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

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92
outstanding

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
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 |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Smoked Porter aged in bourbon barrels. A tribute for Danny Williams.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 10-13-2012)
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

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!!

3.75/4.25/4.25/4/4

JohnGalt1, Feb 11, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

jaasen64, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

1638th Review on BA
Growler to Goblet
2l

Thanks to Crystal for sharing, Shared with Steve and Mike and Brian

App- More along the lines of a small black color. A bit brown around the edges and fairly dense. A bit see through around the edges. The head was a nice bit of light tan and fairly bubbly. Small cling and lace. Looked good.

Smell- A bit grainular with a rough bit of booze. Once it warmed a bit more, it became a bit nicer with a lot of the base malts coming out with some sugars and some dark chocolates as well. The barrel come out a little bit more with a bit of char, oak and grain behind it.

Taste- This was a nice porter with some very good barrel character. A bit grainy for me with a slightly off earthiness and nuttiess. Semi- balanced but still better than most BA Porters. (Shipwreck excluded). A nice bit of chocolate and malts as well.

Mouth- A full medium body with a medium dense carbonation. Fairly rich and decadent with a solidness behind it. The residual flavors are that of chocolate and a little booze behind it.

Drink- A nice BA porter. Stone needs to bottle this. Like soon!

FosterJM, Dec 03, 2012
Suitable For Cave Aging - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.