Pressed - Hazelnut
Phase Three Brewing

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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #67
Ranked #6,212
4.4 | pDev: 4.55%
Phase Three Brewing
Illinois, United States
Notes: Imperial Porter with Tugboat Coffee and hazelnut
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. The nose features mouthwatering notes of coffee and hazelnut. Much of the same flavors in the taste. Great coffee flavor, the hazelnut is really nice too. It’s definitely there but doesn’t overpower.

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cjgator3 from Florida, May 01, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into a snifter. Had 4/26/20.

Pours an oily looking dark brown, opaque, with a quarter inch foamy head and some filmy cling. Aromas of hazelnut, coffee, milk chocolate, some malt, a little cocoa and fudge. The flavor shows less hazelnut and more coffee than the aroma, then milk chocolate, malt, light fudge. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

The hazelnut is great, especially in the aroma, and the coffee is good, too. Focused, but well executed. Very enjoyable.

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stortore from Illinois, Apr 28, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can as extra courtesy of DraftDaddy.
Very dark brown, thick creamy dark brown head.
Nose: hazelnuts, syrup, coffee.
Taste: good coffee with a lot of hazelnut flavored syrup added. Very sweet. Milk. Little roasty and boozy.
Mouth: medium to thick. As expected.
Overall: nice presentation. A little sweet but not too extreme. Coffee and hazelnut definitely work well together. The sweetness is stronger than the booziness.

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bret27 from California, Apr 06, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Has a little light head, but otherwise looks like the rest in the series, full and frothy. Smell is immaculate: huge hazelnut both roast and nut, coffee, chocolate, slight maple. Taste balances the hazelnut, chocolate and coffee so well, with accenting maple, earth, and malt. Feel is roasted, thick but not too heavy, slight frothiness within its creaminess. Best in the series so far

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REVZEB from Illinois, Mar 27, 2020
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4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark thick pour with a creamy tan head. I let it sit about fifteen minutes before tasting. Awesome nose...I could practically taste the beer just by smelling it...chocolate, hazelnuts,’s all there before the first sip. Creamy mouthfeel. Tastes just as great as it smells...very balanced with the chocolate, coffee and hazelnut...this could be the one that changes my mind about hazelnuts and beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is some decadent stuff. Pours a dark mahogany brown, the foam is slow to build but eventually rises like a puffy mocha marshmallow.

Aroma is huge, toasted hazelnuts, rich coffee, and fudgy chocolate.
Taste is more of the same, everything in excess, but all the elements come together nicely. The coffee is especially rich, and the hazelnut is natural, nutty and caramelized. Creamy and viscous, drinks like a melted milkshake. This is my kind of “pastry stout”, decadent and rich without all the cloying sweetness.

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emerge077 from Illinois, Feb 16, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Released 2/12/20; drank 2/14/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE dark khaki head; thick, frothy tree-rung lace.

Hazelnut, coconut, milk chocolate & faint light roast coffee bean notes in the nose.

Thick, milkshake mouthfeel.

Hazelnut, coconut, milk chocolate & light roast coffee bean flavors; no booze heat.

A great mouthfeel and hazelnut covering up the sins of Tugboat coffee make this my favorite Pressed yet!

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Feb 15, 2020
Pressed - Hazelnut from Phase Three Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings