Coffee Shop Vibes - Costa Rican - Barrel-Aged | Shared Brewing

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4.63/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shared Brewing
Missouri, United States
sharedbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged Coffee Shop Vibes is our imperial coffee stout that was aged in bourbon barrels for 1 year before being infused with fresh coffee from Sump. The 2017 release uses Costa Rican Las Lajas coffee from Sump.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 11-14-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
33
pDev:
4.54%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Harrison8
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a half finger of dark caramel head. Head retention is poor, with a good ring of foam lasting a while. Aroma is boozy bourbon right up front. It's been somewhat tamed, but it's still not down to suburban dad levels. Rich coffee, dark chocolate, toasty and roasty malts form an expressive dark and deep aroma. Flavor profile is dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, and medium roast coffee. Bourbon and char come on easy at the onsite, and then drive the flavor to a big crescendo. Leaving lingering notes of coffee, roasty malts, and bourbon on the tongue afterwards. Mouth feel is thick with a lightly chewy texture. Overall, a big brut of a beer. Aging for a year was most likely great for mellowing out the bourbon in this beast. Coffee is still prominent, despite being a year old, and showing no notes of green pepper.

Poured from a bottle at Side Project Cellar.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADG2995
4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of YvesB
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark mocha hues with a rich rusty and khaki head
S: Robust French press, cacao nibs, and wholesome Bourbon notes
T: The real deal - absurd dark chocolate, cafe Americano, espresso, and German chocolate cupcake- super decadent
F: Viscous- just hovering around Derivation thickness
O: Incredible treat - this was just a flat out awesome brew and one of the finer BA coffee stouts to have ever been crafted. Hats off yet again to the Side Project/Shared crew.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really high end coffee. Fruit. Acidity. Chocolate. Roast. Coffee is the star as the bourbon is so well integrated. Thick and rich stout. The base beer shines and is taken to the next level by the barrel.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with a tan head.

This is better than BA sump. Great coffee flavors all around. No roast. Thick. Balanced. Chocolate. Perfect amount of coffee. Very impressed with this one. Full bodied. Fudgy.

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Photo of Narthax
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours pitch black a finger of head
S: coffee, sweet chocolate and bourbon. Not a coffee bomb though.
T: the fudge and huge coffee are clashing sweet and bitter to make a nice mix.
F: pretty thick, smooth but a bit over carbonated.

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Photo of JWBeer_Snob
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Coffee Shop Vibes - Costa Rican - Barrel-Aged from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 33 ratings