Illuminated Brew Works
A Note on This Beer
Let it be known — if I don’t feel a sweet kick of caffeinated bliss by 9am, the claws come out!
At which point, there’s only one saving grace: an afternoon glass of Illuminated Brew Works’ velvety coffee Stout: Black Fang! Each smooth sip revives me with a treasure trove of creamy decadence, followed by waves of roasted espresso and notes of an icing-smothered cinnamon roll.
Brewed with heaps of Vietnamese cinnamon, lush cocoa, and a hefty dose of locally-sourced coffee beans, you’ll feel like you’re having that first luxurious taste of an expertly crafted, sweet foamy latte.
And, if the coffee doesn’t knock you out of your seat, the enthusiasm craft-fans have towards Illuminated will! After blowing up in 2018, the Brewers Association named these Chicago brewmasters one of the nation’s FASTEST growing breweries!
So, be sure to get your caffeine fix early — you’ll need plenty of energy to snag a few boast-worthy bottles before they disappear!
*Brewed with coffee beans sourced directly from Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee Co.
Packaged On November 23rd, 2020
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Very roasty, not very sweet. Silky texture
Worth trying, very unique but not quite what I was looking for.
Strong coffee flavor on a nice stout base. Not sweet at all, but rich and a bit bitter.
Roasted coffee bomb. Slight vanilla cinnamon finish.
Not good at all. Very bitter. Like drinking a black coffee.
Coffee and dark chocolate
Strong Coffee flavor
It’s ok but not anything special
Solid coffee stout. Bitter with strong cocoa, but cinnamon was lacking.
Great stout wish I ordered more.
All coffee, but no cinnamon nor cocoa.
Coffee flavor was similar to coffee sitting on the burner at a hole in the wall diner.
Doesn’t taste like a 10%. Has the body of a lighter stout. Honestly with chocolate and dark matter coffee I wish it was better
Not very complex, thin. LOTS of sediment.
Roasty and bitter.
Very easy to drink Coffee Stout- ABV sneaks up on you!
Tastes like hot cocoa with a touch of cinnamon. Decadent but not super thick or sweet.
expected more, but fell flat. thought the cinnamon would pair well with the coffee. really didn’t
Perfect for after dinner drink instead of dessert. With Cigars.
The cinnamon comes out at first taste and then the coffee. Dark matter, which I like to, very smooth
The Vietnamese cinnamon tastes more like dirt and the coffee they used might be Foldgers...but the grounds left in the filter after brewing.
I can taste the cocoa, but the coffee flavor is almost has a burnt taste.