Bent Brewstillery Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Fatha Imperial

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Bent Brewstillery Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Fatha Imperial Stout 9.3% ABV The new seasonal version of Dark Fatha, this beer received a year’s worth of aging in a combination of rye and bourbon barrels, adding a unique signature to the roasted malt flavors. The aromas of pecan and vanilla twirl with flavor notes of dark roasted […]

Oskar Blues Brewery Ten FIDY Imperial Stout

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Oskar Blues Brewery Ten FIDY Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV What can we say that hasn’t already been said about this legendary beer? It stands as a high mark for what imperial stouts should strive to be. It’s a beer that you could almost chew on, it pours like motor oil, has a head that’s thicker […]

Indeed Brewing Rum King Imperial Stout

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  Indeed Brewing Rum King Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV, 70 IBU A Nordeast staple, Indeed Brewing never shies away from giving us big beers that excite and leave us wanting more. Rum King Imperial Stout is aged in Jamaican rum barrels and brewed with cane sugar. The aging in rum barrels offers added flavors of […]

Sand Creek Brewing Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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Sand Creek Brewing Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 4.5% ABV I love when you can get a big, full bodied stout under 8%—that way you can enjoy a few with reduced guilt. Sand Creek from Black River Falls, WI, has a 4.5% chocolate oatmeal stout that is deep black with a luxurious tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa nibs, […]

Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break

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Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 11.5% ABV Pours a jet-black allowing no light to come through the brew and produces a tight mocha head. The huge roasted malt bill gives it a sharp astringency, while further sniffs give way to notes of dark chocolate, a little bit of sweetness, and the hefty ABV. Upon sipping this […]

Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter

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Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter 5.9% ABV Black as midnight and teeming with chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. A distinct sweetness begins the sip with dark cacao flavors swirling about a satiny smooth body. This is a tough beer not to like, easy-going and unabashedly dessert-worthy.   Reviews by Revival Wine, Beer & Spirits 141 E 4th […]

Evil Twin Brewing I Love You With My Stout

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Evil Twin Brewing I Love You With My Stout 12% ABV Pour this beer a little slow, as this will allow a creamier head that will add to the coffee flavor. Once poured this rich, thick, full-bodied stout has a deep black color with a thick tan head. After that first pour just sit back and […]

Bent Brewstillery Dark Fatha American ‘Emperial’ Stout

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Bent Brewstillery Dark Fatha American ‘Emperial’ Stout ABV: 9.3% IBU: 57 Well of course we should highlight our next-door neighbor’s beer. Dark Fatha pours a clear dark brown—almost black with a rich tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate, some coffee bitterness, toasty notes, and biscuity goodness. There’s a good amount of carbonation and the finish is dry. […]

Big Wood Brewery Morning Wood Coffee Stout

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Big Wood Brewery Morning Wood Coffee Stout ABV: 5.5% IBU: 35 This award-winning coffee stout is a true eye opener. Pours a dark rich chocolate coffee brown with a creamy head. Strong aromas of fresh roasted coffee beans and malt. Drinks like a good cup o’ joe—full, rich, and flavorful until the last drop, leaving […]

Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout ABV: 9.84% IBUs: 40 A fun Stout for the rainy days we’ve been having. Dark brown almost black in color, no light shines through this one. Thick chocolate and bourbon on the nose—it smells like an afternoon with a southern grandpa. Dark, roasty malts impale the surface with […]

Ten FIDY

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Ten FIDY ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 98  Pours dark as night but with a red/amber hue like a harvest moon. At first, all I get is rich dark chocolate, but as the beer warms the roasted coffee bean flavor comes out. Full of complex aromas and flavors, this is not cheap gas-station coffee, but rather a […]

Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra

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Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra 7.5% ABV Now this is an Irish stout! Dark fruits and rich caramel come to the forefront on the nose with an underlying hint of alcohol heat. The palate is surprisingly smooth with notes of chocolate, red grapes, and roasty espresso. Let it warm to room temperature and molasses and brown sugar […]

Odell Brewing Company Lugene

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Odell Brewing Company Lugene ABV: 8.5% With the first sip of this beer you are transported back to your childhood and an ice cold glass of chocolate milk. This beer pours dark as night with a nice brown head. Raising your glass delivers a sweet aroma—no coffee or hops here—just milk chocolate and possibly a hint […]

Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous

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Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous ABV: 7.5% IBUs: 40 This dark brown ale is dangerously drinkable. The nose is dominated by fresh, aromatic cocoa nibs, and hints of caramel and toffee. Dark chocolate and bready malt are the primary flavors, giving way to coffee, caramel, and a bit of vanilla. It’s not overly sweet, and […]

Lagunitas Brewing Company Imperial Stout

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Lagunitas Brewing Company Imperial Stout ABV: 9.9%, IBU: 72 While the folks at Lagunitas are known for their hops-driven beers, they are no slouch with malt, either. The Imperial Stout is an opaque brown but not quite black, while the head delicately clings to the side of the glass. The emerging aromas include charred wood, […]