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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - Foothills Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
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BA SCORE
91
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 25
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LauraAlberts on 07-02-2009)
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes taken 4-13-11. Hooked up in a trade from Mikesgroove.

Pours pretty dark and vicious looking into my trusty Darkness snifter. Deep dark brown with a tannish two finger head. I pick up bourbon and molasses right away. Upon my first sip I notice how incredibly thin this is. Carbonation is scant. Based on looks you wouldn't think so. There is literally no other taste than booze. An imperial at 7% you wouldn't expect it to be overpowering, but it certainly was for me. Crap. I mean really? This is falling way short of what I was hoping for. In fact overall it is not good at all and I poured my glass out into the dump bucket. I wasn't the only one either. Almost the whole group did.

Maybe our growler was a touch off or it needed some time to settle. I'll bet the latter. I'd try it again but it commands a king's ransom. One I'm not willing to pay. Skip it.

Serving type: growler

04-20-2011 16:18:31 | More by TheDudeRules
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

08-19-2013 23:53:19 | More by StoutSlut
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-27-2011 00:58:59 | More by whitekiboko
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-08-2014 02:18:04 | More by Moses_Malone
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billab914

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

05-09-2014 23:33:23 | More by billab914
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-04-2014 19:38:28 | More by garuda
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-26-2012 06:34:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-09-2014 23:29:57 | More by siege06nd
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler. Courtesy of Mothman. Pours a nice dark brown black color with a slight tan head. Subtel yet strong aroma of bourbon in the nose. Mouthfeel seems a little on the light side. Good bourbon taste along with hints of coffee and vanilla. Smooth. Drinkable but again, for me, I wish the mouthfeel was just a tinge heavier to really make this a knockout.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2010 13:53:35 | More by kbutler1
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Flavor of bourbon initially with a chocolately finish that lingers. Fairly mellow for a barrel-aged stout. Nice beer (and in general I am not a fan of bourbon-aged beers but this was done well).

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2009 17:54:23 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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bum732

Lesotho

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-09-2014 20:54:18 | More by bum732
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-09-2014 15:51:59 | More by mendvicdog
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-01-2014 17:57:30 | More by mikeincharleston
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-07-2013 00:18:47 | More by ekalb31
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gschirmacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-02-2014 03:17:31 | More by gschirmacher
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-23-2013 16:07:49 | More by Brewski
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-05-2014 17:11:58 | More by BigTrubble
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dirtylou

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap, duckworths park road

appearance: short pour, dark brown body, light brown head

smell: bourbon, vanilla, dry roast and not much else

taste: I think we're coming down from the peak of bourbon barrel aging - by now we've all had 14,000 stouts aged in barrels ranging from bourbon to tequila to god knows what else. So what makes this one special? Nothing really - a pretty average stout base gasping for air in a strong dosage of bourbon. The flavors weren't off by much, but this wasnt one of foothills finer products

mouthfeel: too booze-forward, dry

overall: just ok.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2011 05:35:07 | More by dirtylou
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, Greenville, SC. May 2011:

The beer appeared a deep black with a thin tan head that was well retained. The beer gave off a big bourbon aroma, with hints of vanilla, alcohol and a little chocolate. The taste, while perhaps a bit heavy on the bourbon, still had a nice stout-ish taste to it. Once you get past the bourbon/alcohol, there is a nice roasted malt and chocolate taste with a hint of earthiness. The beer had a heavy feel to it with lower carbonation, as expected. Overall, a good beer, but as some other noted, if the bourbon had been a little more in the background, I think that this would have been an excellent beer. But still a must try if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 23:28:57 | More by PhillyStyle
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womencantsail

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Brandon for sending this one out to me in a trade recently.

A: The pour is a dark brown color, nearly black, with a finger's worth of tan head.

S: Lots of roasted malts, vanilla, and chocolate. The bourbon provides a nice booze note and some oak, too.

T: The roasted character is quite intense on the palate, giving off an almost charred flavor. Underneath there is a good chocolate flavor, some hints of caramel and vanilla, and bourbon.

M: The body is a little on the thin side from an imperial stouts. A moderate carbonation to go with it.

D: A pretty nice imperial stout, though I would have actually preferred a bit more bourbon character (surprisingly).

Serving type: growler

09-07-2010 06:14:14 | More by womencantsail
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-06-2014 19:56:05 | More by Adkins1203
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-10-2013 23:57:00 | More by dvmin98
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Tiger33

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-29-2011 15:36:32 | More by Tiger33
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-13-2013 17:19:21 | More by Beeranator
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-09-2013 19:34:45 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout from Foothills Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.