Review: Redhook Double Black Stout

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Redhook Double Black Stout with Coffee (Limited Release)
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 47

Pours a full, dark black with a foamy caramel-colored head.  Heavy malt profile, with the fairly standard array of stout flavors: chocolate, toffee, coffee (made all the more intense as a result of coffee being added to the beer) with hints of anise.  Alcohol flavor is present while not overly so.  Hop flavor/aroma is very subtle leaving the beer overall on the sweet side.  A nice beer to end a meal or to accompany a dessert without being so heavy as to overpower the food (unlike most imperial stouts).  Overall a solid if not entirely interesting beer – immensely drinkable without providing a particularly unique experience.

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