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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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9.5% abv, best enjoyed within 2 years - This beer will see extremely limited distribution in Southern California.

From The Bruery:

“For our first local collaboration beer of 2013, we teamed up with our good friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA. We’ve worked with these folks on a number of small batch brews, beer dinners and general shenanigans for many years and it was really exciting to sit down and work on a full scale project with them for the first time. What we ended up with is an imperial smoked stout, but of course it wasn’t that simple. We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ - apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood. The resulting stout is hearty and wonderful, balancing the rich, meaty smokiness with the sweetness of the malt.”

StefanSD's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head that has fair retention. The aroma is kind of muddled with indistinct mocha, grains and light smoke. The flavor, unlike the aroma, is a powerhouse with many complex tastes--such as bitter walnuts in the forefront followed by chocolates, mocha, vanilla, plums, anise, campfire smokiness and more bitter nuts. The palate was full sliky smooth and viscous, just perfect, and the carbonation was soft. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter walnuts and anise. Overall: Top shelf stuff, I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
honestly dont remember much about this one, just that it was decent on the smoke. very well done stout though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Woody/meaty smoke, chocolate, prune, and light alcohol aroma. Black with a moderate tan head. Dark roasty coffee, ashy smoke, chocolate flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full creamy body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours midnight-black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The bouquet consists mainly of fudge and coal smoke. Full-bodied and silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted, furnishing carbonic, burnt malts and a scorched, bittersweet finish. This is truly an interesting world-class effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
750 ml bottle acquired via trade. Thanks! Shared with deyholla. Pours a rich deep opaque blackish hue, dark and ominous, fairly thick with frothy light brown head. Decent layer sticks around ok, laces ok overall as a decent film. Aromas are cocoa and dark roast, cocoa nib, touches of coffee, decadent fudgey darkness meet some smokiness, wood and roast elements. Some richer depth shows mellow smoke, though it’d be more intense. Initial richer, fuled body. Some jet black roast, sweeter black malts and caramel. A lighter body than expected, the smoke elements come in a bit more firm. Wood, gentle campfire and ash meet some coffee, roast, cool toastiness, gentle mesquite and firmer ash/woody smoke elements. Not all that meaty. The middle is silky but full in body, glides over the palate as decent roast and smoke gives some carmelization, cocoa and biscuit, caramel and some sweetness at times. Touches of pretzels, toast and lingering smoke as we start to finish. The smoke element is nice but not overdone. I was under the impression based on reviews it was the opposite. Finish is dry, a bit roasty with lingering earthy smoke. I’m impressed. A solid offering with firm but not overwhelming smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoked malts with some roast and strong dark grains. Flavor has some sweet chocolate, smoke and light roast and a bit of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2090) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3016) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Moeder Lambic Fontainas by Dennoman, thanks Dennis. Black pour with creamy brown foam. Aroma is roasty, quite smoky, nice toasted wood aroma, some cocoa notes, mesquite. Taste is roasty, powdery cocoa, some meaty notes, burnt toast and smoke. Palate is full bodied with nice carbonation, not too heavy. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4945) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dennoman. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of big roast, licorice, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Thanks Gription79. Black, opaque, thin light brown head. Aroma of deep malt, licorice, roast, dark fruit, a baconlike smokiness. Flavor is again huge malt, licorice, toffee, roast, big smoke, light tar-like note. Big on the smoke, but I like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
This is the beer that Black Tuesday should be. Rich, smart and fully realised. Lots of big burnt and smoky flavours, chocolate, vanilla, toffe, roast. A full body. All flavours well integrated and in sync. World class.

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