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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Barrel-Aged Maple StoutBarrel-Aged Maple Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 72
Gots: 30 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dominic4beer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of linnymtu
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Highly underrated. Tasted like a pretty good imitation of CBS (and I had CBS on tap same day). Seems like this is a pretty easy bottle to obtain, I would recommend doing so!

Photo of oline73
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madtowndmb1
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The nose has a great chocolatey maple tone with a lot of vanilla sweetness from the barrel.

The taste starts oakey and woodsy, with a bit of alcohol saturated dark fruit. The middle is strong with the maple and bourbon before it ends with chocolate.

Very good, very tasty just light in its overall personality.

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanforbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

i believe this is the original batch a while back. Wedding present from a good friend.

pours a lovely deep black with light brown head

nose: lots of bourbon and vanilla, touch of maple and a light floral note

taste: robust and bright coffee jumps out with bourbon/vanilla, chocolate covered caramels and some dark maple syrup with a some oak. A deep roasty/chocolately, bourbony, and subtle maple sweetness lingers

feel: slightly high carbonation, viscous, mildly boozy, rich, roasty

delicious. the maple adds a great dimension, takes a turn from the standard BBA stouts. plenty of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and maple

Photo of Morey
3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MsShira08
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth taste with a surprising finish.

Photo of jbaker67
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FIN
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CTJman
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of diamondlie
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date that I could find.

A: Pitch-black pour with a nearly-black tall fizzy head. Head dissipates almost immediately with no retention or lacing at all. Beer looks practically still within seconds.

S: Heavy bourbon. Lots of sweet caramel. Light marshmallow and toasted sugars. A bit stinging in the nose, definitely a big beast. Lightest hint of maple though it might be the power of suggestion.

T: Similar to the aroma. Heavy, heavy bourbon initially. Loads of caramel and toffee. Heavy, sharp and boozy. Maple comes through in the middle and then the lightly bitter coffee kicks in. Mainly in the finish and aftertaste. The bourbon is so strong that you can barely get any coffee - which might be a first (coffee usually being such a strong addition). Coffee has almost no bitterness since this beer is so strong and sweet. More of an earthiness than anything. Aftertaste is drying oak and more caramel with just a kicker of bitter coffee grinds. After a while between sips, everything fades but the coffee sticks around. Boozy aftertaste too; belly warming.

M: Heavy and sweet but huge barrel presence really cuts it down. Sharp and boozy. Quite dry too, especially in the aftertaste.

O: One big beer. Huge base beer with big barrel presence with lots of maple and coffee to make it even more complex. A lot going on in this one with pretty decent balance (although the barrel is borderline over-the-top). Regardless it's still huge and it's a bit to take in. It's a sipper for sure.

Photo of BobZ
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MLDucky
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.