Belching Beaver Horchata Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.7
GarrettB (1638) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2017
January 27th, 2015 - Initially the prospect of drinking beer laced with horchata was unappealing. The sombrero wearing beaver logo didn't help a whit. But Belching Beaver is also no stranger to meddling with flavor science, and their expertise has produced a surprisingly likable Horchata flavored brew. With an herbaceous and cinnamon laced aroma, it packs a lot of olfactory punch, though some detective work susses out both clove and Mexican chocolate on the nose, too. The palate is heavy, smooth and rich, and probably by necessity. A thin, gruelish horchata would stray too far from the spirit of the drink. There's noticeably more alcohol burn here than on their Peanut Butter Stout, and even a juniper herbaceousness. The horchata core of a rich cinnamon is there too, but it plays very harmoniously with the malt bill. This is definitely one of the better beers I've had at BB, and is a vast, vast improvement over the Blue Moon attempt at a similar style.

4.1
Strykzone (7582) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Light eating black with a tiny bit of amber. Not a lot of tan foam but maybe a finger. I smell chocolate and grain. First sip and I am not sure what it is I am tasting but it is delicious. Spicy, cinnamon(?), lactic, sugar, and a hint of smoke. My only negative with this beer is a light taste of alcohol. Other than that I like it a lot. And it is the first horchata beer I have ever had.

4
hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 23, 2017
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a bomber poured black with a tan head. Nose of cocoa and cinnamon. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel from the lactose. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, nuts, and cinnamon. A swirl of the glass releases smoke. Rich and flavorful this is well balanced and quite drinkable. Very nice beer.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2826) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, cinnamon, caramel. Medium bodied, nothing really exciting but pretty well balanced.

3.9
MarcoBasile (466) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
[1Pt. 6Fl. Oz Bottle] Pours deep brown. It looks pitch black in the glass. Little tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, cinnamon and dark chocolate. Rather light aroma. Taste is malty, sweet cappuccino coffee, milky and milky chocolate. Subtle spice from the cinnamon in the finish. I’ve never had actual horchata, but this is tasty! Milky, smooth texture, light to medium body, soft carbonation.

3.9
drfabulous (8485) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Very rich deep chocolate taste with a lot of cocoa in the body and finish. Very nice.

4.2
PugUglyBrewer (765) - - MAY 5, 2017
Dark brown highlights with black at the core. A light tan head of creamy foam. Caramel and cocoa take a backseat to the milky, cinnamon, and rice grain which hits the nail on tasting like the true marriage between stout and the classic Mexican beverage.

4
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a deep stout brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, lactose, and cinnamon. Flavor is similar with cinnamon, lactose, chocolate, cocoa, and mild vanilla. Nice take on an adjunct stout- medium in body and lingering chocolate cookie and mild spice in the finish.

3.9
mcberko (18583) - 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
GothGargoyle (2587) - 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.


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