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Timber Ales
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #593
Ranked #3,556
4.31 | pDev: 9.05%
Feb 13, 2022
Apr 26, 2021
Notes: Collaboration with Casa Agria Specialty Ales

Imperial Stout aged on Coconut and Almonds.
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4.25 by DaveCash from New York on Feb 13, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SpeedwayJim from New York

16oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Pours dense, thick, and viscous. Huge, oily legs that coat the glass. Very little head or lace. Nose is toasted coconut, roasted malt, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate. Some booziness. I don't get much almond at all. Beer opens maple syrup, molasses, and chocolate. Sweet toasted coconut is prominent in the middle as this one sweetens with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, and fudge. End is a touch of sweet soy sauce, more chocolate and vanilla, and the bittersweet presence of toasted coconut meat. This is pretty good. Body is full with moderate to low carbonation. Rich and oily on the palate and warm going down. Long, lingering, sticky finish. Probably the best part of the beer.

I crave a little more almond presence here but as is, its a really solid beer.

Feb 10, 2022
4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Feb 04, 2022
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4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/04/05, was waiting for a cool night to do this one, and this is the first really cool Autumn night
Pours black as night, inky staining the glass with long legs, mild dark brown fizzy head that fades at a med pace leaving a little lacing

Nose brings rich fudge and dark chocolate with almond Marzipan like paste, some mild toasted coconut behind that, dark roast, with dark black malts, the roast seems to dark it feels like it's ripping light from my nostrils somehow, some vanilla and baking spices, caramel, burnt chocolate

Taste brings dark dark chocolate again with big almond paste, Marzipan sweet candy with toasted coconut on top, a bit of a macaroon flavor, a bit of roast and some coffee notes, baking spices with a little cookie, burnt chocolate, as well as some caramel and chocolate fudge, some bitterness, sweet dark chocolate marzipan late with a mild sweet sticky finish, but not much, low alcohol

Mouth is very full bod, super rich thick almost chewy, lower carb, basically no alcohol warmth somehow

Overall this was surprisingly good, great dark chocolate, great marzipan and coconut, very smooth with no alcohol but not overly sweet either

Sep 20, 2021
4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by schoolboy from Ohio

I almost forgot to write this review, but since I am writing it, I am protected from forgetting this somewhat memorable brew (we are so spoiled).

This thing doesn't look like much in the glass. No head. Black. It definitely has a big brew smell. Loads of roasty malts and alcohol and not so much coconut and almond. The huge sweet malty taste tastes pretty smooth, presumably due to proper aging. It may hit me hard with all that alcohol, but the experience is nice and thick and a pleasure to sip.

Recommended. It is not a very good value, but a solid brew.

Aug 14, 2021
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4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 1 pint / 16 fl. oz can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Viscous, pitch black appearance. The oily looking body was topped by a frothy, half-inch tall, crimson-tinged saddle brown head that quickly dissolved. There was no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was fantastic. Toasted coconut came through big time. Loads of rich, robust maltiness. Nice melding of caramel and roasted malts. Sweet brown sugar notes were also apparent. Some dark chocolate too. Bit of almond character but not as much as I anticipated.

The flavor profile was nearly as impressive as the nose. Super malty and robust up front. Big caramel malt presence. Bit of roasted malt too. Loads of brown sugar sweetness. Toasted coconut again came through strong. A subtle almond/marzipan note was also detectable. Touch of booziness on the back end and the finish.

The mouthfeel was fantastic. Full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate.

Timber Ales keep cranking out these amazingly decadent pastry stouts and still somehow manage to fly under the radar. These beers are definitely some of the best kept secrets in the craft beer world.

Aug 08, 2021
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4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

So we don’t forget about beers we've had, we write reviews about them, so nothing is lost. This one begins with a pour from a pint can into a clear glass Imperial pint mug. Were this a wood stain, it would be called ebony or expresso because of its color. Its head had one of the darkest brown hues of almost any stout you'll encounter. The head didn't last very long. There's more to smell than roasted malt. It smells like a macaroon cookie, with all the sweetness they bring. Coconut is part of the aroma, but there's some nuttiness and pastry hints, too. One taste and you'll know the nose got it. Rich, smooth and desert beer sweet, this is a unique drinking experience. At 12% ABV, it probably should be more like a unique sipping experience. That ABV is noticed at first, but quickly becomes a part of the sweetness. It is impressive that something with such a high dose of alcohol can be this rich and smooth. With the inclusion of almonds, this tastes like how an Almond Joy candy bar would, were it made with dark chocolate. As with many stouts, there are hints of expresso and chocolate included here. None of the flavors are overpowering, so this also comes with great balance. There's no glass lacing, but that doesn’t mean this isn't one of the best desert beers you can try.

Aug 03, 2021
4.39 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2021
4.5 by paulish from New York on Jul 05, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 16 oz can in a snifter. This monster brew pours a dark
coal black with a nice head of tan foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
swirling layer, and sports some nice lacing. Nose of dark chocolate,
roasted nuts, mild toasted coconut, and dark sweet malt notes. Flavors
surpass the nose with dark sweet chocolate, cream, dark coffee, nice toasted
coconut flavor, toasted almonds, and a touch of brulee. Nice mouth feel;
full body, smooth, rich, coating, light carbonation, and a sweet bitter
malt finish.

Overall, a solid brew in the vein of Clown Shoes and they multiple
fantastic dark offerings.

Very nice and looking forward to more greats from this newer to
me brewery


Jun 27, 2021
4.29 by SkiBum22 from New York on May 30, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Can to snifter. 2nd Half of UEFA Champions League Final. Chelsea are champions of Europe!

LOOK: motor oil dark black, small light brown head, fades, retention is difficult.
AROMA: roasted malt, vanilla, almond, coconut is there but not overwhelming....A touch disappointed since I am such a coconut fan, but I think it is just the right amount for this recipe since it still lets the almond and roasty malts shine.
TASTE: almond is at the forefront and its sweetness is balanced by the roasted barley bitterness. Very tasty.
FEEL: Full body, thick and chewy, poor carbonation, but to be expected with such a thick stout.

Another great stout from Timber Ales. They are becoming a must buy.


May 29, 2021
4.49 by Curt3 from New Jersey on May 29, 2021
4.55 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2021
4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on May 24, 2021
3.72 by vfgccp from New York on May 16, 2021
4.75 by Maillard from Ohio on May 10, 2021
3.05 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on May 08, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Pours out a thick dark brown. Motor oil status. Didn't expect anything less. On an aggressive pour, it yields a thin line of dark brown foam that disappears almost immediately.

Nose is roasty malt. Really nice malt profile here. When you pick up a 12% ABV Imperial Stout and nose it, this is exactly what you expect to smell. Right over home plate. Some brown sugar comes with this. Behind that you got this slight wafting scent of toasted almonds. Like an Italian pastry with an amaretto nuance. This reminds a little of a Toasted Almond Good Humor bar as well. As it warms, you get a very mild fruit jam sort of thing. I can't pin it to coconut per se, but its noticeable. The farther away the glass is though, the more I get the coconut scents. Very delicate and fragile.

Taste is this slight almond sitting atop a beautifully balanced stout. Roasted malt and almond with a sweetness that's on the higher side, but there's a nice amount of bitterness of the back end to keep it reeled in. I've been having a lot of stouts recently that utilize almond in some form or another and this is perhaps the best one so far. The almond is so respectful and appropriate. It's not overdone or sickening. It accents and compliments the brew perfectly. Got some dark chocolate underneath that pairs well with everything else. I was on the fence with a 4.5 vs 4.75 rating for taste and I'm willing to give this one the 4.75. It's just that well done.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied. It's actually more than that. It's rich and fluffy. There is a pillowy softness that accompanies this one. The carbonation is mild but there. It's noticeable, despite the smoothness of this brew. Definitely cloying though. This brew sticks to your teeth and the sides of your mouth.

Overall this is an exceptional brew by Timber. It's so simple and you wouldn't expect it to soar to this level, but there is merit to having a brew that only has a few ingredients and creates such an impact. I thought for a while that almond couldn't be done well in a stout, but they completely blew that belief out of the water. This has become an instant favorite of mine. I grabbed a second 4-pack from my local store. I regret nothing.

May 07, 2021
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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by MikeHigham from New Hampshire

This is another Timber Ales creation that takes the words Imperial Stout to another level. They say it is aged with toasted coconut and almonds but the result is a very complex combination of flavors that surround your tastebuds in a pleasant way. It has a used motor oil look with a little light brown head. The smell is interestingly sweet like a bakery. The taste is complex and sweet at the same time the finish is pleasant. If you are a fan of barrel aged Imperial Stouts do yourself a favor and give this one a try!

May 02, 2021
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