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Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things - beer, chocolate and coffee. A rich stout serves as the backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. During the boil, we add artisan chocolate from our friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from out friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4555) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (6649) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at Black Squirrel in DC. Pours a murky black with some tan head. Nose has roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, some brown sugar. Something a bit vegetal lurking. Flavor has malt, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, some chocolate, mild spice, a little booze. Some clear green bell pepper though. Medium bodied and almost a bit watery on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and oak. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak and some subtle vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (66) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On draft with nitro. Rich black color, lovely thick tan head, nice lacing. Mild chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors. Rich dark malty goodness. Medium to full body. Despite the gravity, don’t taste the alcohol. Very rich, satisfying stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2489) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Deep black color with a head that lasts. Wow. Very mocha chocolate flavor with a nice aftertaste that balances it out. Good desert beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4313) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Robe noire surmontée par un col brun solidement ancré. Ses parfums de chêne fruité, de caramel et de vanille sont solidement fouettés par les arômes combinés d’espresso et de cacao. Un bel équilibre. Dans ma bouche tout est très chêne et bien fruité ou vanillé avec du chocolat riche et un café frais et fort. Au palais, le corps n’est pas nécessairement très épais. La texture est crémeuse et le pétillement est modéré. La finale m’apparaît dominée par le chêne qui garde de douces allures. Appréciable comme tout. Bouteille achetée et bue à Hollywood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3523) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big bourbon sweetness that falls to chocolate. Taste follows, thick and creamy, hints of soy. Solid.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blhumbert (1) - - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
Delicious awesome support stout. Smells like swine oak chocolate. Tastes like imperial button toasted mocha.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (625) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown, with slight red tinge; khaki head with minute bubbles. Aroma is bitter chocolate with some chocolate malt. Slight floral quality is hops, not coffee. Flavor is medium roast coffee, bitterness high on the mouth, sweet roasted barley. Bitterness doesn’t jive with the sweetness, but overall good flavor and mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Maddy’s. Murky brown pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, milk chocolate, subtle tobacco. Taste is nicely balanced coffee and cocoa.


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