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Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beelzebub is an American Imperial Stout. The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. Hail Santa.

Added by NEhophead on 03-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
577
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
87
For Trade:
5
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Photo of rudzud
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a dark black hue and a big mocha head that fades to leave excellent lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of bitter roast and hops, light pine, good chocolate, light citrus too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, big pine notes, bitter hops, acrid roast, nice chocolate. The finish is very bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is very bitter especially on the finish. Almost astringent.

O - Overall this was a solid beer though the bitterness is a bit too aggressive for my tastes.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Huge fluffy mocha colored fizzy head fades slowly, big fluffy lacing, pitch black beer decent legs

Nose big dark malts, roast and a little acrid, pretty of anise, earth spicy hops, dark choc cocoa, little caramel and fudge, little cookie dough, little fluffy nougat, bitter roast

Taste big dark malt, cocoa, roasty, star anise, charred notes but quite roasty, very bitter spicy earthy hop, creamy dark malts, lush, crazy spicy earthy hops.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, creamy lush, fluffy carb, little booze warmth, little astringent bitter

Overall it's a cascadian dark ale, super bitter hoppy stout that clashes, not a fan.

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Photo of zotzot
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of srw
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark black with a nice big tan head
S: Smells like tropical fruit, not getting smells of anything I'd expect from a stout.
T: Chocolate and coffee followed up with a nice bitter bite.
F: Smooth and a little creamy but thinner than I expected.
O: An interesting and enjoyable stout with both the hoppy smell and the thinner mouth feel. Reminds me a bit of a black IPA or a black and tan part stout and part IPA

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vess
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is near jet black with a plethora of gorgeous dark tan head.

Aroma is odd. At first it smells like a stout. However after sniffing around all I can smell is hops. It smells more like a DIPA than a stout.

Taste is bitter coffee, bitter dark chocolate plus a bunch of hops. Honestly it's a bitter punch of charred coffee and chocolate hops.

Feel is nice. Goes down creamy and smooth yet hangs on the palette for a long while.

Overall a fine beer. I think it maybe closer to a black ipa than it is a stout.

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Photo of dtm426
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MFD657
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Average rating from 12 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yasky
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black, larger tan head, good lacing throughout. Fairly hoppy up front, roasted malts, char, black coffee, quite bitter. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Drinks like a black IPA on steroids.

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Photo of Mark_Robinson
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPeterson17
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dark color with a 1/2" tan head leaving some lacing behind. Probably the hoppiest stout I have ever had! Very good chocolate and raost notes in both taste and smell! The hops kinda takeover in a way, but in a good way and not like a black ipa but a hoppy stout!!!

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