Underverse Coffee - BBA
Masthead Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13.6%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.95%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
From:
Masthead Brewing Co.
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
93
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Underverse Coffee - BBAUnderverse Coffee - BBA
Notes: Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels with Six Shooter coffee beans.

28 IBU
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 17
Photo of toolbrew
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a 16oz can dated 10/11/2018. Pours deep black with slight tan head and residual head around rim. Coffee dominates the nose. Taste is sweet chocolatey coffee, followed by bourbon and warmth from the abv and a slightly bitter finish. Mouth is coated - not cloyingly thick, but sticky. Overall very solid and would enjoy this again.

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Photo of rudzud
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Big aromas of chocolate chip cookies, bourbon vannila goodness. Really pleasant with no discernable b alcohol burn.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of bourbon juice and chocolate chip cookies. Really nice vanilla notes here and malt sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy Lightly fluffy.

O - Overall this was a solid enough stout. Definitely nice cookie notes.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Big creamy thick foamy mocha colored head, retains well, little lacing, bit of lacing, nice legs

Nose big roasted coffee, dark stout malt, toasted cookie dough, roast very dark chocolate cocoa, mild acrid roast mild bacon smoke like, nice bourbon barrel candy thing

Taste rich creamy cocoa, dark chocolate, big roasted coffee, mild alcohol tingle, candy toasted coffee, hint smoke notes, hint caramel maple candy, smoked cocoa, little bourbon and vanilla barrel notes, bitter spicy lingering hop and some bitterness from malt

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy lush, decent but a bit lighter carb, bit of alcohol bit too much

Overall pretty nice

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz can from recent release 10/11/2018 purchased and can stamped same date. Per their info: $20.99 + tax / 2 pack (16 oz cans) - limit 12 2 packs per person.

The onsite consumption in draft form on release day was recorded for posterity but is not included in today's review.

Thick, viscous, opaque black liquid poured into HF goblet. Thin brown rim, mocha surface shadows, scant showing with thick opposite sip lacing.

The aroma is brick thick espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon-vanilla gold, spice and char. The flavors are full, smack your face awake and freshy fresh, so close to eye-opener day drinking, work starter hydration.

Masthead has this base set in stone and the pump up the volume espresso bean, bourbon, fudge delight knocks it out. KBS who?

As an imperial stout should. You've been there, thick coating of the buds from front to back, a swirl shunts the flavors to dormant places previously devoid of sensation.

One of the best BBA coffee stouts out there. Kudos to a young and upcoming brewery.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a beautifully slick and viscous used motor oil with a slowly, evenly building thick mocha layer of carbonation that settles to a thin creamy film and ring.

Smell is luscious mocha chip ice cream with deep, dusty and earthy coffee, a syrupy sort of oak, and a nutty, chocolate-covered pretzel bark. Fucking. A.

Taste is rich and tangy mocha liqueur with a slight sting of peppery charred bourbon oak before it comes veering back into dark chocolatey coffee that has hints of rocky road-esque nutty marshmallow before a slightly stinging vanillin and caramel bourbon exhale.

A tingly mild carbonation runs through a velvety slick medium-thin body before a sticky, lip smacking semi-dry swallow.

This is substantially better than last year's unexpected stunner BBA Tiramisu Underverse. My only ding would be its unnecessary increase in potency over last year's Underverse variants. Thankfully the perceptible heat isn't amped up too drastically in proportion with the ABV.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Went to the brewery for the release. Had it fresh from the tap. Wow! I love the Underverse Series. These dark BBA beers are not my usual go to. However, I cannot deny how good this was. Aromas were amazing. Six Shooter is so good and makes such a great coffee base for these coffee stouts they do at Masthead. I cannot say enough good about this. Masthead is a NEIPA king and it amazes me that they are getting so good at these BBA stouts as well. They are masters at this place.

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Underverse Coffee - BBA from Masthead Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 17 ratings