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Phase Three Brewing
Illinois, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.64 | pDev: 3.45%
Feb 23, 2022
Nov 19, 2020
Notes: Minutiae is our showcase of simple, straight-forward, but well-thought-out recipe design, thoughtful and extensive barrel-aging and careful blending.
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4.74 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 23, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

2021 vintage. Pitch black with a brown ring. Barrel forward nose with big dark chocolate, smoky earth, leather, char, dried date, and a kiss of vanilla in the nose, reminds me of what bourbon county used to aspire to. Taste adds faint caramelized nuts, barrel amplifies everything wonderfully but is pretty warm. Feel starts more rugged but sweetens up and smooths out, barrel omnipresent, clean finish, fun to follow the motion, rich yet sneaky dry. Would age this a year if I had a bottle to do so with

Dec 30, 2021
4.74 by NappyB from Illinois on Dec 13, 2021
4.5 by brewskis from Indiana on Dec 01, 2021
4.42 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 22, 2021
4.6 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 15, 2021
4.75 by aasher from Indiana on Aug 03, 2021
5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Apr 21, 2021
4.5 by xdtfx from Illinois on Dec 22, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Released 11/20/21; drank 11/27/21 @ Pierce's Cooperage.

Black appearance.

An even pour yielded almost no tan head; minimal lace.

Oak, fudge, fresh earth & burnt caramel notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Bakers chocolate, burnt caramel, oak & fresh earth flavors up front; as this warmed, fudge & cocoa nibs emerged, as well as some booze heat.

A robust, challenging beer that starts out a Russian Imperial Stout but mellows out to a great American Imperial Stout; this was a stunner.

A great improvement over the 2020 batch, in my opinion.

Nov 29, 2020
Minutiae from Phase Three Brewing
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