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

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From:
Shared Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 4.33%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
33
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 29, 2020
Added:
Nov 14, 2017
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  3
SCORE
99
World-Class
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.56 by stmoorea from Illinois

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.66 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.68 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by MeLoynes from Missouri

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.73 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
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.
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by ADG2995 from Missouri

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by whitenads from Michigan

Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.74 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Sep 23, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.65 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.56 by fthegiants from California

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by oline73 from Maryland

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
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.
Apr 30, 2018
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Reviewed by PHBoiler from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +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.
Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Apr 09, 2018
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +0.9%
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.
Feb 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by Narthax from Texas

Feb 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.78 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by monty79_1997 from Missouri

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.62 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.79 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
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.
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by JWBeer_Snob from Missouri

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by MileHighBeerGuy from Colorado

4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Incredible beer. Might be the thickest beer I've ever had, it's at least as thick as all the good Derivation's I have had. The barrel balances out the almost overwhelming coffee flavor of the regular coffee ship vibes and creates the perfect coffee stout. A must try if you ever get the chance!
Jan 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.72 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.69 by countrypeddler8 from Illinois

Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by gibgink from Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Going to rate this overall on par with regular coffee shop vibes. I do that because this is a fantastic coffee stout from start to finish, and I would drink it again given the chance. The barrel characteristics are there, but this is one beer where the coffee actually overpowers the barrel itself. I am not saying that in a negative manner, as the regular version is that good anyway. As a side note, I shared this with the CBC Como crew, and they happened to have Abraxas still on tap. A little cuvee = instant Coffee Abraxas.
Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by AncientBomber from District of Columbia

Dec 02, 2017
Coffee Shop Vibes - Costa Rican - Barrel-Aged from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 41 ratings