Sunday Paper | Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
exhibit-a-brewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This imperial stout features roasted malts from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA and Las Camelias coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.

Added by rudzud on 02-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,100
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
97
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brureview
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate with a 3F head in. Stone snifter. Heavy roasted malt aroma, smooth MF, very moderate carbonation, chocolate-coffee-roasted malt taste. I would have preferred more of a chocolate emphasis.
Otherwise, an excellent imperial Stout.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a four-finger tan head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel and coffee nose and flavor is coffee. Decent imp stout. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.45 for a 16oz can from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising slowly along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark tan head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly roasted coffee over the top of light to moderate aromas of roasted + caramel malts with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + caramel + chocolate malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of freshly roasted coffee. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness linger well through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly smooth.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable if you are coffee lover and this would be a great brunch beer.

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Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—only faint traces of dark brown are present near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short dark tan head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of coffee beans along with notes of underlying chocolate malts. Only a slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout would make for a good breakfast beer as it is all about the coffee. It doesn't nearly taste as strong nor alcoholic as you would expect from the alcohol content.

Serving type: can

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Photo of TripleShot
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer4colin
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding! Roast is fantastic and coffee notes are marvelous! My beer of the year!

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Photo of dandandan79
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pure deep dark black. smells of coffee and chocolate.
Slight/mid carbonation upfront with a great tasting smooth coffee taste with a touch of bitterness. Consistently delicious, very drinkable, no alcohol burn. strong enough but not overpowering or too intense, complex enough at the finish to make you satisfied, a wonderful offering by Exhibit A,
which is a brewery I'm suddenly into.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black color and presents likewise in the glass, with a finger of dark tan foam on top... Pretty straight-forward coffee stout - kicks up solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt char aromas, and the flavors are in line with that - roasty char of cocoa and coffee, bittersweet, but leaning more toward the bitter, producing a little drying on the finish... Full-feeling and smooth, a little bit of sticky molasses sweetness on the finish... Coffee stout fans will be pleased, but I found it fairly standard for the style...

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 Snulip glass canned on 3/21/18. Pours a very attractive near pitch black with a 2 finger mocha head that leaves thin wispy lace as it slowly settles into a thin layer of foamy bubbles. 4.25

Smell is one dimensional but in the best way possible. Roasty coffee, vanilla, toffee, dark chocolate, and hazelnut. 4.5

Taste is really the same roasty coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut, toffee, and vanilla lingers in the finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than average for sure, moderate life and that is fine, a nice dry feel on the palate, and at 9.9% ABV goes down easily. 4.5

Overall this thing stands out, really impressed. Roasty, Rich, full bodied, and just down right tasty. 4.5

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of palealeale
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HarryC
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pinkylives
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwkdmk
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pjm921
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smaddock
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sunday Paper from Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 97 ratings