Oceanside's Twelve
Horus Aged Ales

Oceanside's TwelveOceanside's Twelve
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Stout - American Imperial
4.06 | pDev: 4.43%
Horus Aged Ales
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Oceanside's TwelveOceanside's Twelve
Notes: "Oceanside’s Twelve" is a huge 14.6% Imperial Stout that was aged in vanilla barrels with Bourbon Madagascar vanilla caviar and Ugandan vanilla beans added.

The original collaboration beers involved with the project were Burkitshi with Angry Chair, Buku Mocha with Aslin, a yet to be named Stout with Bottle Logic, Peace Be The Journey with Cerebral, a yet to be named Stout with Cycle, Hawk and the Whale with Finback, Boss Tycoon with J. Wakefield, A Bird To Explore All Shores with Kane, Pastry Method with Moksa, Chocolate Mountain with Pure Project, Constipated Unicorn with RAR, and Midnight Eagle with Weldwerks.
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8 ball black with a short but dark creamy mocha head settling to a fuzzy collar.

I can see why some might have been disappointed in this, as this in large part is a classic style stout with roasty, semi-bitter malt and woody coffee or cacao-like notes taking hold for the majority of the ride. A hefty banana skin sort of vanilla character makes an appearance via a silky smooth body that's sticky on the lips but powder dry in the swallow. Nutty marshmallow also surfaces as an accent from time to time, but this is predominately a woody, bitter stout.

For how many people were involved and how much it sounds like was added, it's surprisingly subtle on the aging and flavorings, and this must be the crux of the disappointment. I'm fine with it, but that probably has more to do with the fact that I didn't trade balls out for it.

Jan 06, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of darker fruits and perfume vanilla as all vanilla beans. Decent amount chocolate fudge and nutty roast.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet dark fruits and malt. Decent char and vanilla but the finish is pleasant without being over whelming. The finish is thin chocolate syrup.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, almost still, light body, incredibly thin and watery.

O - Overall this was a solid enough imperial stout but really nothing remarkable. The vanilla and chocolate was alright but the body was really really mediocre. Super underwhelming.

Serving Type: bottle

Jul 13, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud
Dark brownish thicker creamy but smaller head, good lacing, medium retention, long thick legs, pitch black thick beer

Nose dark malts, cocoa, dark chocolate but not super fudgey or charred, some vanilla, earthy and spice vanilla, hot spicy alcohol, baking spices, a little anise, a bit of dark fruits, little caramel

Taste rich chewy nougat caramel, thick fudgey cocoa and dark chocolate, some alcohol flavor, like dark chocolate dissolved in vodka or something, lots of vanilla too, spice vanilla and a bit earthy, some caramel and a little coffee char, perfumey alcohol, finishes sticky sweet,

Mouth is med bod but thin watery feeling at the same time, rich creamy, some hot alcohol, medium light carb

Overall meh, doesn't really do it, thin watery and weird chocolate with little depth, vanilla is there but not as complex as I expected

Jul 13, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 10 ratings