Ale Industries Someone Talked

Formerly brewed at Ale Industries
Style: Imperial Stout
Oakland, California USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Someone Talked is a very special beer made exclusively for our friends at Healthy Spirits. Less than 20 cases were ever produced. This Imperial Stout was aged for a full year in an 18 year Elijah Craig Bourbon barrel. Just a touch of Blue Bottle Coffee was added for extra depth and character

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6231) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Beer Rev. It pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy with dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla. The flavor is full and rich with sweet cocoa, vanilla and bourbon. Massively thick, oily body with intense vanilla. Lots of chocolate on a heavy back end. A worthy barrel aged impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus (yellow cap). Pours very dark brown with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is very bourbon. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark chocolate, dark malt and very bourbon vanilla. No heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9695) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits with yellow cap. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a coffee and treacle flavor. There is a hearty coffee and dark molasses flavor with a bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1627) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with brown head. Taste is big roasted malts and lots of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, a bit of dark fruit and black licorice, and a bit of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some dark fruits, vanilla, and black licorice. Through the middle, the oak and Bourbon come through with roasted coffee flavors and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts and coffee with vanilla, Bourbon, oak, a touch of dark fruits, and a hint of booze. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Excellent balance with the barrel aging and the coffee really adding some great complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing. The aroma reveals a definite infection. Cherry, brett, light roast, light coffee, light roastiness, and bit of bourbon. The taste is slight tart cherry, light roast, brett, earthiness, and a hint of coffee. The finish is slightly tart with some brett. Medium-light body. Low carbonation. While this was definitely infected and by no means a good beer, it was at least drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7867) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with one ring of white head. Smells pretty rough, sauerkraut, garbage, feet, plastic. Flavor is a little better, chocolate, rootbeer, mushrooms, dirt. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Just hold your nose before you drinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13778) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks GT2. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some Brett, light smoke, celery. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett, some Bourbon, bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12685) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, whiskey, oak and dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with whiskey and oak, dates and prunes with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
651mL from Healthy Spirits in SF. Pours a deep maroon with a larger beige head. Smaller lace. Nose is huge DMS- tomatoes, celery, V8, cabbage, sauerkraut, picked red cabbage. Oh gross. Taste is thinner, watery, some margarine, and then picked cabbage again. Mild booze and spicy chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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