Untitled Art / Yazoo - Fudgesicle
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #512
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,171
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 4.21%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
56
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Wisconsin, United States
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One-off
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Untitled Art / Yazoo - FudgesicleUntitled Art / Yazoo - Fudgesicle
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with Hershey's syrup, Cholaca syrup, Dominican, Madagascan and Guatamalan cacao nibs from Nashville based Olive Sinclair for an intense chocolatey flavor. Contains lactose and vanilla.

65 IBU
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Photo of Jeffo
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from the Duvel guy in Utrecht

From a 12oz can into a snifter
Imperial stout with Hershey’s syrup, chocolate syrup, cacao nips, vanilla and lactose
IBU: 65

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear black and yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, slightly foamy tan head with very good retention. Clear black body with lots of carbonation evident. Head gets really lose and foamy, but eventually recedes to a bubbly, foamy head and leaves lots of bubbly lacing on the glass. A faint wisp remains leaving some touches of foamy lacing down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of chocolate syrup, piles of it, with notes of vanilla cream, lactose and some toffee in there as well. Very much a chocolate syrup sandwich here.

TASTE: Lots of chocolate syrup, vanilla cream and lactose sugars up front. This is very sweet and desert-like. A touch of alcohol at the swallow, but mostly just more syrup. Bold finish of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, vanilla, lactose and milk sugars, with a touch of toffee and caramel sweetness lingering on the palate. A hint of booze too, but this is pretty much all chocolate syrup and milk sugars. Really sweet and decadent.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and medium carbonation. Quite creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes very sticky and mouth-coating, but no heat lingers at all. Fuller, creamier and enough weight on this one. Good feel for the style for sure.

OVERALL: This is nice stuff all around. The chocolate additions have made this a decadent chocolaty treat while the base stout is decent enough to provide the foundation. Unfortunately this one sports a much too bubbly head and lacing, which definitely detracts from the drinking experience. Nevertheless, this is enjoyable and well worth checking out if you’re a fan of chocolate-forward, syrupy stouts. I am definitely a fan of this type of stuff so this one works well for me. Cheers!

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: Very dark brown, no highlights when held to light. Huge fluffy mocha head on the pour.
smell: trust in advertising...chocolate turned up to 11, and some vanilla.
taste: big, sweet, chocolate malt ball up front, a little drying roastiness in the finish. Fudgesicle indeed.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nailed the flavor of the old fudge bar you ate growing up... incredibly accurate... a touch thin bit everything else is dead on... i was floored at how much chocolate is present here and all in a good way... really really tasty beer...

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Remarkably true to its name in terms of smell and taste, as the fudgesicle persona is absolutely nailed without being unpleasantly sweet or fake-chocolaty. There's a decent amount of malty roast and espresso at play, as well, but this thing is all about milk chocolate, vanilla, fudge, and graham cracker. And the consistency from nose to tongue is quite remarkable. Sweetness is certainly there, in line with the name, but it isn't over the top.

Unfortunately it also isn't a very "beery" experience. Given the amount of adjuncts at play, it's hard to be overly impressed when you don't know how much of the fudgey goodness has been teased out of a unique malt combination and how much is simply Hershey's syrup. It's also surprisingly thin for a 12% beer that has some age on it. Fun to try, and tasty for what it is, but not something I would want to drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of DVMin98
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can. Smell is lots of chocolate, brown sugar, roastiness. Flavor is very chocolatey, sweetness, again, brown sugar, vanilla. Great thick mouthfeel. Great treat, but couldn't finish the can

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Photo of Hunt3r
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours well with head that would make your girlfriend jealous. Smells and tastes like an after dinner dessert snack! If you like chocolate or peanut butter imperial milk stouts then you will probably like this one!

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Photo of mntlover
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black not light getting through this baby even when held to the window. Big dense rich creamy coco head that falls oh so slow and laces very well, fabulous looking stout.

Aroma is loads of chocolate, chocolate syrup and loads of chocolate nibs a big vanilla presence lots of sweetness for the chocolate and lactose. Pretty darn close to a fudgesicle from the neighborhood ice-cream truck. Considering this is a whopping 12% alcohol is very well hidden.

Taste is just like the nose sweet chocolate goodness almost all chocolate some roasted coffee notes underneath and some hops in the finish to keep this beast from being cloying. Otherwise a chocolate explosion of sweet goodness without being cloying some how. Lactose is present to aide in smoothness and creaminess along with good doses of vanilla. If you love dessert beers check this baby out.

Mouthfeel is big rich chewy full of goodness, carbonation is smooth and aides in the creamy fell.

Overall if you like big rich dessert stouts you need to get your hands on this.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - beer explodes out of the can. Massive tan head above a cola-black body.

S - fudgy chocolate, vanilla.

T - sweet milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, chocolate ice cream. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - damn does this ever taste like a fudgesicle.

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Photo of Buck89
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass. Viscous and opaque on the pour, a dark brown color with a thick dark tan head in the glass. Great retention and lacing. Fudge, vanilla, and milk chocolate aroma. The taste follows closely and this very much approximates a Fudgesicle. Thick and sweet throughout. There is some floral bitterness to keep it from becoming cloying. ABV well hidden in this sweet treat.

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Photo of TheGent
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My Italian family from Brooklyn eats a real cheap ass dessert called “ice box cake.” Line a baking dish with graham crackers. Fill with chocolate pudding. Another layer of graham crackers. More pudding. So on and so forth. Refrigerate and serve. Take your portion in a bowl and pour some milk on top.

This beer is liquid “ice box cake” with a hint of dry bitterness on the finish to remind you that you’re drinking a stout.

Fantastic and hits the spot amazingly.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a two finger creamy tan head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is huge dark chocolate and some light roasted malts

T - The taste is big dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and black coffee.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft pillowy finish.

O - This is a big rich dessert stout. This is definetly a slow sipper.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 04/12/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice black color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger plus tan head, which also leaves some small islands and some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is really nice, malty, with a pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, some coffee, vanilla, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, coffee, with a really nice touch of vanilla, licorice, with a pretty nice sweetness. Full Body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a slight dry/bitter finish, a very nice sipper. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

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Photo of Gadzook
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured black/dark brown with a nice 1 1/2" foamy head that dissipated after a bit with some very pretty lacing.

S: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Tiniest bit of banana. Rich, roasted malt in there and vanilla evens it out. It smells like brownie batter. That's not a bad thing at all, but it isn't incredibly complex.

T: It tastes like it smells. There's a huge amount of chocolate with the malt and vanilla rounding it out at the finish. There is a hint of banana that is just barely noticeable. This is definitely for dessert. It's like a fudge brownie sundae.

F: Rich and creamy. Heavy body with light carbonation. Chewy, sticking around for a minute. Does not hit like its ABV would suggest.

O: This is more of a treat than a multiple glass stout. Tasty and great for dessert, but I know that I wouldn't be able to handle 2-3 of these, not just because of the ABV, but because it's so rich.

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Photo of superspak
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with GreenBayBA. 12 ounce can into snifter, canned on 4/12/2019. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense, creamy, and rocky dark tan head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate/syrup, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, chocolate/syrup, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate/syrup, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate/syrup, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toffee, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, herbal, wood, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, chocolate/syrup, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome hop/roast bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 12% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic flavored imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, chocolate/syrup, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel. Amazingly balanced between rich malts, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose flavors; with nice earthy hop presence/balance, and restrained yeast fruitiness. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and very impressive dessert style example.

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Photo of thebeers
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, leathery dark brown with three fingers of airy, dark mocha head. Dissipates in large bubbles from the center outward and leaves spotty lacing.

Rich chocolate dominates the aroma with hints of milk and dark malt beneath.

The taste follows. There’s a hint of cherry and coffee buried in the chocolate and a good kiss of alcohol, too. It’s not sweet; more semi-bitter and fudgey. Maybe a hint of root beer or other root spice in there, as well.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a sticky feel and modest carbonation.

Darker chocolate flavors than any fudgesicle I’ve ever had — but it does have a fudgesiscle impression, and I like it better this way anyhow. Very nice dessert beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Take a fudgesicle, melt it and throw in a show of kahlua and that's basically the premise that Untitled Art and Yazoo rest upon when plowing full steam ahead with a collaborative pastry stout. If you're going to brew a gimmick, then proceed like these brewers and brew a bold one.

Very dark and bark brown, Fudgesicle could easily be mistaken as black. Its dense mocha froth swirls with the scent of fudgey chocolate leading the way. Milk chocolate, coffee and a twinge of alcohol spice nearly dwarf any caramelized and creamy tones within. But the palate reveals a dense taste of condensed milk, nougat, brownie batter and heavy caramelization and nuttiness.

With the decadence of sweetness saturating each and every tastebud, the middle palate quickly becomes awash in lavish maltiness. Chocolate takes on fudge tastes and textures while a robust French press coffee character carries a thick latte tone. Toffee, honey and caramel only reinforce the beer's dessert-like demeanor even as the taste gradually steers toward a bittersweet espresso bite and simmering warmth of whisky. Hop bitterness is disguised as coffee as a java friendly milkshake taste frames the finish.

Absurdly full, recklessly thick and pleasantly cloying, the beer's sheer density and diabetic inducing sweetness renders this beer as a slow and sipping affair, likely best shared even at its modest twelve ounce serving size. This one won't pair easily with dessert, rather replacing it altogether.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It may be a little sweet for some, but it really does smell like a fudgesicle. Very smooth for the ABV, and a chocolate lover would rejoice after tasting this.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A fantastic aroma of chocolate, malt, lactose, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of malt (present throughout), a hint of vanilla (just a bit), a ton of chocolate (the dominant ingredient), and a bit of lactose (not a big factor). Yep, it tastes like a fudgesicle. It's definitely a chocolate bomb, which overpowers the other ingredients, but still manages to work well. It's thick, gooey, and incredibly tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A thoroughly enjoyable beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, opaque, one finger offwhite head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smell is chocolate syrup, sweet white sugar, a bit of milk chocolate and light earth. Mostly chocolate syrup and fudge, and it fits the name for sure. Flavour is a bit less fudgy- has more of that distinct sugary sweetness that Untitled Art stouts seem to have. Milk chocolate, more chocolate, and chocolate. Fudgy and sugary sweetness on the finish. It's super fudge-forward, which fits the bill if that is what you are looking for. Medium fuller bodied, fudgy and thick, good carbonation, fudge all the way through on the finish.

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Photo of Roguer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good head production, and fantastic retention, with a solid dark tan head that lasts seemingly for days, leaving behind broad swaths of lacing.

Aroma really delivers on the name, with a pronounced sweet chocolate tone, roasted barley, brown sugar, and vanilla. Lacking depth and complexity, but it's a very pleasant nose.

Flavor follows, along with a mild char and minor metallic note. Surprising amount of bitterness along with sweet chocolate. Other tones include nuts, banana, red grapes, cream, toffee, caramel, syrup.

Thick, creamy, chewy, sticky; very, very full body, almost like a smoothie. Shows it's a big beer, but doesn't quite feel like 12%.

Banana, nuts, red grape

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Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pitch black with a brown head that disappeared to nothing.

Smell: very heavy fudge! It really lives up to its name. It’s loaded with sweet chocolate with hints of vanilla. Can’t really say anything more.

Taste: intensely sweet throughout. It taste like brownie batter with some marshmallows. It’s desert in the glass. A little cocoa bitterness midway through, giving a slight earthiness. Lactose does accentuate the sweetness, give a classic milk stout profile.

Mouthfeel: thick and sticky. Absolutely no alcohol presence.

Overall: it’s sweet, thick, and fudgy; just as the name implies.

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 56 ratings