Lunatic | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by anglagard1 on 12-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 16
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adam_Lifts
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zakcon
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of taiyo
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Compared to the other imperial stouts this one doesn't quite hold up. It is definitely not a bad beer, but this would not be my first pick.

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Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, I think it's about a year or so old if not older. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. There's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and some anise. It tastes like roasted/charred malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, anise, caramel and some light citrusy/piney hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I kept meaning to buy this when fresher, but I guess I just kept passing it by until I noticed it went on sale. I have liked the other Hinterland brews I've tried in the past, and this one is good too. I think this one ages well! Bought on closeout for $5.99 a 4-pack.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lunatic - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, this brew's head is two fingers thick and eggshell , with solid lacing, and a body none more black.

Smells like dark fruits, holiday pudding, roasted malts, and a touch of black coffee.

I taste much of the same components above, but its a very enjoyable mix of flavor. The coffee really goes nicely with the malts used in the brew.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is medium-light,believe it or not. No booze warmth or metallic aftertate, just a smooth ride the whole way through with this puppy.

Overall, I choose to award Lunatic - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant with a 4.75. Thanks again to @jrsaffert for hookin' it up with yet another solid offering.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip.

A - Reflecting the beer's sinister-yet-intriguing label, Lunatic pours inky black, quietly filling the tulip with a dense beer and compact deep mocha head. Loose bubbles form a collar of lace around the glass as the pile of foam lurks away.

S - A colossally robust aroma oozes with heavily roasted malts which impart notes of sticky molasses, large milk chocolate chunks, oatmeal with traces of burnt brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla bean. Lunatic isn't all malt though, in fact it's quite schizophrenic, producing overtones of earthy, pine-suggestive hops that carry subtle notes of citrus on the back end.

T - Some of Lunatic's sweeter, richer aromatic qualities are lost in flavor as this beer becomes roasted and bitter, focusing on dark chocolate, molasses, and maduro tobacco while maintaining a pine-like hop character throughout that trails off with faint hints of grapefruit.

M - This black, robust beer has a viscous body as thick and chewy as it looks with dense malt character smoothly coating the tongue and subtle warming alcohol poking through the bitter finish.

O - Lunatic is a bipolar imperial stout that lures you in with a robust nose that balances roasted malt bitterness with milk chocolate-like sweetness but turns dark and acrid in flavor and feel with molasses and maduro tobacco. Finishing bitter though punctuated by both hops and malt, it's a damn fine imperial stout perfect for sipping and winding down on a cold winter day.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of tjsmith910
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i expected more. but its def a quality brew

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paid $2.99 for a single. Got it from Vintage Estate.

A - Looks like a great imperial stout deep dark inescapable black with a pretty full inch of dense cocoa head.
S - Smell is rather smokey, rather roasty and rather cocoa like. Smell is sweet with really no sour notes. I taste.
T - Rather smooth with balanced roasts, timid hops, and dark chocolate bitterness. It has a sweet finish with a smooth taste. I am impressed.
M - Medium bodied, rather stick, and not sure the ABV but it tastes amazing,

Overall the ABV is not listed but I can guess somewhat between 7-8%.
I am actually more impressed with this than the bourbon barrel aged stout.

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Lunatic from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
4.04 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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