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Polaris - Rising Tide Brewing Company

Polaris

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Overall: 8.91/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.39 or 4.38%

Trend: 8.91/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Stout

ABV: 6.70%

Season: Fall

Have Another: 100%

1,223 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.52/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 4.38% Color: Black
  • From a 2011 bottle, number 317 of 336.

    Pours opaque with a quarter inch of mocha foam. Retention is fleeting. No lacing at all.

    Aroma has brown sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Obviously the barrel comes through nicely. Underlying beer is mute.

    Taste is the same as the aroma. Bourbon barrel, vanilla, and brown sugar keep this beer alive. A bit sweet in the finish.

    Medium body with light carbonation.

    A nice beer but there isn't much base beer to be found. "Smaller" than expected. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 22:50:08
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 9.30/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 10.0 | O: 10.0
  • sDev: 4.38% Color:
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 22:41:11
  • Tasted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • Polaris was our first special release beer—a wheat stout aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels. We started with our winter weizen stout Ursa Minor, fermenting it to completion in steel before barrel aging it for 5 months. Hints of the base beer remain but with the added complexity of vanilla, raisin, bourbon, and oak notes. Conditioned to a moderately low level of carbonation in the bottle, this beer was a perfect cold-evening sipper.
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