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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 170
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2010 - Imperial Stout in a first-use Woodfoord Reserve bourbon barrel.
2011 - A blend of Imperial Stout aged in 7 months in first-use Woodford Reserve barrels and first-use Maker's Mark barrels.
2012 - Imperial Stout in first-use Woodfoord Reserve bourbon barrels for 6 months.
2013 - Imperial Stout aged in first use Woodford bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 07-06-2004)
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle. Pours black with a thin mocha head. Nose is thick fudge brownie, toasted coconut, light coffee, vanilla. Rich with bourbon influence coming across as fudge brownie, not to the level of Rare but it's impressive. Mouth is more roast-forward than the nose but avoids any bitterness which would have killed this. More brownie, vanilla sweetness, fairly hot alcohol finish that's pleasant through and through. Flavor profile isn't super rich but it's not excessively sugary and it's well rounded. A very nice barrel aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:03:01 | More by JAXSON
More User Reviews:
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Arrowhead_MN

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

07-05-2014 19:39:19 | More by Arrowhead_MN
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RayUF07

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.8%

04-10-2014 01:02:14 | More by RayUF07
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Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-04-2014 02:57:17 | More by Rado
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

141 of 276
A: Black with just a hint of brown color. Healthy tan head recedes into a collar.
S: Starts with some nice fudgy aroma followed by a big dose of bourbon and a bit of oxidation. Smells like it will be a more sweet/bourbon desserty than roasted.
T: Wow this has really mellowed. Hershey’s chocolate syrup, vanilla, bourbon has died down to a pretty mild level, finishes very dry with a very nice dry cocoa flavor. Alcohol is very mild at this point.
M: Body is medium/full – fairly on par for a barrel aged stout, carbonation is very low at this point. Dry.

Right now this is closer to a 4, but am rating it based on where I projected the sweet spot (between fresh, when it was hot and now, a little past its prime).

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:17:51 | More by GeezLynn
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-14-2014 18:16:14 | More by DaftPatrick
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-02-2014 00:19:44 | More by MaseFace
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John_M

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this bottle was roughly 2 or 3 years old. Thought a recent bottle share in PDX was the perfect time to open this up.

The beer pours a darkish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is quite attractive in this beer, as I pick up noticeable bourbon (but it's not overdone), coffee, dark chocolage and vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I have to say this a very easy to drink BA RIS. Mouthfeel is where this beer really shines. The finish is very, very long, and the beer is oh so smooth on the palate (likely from the extended aging in my cellar). The beer is moderately sweet, but not overly so, and the alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile. Drinkability is outstanding.

Impressive beer, no doubt. Thanks Garrett!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 18:31:42 | More by John_M
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

01-26-2014 19:56:21 | More by HopsMatt
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-25-2014 19:59:51 | More by ADTaber
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nharres

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

12-31-2013 01:52:07 | More by nharres
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 On tap at the Brewhouse
A: Light lacing; very dark brown, no light getting through this.
S: Bourbon up front with hints of chocolate.
T: Bourbon flavor, a little heat, and a good chocolate flavor on the end that lingers and makes me want to keep drinking it.
M: Moderately thick, heavy and sticky on the palate.
O: A very good BA stout. Glad I was able to score a couple of the 200 bottled to have on a future day.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2013 01:52:07 | More by N_Schleret
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +16%

12-11-2013 03:08:25 | More by tbeq00
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-24-2013 01:54:26 | More by BarrytheBear
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-18-2013 14:41:30 | More by Drucifer
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. Bottle 249/276. Tasted 18 October 2013.

Pours black, thick and viscous. One finger of medium-tan head, okay retention, not much lacing.

Smell is a rich, sweet, bourbony stout. A little heavy on the bourbon, so it comes across a touch unbalanced. But otherwise it's oh so nice.

Taste is rich and smooth. Molassees, lots of dark fruit. Dark and sweet. Lacking a little in depth, but really tasty.

Feel is rich and chewy. Almost top-notch, but could use just a touch more carbonation.

This a delicious barrel-aged imperial stout. It didn't quite live up to my hopes, but it's really good. Primary complaint is a slight conflict between the barrel and the base, and I'd like more depth and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:10:15 | More by zeledonia
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2013 23:01:28 | More by Prost76
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-29-2013 03:46:35 | More by wiltznucs
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-26-2013 04:31:29 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2013 18:25:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2013 18:14:33 | More by sliverX
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-22-2013 03:29:46 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2013 23:56:23 | More by Sammy
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-18-2013 03:29:14 | More by DaveHack
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark engine oil black and starts with a thin but even layer of toffee colored head that dies down quickly and leaves a thin lacing. Thick and viscous.

S - Butter toffee, caramel, coffee beans, dark roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol.

T - Dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee beans, dark roasted malt, and bourbon. (There's some molasses buried way down there too.) Lots of oak, bourbon and dark chocolate. Alcohol effervescence.

M - Rich, full body, thick, viscous, and lip smacking sticky.

O - This beer was a surprise tonight, I didn't know what to expect and thoroughly enjoyed it. If possible, try and trade for one!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 00:34:34 | More by jzeilinger
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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.