Belly Shirts | Aslin Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout with coffee, chocolate, coconut and macadamia nuts.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank at Wakefest in Miami, 2019.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a moderate pour there was about a finger of head buildup - dark brown with fairly large bubbles. It seemed like it might want to stick around, fading slowly at first. Unfortunately, it accelerated its pace towards a razor-wire thin ring, with the full trip taking about 30-45 seconds. The froth is beyond reviving, unfortunately, but a slick film is evident on the glass when I give it a swirl.

Basically the up front and boldest notes are coffee and chocolate. There's a bit of a brownie batter smell to the chocolate, and there is only a slight bit of a nuttiness to it after it warms. Coconut plays a decent supporting role, and it appears as if the coconut marinated briefly in its own extract thanks to a slight bit of alcohol in there as well.

I get a bit of a berry-tasting coffee up front, with a wisp of alcohol astringency. A bold, espresso-like coffee flows in as the beer flows toward my gullet. The coconut isn't as big a supporter in the taste, and its marinade seems to have switched from coconut to vanilla extract - though again these two notes seem intertwined somehow. I am getting a little bit of nuttiness as it warms, on the sidelines. The chocolate seems to take a back seat in the flavor, coming out in back with a bit of a lingering nature.

Slick and mildly sticky feel - the carbonation is very light, but there is a little bite, so I am assuming the alcohol is providing that. The beer does more than just lean sweet, but doesn't quite stray into too sweet, perhaps thanks to the tether of the other flavors.

This is a big stout, sort of in line with many Aslin big stouts I have had. Definitely sweet, but with a nice showing of the added ingredients. I'd say it definitely fits in the pastry stout "style" - unabashedly.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aslin Brewing Belly Shirts 15% brewed with coffee, chocolate, coconut, and macadamia nuts. I got this one from a guy on FB and all I can say is wow. I had to do a double take to check the ABV because no hint of 15% but it is rich, thick, and bold.

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours pitch black with a 3 finger mocha head that leaves thin lines of lace as it slowly settles into a thin ring along the sides of the glass, for a beer of this girth incredible retention. 4.75

Smell is exactly what I signed up for bold coffee, deep dark chocolate, just the right amount of coconut really nice, not really getting the macadamia nuts but it isn’t surprising that they were brewed in it, and vanilla beans very impressive! 4.25

Taste so the nose is nice, but the taste takes it up a notch. Expresso, coconut, hazelnut, and vanilla so perfectly balanced your man parts start to tingle, incredible. 4.75

Mouthfeel is on the large size, for gentle carbonation, actually for a beer brewed with these ingredients and of this heft not very dry, and loaded with flavor but seriously drinks like it is less than 11% ABV. 4.5

Overall this is a world class monster of a stout, that is well balanced and utterly amazing you wish Aslin Brewing was all over the place. Still can’t believe this thing is 15% yikes. 4.5

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Photo of JandJMD
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nbrady37
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from 1/5/19 release. Poured into Belgian tulip.
Look is dense motor oil with a dense brown head. Nose is rich dark chocolate and coconut with some nuttiness and some coffee without the roastiness in the back. Taste follows with the sweetness from the chocolate and coconut up front transitioning to more nuttiness and coffee roast and dark chocolate bitterness toward the middle and especially in the end, lingering nutty chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and dense as anything. Overall super big super rich imperial stout with huge chocolate notes taking over but leaving just enough room for nice added complexity from the other main ingredients. Drinks surprisingly easily too for the abv and thickness. Really tasty.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolute motor oil on the pour, thin caramel colored head. kind of brutal on nose actually .... a mild leather note and some super astringent alcohol burn. crazy that on the palate it is completely different, chocolate brownie oozing with batter, caramel, chewy toasted marshmallow, chocolate covered nuts, brown sugar, roasty flavors.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a nice foamy head that dissipates very quickly. The texture of the beer itself is delicious to look at with a nice and smooth melted chocolate look to it; betraying the heavy body of the opaque and dark chocolate black colored beer.

The smell is pretty good and fairly sweet. It has a good macadamia nut note that seems to be the strongest one but smooth enough that the other notes still emerge. The cocoa note comes out as sweet with a very light coffee note around the edges.

The taste is absolutely fantastic. The macadamia nut comes a bit more weak than in the smell but that allows the other notes to shine even better. The cocoa comes out but the coffee seems to be what really comes out to give off a good and bitter berry note. There is also a slight coffee note in the finish.

The feel is decent. It's a heavy body beer with a good syrup feel to it. There is as fairly light and fuzzy carbonation to it.

Overall, this was a really good beer and one worth getting if it's available. The beer has a wonderfully indulgent taste with a decent smell to it.

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Photo of mkholmes25
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Belly Shirts from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 15 ratings