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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Barrel-Aged Maple StoutBarrel-Aged Maple Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 60
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013)
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Reviews by illidurit:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

illidurit, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass with a two finger brow head

S-Maple, which is on the border of too sweet, chocolate as well. Little to no barrel character and coffee are present.

T-Maple. Mainly maple. It seems to dominate the other flavors. The barrel and coffee are unable to come out as much as they should.

M-Lighter to medium for the style.

O-It was still a good beer, but if the maple could have been balanced out a little more, it would have been great.

rlee1390, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SanFranJake, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

sourdog, Nov 06, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +8.3%

Two40addict, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the Sierra Nevada tent at the FW invitational '13. Black pour, nice light brown head to it that was in a good proportion to the liquid in the glass. On a pint, it would be 1" of head. Sierra Nevada makes good looking beer, and this one was no exception.

Aroma left no concern that they skimped on the maple. The bourbon notes seemed very faint. Same with the coffee. What was there was good, a nice roasty beer with lots of maple notes. No alcohol.

Taste got better, even if the coffee and bourbon were far behind the maple flavor, like they were in the aroma. Again, no alcohol jumps out at you, drinks very easily. The chocolate flavor is more pervasive than the name of the beer would make you think. Coffee is minimal, but creeps in as the beer warms. Carbonation is spot on. Body and heft are as well.

The beer might be a little disappointing for those who want a bourbon bomb. If you like a maple stout that drinks effortlessly, this is your thing.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Siearra Nevada rep. (thanks!) at RBWG-2014.
Black with brown edges and a fine head. Glass coated with thick tan foam with each tilt.

Thick and smooth but a little hot (too fresh)
Aroma has a nice balance of maple, bourbon barrel, and dark malts.

chinchill, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

tdm168, Oct 30, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

poured from 750ml bottle.

A- A beautiful frothy black hue with a quick khaki head

S- Bourbon, Maple Syrup and a rich coffee back. Wow!

T- Follows nose. So smooth and elegant. The Bourbon comes through on the finish while the coffee and maple play nicely up front.

M- Nice strong body and perfect carbonation.

O- I wish it wasn't only 1 per person at the release because I would love to see what this baby does with some age. With that said it was a true treat and I want more! ISO!

SonnyHenry, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BrahptimusPrime, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of n2185
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours black with half a finger of brown head that quickly vanishes with no lacing.

S: Maple, oak, and a big punch of bourbon dominate. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of coffee linger underneath.

T: Maple and bourbon are first and foremost here as well. Semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oak are all present as well. The coffee only shows up in a slightly roasted aftertaste along with a pretty significant alcohol presence.

M: Thick body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky sweet and thick.

O: A damn good beer, overall. The maple and bourbon are both delicious. It would be nice if the coffee were a bit more present along with maybe a creamier body and not so much booziness, but those are nitpicks in a great, heavy-hitting beer.

n2185, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.