405 Brewing Co.

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405 Brewing Co.
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,025
Ranked #6,326
4.21 | pDev: 6.18%
Sep 29, 2021
Mar 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
4 pack of 12 fl oz pull-tab cans nabbed at A's Wine & Spirits, Bartlesville, Oklahoma for $13.77 USD plus tax.

"Imperial stout with coffee." 11% ABV. Coffee is Guatamela origin.

The coffee character is a bit earthier and nuttier than would be ideal, but it has a dry roasty coffee character too that I do dig. The base beer tastes more like a brown ale to me, eschewing the sweeter malts/chocolate malts in favor of milder dark malts...or maybe it's just the fantastically dialed in attenuation giving the impression of a perfect level of sweetness.

Depth of flavour could be better; this doesn't have the richness I'd expect in a coffee beer from, say, Founders.

Scintillae of hazelnut and maybe malted milk balls. I don't taste any overt hop flavour.

Drinkable and balanced with nice roasty characteristics and a well disguised ABV, FDR is a solid imperial stout even if it isn't quite top tier. I don't know that it earns its ~$3.50/can pricetag, but it's a worthwhile brew to pick up at least once and I'd regard it as amongst the better beers from Oklahoma I've had in my 2+ months living in the state.

High B- / WORTHY
Sep 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark black in color. Thin head that vanished quickly. The smell is of bourbon and some chocolate. The taste is sweet with some coffee roast in the finish along with some spicy bourbon barrel finish. The feel is a little on the thin side. Overall it’s a solid brew, definitely worth checking out.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

May 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by Amp from Oklahoma

May 14, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by SheaDawg from Oklahoma

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Dromines78 from Oklahoma

Feb 03, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
EFF THE DAMN RULES! I am told that is what "FDR" stands for, and this beer is the perfect example of that. I have voiced my love for the guys at 405 before and I think they are doing great things and have dedication for their craft. I loved this beer. It was super viscous and thick with creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. The flavor was a bit different from a traditional imperial stout. I got notes of chocolate and burnt sugar like most, but the balance is what sets this beer apart. The flavor is so complex and you experience different adjuncts as the beer warms. Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, etc.
Jul 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Cfred371 from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours a dark dark brown with a beautiful khaki head. Plenty of size to the head too.

Smell: coffee dominates initially, with whiffs of cocoa as well.

Taste: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, almost a little smoke too. Really good stuff

Feel: medium to medium full mouthfeel, dry and well carbonated

Overall: I received this in a trade and am very impressed. The adjuncts work well in this beer.
May 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by Beerbom from California

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by bb_hagen from New Jersey

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Mar 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Junkforadam from Oklahoma

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Chocolaty, silky, mild coffee flavor, huge 2-3 inch head that dissipates after 2-3 minutes, 11% ABV but I cannot tell. Possibly one of the best coffee stouts I've had!
Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours an effervescent ebony with 3+ fingers of caramel colored head; sheets of lacing very good head retention

S: Coffee, cocoa

T: Coffee, a little chocolate & vanilla up front. Lovely mocha flavor as this warms, a little dryness, a little roasty coffee. Finishes with vanilla, a little coffee ground, mocha & dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Drinks pretty easy for the ABV, easily the best I've had from these guys, keep this up! A very good example of the style
Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Mar 01, 2016
FDR from 405 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings