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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - Foothills Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: LauraAlberts on 07-02-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

smithj4, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JeffreyJDavis, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at beer study in chapel hill into a FW tulip.

pours a pitch black with a small head. smell is slight bourbon...not bad. taste is again slightly bourbon with a good malty backbone. bourbon is slight and not overwhelming. body is medium and low in carbonation.

overall pretty impressive..

Axnjxn, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown bordering on jet black in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some subtle dark amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall thin sudsy light tan head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to heavy aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and bourbon with some lighter notes of oak and coffee.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with moderate flavors of roasted malts that quickly has the coffee and dark chocolate flavors take over. All of the that pales in comparison to the strong flavors of bourbon with lighter notes of oak and vanilla. There are light to moderate amounts of bitterness but they fade quickly with the bourbon flavors.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly on the thin side with some light notes of alcohol warming towards the finish.

O: I found this beer to be easy to drink, especially for a BA stout, and the bourbon aromas/flavors really complement the base beer. Very enjoyable and one I would gladly consume when I came across it.

dbrauneis, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

NastyNate11, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

rabiddawg, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Tiger33, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

tclapper, Dec 04, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

dirtylou, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Gfunk720
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sending this. Out of my Captain Lawrence glass.

A- A light blackish brown, with a healthy khaki colored head. The lacing is very nice. Definetely not very thick in appearance.

S- Rich notes of chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Some oaky and bourbony/whiskey notes.

T- A beautiful blend of rich oaky bourbon/whiskey flavor. Chocolate, malt, and a all around creamy complexion. Very very nice barrel aging. Nothing crazy, but extremely well balanced.

M- This is probably not the best part about this beer. It is rather thin, and light in mouthfeel. The flavor is very nice and complex.

O- This beer was a very nice sessionable barrel aged beer. It has a tremendous amount of depth for being a light stout. The barrel aging is probably the highlight, and just adds a ton to this beer.


Gfunk720, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of SCbrewdoc
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from the good fellows at the Greenville Beer Exchange.

A- Dark, black coffee color. Tan, retentive head. Good look for an Imperial Stout

S- The Whiskey is strong with this one... Also has a smell of cocoa/chocolate. A faint sense of oak. All that I would expect from a barrel aged brew.

T-Woof. I have never taken half a shot of good bourbon mixed with a good stout, but I am pretty sure this is what it would taste like in a dream. Bourbon taste up front followed by chocolaty coffee. Finishes with a very light note of oak.

M-Not as full bodied as I would expect but pleasant. Does not have the phenol/alcohol mouthfeel that many barrel aged RIS have. To me, this could be a sessional beer

O-Wonderful beer overall. A microstep below Bourbon County Stout, but for what they are going for Foothills nailed it. Highly recommend this brew

SCbrewdoc, Jun 25, 2011
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.