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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 171
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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).

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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!

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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.

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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
95 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.