The Alchemist

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The Alchemist
Vermont, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,329
Ranked #4,412
4.15 | pDev: 9.16%
Jul 21, 2023
Mar 01, 2008
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.
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Rated: 3.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 02, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: pours a motor oil black with a thick, brown head with solid retention and lacing.
S: roasted notes with hints of earthy hops:
T: meaty, roasted porter notes with surprisingly balancing earthy hop notes; subtle sweet alcohol notes.
M: silky smooth
O: very well balanced beer; excellent.
Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Black with two fingers of mocha head. Big air bubbles lead to quick dissipation. Soap bubble lacing.

Chocolate, coffee and pine in the nose.

Taste is similar: chocolate, strong umami, some sugared coffee, light pine and dry finish. Bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied, slick feel with restrained carbonation.

Solid beer, but, to my taste, the dryness distracts a bit from the lovely piney bitterness.
Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Mwt from New Hampshire

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops, hints of citrus, some char.

T- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, piney,earthy, some char, touch of the citra dry hopping.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- A well done stout and it aged gracefully. I think I got this in a box of beer in 2017 or 2018 and I just forgot to drink it right away but have no issue with what time has done to this beer.
Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

May 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by unclekeith from Alaska

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by hopley from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by BAsbill from California

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by BWM-PGH from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by travisvb from New York

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2019
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Reviewed by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From can into tulip glass. Amazing aroma of hops as soon as i poured it. Taste is all stout with chocolate and cocoa. An unbelievable combo of a strong stout, but with hops in background. Great beer!
Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Handz from Rhode Island

Jul 28, 2019
Beelzebub from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 767 ratings