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Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western

Country: United states ( Oklahoma )
Distillery: Brewfist
Bottler: Brewfist
Distillation Date: Unknown
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Alcohol: 8.70 % ABV


When it comes to appearances, the Brewfist isn’t going to win any competitions but being motor oil black is a solid way to be. Form a hearty pour the finger and a half of tan to light brown head sticks to the glass, there is a certain appearance of depth to the darkness.


The Spaghetti Western starts off with a dark and roasty malt base with a bit of cocoa undertone that gingerly grows into rich coffee notes. A sweet vanilla finish compliments the malty, coffee base. While the finish does contain a bit of the sweet vanilla, the overall finish is that of pleasant coffee. There was a bland, semi ‘bread’ like taste to the beer that seemed to contradict the overall presence of the beer.


With a very thin overall mouth feel that didn’t quite ‘feel like a stout’ the Spaghetti Western seemed a bit bland and one dimensional although the flavors experienced were very solid. Perhaps the specific ones I had were a little flat or stale but the unique use of Pasta within the brewing process certainly gave a very specific flavor to the beer. While I was happy that I tried these there was just something about them that didn’t do it for me.

Step back, relax, and enjoy.

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