Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #29
Ranked #150
4.62 | pDev: 4.55%
Nov 22, 2022
Nov 09, 2020
Notes: XTRA DUBL Benthic, our bourbon barrel-aged base conditioned on a 3x dose of toasted coconut and 2x dose of whole bean coffee.
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Rated: 4.64 by stmoorea from Illinois

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Beer_Economicus from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2021 Vintage. Opened first within a couple months of release.

This is really fantastic, but so is regular benthic (2021), specifically and especially when fresh. Lots of coconut, but not in the pastry territory of something like Coconut Vibes. Coffee is still present, but balanced by the coconut. Mouthfeel is on point.

I tried to rate this for what it is, not whether or not I felt a little let down - which I did. I had expectations that it would be a little more coconut forward. In fact, I'm not sure it is truly that much different than regular benthic, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. It just didn't quite meet the expectation I set for it.
Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.64 by goblue30 from Michigan

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by boogerisu from Iowa

Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by sordyl from Illinois

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.73 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by thewimperoo from Illinois

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by GreatStoutman from Texas

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This was the best of the variance for 2021. While it was very sweet, it wasn’t overwhelming and you definitely could discern all of the adjuncts while getting plenty of paste out and barrel. Amazing beer
Jul 27, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by bret27 from California

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.85 by Dicers from California

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

4.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours jet black, with a delayed yet aggressive dark tan head. Shockingly dense and abiding for having so much coconut.

Aroma is pure sweetened coconut.. and honestly, I am struggling to find anything else. It’s quite overpowering, and while the aroma is very nice, I’m missing the barrel and the coffee to balance it all out.

Oh my god, so much coconut. Sticky, milk chocolate covered coconut candy, coagulated coconut oil, oaky bourbon, espresso brownie batter. It’s a good thing it’s a 12 oz can. Any more and it would be tough to finish. As it warms, it becomes very sweet, and syrupy. Begging for more barrel, but it just barely squeaks through.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s very good, but it’s the definition of “pastry stout.” Pushing the limits of sweet ingredients that you can hardly recognize that it’s beer anymore. A touch of restraint or a tweak in ratios would have done wonders for the beer.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jan 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by brn9000 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by eppie82 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by darktronica from Indiana

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 10/13/20, had 3/20/21.

Pours near black and opaque, thick looking, with a half inch foamy head and light, foamy cling. Aromas of coconut, coffee, bourbon, malt, chocolate. All distinct and vibrant. The flavors are also distinct and intense- coconut, coffee, bourbon, chocolate, malt, some vanilla as it warms. Smooth, an excellent full body, appropriately carbonated.

This is one fine beer. Strong and flavorful coconut, with the barrels and coffee right behind in flavor and impact. Just delicious. Extremely enjoyable.
Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can, dated 10.13.2020, poured into a Half Acre "occult" snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick and opaque with a thin khaki head, loose bubbles and no retention nor lacing. The aroma is pleasant, lots of rich chocolate, charred oak, bourbon spirit, hot and a little bit of fusel alcohol comes through, vanilla, coconut, rich coffee and stone fruits. The flavors are nice, lots of rich chocolate, nice coffee that offers a bit of acidity and fruitiness that draws out some more darker stone fruits. The barrel has a lot of heat, lots of char but offers some toasted coconut, toffee and caramel forward bourbon while being dominated at the finish by alcohol heat. The mouthfeel is good, coating and thick, heavy body with a warm and smooth finish.

Verdict: A nice Benthic variant, but definitely the booziest Benthic I've come across. The balance starts off well but suffers a bit from the heat of this beer and the coffee is the element that fails to come across the most.
Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by fthegiants from California

Feb 23, 2021
Rated: 5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by dexterk1 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is rich! Rich, creamy with a lot of coconut on the nose and in it's taste. Coffee is relatively predominant but not over powering. Excellent stout. Perhaps the best of the variants from 2020.
Feb 03, 2021
XTRA DUBL Benthic from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 55 ratings