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Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Imperial Stout - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-30-2011)
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Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -1%

From 03/27/11 notes. Had at a local DC RB tasting.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malts. Bourbon is there but is very light.

t - Tastes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. More bourbon in the taste than the smell; a step up from the nose.

m - Moderate carbonation and medium body.

o - Overall a really nice bourbon barrel aged beer; I think this is one of the best beers I've had from Starr Hill. Would have liked more bourbon in the nose like the taste, but still very good. Would like to have again.

mdfb79, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%

Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a very dark brown color, bordering on black. Initial pour yields a quarter-finger head, which then disappears almost immediately. The nose is surprising at first, bringing forward a large number of hops. THere is also a bit of bourbon and some booze. Nice roastiness there as well. The flavor melds the hops, roast, and bourbon better than the nose, creating a nice and cohesive whole. Mouthfeel is really smooth and the bourbon plays a really nice role. A nice beer with plenty of promise.

Thorpe429, Mar 30, 2011
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Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Imperial Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.