Campanology Brewing

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American Imperial Stout
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Ranked #16,427
4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Campanology Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
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3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown with a large light brown head that very slowly dissipates. In the nose, one gets vanilla and chocolate. In the mouth, lots of vanilla, a bit of chocolate and some malt. To me the vanilla taste is overwhelming all other flavors. Only buy if you like vanilla flavor in beer -I don't. Yech.

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I could just smell this and be satisfied. Smells like a vat of mysterious syrup at the Willy Won*a factory (i.e., a tingly extremely pleasing aroma of molassus, caramel, and milk chocolate). And oh yeah....tastes like it too. Tastes so good, I can't discern the texture. Skeptical of beer that advertises itself as being chocolate or vanilla because it's easy to be too sickly sweet. The dryness of the brew balances out the sugars and ultimately this is a very good, well finished stout.

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mintzmeet from Washington, Jan 13, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very chocolatey stout sold by Trader Joe's. You get the taste of Coco nibs and a little of the bitterness as well but it's mild. This has a lot of head (lucky) and pours completely black. Smells amazing. Overall it has a rich smooth taste and finish. Not an overally bold body and doesn't compare to other top level stouts but you can't go wrong at this price point. Well done drunken Sconnie brewery.

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GStone899 from Minnesota, Jan 05, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a GoT OmmeGang glass

A - A deep dark rich coffee black, though a little thin, half finger light tan head and little to no legs or lacing

S - sweet rich coffee, creamy vanilla, milk and dark chocolate, cinnamon, whole milk, simple but nice booze, and smells of fresh baked tiramisu

T - sugary, but still nice and dry, tastes just like creamy tiramisu, nice clean water, nice liqueur flavor, rad coffee flavor, rich vanilla, cinnamon and other baking spices

M - medium minus body, nice complexity, nice balance, medium minus acidity and carbonation

D - This is as rich as it is refreshing and what a solid inexpensive find. Love the dessert ale/stout, they may be my new favorite style, though I am sure the calories quite high it is more than worth a go. The blend of rich chocolate dessert, sexy coffee and sweet vanilla booze is intoxicating. A bit thin, so as it warms it doesn't change much in flavor. Went very well with a southwestern style BBQ chicken pizza and Oreo's.

Final thoughts - The $4 price tag is more than ok, the very nice 8% ABV is great for more than one and I bet on nitro, the creaminess would really shine

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whatthehull from California, Jan 03, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tiramisu in a bottle? Pretty much, yes. It smells like tiramisu and tastes like tiramisu, and if you really like tiramisu, this is for you. I even poured a little over vanilla ice cream, and smiled at the result. But is it as good a beer as it is a dessert liqueur? Hard to compare, because it's quite strongly flavored -- and I hardly noticed the respectable 8% alcohol content. I'll have to say it didn't taste much like any other beer I've ever had. . . but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Smooth drinking, tasty, and not quite cloyingly sweet -- I'd buy it again, if I can find it. I bought it at Trader Joe's in Long Beach, CA -- one of the last bottles they had in stock. They sold out fast -- I checked back two days later and they were all gone.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a copper tinge and topped with a finger of beige fluffy head.

Smells exactly like tiramisu.

It taste exactly like tiramisu as a liquid in a bottle.

The feel totally totally covers the alcohol by volume and it’s tastes great and feels smooth on the tongue.

Overall it’s in amazing brew. I got this in Trader Joe’s in Redding California where I’m drinking it December 18, 2019.

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patre_tim from Thailand, Dec 19, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a fizzy, one finger dark khaki head that dissipated to a fine, thick cap with good lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla and milk chocolate; vanilla forward. Flavor is dark toasted malt with mild char, milk and dark chocolate, graham crackers and vanilla. Medium bodied with light carbonation. My expectations for this stout were not high (this Trader Joe line has been good, but not great), and this definitely exceeded them. The aroma was vanilla forward and a touch artificial. The flavor, however, is a solid, slightly sweet vanilla stout. There is a graham cracker-like note that really does make this taste like a tiramisu, they nailed. That is kind of the Achilles hell of pastry stouts, though, if they taste too much like a particular dessert, it's at the expense of some beer character. However, this tastes a lot more like tiramisu than the Sedna Stout from Ecliptic I had a few days ago, which was a better stout, but tasted more like a generic vanilla stout. I like sweet stouts and I liked this one. Not for the pastry averse, but a very good value for a bomber of a dessert stout.

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LiquidAmber from Washington, Dec 10, 2019
Tiramisu from Campanology Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 22 ratings