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Whiskey Scented Santa - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Whiskey Scented Santa
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter aged with Whiskey infused oak chips! Winter Holiday seasonal.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2011)
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Dylsey

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-08-2013 18:45:27 | More by Dylsey
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-18-2013 22:22:11 | More by jono0101
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-04-2012 03:44:13 | More by jaminjohnson
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radicalruckus

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-12-2011 08:35:12 | More by radicalruckus
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Tone

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, slight liquor, wood, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight roasted malt, sweet malt, slight chocolate, alcohol, slight hops, hint of liquor, and a hint of candy. Overall, lacking in appearance, but good feel, body, blend, and complexity.

12-07-2011 13:49:54 | More by Tone
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jmvecchio1

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -17.5%

The beer pours dark, almost black, with a hint of red that peeks through. The head drops to a nice lace that lingers for the duration of the beer.

The smell is almost all whiskey, but after a few smells, sweet malty qualities come through.

After taking a sip, raisin notes are apparent, and the sweet maltiness that was on the aroma is also in the taste. Whiskey is the underlying taste and lingers after each sip.

With this beer you know what you’re getting. The imperial qualities are there, but the whiskey is the star of this beer. At 11.5% ABV - stick to one.

07-16-2011 19:44:53 | More by jmvecchio1
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DCon

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%

Enjoyed on-tap @ the International Tap House in Chesterfield, MO during the Black Friday "iTap Style" Event for $5. Tapped from the Black Tap Handle that has a Santa Claus on the plate & writing too small to make out into a 12oz Snifter Glass.

Aroma- Very rich malty aroma with tons of bourbon and booze behind it. Bourbon really covers up most of everything else but enjoyed!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies quickly. Has the deepest amber/reddish body that almost looks black and is definitely on the verge of going opaque. Does not leave any lacing behind.

Flavor- A very sweet, malty flavor starts this off and then has a nice booziness. Has a medium hop bitterness and very clean as darker flavors come out of nowhere! May have spicy hops involved but not sure due to how much booziness is present once again.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, EXTREMELY Smooth, and very mouth-filling. Leaves bourbon on the palate afterwards.

Overall Impression- While being so boozy and malt friendly, this one should definitely be a Winter Warmer (not a Porter). Enjoyed very much and appreciated how smooth this one was! Didn't expect this to happen with the mouthfeel after having such a complexed flavor. Nonetheless, throw this on your "Wish List" for Santa and see if he brings this one to you for Christmas!

11-26-2011 18:31:22 | More by DCon
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Benvarine

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-30-2013 00:09:11 | More by Benvarine
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HooRy9er

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-03-2014 23:09:59 | More by HooRy9er
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moarmare

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-27-2014 12:55:39 | More by moarmare
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paxchristi

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Had on-tap @ the International Tap House in St. Louis, MO during the Black Friday release of Whiskey Scented Santa event for $4.

Appearance: On the verge of opaque. The darkest mahogany reds at the curves of the 12oz. snifter. Looks fantastic.

Nose: Dark and yet creamy aromas-- coffees, chocolates, dark malt roasts, and a moderately generous bourbon booze behind it all. Yum.

Mouth: Mouth justifies the nose. it is a very well blended and executed taste. Deep, baker's chocolates, moderately dark coffee roasts, an obvious use of sweeter malts to compliment the darkness, all backed up by a fairly sizable bourbon/booze. Masterfully blended. Even with the big booze and the dark roasts, t all wraps up into a very sip-worthy, session brew that s very dangerous. No alcohol whatsoever! SO SMOOTH! Coats the mouth w/o being sticky.

Overall: f you live in STL, this one is worth looking forward to. if you are not, its totally worth trading for if you can get it growlerized. Legit. Should be a Winter Warmer.

11-27-2011 03:09:08 | More by paxchristi
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CoryK

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-09-2013 05:02:14 | More by CoryK
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Trex

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-09-2014 22:42:18 | More by Trex
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 21:21:48 | More by capnamerica
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leroybrown10

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2013 03:35:12 | More by leroybrown10
Whiskey Scented Santa from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.