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Fat Orange Cat / Decadent - Baker's Dozen | Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

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4.11/5
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11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Connecticut, United States
fatorangecatbrewco.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge Imperial Stout brewed with ancho peppers (no heat, slightly sweet raisin and smoky flavor) and a hint of vanilla, creating a unique, smooth blended flavor.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a tall aluminum can, this brew is a completely, solid black liquid. The head is slim but very dark tan in color and leaves a thick lace. The aroma has licorice, charcoal, espresso, and a bit of booze. The taste is Bitter, slightly dry, and the body is incredibly thick. Full, intense, and interesting.

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Photo of caahare
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high mocha colored had that died down, consistently leaving a short short tan head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ancho peppers are present in the nose along with strong notes of fudge and dark chocolate.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of ancho chilies and chocolate fudge with a light amount of heat.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a nice balance between the flavors of ancho chili peppers and chocolate fudge and isn't overly spicy. It also does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol.

Serving type: can

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and some smoky heat. Sweet chocolate and toffee with cinnamon, vanilla and a mild spiciness.

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Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into snifter; no can dating, but was just released. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky dark tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, cinnamon, chile pepper, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aroma with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, cinnamon, chile pepper, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, woody, grassy, cinnamon, and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Minimal ancho chili pepper spiciness. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts toasted dark/brown bread/crust, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, peppercorn, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, cinnamon, chile pepper, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Light slickness, sticky hops/spice, and chalky roast. Mild increasing warmth of 13%, with minimal lingering pepper heat after the finish. Overall this is amazing flavored/spiced imperial pasty stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, chocolate, cinnamon, chile pepper, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the huge ABV, with the very mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Not overwhelming on any aspect. Amazing balanced rich malts, cinnamon, chocolate, ancho chile, and vanilla complexity; with solid earthy hop presence. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. Great fruity pepper flavor, with minimal added heat. A highly amazing offering, and top tier style example.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a viscous black color with and inch of dark brown head. The aroma is rich chocolate syrup, roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste is dark chocolate, earth, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and a hint of the peppers. Chocolate syrup, peppers and roasted malts at the end. Thick, heavy mouthfeel. Not as boozey as expected by the high ABV but it’s definitely noticeable. Worth seeking out for sure.

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Fat Orange Cat / Decadent - Baker's Dozen from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 11 ratings