Kings Racks On Racks

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Chocolate Vanilla Bomb with Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Cacao Nibs.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.93
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml waxed bottle (that while looks nice, was just a pain to open), with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, cream, vanilla and a light nuttiness.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, vanilla and cream.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Lots of chocolate and vanilla and not too sweet. If body was just that little bit fuller, it would have been even better.

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Kings Barrel Aged Dia Noche Stout

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Mostra coffee

Brewer Description: (from website menu) Aged in bourbon barrel and conditioned on blueberries, coffee, cinnamon and cacao nibs.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml waxed bottle (looks nice but really annoying to open), with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, cinnamon, coffee, red bean and a hint of bourbon.
Taste: Cinnamon, bourbon sweetness, chocolate, coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Maybe too much going on here that the flavours are clashing? Cinnamon a little strong while I’m not getting any blueberry at all. Body is also lighter than I’d prefer.

Kings Night Cap

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Nutella & Toasted Hazelnut Stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 500ml waxed bottle (such a pain to open), with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Nutella, nuttiness, light chocolate milk and a hint of banana bread.
Taste: Chocolate milk, Nutella, vanilla and banana cream pie like sweetness, with only hints of hazelnuts in the background.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Body was so light (too light) that the whole time it seemed like I was drinking a 6% Stout instead on an Imperial Stout. It also lacked roastiness to balance some of the sweet, and even though this is a Pastry Stout, it just lacked balance without any roast. Lastly, the hazelnut was unfortunately just hidden in the background and not really found in the flavours.

Kings Cereza

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from website menu) Barrel aged sour, that was aged for two years in oak barrels before refermenting on two type of cherries for 6 months. Then it was allowed to bottle condition several months.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.52
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy copper amber colour with a two finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, funky, cherry, oak with a hint of band aid.
Taste: Sour, tart, funky, oak, lemon juice, lemon rind, cherry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was fine, but taste was a bit weird for me with too much funk which masked the cherries a bit.

Mikkeller NYC Beer Geek Parlor

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Stout brewed with Parlor coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th June 2018. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a big three finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, strong coffee, chocolate, cocoa with a hint of dried berries.
Taste: Roasty, dark malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, light to moderate bitterness, with a splash of caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice drinking with lots of roast and coffee plus an interesting bitter and sweet balance.