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American Double / Imperial Stout
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Imperial Stout brewed with oatmeal, decaf Sumatra-French coffee and Maris Otter barley traditionally floor malted in Scotland. 7 Malts, Belgian yeast.
A- Pours a near pitch black into my Bruery tulip. What little head it has, fades almost immediately and leaves just a whisp of tan foam floating around the edge. It lies dead silent... no carbonation at all.
S- This is all about the coffee. Rich, dark, and bitter. Subtle hints of sour dried cherries, dark belgian chocolate, and raisin with some Belgian yeast funk undertones. The depth and balance really open up and come alive as it warms up.
T- It's like eating a chocolate covered cherry and a chocolate espresso bean at the same time! Sour, bitter, fruity, funky and a ton of Belgian dark chocolate. Picking up some notes of the yeast... just a touch of funk coming thru on the back end. Reminds me of Weyerbacher Tiny. Little notes of caramel, black strap molasses, and pumpernickel bread.
M- Not as thick as I would like from a Stout with oatmeal, but not too thin either. Bitter and sour, sweet and rich. Loving the depth of the coffee, tart dark fruit, sweet molasses, and bitter cocoa. It becomes so much more as it warms.
O- Really nice complexity for a $6.99 brew. Lots going on here. I do love a good Belgian Imperial Stout. Looking forward to trying some more from this NY brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2012 00:27:16 |
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