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Duce Irish Coffee | Apex Predator Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Apex Predator Brewing
Alberta, Canada
apexpredatorbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
4.76%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Immediately I am greeted by a thick toffee colored head that is thick, dense and creamy in appearance. It starts out around three fingers thick and settles in a uniform, yet fairly quick fashion into a thick layer over the brew itself. The color of the beer is dark...very dark and looks like a version of what motor oil consistency is blended with a craft cola....syrupy and deep. Carbonation is much too hard to see and the lacing on this one is modest at best as well....only a small amount of foam tries to cling to the side of my glass before quickly slipping back into the abyss.

S- Heavy....and when I say this, I mean it.....Heavy black coffee aromas, and really it is almost like sniffing pure dark roast coffee grounds! Underlying smells of 95%+ cocoa content chocolate, dark Earthy soil, some sort of semi-sweet dairy creamer (perhaps mild french vanilla International brand) and some yeast. The finish is dry and leafy smelling. Should be an interesting drink experience, with this heavy, in your face kind of aroma!

T- Oh yeah this is nice! The coffee aromas mentioned above really follow onto the palate, but the sweeter milk lactose firmly establishes itself as a counter, providing what ultimately becomes a coffee with one cream/one sugar! Espresso, mocha and Americano flavors are all present as well to lesser degrees, and there is a smooth dark chocolate flavor that is long and lingering quite a ways after the swallow. The finish has some sticky toffee/caramel sweetness along with just a hint of hop leaf bitterness. No drama with this Stout....just a well tasting version that fits the bill!

M/O- Solid medium-full body and velvety smooth carbonation provide the backbone of this easy drinking, well balanced milk stout! The alcohol is rather well hidden for 7.5% and I will have no problems enjoying the rest of this 4 pack! A solid Alberta made outing and I recommend this one to those that are a little on the adventurous side!

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Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473ml can, the latest in their Villainous Series. Not quite certain as to the pop culture reference in this one - they can't be referencing Benito Mussolini, can they?

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with the barest of amber basal edges, and three pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly brown head, which leaves some thick EKG pattern lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of rich artisanal coffee, milk solids, a hint of free-range ashiness, bready and doughy caramel malt, some generic earthy nuttiness, and fairly tame leafy, herbal, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and grainy caramel malt, dense vanilla-flecked cafe-au-lait, medium dark chocolate, faint wet char, oily bar-top nuts, a suggestion of mildly boozy woodiness, ethereal anise spice, and more well-understated earthy, musty, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its palate-cuddling frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with just a smidge of smokiness maybe taking things down a notch or so here. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa, caramel, milky coffee, and vanilla-forward wood presiding.

Overall - this comes across as a rather pleasantly-rendered java-fied version of the style, nice and balanced in its drinkability, and with a capably integrated 15-proof booze factor. Totally worth checking out, even if I still have no idea what the label is talking about.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brilliant installment in Bench Creek’s Villanous series. This beer is all about roasted malt, coffee, and sweetnesses. In many ways, it’s a dark roast Tim Hortons double double in beer form. Kinda weird, but oh so good.

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Photo of derdtheterd
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duce Irish Coffee from Apex Predator Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4 ratings