Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombian Duarte
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Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #133
Ranked #2,926
4.6 | pDev: 3.91%
Shared Brewing
Missouri, United States
Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombian DuarteCoffee Shop Vibes - Colombian Duarte
Notes: This beer starts as one of our Imperial Stout recipes - aptly named our “Vibes” recipe now - and after two rather tedious brew days, more than a month in the fermenter slowly fermenting into a huge, inky, chewy Imperial Stout that we call Vibes, we then finish it on coffee from our great friend Scott Carey of Sump Coffee in South City St. Louis.

After cupping all of the available coffees from Sump, for this batch of Coffee Shop Vibes we chose a Colombian Duarte roasted by Scott.

Notes of caramel found in the coffee, as the beans, when blended with our beer, exhibit huge notes of milk chocolate and caramel candies, bakers chocolate and dark chocolate covered coffee beans. The massive notes of chocolate and overall softness of the coffee led us to increase the pounds of coffee per barrel of beer slightly, over previous batches of Coffee Shop Vibes, but not to a level to lose what Coffee Shop Vibes has become!

Many thanks to Scott for continuing to work with us on our coffee beers and especially Coffee Shop Vibes!
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
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4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Viscous obsidian black with a moderate mocha head settling to a creamy melted chocolate ice cream-like collar leaving curvy arching lace on the glass.

This magnificent coffee masterpiece exhibits perfectly charred coffee bean that emulates crispy cacao nib with a woody bitterness that mitigates the luscious mocha ice cream that takes hold all over the palate. Notes of dark chocolate chip and even thick vanilla crème fraîche roll right alongside this somehow non-cloying decadence.

The medium slick body is thickened by a fluffy soft carbonation finishing semi-dry with a light sting. It becomes even more velvety thick as it warms.

The flavors are extremely intensely expressive in his version of CSV, and I actually feel bad for opening this for just the two of us thinking it'd be as "just okay" as the previous versions I'd had. This early 2019 bottle is absolutely excellent.

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4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black. Dark brown head with 1-2 fingers. head dissipates to a thin brown ring around the outside of the glass. Nose is rich chocolate, roasted malts, ground coffee beans, alcohol. Taste is brownies, fudge, bakers chocolate, not getting a whole lot of coffee, comes through more as a bitterness that gives the bakers chocolate component. A notable booziness is present. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Overall, a wonderful experience. Truly delicious, although not nearly as coffee forward as prior iterations.

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4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Giving this beer same rating as other Coffee Shop Vibes I've rated. With this iteration, I could actually pick up on the slightest hint of caramel. One of my favorite SP/Shared brews.

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4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

poured from a 750mL into a 16oz snifter. pours an oily thick jet black color with some dark brown swirls. any head disappears quickly and leaves no trace it was ever there. smells of freshly roasted coffee and chocolate. the coffee smell on this batch seems rather tame compared to the previous batches. the coffee taste, however, is not at all lacking. this batch’s blend of coffee pairs so well with the base stout. instead of a straight coffee bomb like previous batches (which i loved) this one has more sweet chocolate and caramel flavors mixed in with the coffee. it’s a wonderful melding of flavors that borders on sweet but isn’t overly so like a pastry stout. much more balanced, yet still decadent. a meal in itself. feel is superb. low carb and as thick as can be. this is how i’d like to take my coffee every morning. my go-to coffee stout.

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Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombian Duarte from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 22 ratings