trilogy of stouts and Magnify's proven it's ability to excel at this style. I've heard rumors that Magnify is brewing a BA version for its third anniversary. That would be amazing!

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Yeah You Know Me - Chilis, Cinnamon, Chocolate and Coffee from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 18 ratings