Category Archives: American Imperial Stout

The Bruery Share This: Coffee

Brewery: The Bruery
Country: USA
ABV: 11.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout with coffee. Our first release sources coffee from the Philippines, and supports Free Wheelchair Mission

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Share This experience with a friend, and in the process you’ll be part of helping friends in the Philippines become mobile for the first time. For every bottle we produce, Free Wheelchair Mission receives one dollar. #sharethisbeer made with Mostra Coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, batch #315, bottled on 2nd May 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with an almost two finger dark mocha head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Dark roast coffee, dark fruit plum and raisins, molasses and dark chocolate.
Taste: Dark fruited chocolate, cherry and plum sweetness, molasses, booze. Only light coffee notes along with hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied with light carbonation and a hint of alcohol.
Overall: The coffee flavours were not as strong as I would have expected. To be fair, it has been almost one year since bottling, but there are many examples of Coffee Stouts, where the coffee has held up really well. Having said that, this bottle is still tasty and really easy to drink, and whereas some Imperial Stouts I can sip for hours, I have pretty much finished this 750ml bottle in less than an hour, which is really fast for me, for a beer with double digit ABV%.

All In Hustle Imperial Stout

Brewery: All In Brewing
Country: Sweden
ABV: 9.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by All In Brewing at West Coast Bryggeri, Sweden

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Hazelnut Imperial Stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 13th March 2019. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a one finger dark khaki head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, roast malts and hazelnuts with hints of coffee.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, vanilla and hazelnuts with a hint of molasses and dark fruit and a light black coffee bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Slick, medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: This was quite nice although the body was lighter than I hoped for.

Omnipollo Hypnopompa Bourbon BA

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen in the Netherlands

Brewer Description: (from website) Hypnopompa is our Imperial Stout brewed with almost 100 kilos of marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans (the size of cigars). Low carbonation and boiled a bit extra for good measure, this is a beer strictly for the stout inclined. Drink now or age for many years. Bourbon barrel aged edition comes with a gold cap.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle (gold cap, bourbon ba) with a best before date of 20th July 2023. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was a black colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Strong bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar with hints of coffee, star anise and marshmallow.
Taste: Liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla. There is a slight smokiness on the finish and also a hint of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I’m not sure what happened here as I normally enjoy Omnipollo stouts much more. For me, I think there was just too much liquorice and bourbon which overpowered everything else.

Omnipollo x Dugges Anagram

Brewery: Omnipollo x Dugges Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Blueberry Cheesecake Stout. Brewed at Dugges Bryggeri in Sweden

Brewer Description: (from website) Friends, family, kindred spirits. Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms. In this case it’s in a Blueberry Cheesecake Stout. Brewed with blueberries and aromas.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 19th September 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a nice one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Pretty close to a blueberry cheesecake. There is a strong Graham cracker crumb mixture aroma along with toasted coconut flakes, vanilla and blueberries.
Taste: Moves away from blueberry cheesecake territory here. Sweet blueberry and blueberry jam were definitely there, followed by milk chocolate, vanilla and hints of sweet alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I think that the blueberry cheesecake experiment was definitely successful with the aroma, but not so much with the taste. However, it was still an enjoyable sweet dessert Imperial Stout.

Omnipollo x Buxton Yellow Belly Sundae

Brewery: Omnipollo x Buxton Brewery
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Buxton Brewery & Omnipollo at Buxton Brewery

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 20th June 2020. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a thin mocha head that dissipated quickly and left sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, peanut, biscuit and caramel. There’s a hint of vanilla possibly from the barrel, but I’m not getting much, if any bourbon.
Taste: Peanut butter, milk chocolate, biscuit, vanilla and bourbon sweetness. There is bitter dark chocolate and a slight boozy harshness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with light to moderate carbonation and a slight boozy harshness which falls away as it warms.
Overall: Even with no bourbon in the aroma, the aroma was still stunning. Taste was a harsher version of Yellow Belly with alcohol booziness coming through, although this harshness dropped away as it warmed. It was still nice, but it makes this version more of a sipper.