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Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Odd flavored beer. Sort of a cinnamon flavor, but not quite. Imagine this is a hit or miss beer for most people. I'm a bit meh, but can't say its bad though.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Mocha head. Medium collar.

Smell - Intense woody root beer aroma. A little bourbon.

Taste - Chocolate. Licorice. Turns more root beer flavored, but it's more intense than regular root beer. Dark black chocolate. Kinda woody in the back, but not a lot of bourbon.

Mouthfeel - A bit of a chalky texture. Heavy body with medium low carbonation.

Overall - Tough to really say how good this is. It's an odd beer. At points it works really well, other points not quite on point.

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4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Rich, decadent flavor, big bourbon. A little sweet and it doesn't taste like root beer (fortunately), but this is quite enjoyable, especially when consumed as a dessert beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark black, with a small foamy tan head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells great- vanilla, roasted malt, spicing, and root beer- duh!

The taste is similar. They still managed to make this one a stout at heart, which is nice. The sarsaparilla/root beer flavors, sweet and earthy, mix really well with the subtle sweetness of the bourbon. There's ton of vanilla flavor here as well, with some chocolate and roasted malt as well.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin for the style, unfortunately. Still quite drinkable, with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

One of the more unique stouts I've ever had, this was delicious.

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Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.