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Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Imperial Stout - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-30-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Very close to KBS, a solid stout

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Starr Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged Cryptical on tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Pours dark, reddish-brown and sits opaque in the glass. Decent tan head.

Aroma: nice mix of woody bourbon and dark roasted malts.

Flavor: Rich and strong. Dark roasted grains with a complementary bourbon barrel aspect. Lingering aftertaste of toasted dark bread and woody bourbon.

O: Poorly hidden alcohol but otherwise excellent.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sat on this one for a while, aged in the beer fridge.

Dark, opaque black pour with 1/2 finger dark khaki head. Not much lace nor retention.

Bourbon nose is not overpowering, but yields a nice boozy aroma. Coffee and toasted malt underneath that, but this is really dominated by the bourbon.

Bourbon sweetness walks all over the tongue. I get chocolate malt and dark roast coffee behind that. Nice malt backbone. Nicely hopped finish with tart bite of slightly dark chocolate. Just a hint of citrus hops over the top of the dark chocolate.

Feel is a bit on the thin side for the rich flavor here. Was hoping for a bit more body.

Overall, a nice find and a steal at the price.

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Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Imperial Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.