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Suitable For Cave Aging - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Smoked Porter aged in bourbon barrels. A tribute for Danny Williams.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 10-13-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a chub fill at Brewforia Eagle for a pretty reasonable $11.... Poured into my HotD goblet... A tannish head rises up and leaves nice lacing despite a sorta flimsy cap... the brew is dark dark brown.

Nose shows plenty of vanilla notes... minor cocoa... only light "smoked" presence.. A bunch of bourbon blooms with warmth.

Tons of bourbon presence on the palate... again some cocoa, but it appears as more of a milk chocolate element.. slight roasty malt and some background char.. big boned and well meshed... I honestly think the heavy bourbon presence helps round things out and accentuates the malts and sorta sweetens it up a bit. The smoke is there, but in the background and never interferes with the porter base or the barrel aging.

Medium body for such a big beer... Did the whiskey loosen it up?

This is pretty well done... Glad I checked twitter on Friday!!


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1L growler poured into Lawson's snifter. Thanks Tom (airfoil) for getting this for me! I'll admit this growler was probably filled at least a month ago and had been sitting in my cellar (not typically what I do with my growlers).

A- Pours an opaque jet black with some translucent mahogany along the edges. About a finger of beige head that has nice retention and leaves some light spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Despite being almost a month old there is still nice consistent rising carbonation, although I can tell it has died a tiny bit.

S- Bourbon, oak, some light vanilla, slightly weird char presence hiding in the background, and a hint of chocolate but mostly bourbon/oak. Nice balance with bourbon not dominating too much.

T- Bourbon, woody oak, some light vanilla but woody oak dominates a little bit more, some light chocolate and espresso hiding in the background but doesn't present itself too much. Nice presence of barrel-aging without anything dominating too much.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation without being over-carbonated, easy drinking but can definitely feel it.

O- This was a very good beer from Stone. You can definitely tell that this beer was barrel-aged for awhile (supposedly two years). It had a nice bourbon presence that didn't dominate too much and gave it a nice sweetness without feeling too boozey. If anything it was barrel-aged too long and I would have liked the base beer to present itself a tiny bit more. It held up great even though being filled about a month ago. Overall I definitely recommend checking this beer out.

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Suitable For Cave Aging - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.