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Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgium Imperial Stout - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgium Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marvin213 on 03-18-2012)
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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Buddy of mine brought this over from Grapevine--checked their Facebook page to confirm the name.

Very little head. Just a pitch black, underwhelming look. The nose is more impressive, and there's a hop there that substantiates the hop legs I see on the glass. Not much of a Belgian smell, but I KNOW this isn't BBA Siberian Night b/c it's ALSO on a Grapevine (w/ their bourbon wee heavy)! Really smooth, it's creamy like an oatmeal stout. There's a tad tartness I'll attribute to the Belgian influence, but there's also hop presence reminiscent of Night Stalker w/o the bitterness. Overall, a pretty impressive beer!

marvin213, Mar 18, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured pitch black with a minimal brown head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, fruit, wood, and vanilla. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark fruit, fruit, subtle vanilla, and dark chocolate. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. While I can appreciate what they were trying to do here by adding the Belgian yeast strain to a solid brew, I kind of feel that it was not needed. It does a new spin on the base brew, but the base brew is so solid that I don’t see it as being necessary. Some of the Belgian yeast aspect on this one kind of hurt some of the balance that I really like about the base brew. Unfortunately this one fell short of what I was hoping that it could be. Worth trying to say that you have done so though.

thagr81us, Oct 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

n2185, Jan 13, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 ounce growler
Served in a snifter

A - This beer is black as coal. It is topped with less than an inch of cocoa head.

S - The aroma consists of anise, chocolate, and a little bourbon.

T - The taste has some coffee, dark chocolate and anise. The bourbon is apparent as well as some vanilla. I do taste some alcohol as it warms.

M - Full and creamy.

O - I think this beer is fantastic. I was told that it is barrel aged Siberian Night with Belgian yeast. Anything with Siberian Night as a base is a great beer. I really love what Thirsty Dog is doing with their barrel aged beers.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgium Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.