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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

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 170
Gots: 18 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

millerbuffoon, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Rutager
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.

Rutager, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Achoo_Bacca
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

injuredreserve, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -7.2%

kawilliams81, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

egrace84, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Duff27
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!

Duff27, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of zestar
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

zestar, May 20, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, May 14, 2013
Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Jeffrey2310, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

will1256, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

chrisp450, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Alpar, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

IrishColonial, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

billab914, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -7.2%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.05/5  rDev -6%

Bottle 73/500

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.

homebrew311, Feb 24, 2013
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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.

TMoney2591, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Florida9, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

imperialking, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Gonzoillini, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Sean9689, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Hopstout, Feb 03, 2013
Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.