Belching Beaver Horchata Imperial Stout

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style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
On tap at Belching Beaver, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out roasted malt, dry cocoa, and toasted nuts. Flavour is indeed like a horchata, with loads of cocoa and cinnamon, with light spice. Deep and rich, with wonderful balance. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, hint of cinnamon. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a lingering sweet finish. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8629) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
On tap at Belching, North Park, San Diego. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate, some caramel and hints of light dark fruit. The body was almost full. The finish was sweet. Not a bad one but quite special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2048) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 28, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Bottle. A- Cinnamon, milk, slightly roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Cinnamon, horchata, milky, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Pretty much tastes like a horchata. Not overly sweet, which is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, coffee, cocoa and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cinnamon, cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering cinnamon cocoa finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1757) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2016
This seems like the kind of beer that has to be enjoyed fresh to get the full effect, but this this was crazy good on tap. Yes, the body comes across a little thin for an Imperial Stout. The smells and flavors coming out of here are wonderful, though. Cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate. Belching Beaver seems to have mastered the hedonistic Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bomber purchased two years ago at Bine & Vine ($9.69). I think this was the original first time bottled version. POURS dark brown with a good two fingers of tan foam. AROMA of roasted malts, gas station coffee, mild chocolate and vanilla, perhaps some cinnamon, and a hint of (lactic?) sourness...perhaps this has soured in the more than two years it has been in the cellar. FLAVOR gives a much more horchata experience than the nose with notes of cinnamon, nutty and earthy dark roasted malts, smooth rice-iness, with bits of vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Not overly sweet which is good. Creamy mouthfeel with well concealed alcohol. I like horchata and was hoping this would be outright reminiscent of that Mexican drink, much like Xocoveza does a great send-up of Mexican hot chocolate. A little disappointing in that regard, but Im likely responsible as well since this bottle is a couple years old. May look for a fresher bottle. (81, 1051)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8773) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Quite rich, with cinnamon and vanilla sweetness, a little chocolate, and relatively mild roast. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5697) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
At the Dancing Camel, Pours black with a brown head, Cinnamon, chocolate, toffee, caramel, fruits, pumpkin, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, winter spices (mostly cinnamon). Sweet flavor with chocolate, lactose, spices, a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Too sweet, but not bad.


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