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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
94
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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 176
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tavernjef on 07-06-2004

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.
2014 - Imperial Stout aged in Woodford barrels for 9 months.
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 33
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mista for this one...somehow I managed to miss this damn release, again. 750ML bottle, 456/500, split with my wife.

Pour is jet black into a matching pair of snifters. The nose of the Fitz is a beautiful shotgun marriage of sweet chocolate & barrel. That's it. Who needs anything else? Not subtle, but gorgeous.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Edmund Fitzgerald is as smooth as butt-slid ice: wow. Wonderful milk chocolate up front, big sweetness, bare roast, before the bourbon kicks in & kicks everything else out of the house. Mid-palate is all palate-numbing bourbon & pure vanilla. Kissy-face of licorice right on the end. Creamy, & did I mention smooth? I'm going to have trouble letting his warm all the way up to room temp. I think there might be a hole in the glass. And my tummy is getting very warm.

If this isn't the Stan the Man of beers, it's at least Lou Brock. Wickedly bourbon, this is an excellent beer that's just shy of the tippy-top shelf. Wish I had eight more. Wait, I know where I can find eight more...hmmm...

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.