Untitled Art / Cerebral - Chocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #554
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,452
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 3.7%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
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Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
Untitled Art / Cerebral - Chocolate Macaroon Imperial StoutUntitled Art / Cerebral - Chocolate Macaroon Imperial Stout
Notes: Contains coconut and natural flavors.
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 32
Photo of REVZEB
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of brendanbeer
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
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!

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 32 ratings