Chocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout
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Chocolate Macaroon Imperial StoutChocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 5.15%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
61
From:
Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Chocolate Macaroon Imperial StoutChocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout
Notes: Collaboration with Cerebral Brewing

Contains coconut and natural flavors.
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 April 2020 - Beer #66

Corona Day #23

Countdown to Passover and no beer for 8 days. Just 4 beers left.

Price: $5.99 on Tavour

Appearance: 4 - looked thinner on the pour than in the glass. Quite black, not much head. Reddish at the edges.

Nose: 5 - an absolute blast of coconut. A bit of bitter chocolate, but the coconut dominates.

Taste: 3 - hmm. Hard to describe why I don't like it. The coconut flavor is there, but it's hollow, like there's something missing in the middle. Tastes a bit fake. There's this lingering bitterness, like completely unsweetened baker's chocolate. My throat is kind of closing up as if to say "no more, please."

Mouth: 4 - a little thin, but plenty of tingle. Sticky.

Overall: 4 - it's a well-made beer, but the flavor is just off to me.

Be safe!

Cheers!

Apr 21, 2020
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2beerdogs from California

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can stamped 07/16/19
Pours a deep, dark brown. A bountiful, frothy, packed, mocha colored foam pushes more than 2 fingers high. The retreat is slow with surprisingly little lacing.
A divine aroma leaps from the glass. Caramel-tinged chocolate, toasted coconut, almond, hazelnut, and finishes with all of that coming together like the glorious smell that rises from a chocolate soufflé the moment you dig in with a spoon.
The taste follows suit to an extent, but it is nearly impossible to follow that nose. It's still an elegant ride. The deep chocolate base with a bountiful melange of caramel, nuts, and coconut is right up my alley.
Mouthfeel is medium yet thins at the end. mild carbonation.
Overall, an amazing drink that's only mildly lacking on mouthfeel

Mar 23, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Bearded Monk in Denton, 2-2-20.
Small beige/tan head with limited retention and lacing atop a black stout with some brown edges.
The nose is all fudgy coconut and dark chocolate.
Chocolate macaroon flavor has been nailed here. Bakers chocolate, coconut, and some dark fruit.
Full body and low carbonation. Long fudgy brownie finish, and a touch sweet.
Glad to have tried this one, it hits the marks it says it's going to hit in the title of the beer.
Good - A little goes a long way based on the alcohol and the sweetness for my palate.

Feb 04, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hot damn! This is probably the best dessert beer I have ever had...ever...

Right out of the can it is beautifully and perfectly black with a creamy head and light lacing down the glass. The smell is everything advertised - coconut, chocolate, hints of coffee, toffee, sweet to the nose without being boozy. Mouthfeel was light-bodied, lightly creamy, and carbonated but not to the point of distraction. Then there is the taste - deliciously sweet and full of coconut, chocolate, and those hints of coffee and toffee I smelled - a huge plus in my book. Overall, this is first and foremost a dessert beer, nothing to be guzzling but to enjoy after a well-deserved meal. This is dessert and it is something you will enjoy - guaranteed.

Dec 24, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Calorie counters beware: This is not your beer! Untitled Art and Cerebral brewers spare no sugars when collaborating on a coconut, chocolate and vanilla infused Imperial Stout that takes the shape of chocolate macaroons.

And the beer of just that namesake, Chocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout crawls out of the can with the dark and deviant viscosity of cake batter. Dense and short in its foam structure, a decadent scent of caramel, honey, coconut, heavy cream and chocolate seduces the nose before its rich malt introductions slather the early palate with a blanketed even coat of fudge.

As the dessert ale creeps onto the middle palate, the slight warmth of kahlua and tiramisu rises from the sweetness with elements of dark roast coffee, alcohol spice and a hint of butterscotch. As chocolate and coconut command the tastebuds, a lavish taste of mounds come about the late palate more so than does macaroon.

Full bodied to say the least, The stout engulfs the mouth with malt and candy additions much like chocolate cake and malted milkshakes. Its marshmallowy consistency keeps the senses thinking more of dessert drinks than anything found in the pub. A long and savory linger of chocolate and coconut extends easily into the next lush and lavish sip.

Dec 20, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This beefy beast pours a
rugged blackish brown with thin cola highlights and a very nice
head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light layer,
and sports some very nice lacing. Nose of coconut, dark chocolate,
cream, subtle char, and dark coffee. Flavors excel at presentation
with cocoa and toasted coconut drizzled with light cream and
coffee with a touch of confectionery sugar and light balanced
char. Nice mouth feel; full body, smooth, lightly slick, lightly
coating, and finishing sweet and boozy with subtle
warmth and light dryness.

Overall---WOW.

Cheers

Nov 24, 2019
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beerrat from Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark color smell of Chocolate and coconut. Taste just the right amount of coconut with a balance of chocolate and sweetness.Outstanding brew to enjoy with a meal or by itself.

Nov 10, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have dug these ambitious and flavorful beers from these guys, and i was stoked to have a friend share this with me. this time its a collaboration with cerebral out of denver, who does some cool big flavored stouts on their own as well. this is chocolate and coconut, and there are heaps of both, an extremely rich and desserty brew, and while i loved it, i was also thankful to be sharing it with a couple of friends, a whole can of this would be too much. you have to like them intense, but this really tastes pretty awesome, huge velvety milk and dark chocolate layers in it, almost earthy and very natural in that way, but lots of it, sweet and bitter, a chocolate chip vibe, but like melted fresh from the oven, delicious and decadent. the coconut has a toasted vibe to it with all the dark grain in here, pretty intense too, fleshy and natural, also with a sort of baked cookie character to it. its thick like fudge, sweet with molasses and brown sugar notes too, a little bitterness at the end, but not even close to enough to balance all the sugar. i get a vanilla and whiskey note, some of the alcohol here adding to that, but it warms up well, rich and sticky, wintery for sure, and just massive overall. this is really well done, if you want your stout to taste like dessert instead of beer especially. delicious, but more of a novelty for me, which has been true with most of the untitled art stuff i have had so far. hard not to appreciate this though, its yummy!

Oct 06, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Viscous black with only a thin ring of tan foam. Smells like a chocolate truffle with chocolate liqueur, coconut, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is a liquid chocolate truffle, I am convinced they just melted them down into my glass, wow so rich and sweet. Feel is sweet: slightly cloying, viscous, thin on the finish, and a little boozy in spots.

Sep 05, 2019
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out dark brown with a little less than a finger of head. A little bit of lacing.

Smell is chocolate, almond, coconut, and perhaps licorice? Like walking into a candy store or an Italian bakery. So much scent coming out of this glass. So rich. Fragrant, maybe on the perfumey side. Like a candle.

Taste is a similar. Ablaze with flavor. Coconut and chocolate explode forward. Almond coming in right after. Mildly sweet but not sticky or cloying.

Carbonation is mild. Enough to cut through any lingering sweetness. A little thin for a stout though.

Overall this beer fits the bill of a Macaroon. I'm finally glad to find a beer that is as coconut forward as Neshaminy Creek's Coconut Mudbank. This perfectly encapsulates what it sets out to do. Cheers!

Sep 04, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a very dark brown with a one finger tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is huge coconut, almonds and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is coconut, dark chocolate, coffee, almonds, caramel and roasted malts.

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

O - This is a really tasty adjunct stout.

Aug 29, 2019
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 07/16/19

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown/black color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves a very nice medium size oil slick, also with some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is really nice, malty, with a pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, coconut, vanilla, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, coconut, with a really nice touch of vanilla, licorice, with a pretty nice sweetness. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, very nice sipper, goes down pretty easy though. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

Aug 28, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, snifter glass. Darker cola brown body, fairly opaque and dark, one finger offwhite head, fair retention and plenty of lacing. Smell is sweet toasted coconut and milk chocolate. The coconut is sweet enough, kind of getting to the point of banana boat. Good toasted character to it, though. Sweet white sugar, milk chocolate. It's just so damn sweet, it gets a bit bothersome on the palate, and really does wear my palate out halfway through. Toasted coconut, a touch of suntan lotion, milk chocolate, minimal roast, a bit of that samoas cookie character, not quite macaroon, but definitely a dessert beer. Medium full bodied, good carbonation, sticky and sweet on the finish.

Aug 18, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a coal black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a thin, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing to speak of.

S: An extremely enticing aroma of chocolate, malt, nuts, sugar, biscuits, vanilla, caramel, coconut, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a light nutty quality (like pecans), some caramel notes, a whole lot of dark chocolate (a driving force), a bit of coffee, some malt (present throughout), a sugary quality, a light biscuity quality, a tinge of vanilla, and some coconut. A rich, complex, and satisfying flavor. Delicious.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a silky smooth, creamy finish. Full-bodied.

O: A fantastic stout. Definitely drinkable.

Aug 17, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can into a snulip glass.

This beer pours out brown-dark brown. It forms in the glass much darker, pretty much black until held to light to reveal the brown highlights around the edges. Pinky worth of khaki colored bubbles form a crown and don’t stick around long.

The nose is, well, amazing. So much coconut popping out of the glass, surrounded by layers of chocolate, brown sugar and even a butter pecan cookie presence that sticks around until the finish.

The taste brings in all the above mentioned, but now covered in an oily sweetness. That butter pecan cookie is back, this time with toasted edges. A vanilla pops in and out; in the form of marshmallow creme. Caramel lingers, and faint dark fruit notes, almost wine like, pop in here and there.

This leaves a warming sensation in the chest. There is a big booziness in this, but it doesn’t carry itself as big as it is because the amount of sweetness. And my, how it is sweet. Thick, syrupy and oily sweetness. The actual body is on the heavy side of medium.

Overall, this was very enjoyable. I really would’ve enjoyed it more though with the same aspects and less sweetness. It would’ve been almost perfect. That sweetness is diabetes. Still a solid brew though, and very enjoyable.

Aug 17, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong head production, and fantastic retention, with a thick, fluffy tan cover more than 30 minutes after the pour.

Waves of roast and chocolate noticeable from feet away. Coconut and cookie up close. Brown sugar, and a bit of wine-like alcoholic heat.

Coconut, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, sweet red grapes, caramel, toast, and cookie up front; coconut grows throughout the sip, finishing strong, but never coming across as unpleasant. Very sweet dessert stout, but very tasty. Not much development throughout the sip, save for the growing coconut notes.

Smooth and easy sipper. Full bodied, but not quite chewy. Back of the throat and chest warmth from the high ABV, but exceptionally little sting or heat on the palate.

Aug 11, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can. Dark brown/black color.

Tons of coconut and marshmallow/vanilla flavor. Chocolate and caramel. Smooth and creamy. Medium to full bodied. Has a maple/cinnamon flavor in the background. A bit of the abv shows but not in a bad way. This is a really solid stout.

Aug 04, 2019
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brendanbeer from New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Alright, my first review in a long time. I'm glad to do it. This beer is amazing. I said earlier, after BCBS Rare, and perhaps Black Tuesday, this is the best stout I might have tasted. It seriously just offers so much.

Look, rich chocolate, smooth dark delicious with tan ruby head that hangs out. Smell, rich dark and milk chocolate, coconut, nuts, slight booze, straight up macaroon. Taste, Chocolate coconut, warmth but not booze, nuts, toasted malt and bread. It's so delicate and dense there aren't enough adjectives to describe it. It's really dope. Mouthfeel, smooth, very sticky and pretty rich. Overall, just dank, complex, it's almost a 5, not the absolute best stout, but the darn near best stout available!

Jul 30, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into snifter, canned on 7/16/2019. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 12%, with no lingering booziness after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic flavored imperial pastry stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish; fantastic soft/silky feel. Amazing balance of super rich malts and flavorings; wild solid earthy hops, and mild fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

Jul 26, 2019
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 61 ratings