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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout - America's Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Overall: 7.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 12.00%

Season: Fall

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Black
  • Poured a full finger of brown, thick foam. Lacing was minimal as the foam quickly disappeared from the top of my beer.

    Aroma is huge on bourbon and alcohol from that bourbon. Other scents after searching: dried fruits, vanilla, molasses, and cocoa. Wonderful blend for the sniffer.

    Taste is sweet, molasses, and some type of nut up front. The middle takes a little bit of hops and vanilla while transition starts to bring in cocoa and coffee. The beer finishes with a heightened cocoa flavor while bourbon and dried fruit introduce a bit of tartness. A slight bourbon alcohol burn on the way down but not as much as would be expected. Amazingly smooth with a little dryness.

    Light carbonation with a big body. Some nice creaminess meets the lips and fills the mouth. Maybe even a slight sensation of oiliness in the mouth.

    A really nice beer that could have some more bourbon and oak flavors to boost it up a little. The pour and aroma are up there with any good bourbon stout but the flavor just doesn't come on big like the rest. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 20:53:28
  • Tasted: Thursday, November 05, 2009
  • $2.00 for 12 oz. bottle