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Brooklyn Intensified Coffee Stout by Brooklyn Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout
8.00 % ABV


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Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 3 9 13 3 5 0
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Had this one on tap at the Brick Store Pub in ATL. Served up in a Brooklyn Tulip, real snazzy looking glass.

A: Presented as a really nice black body with a frothy mocha brown head resting on top. The head comes in at about a finger and half. The retention of said head is quite good, lasting the majority of the experience. Lacing falls and rests in decent chunks scattered around on the glass. The body is pretty solid, not allowing light through a bit. Strong presentation.

S: Smell is pretty much coffee . . . and thats about it. I mean I am getting an amount of coffee that isn't too off putting or strong, but it is the dominant majority of the aroma. The coffee is a really nice roasted dark aroma. I am getting just a touch of chocolate and sugar, but coffee stands firm. I rated it at a 4 because the coffee aroma is incredibly pleasant but the lack of complexity will not allow it rise above a good status.

T: One trick pony? Quite possibly. Don't get me wrong, the coffee flavor is impressive and a very nice quality, but that is pretty much it. This tastes like a strong, heavy roasted, dark, iced coffee with no cream but sugar. There is a touch of dark, light sweetened chocolate and I swear there is a hops bitterness lingering with that coffee bitterness as well. With that said, pretty much my same reasoning for the aroma on the rating.

M: Uh, this feels a bit strange to me. You have this beautiful black body that looks thick and creamy, but the carbonation is so high here that it feels like its falling into a medium category as it creates a somewhat thin feel. ABV is nicely masked and tucked away in all that coffee. Aftertaste is . . . you guessed it, coffee.

D: I do have to say this beer went down a lot easier than expected due to that high carbonation and seemingly thin feel. Still on the fence about how I feel about that. This is a coffee beer and thats about it. The coffee flavors are amazing and strong, but this beer really lacks complexity in all fairness. I would be game for a bit more flavors to challenge my palate, but all I'm really getting is a really quality coffee on ice. As it warms, that coffee really intensifies. I had to be fair because this beer does live up to its name, but I just think there could be more going on in here. I like coffee and I like coffee beers. If you aren't a fan of either, this isn't for you.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 04-11-2009 15:06:40

Served In: Flute Glass

Review by seaoflament on 06/18/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
54 2 8 8 3 6 2009
Thanks to Jw347 for the opportunity to try this beer. I guess this 22oz bottle from Bierkraft qualifies as a growler. I shared this beer last night (6-16-09) at La Bella Pizza.

The beer is dark with some ruby tones on the sides and a creamy half inch of head.

The aroma of this beer is a bomb of dark, and acidic, roasted coffee. After that first wave of coffee I could smell some vanilla wafers, maybe some toast, but it was full on coffee. One dimensional, decent, but I've had better coffee stouts before.

Very acidic coffee upfront, acidic cherries covered in chocolate, and toast on the first sip. There were only 3 more sips or so after that, the coffee was just way too acidic to make this one drinkable and the mouthfeel didn't help either.

High carbonation, too much carbonation, a tad boozy and also thin on the palate. Didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would. Not sure if there was something that went wrong with this bottle/growler.

Served In: Pint Glass

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