Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombian Huila Noir
Shared Brewing

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #219
ABV:
13%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,344
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 3.07%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Shared Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
One-off
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SCORE
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Notes: This beer starts as one of our imperial stout recipes - aptly named our "Vibes" recipe now. After three 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 Sump Coffee Colombian Huila Noir beans from our great friend Scott Carey of Sump Coffee in South City St. Louis.
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4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Somehow some stouts look angrier than others, more black, yet also more burnt in a way. It might be that CSV is so viscous it stains the glass with a brown-yellow hue. The tan head it builds is short yet dense and creamy, dying quickly to a thin blanket leaving some wavy arms of lace on the glass.

Deliciously creamy and smooth, this version is mocha ice cream in a straight up waffle cone. Yet somehow there's a bitter bite that tries admirably to bring a little balance to this sticky, viscous uber stout, before a little heat comes out in the swallow.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Jan 21, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured from a 750mL bottle into an oversized snifter. a gentler pour yields a pitch black liquid with minimal mocha brown head. smell is chocolate-covered coffee. there’s no general stout roastiness to this beer, which i can totally get behind. taste is coffee forward but the base stout in all its thick, chocolatey goodness plays a big role in why this is thee #1 non-BA stout on the market and has been since its inception. truth be told, it’s better than a good lot of BA stouts. a huge, viscous mouthfeel is the icing on the cake. it’s a meal in a glass, so come hungry. so enjoyable from start to finish.

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Coffee Shop Vibes - Colombian Huila Noir from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings