Imperial Stout - Coffee | Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OneEye78 on 10-21-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 30
Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, smoke, char, herbal, light pepper, light vanilla/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, smoke, char, herbal, light pepper, light vanilla/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness, smoke, char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roasted bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial coffee stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. This was very assertive on coffee and black malt character, but had some nice underlying complexities that came out as it warmed. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of stortore
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours dark brown, opaque and oily looking. Small, quickly dissipating head with a ring of foamy cling. Smells of lots of good coffee, malt, chocolate, some vanilla. Taste leads with the malt, less coffee than the nose- but still a good amount, some vanilla, some chocolate. Light bitterness throughout. Smooth, some creaminess, appropriate level of carbonation, taste lingers on the tongue. Could be a bit more full- bodied.

Enjoyable and easy drinking. Solid aroma and flavor, the coffee is flavorful and prominent. Has a good price point, so it's worth a try.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a midnight black with a thin tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - The aromas are light milk chocolate, roasted malts, and roasted malts.

T - The flavor is dark chocolate and tons of black coffee. The finish has some roasted malts with good amount of bitter coffee in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty darn good Coffee Stout. The flavor are on point. Definetly recommended.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, no bottled on date. Redoing this review since it was lost last time, somehow. My second beer from Hubbard's Cave, excited to see these appearing on the shelves at my local bottle shop.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter glass.

A - Pours a thick inky black. Opaque in the glass. Over a finger of dark dense chocolate mocha head. Lots of thin sticky lacing. Looks excellent.

S - Aromas of milk chocolate, cream, & buttery diacetyl. More buttery & creamy, than roasty & coffee. Not really picking up any in your face freshly roasted coffee grinds.. Notes of chocolate, char, & subtle cola spicing.

T - Taste is the same - milky, creamy, with notes of burnt / char. Coffee is definitely in there, but the chocolate, cocoa, & cream notes mostly dominate.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy. Milk; very easy-drinking stuff, especially for the high abv.

Overall, very nice, but I think I enjoyed the chocolate raspberry one a bit more. A bit more freshly pressed coffee grinds into this one next time, and we'll have a sure winner.

Hubbard's Cave Imperial Stout Coffee -----4/5.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from an undated 750ml. Black and thick with a tan head and excellent lacing. Iced coffee smell with some faint toasty chocolate. Coffee aroma dominates. Silky mouthfeel with bitter finish. More roasted malt than coffee on the tongue, but coffee aftertaste. Glad I picked it up and would seek it again.

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Imperial Stout - Coffee from Hubbard's Cave Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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