Griffith J. Griffith | Highland Park Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Park Brewery
California, United States
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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
imperial stout w/coffee, cinnamon, coconut, & cacao

It's time for Griffith J Griffith to rise from the dead. Dark, massive, and rich, we used Ethiopian Yirga Cheffe Kore Kochore coffee beans from Trystero to give this beer an awesome depth of berry flavors that go perfectly with all the dark chocolate and roast.

Only 300 bottles produced.

Added by mig100 on 11-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,253
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
67
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from valingleipa a while back. Cheers!

From a 375ml bottle into a snifter
Batch 4: Coconut & Chilies

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fizzy, noisy tan head with lousier retention. Clear black body with little carbonation evident. Head quickly recedes to a faint wisp and ring. Lighter color and lousier head on this one.

SMELL: Roasted coffee, sweet cream, vanilla and milk chocolate notes, with some chilies and cookie dough. Hints of coconut in there as well.

TASTE: Lots of deeply roasted coffee, some vanilla cream, coconut and chilies up front. Very roasted and burnt up front. Lots of coffee bitterness at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish with roasted coffee beans, some chili heat, vanilla cream, sweet coconut and some milk chocolate. Lots of roast and some decent chilies and bitterness. Touch of alcohol as well.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. A little fizzy and over carbonated perhaps, goes down okay and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. A bit of heat and some chilies linger.

OVERALL: This is really nice stuff. Really, really roasted and the chili notes work well with the hard core roasted coffee. Love me some imperial coffee stout so this is right up my alley. If you’re a fan of the style, you’ll enjoy this stuff as well. Thanks again, vanlingleipa. Highly recommended.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma has lots of fresh roasted coffee and roasted malt. Taste has bitter coffee beans, cold brew and roasted malt. Really bitter and roast forward stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Unknown date, 12.5% ABV. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, one finger white head, short retention, bits of lacing. Smell is milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee bean, espresso and a slight bit of green pepper. Flavour is sweet milk chocolate, roasted coffee bean, bitter espresso, cocoa powder, a bit of fudge, not so much green pepper or any vegetal notes, but more of an earthy and roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit silky even, nice milk chocolate and slight burnt espresso finish. A really nice coffee stout with a good balance and nice silkiness to it.

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4.91/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deebo
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a big, very rich flavored coffee stout. Stands out for balance of roasted barley and dark coffee with dark chocolate flavors and a hint of sweetness while having a thick and creamy mouthfeel without ever seeming boozy. Would love to get more of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 2015 vintage
- 4oz. pour off tap into flight glass at Haven (Orange, CA) on 14-Jan-16

Very smooth in both coffee notes and mouthfeel. Not as complex as some of the other elite coffee imp stouts, but very well crafted.

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Griffith J. Griffith from Highland Park Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 67 ratings