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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
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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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-09-2013 17:12:56 | More by t0rin0
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Pecan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-08-2013 23:07:46 | More by Pecan
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-07-2013 19:13:45 | More by djaeon
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-26-2013 22:10:14 | More by largadeer
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-24-2013 00:13:37 | More by Sparky44
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-19-2013 17:29:17 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-12-2013 01:42:41 | More by blindpiggie
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +19%

03-05-2013 23:52:55 | More by CEDAMA
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-24-2013 13:46:36 | More by jsanford
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-24-2013 02:13:20 | More by ADTaber
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-19-2013 03:53:47 | More by drummermattie02
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-14-2013 05:35:36 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-14-2013 02:26:52 | More by 51mmz0rz
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

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

02-11-2013 03:10:28 | More by JohnGalt1
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-03-2013 18:35:46 | More by mkennedy119
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-29-2013 04:40:47 | More by jvillefan
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-26-2013 15:47:12 | More by Doppelbockulus
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-22-2013 04:11:04 | More by Jspriest
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-17-2013 23:36:44 | More by Thorpe429
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-03-2013 16:36:33 | More by Eriktheipaman
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

12-23-2012 00:46:58 | More by jaasen64
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jgluck

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-19-2012 03:52:13 | More by jgluck
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beagle75

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

12-16-2012 17:02:42 | More by beagle75
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FosterJM

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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!

12-03-2012 23:07:23 | More by FosterJM
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2012 21:30:43 | More by dmorgan310
Suitable For Cave Aging - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.