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YouEnjoyMyStout - Cambridge Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Truh on 01-05-2005

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Reviews by stonermouse:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Jet black in color. Two fingers of brown head eventually recede into a thin cap. Thin and delicate rings of lacing.

S: Fudge, brownie batter, chocolate sauce, roasted barley, coffee beans, touch of smoke. Plum and black currant fruitiness. Notes brown sugar and dark caramels. The barrel contribution is at first more subtle on the nose, with docile whiffs of toasted oak and subdued barrel char and bourbon. However, as it warms the sweet and caramelly bourbon character asserts itself more. Take your time with the nose. The layered complexities take a while to sift through.

T: Chocolate sauce, brownie batter, chocolate covered espresso beans, mocha. Flavors of deeply roasted malt blanket everything. Kiss of roasty smoke. Plum and currant fruitiness. Dark caramel chews. The barrel is more apparent in taste, with the back end bringing toasty oak and a tide of sweet bourbon that slowly takes center stage. Sweet bourbon flavors dominate the finish, with notes of roast and chocolate sauce riding its coattails.

M: Thick in body, but not too heavy. Slick and viscous in the mouth. It coats but isn't sticky, and it has heft and substance without being too weighty. Little carbonation, but it isn't needed. Warming.

O: These must've been some wet bourbon barrels, because the bourbon liquid itself puts its stamp all over this beer. But the base beer is strong and independent enough to allow the barrel to have its romp without losing any of its integrity. There's a lot to digest here, and if you're a fan of bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts you'll want to prolong and savor every second.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%

CBC decided to bottle this brew and I willingly snatch it off the shelf. Also, the label art is slick! The beer pours like pen ink. Black and thick. It rejects light. The head is a lingering amoeba of dark tan froth. Lacing tattoos. My first thought is of candy and black licorice. Then my nose takes in the brooding duo of dark chocolate and brown sugar. The barrel aroma is noticeable but tentative when entering my nose. Not very charred or roasty in relation to others of the style. The first sip is full of brown sugar and burnt caramel. Not your basic Barrel Aged Stout. Anise and wood and unrefined chocolate. Some fruitiness, too. Vanilla bean. Body is pretty thick. Carbonation is noticeable. Finishes with a whisper of dry wood. I definitely found this beer to be a deviation in the rush of Barrel Aged Stouts. It has its own unique flavor. I could stand to see some more oak. Happy with my purchase.

Photo of SABERG
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - Dark matter here, neutrinos are the particles getting through. Delicate carbonation
leaves a gentle ring of fine lace around the glass.
S - 75% cocoa, light vanilla, toffee, dark fruits , some mint and a whiff of bourbon. The smells are so delicate and precise, the efforts of the brewers shine on this element.
T - A true delight, not hot with alcohol, but present, the roast of the malts are displayed quite well. There is some sweetness that carries through and leads into the bourbon finish.
F - Not large bodied, by no means thin. Starts with that coating from a fine stout, gently traipsing across the palate, lead by sweetness, pushed along with gentle carbonation, leaves with a warm bourbon finale.
O - What a true delight, pitch perfect in form and flavor. The bourbon notes do not weigh
this beer down. The malt bill and gentle hop use only enhance the whole experience. As the name suggests you will relish not just enjoy this stout.

Cheers all

Photo of roger617
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle date 11/18/14

A: Pours black in color with a little over 1 finger of khaki head that reduces slowly to a thin collar. Viscosity seems to match way I would expect for 10.5%, not too thick, but plenty of body.
S: Big chocolate and bourbon notes, with a nice roast aroma to compliment.
T: Like aroma, big on chocolate and bourbon. Very smooth for a big beer.
M: Carbed well, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.
O: This is a very well crafted barrel aged stout. The flavors come together really well.

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tigg924
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Taste is cocoa, char, and bourbon. I could tell that Jack Daniel's barrels were used as the bourbon taste distinctly reminded me of Jack. I do love the deep oaking and the overall taste of this one. A really good beer, and although I have other oak aged RIS beers I prefer, this one I feel does deserve a high rating.

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of doremite
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

well, this is the real deal. I'm pretty sure they claimed the ABV to be about 10.5 %.It's aged in American oak from Jack Daniels, and French oak from Cognac used for barrel-aging pinot noir, before being blended back together.

Super-duper thick black color, brown beast of a head that has amazing retention.

nose: This has a Fantastic chocolate and deep roasted coffee aroma that is very bold with whiskey-like heat that tingles the nose and a heavy oaky and smoked effect. There's oats and some very pleasant dark berry sweetness way down deep. Very complex.

flavor: This is easily the most complex and bold flavor I've ever experienced in a beer. This ULTRA heavy-full bodied brew features big roasty chocolate with oats, creamy black coffee and a very up-front oaked-whiskey edge and the heat to prove it! The flavor ranges from giant roasty sweet malt to mildly bitter and subtle hop that seems to be just the right balance.
It's array of dazzling, bold flavors are enhanced by the barrell-aging process and it's effects are dramatic when it comes to depth of flavor. It goes down like a meal in a glass! I think i might be getting most of the major food groups here!! Heavy on the palate, but in the best way possible.

This was served in a 8 oz snifter glass, in which i sipped and savored every last drop. The 10 + % ABV is it's only limitation.

Photo of alamode
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Chocolate,stouty roast and barrel aroma. Dark colour with off-white head, lacing. A bitterness, chocolate coffee. A little tartness, bit you must care something for coffee. Above average creamy mouthfeel. Woodiness, lots of complexity. Right up there as a RIS.

Photo of Ace1117
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of woodchip
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmaggedon
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Cambridge Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA) on 11/6/10. Served in a snifter.

Pours a pitch black in the glass, topped with a light and frothy ring of dark mocha colored head. VERY rich flare-up here though, that gives this much more of creamy and robust looking retention than you initially would have guessed, as this showers the sides of the glass with a big cascade of spotty lace and brown gooey residues. The bourbon is fairly sharp in the nose, with a good bit of smoky burnt wood and vanilla texture being present from the wood. This is layered on top of notes of rich chocolate fudge, zippy smelling roasted espresso, dark fruit, and some molasses.

The taste has the bourbon flavor incorporated into it much better than the nose does. Thick chocolate and toffee sweetness spread out into some sticky dark fruit character then finally a roasted coffee finish. Vanilla sits with a creamy sweetness on the edges of the profile, while burnt tannins and dry roast linger on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a huge creamy feel that blows up in the mouth upon first sip but then gathers itself into thick and slick slurry that carries all of that roast, sticky sweetness, and wood character down your throat. Alcohol is very nicely hid for 10%, with most of the flavor coming from the bourbon itself and not so much the ABV.

Despite the strength of the alcohol and strong bourbon presence, this was still a very tasty and satisfying BA RIS, thanks to that nicely hidden ABV and a well done balancing act between the barrel and Stout flavors. Rich, complex, and very drinkable for the size, I really enjoyed this.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on May 29, 2006. On Tap at the brewpub. Pour of pitch black with an espressor and cream head of silky cream. Aroma is a stinging straight run of Kentucky Bourbon. Maybe Maker’s Mark, with touches of chocolate showing through and a drop of Bailey’s like coffee. Warm and sugary aroma. Flavor starts off with a nefarious sea salt oak dryness, but moves into a sweeping heavy malt sweetness. Dabs of Cafe Amercain and the fleeting glimpses of mellowed Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Smack with a very parching oaky tannins. Mingles with the grains from the bottom of a pot of Turkish Coffee. Some subliminal sweetness. Needs more cream, less astringency. Palate gets docked for overdryness. Beer is somewhat balanced, but a little overwhelmed by dryness. Touches of blackberry seeds. Light hazlenut skin smack.

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of steeltown71
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Almost opaque black, moderate expresso-colored head

S: Strong oak and bourbon aromas on top of coffee

T: Upfront malt, thoroughly enjoyable caramel, vanilla, coffee flavors. Very long finish. Impressive complexity.

M: Lively and surprisingly medium-bodied for the 10.5%.

D: This was my first beer of the visit. And my third. There was no chance of me leaving without having a second go. A world-class RIS and without a doubt my favorite from CBC.

Huge applause for this offering. A lot of RIS's get huge hype, and I can't believe this one has slipped under the radar. For my money this destroys a lot of the more revered RIS's and thoroughly deserves recognition.

Photo of Kmlund
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kirkse
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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YouEnjoyMyStout from Cambridge Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.