Spelled in Bones
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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,069
Ranked #8,922
4.19 | pDev: 3.34%
Dec 20, 2022
Nov 04, 2021
Notes: "Our newest stout, Spelled in Bones, was conditioned on cacao nibs, vanilla beans, ancho chili peppers, as well as a touch of cinnamon and lactose. The result is powerful. On the nose you’ll find notes of rich chocolate leading into mild roast characteristics, hint of raspberry, subtle vanilla and warming undertones of cinnamon and spice."
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 2/16/22. Let sit out for about half an hour, so 55F, +/-.

Dark brown, almost black, with just under one finger of tan head , that disappears almost entirely, leaving no lacing, and a few surface bubbles in a tiny , intermittent ring.

Smell is cola, chocolate syrup, roasted peanut, and occasional slight fruitiness. When the head was extant, I could sense a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Not now. Still a little from the open can, but not as much as from the head.

Taste is chocolate syrup, but lighter, a hint of cola, a slight woody/earthy flavor akin to partially-decayed wood, light nutty flavor, finishing with a light spicy flavor. That spicy element is closer to that of noble hops (coriander+pepper) , plus a hint of cinnamon sharpness, rather than capsicum. Only after finish do I get the barest hint of heat. Light lingering bitterness. All-in-all the flavor is similar to a dry Irish stout, but not so dry, and with fleeting glimpses of extra flavors.

Feel medium, barely-syrupy in the first instant, with light, very fine semi-soft carbonation tingle. Slight dryness persists after finish. No noticeable alcohol. (& I wouldn't expect any at this point.) Slight internal warming in my chest & ears becomes apparent about halfway through.

Overall, I like it. Not too sweet. The add-junks are done with a light touch . I'd like to try it at about half its current age, as the pepper has almost faded away, though I can't be sure that it would be better. Dangerously easy-drinking. Normally this sort of thing have more heft, but in this case , I think it works. :)
Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by smb71481 from Vermont

Mar 09, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by zotzot from Vermont

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can.
Canned 10/28/21.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch tan head over a near black body with a bit of sticky lacing.

Nose of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt and a touch of cinnamon.

Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, ancho peppers, and cinnamon.
Finish is bitter chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, and slight ancho pepper heat.

Nice feel with just the right amount of lactose.

Overall, a very tasty new offering from the waterfront in B-Town, VT!
Nov 09, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Nov 05, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by clake from Vermont

Nov 05, 2021
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