Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Fitger's Brewhouse
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British Columbia (Canada)
2.09/5 rDev -51.5%
Another tip of the hat to Steasy66 for this, cheers man! 2012 bottle (pretty sure anyways), 380/500.
Appearance. Pours dark brown, fairly black in the glass but honestly looks quite thin for a RIS. Anywho, appearance is pretty minor for the guy with two thumbs. Capped with almost a finger of pale tan head.
Smell. Now we're talkin'! Chocolate fudge, some nice woody bourbon and coffee, a little vanilla and fresh fig. Nice.
Taste. Whoa, very tangy. Most definitely infected. Too bad because there's still some nice chocolate and coffee under all that sourness.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.
Overall. I hate to rate an infected beer, but if that's what a brewery is going to put out, that's how I'm going to rate it. Bummer because this sounds like a good beer when it's on.
07-15-2013 02:21:05 | More by Rutager
4.13/5 rDev -4.2%
Quickly receding head, down to nothing. Body is jet black.
Big time chocolate notes. Vanilla undertones. Very nice.
On the sweeter side, less roast than I'd like. Barrel notes of prominent vanilla and coconut, which I like a lot. Drinks larger than the stated 9.8%abv.
Very low carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.
Appearance and mouthfeel leave a little to be desired but besides that BA Eddy Fitz is solid. Thanks for the trade jawzman!
06-02-2013 01:08:21 | More by Duff27
3.99/5 rDev -7.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle, I think. Bottle #181/276.
Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. A little bit of glass staining. Not much retention.
Smell - Sharp bourbon. Lots of liquor. Nice vanilla. Caramel and some dark roasted malts.
Taste - Again it has a ton of bourbon. Sharp bourbon flavor covers up most of the beer. Tons of caramel and some milk chocolate. Just a touch of burnt malt.
Mouthfeel - Barrel hot, but the beer isn't. Medium body. Low carbonation.
Overall - I wanted more from this, but it's good. I really like the bourbon, but the base stout could use more stoutiness.
05-14-2013 02:15:59 | More by Alieniloquium
4.05/5 rDev -6%
Pours a dark brown, not black. Minimal head and no light passage. The nose starts with caramel and fudge with a heavy boozy bourbon quality that adds a bit of harshness along with oak and vanilla. The taste is fudgy up front with notes of cream, chocolate, and bourbon. Again, the bourbon is hot like it is on the nose which adds a bit of astringency to the profile. The body is thick with very light carbonation. Overall, a nice bourbon barrel stout that probably could benefit from a little age to mellow it out around the edges.
02-24-2013 08:16:28 | More by homebrew311
4.14/5 rDev -3.9%
Served in a snifter.
Bottle #73/500. I hope Gordon Lightfoot is collecting some royalties from these brewers... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises boozy bourbon, dry oak, mild roasted malts, and plenty of cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decent helping of coffee. Frankly, this is the epitome of the flavor of barrel-aged coffee stouts. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a chewy feel. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, one that conquers the other ore-carrying-ship-named beer I'm familiar with (and also makes me long for a barreled version of that one...). Good times.
02-17-2013 05:36:27 | More by TMoney2591
Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.