Buku Mocha
Aslin Beer Company

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Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #428
Ranked #1,682
4.35 | pDev: 6.44%
May 14, 2021
Jun 02, 2017
Buku MochaBuku Mocha
Notes: Collaboration with Horus Aged Ales

Imperial stout with Vietnamese coffee and cocoa nibs
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4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on May 14, 2021
4.35 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Mar 28, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BillRoth from Maryland

Had in fresh pint can Feb 2021.
Excellent ultra Imp Coffee Stout. Holds its own extremely well at high abv like the best Avery creations.
Beautiful pour and thick creamy tan head that just won’t die in my Teku glass. Wow.
Wonderfully full and smooth ... especially at this octane.
Deeply rich with Vietnamese coffee. Haven’t enjoyed this coffee in a stout this much since Alesmith brewed their award winning version of Vietnamese Speedway.
Yet despite the bitter chocolate nibs...there is a sweetness that arrives and lingers as beer warms...and distracts from the coffee and cacao complexity.
Having said that...Aslin is crafting stouts at a level of the best brewers in the country.
Had heard this from others; now I know.

Feb 13, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of Snap_Rat.
Booze is fairly well hidden but it’s just so sweet and rich. Like eating thiccc fudge or a spoonful of thiccc cream cheese frosting.
Could not finish to be honest.

Jan 21, 2021
4.09 by hopley from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2020
4.31 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Sep 12, 2020
4.25 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Mar 09, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by Lucular from Maryland

5 oz pour on tap. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma and flavor feature dark malts, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and smooth coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and incredibly smooth for the 18% abv. If I didn't know it was 18% abv I would've guessed maybe half that. Impressive.

Feb 12, 2020
4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Dec 31, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Pitch, opaque black with a creamy dark tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
S - Rich roasted espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Some caramel in there as well. Incredibly delicious smell
T - Follows the nose with rich, roasted espresso, bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts. Some caramel and cream in there as well. Maybe some lactose as well.
F - Full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Incredibly smooth, rich, creamy, soft.
O - An incredible stout with huge amounts of roasted espresso and malt.

Dec 19, 2019
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Dec 02, 2019
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 24, 2019
4.5 by PprBurke from Virginia on Nov 19, 2019
4.75 by grahuba from Connecticut on Nov 14, 2019
4.4 by Big_V from Maryland on Nov 14, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jlabs from New York

Poured into a teku glass via can

color is a mahogany brown with tan foam

smell is creamy sweet coffee, vanilla beans and caramel

taste was bitter metallic coffee at first but as it warmed up the sweet Vietnamese coffee shined through and became far more enjoyable

low carbonation

and mouthfeel is a bit light for an 18% beer

Jun 26, 2019
4.25 by singlespeed from Delaware on May 23, 2019
4.5 by dogdrule from Massachusetts on May 14, 2019
4.33 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Feb 05, 2019
4.19 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2019
4.49 by MICAMD from Maryland on Oct 13, 2018
4.35 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Sep 20, 2018
4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2018
4.4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Sep 02, 2018
4.14 by BrueryDC from District of Columbia on Aug 31, 2018
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by HattedClassic from Virginia

The beer pours a fairly voluminous brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a nice dark chocolate black with a good melted chocolate note that looks pretty good and seems to be a bit of a thicker coffee.

The smell is pretty good. It has a nice mix of the bitter chocolate coffee note and the sweeter cocoa note.

The taste is absolutely fantastic. It has a delicious mixture of a bitter chocolate coffee note and a sweeter cocoa note to it. The sweeter cocoa seems to linger in the finish.

The feel has a heavy body with a soft and velvety texture to it. There is a good biting carbonation but is very light along with a light acidity from the coffee.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fantastic taste and good smell. This is definitely worth getting one's hands on if you come across it.

Aug 18, 2018
4.44 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Aug 17, 2018
4.34 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Aug 13, 2018
4.13 by StoutSnob40 from California on Aug 05, 2018
4.27 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Aug 04, 2018
4.42 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2018
4.5 by Boccu from New York on Jul 18, 2018
4.6 by SirGunther from Virginia on Mar 01, 2018
4.49 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
5 by tatenackett from Virginia on Aug 24, 2017
4.42 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Jul 27, 2017
4 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Jul 20, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can dated 5/31:
Pours quite dark and slick from the can. Head on first glass was light, tan, and fizzled fairly fast. The second pour had a darker head that lasted a little longer, but still ended up in the same state of having no bubbles left to look at. Oil slicks are left on the glass with a swirl, though.

Nose is a nicely constructed combination of sweetness, dark cocoa, and coffee. It sweetness adds a little vanilla aspect (that I don't think is added). There is a very faint banana note as well.

Taste starts with a typical Aslin sweet roasted aspect. I presume this is a milk stout, though it's not indicated. It's a pretty sweet beer, and if lactose is aiding, that's one thing; if not, not sure where it's coming from. In that sweetness is also where I get a banana note - almost banana pudding in the background when the initial sweetness is added. More cocoa in the middle of the taste, with a struggling coffee note in back.

This beer is slick bordering on silky, almost no carbonation. There is not really any heat from the high ABV (thinking the sweeter aspects might help hide it).

An okay beer that I didn't feel really let the coffee come out in the flavor (it was nice in the nose). It was also a little too sweet for my tastes, even as a milk stout (presumedly).

Jul 16, 2017
4.83 by Carbon_Hops from Virginia on Jul 10, 2017
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Jun 20, 2017
Buku Mocha from Aslin Beer Company
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