Aslin / Horus - Buku Mocha | Aslin Beer Company

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4.39/5
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Aslin / Horus - Buku MochaAslin / Horus - Buku Mocha
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
aslinbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration with Horus Aged Ales. Imperial stout with Vietnamese coffee and cocoa nibs

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,825
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
28
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrueryDC
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boccu
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirGunther
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tatenackett
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lupercmda
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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).

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4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 6/1/17. Poured into Teku glass and let warm.

This is Aslin's first high ABV stout so I'm interested bigly...

L: Dark black, maybe with hints of dark brown on edges. 2F+ head at start but light brown lacing and cap and ring are gone pretty quickly.

S: Coffee with sweet dairy, cinnamon, cocoa, roasted malts. No sense of alcohol at all.

T: Follows nose. Coffee and dairy up front with cinnamon, cocoa and roasted malts through the end of the palate. A bit of alcohol heat, but not much at all for the ABV.

F: Surprisingly medium bodied. Not much carbonation. Good construction and balance. Still something wanting here on the feel, but drinks well.

O: Heck of an effort. Supposedly this is not to be aged, so I'll enjoy over the next month or so.

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Photo of guild337
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Aslin / Horus - Buku Mocha from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 28 ratings