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Arizona Wilderness American Presidential Stout
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Russian Imperial Stout made with smoked jalapeños from McClendon Select and smoked over Arizona mesquite wood, all aged on cocoa nibs (Papa New Guinea and Belize). Well, well. What sits in front of you, this thick, monstrous, viscous … this is the Russian Imperial Stout. This is the crème de la crème of the beer world. The empress of Russia couldn’t get enough of it. This being the US of freaking A makes this the free world’s style, thus, the American Presidential nomenclature. Catherine the Great would have sat in the Hermitage and asked why jalapeños smoked over Arizona mesquite were used. We say this to CTG: This is ’Merica and this is Wilderness. This is OUR stout. Enjoy — we poured our hearts and souls into this one!


daknole's rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Jet black with a light brown head. Wow. This is incredible. The nose is incredible. A mix of chocolate, smoked jalapeños, rich roasted malt, incredible cocoa nibs...and the flavor. Well the 11% is hidden incredibly well. The flavor is just the right amount of sweetness and roast. Tons of cocoa, molasses notes, just a perfect amount of smoke...an amazing stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (469) - - MAY 20, 2015
Draft. Dark chocolate brown/black with a dense, fluffy head of tan. Smoky jalapeño, tangy chocolate and charred hamburger meat in the nose. There’s more chocolate in the flavor -- rich and fairly sweet. Subtle smokiness, beef, umami, Chalky chocolate hangs on the sides of the tongue. There’s no way this is 11 percent ABV. Medium body is sugary, almost creamy. Mild, silky carbonation. Smooth blend of flavors, with perfectly integrated notes of chocolate and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffeee, cocoa, some hints of chili and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8990) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Yellow Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, cocoa and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, cocoa and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015, yellow session. Black with a light tan head. Nose has loads of green peppers, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is peppery, fresh coffe, vanilla and some light soy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (381) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015 coffee, chocolate,alcohol, chili.medium bitter,long finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (5617) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasty malt coffee alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big dry coffee, light fruit, alcohol bitter palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jherb (13) - - MAY 10, 2015
Awesome. This flavor powerhouse was enjoyed at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, and pours black with a sweet spice on the nose.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - MAY 6, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Yellow session. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, strong coffee, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1473) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Black with small beige head. Solid, roasted aroma with cocoa and Wood. Thick cocoa flavour, Wood and hints of booze. Sticky, boozy and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (608) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at cbc. pours black, tan head, Aroma is spicy, roasted, complex. taste has roasted malts, ending in a spicy aftertaste.


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