Barrel Aged Coffee Absentium | Scofflaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.4/5
Outstanding
24 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scofflaw Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
scofflawbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,000
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
pDev:
3.86%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer poured a murky black color with an off-white head and little visible carbonation.

Smell - The nose had notes on big bold coffee with hints of the barrel aging.

Taste - The first impression is super rich coffee. Notes of dark chocolate and raisins followed. The beer had a strange mint Oreo quality that I really enjoyed that carried to the finish.

Mouthfeel - The body allowed the beer to stick to the back of the tongue and linger.

Overall - This beer is pretty awesome and worth the hype.

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Photo of BEER88
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into small snifter

Pour is a dark brown and looks fairly thin. Nose is espresso. Taste is of spent coffee grounds, chocolate covered raisins, and mellow char. This is the only barrel characteristic here. Smooth for the high ABV. Like a “hot” coffee.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jinx989
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good head production and excellent retention, especially for the style.

Big boozy but complex aroma. Coffee, bourbon, and chocolate, swirling in tons of nutty roasted barley.

Flavor follows, along with red grape notes and a building brown sugar crescendo that reaches a peak with vanilla and marshmallow tones. The bourbon isn't quite as strong as in other BBA stouts, but the balance is impressive.

Thick, almost chewy, sticky, impressively smooth for the sky high ABV, presenting only as a pleasant lingering warmth.

A very impressive beer!

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head. Dark brown black color.

Nose is straight up coffee and bourbon. Taste follows up very nicely. Great coffee, great bourbon, great oak. Wow. Impressed with this. Cocoa and oak. Not super roasted or charred which makes this taste like bcbcs.

Wow. Impressed with this one. Well done!

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very dark appearance with tan head that dissipates quickly. Very nice strong bourbon and coffee aroma. Taste is very prominent bourbon and coffee taste with a hint of alcohol . A little more aging and this would be a perfect coffee bourbon beer.

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Photo of macher0
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured near black with a frothy brownish head, but looks thin. The nose was pronounced with bourbon-soaked oak, coffee, and dark roasted malts. The nose had a little heat. The taste was great, a combination of distinct flavors that meld to a nice, rich ganache. The distinct flavors were bourbon barrel, dark chocolate, pecans, and coffee. The stout had a full body, moderate carbonation, but fairly thin viscosity.

This was an outstanding ba coffee stout! I was impressed. Most smaller breweries that try a barrel program do not succeed, but these guys did. The only thing that fell short was the feel - too thin.

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Photo of dleiner
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of varelse66
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Barrel Aged Coffee Absentium from Scofflaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 24 ratings