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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, vanilla extract, and root beer aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and root beer flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and interesting with the root beer like qualities.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:50:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-29-2014 18:26:53 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-15-2014 13:20:14 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -49.7%

02-07-2012 14:44:12 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-05-2012 18:56:31 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a dark black color with a tan/brown head on top. The first sample I had was with some vanilla ice cream in it which was really good. I went back for a second sample to just get a taste for the beer on it's own. The smell of the beer had a sweet aroma much like a Sarsaparilla soda does. The taste of the beer is great, it tasted so much like a Root Beer or Sarsaparilla that I wouldn't even know that there is alcohol in it. The beer is sweet and had a light amount of spice in there to bitter it up. The mouthfeel was smooth, very creamy texture. Overall this had to be one of the best at the event, it's very very good.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 18:03:02 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-05-2012 23:55:12 | More by JAHMUR
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Hawthorne's, Philly, PA

Served in a Chimay chalice, an opaque black liquid with a wispy tan head that receded to nearly nothing. Unique aroma of vanilla-aged root beer, woody bourbon, dark malts. The taste followed this, with flavors of dark malts, moderately roasty, root beer, vanilla, spicy licorice, stiff bourbon-soaked wood presence is not unnoticed. It was good, but a bit awkward. Rich mouthfeel, nearly full-bodied, smooth, and decently drinkable. They had a good idea with this, but I don't think they quite pulled it off 100%. I love a good root beer, but I'm not sure how I feel about it combined with the dark malts, or the bourbon for that matter. To me, root beer is kind of something you don't **** with, nor do you have to, unless that means putting vanilla ice cream in it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 01:59:46 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 06:22:21 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-10-2012 21:52:05 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-12-2014 14:41:43 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 23:05:02 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-05-2014 19:22:42 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-28-2014 02:58:09 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2014 02:31:08 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-26-2014 01:14:25 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-24-2014 06:59:13 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2013 19:30:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2012 02:39:26 | More by xnicknj
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-17-2013 04:17:29 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-29-2013 16:39:55 | More by liamt07
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of dbc5 pours a viscous black with a small cap of brown head. Not much for retention and lacing. The viscosity is very impressive...I havnt seen a beer pour this thick since Ten Fidy.

Nose is interesting to say the least..very earthy and almost a little like a bag of moldy bread - it certainly smells like they used the actual sarsaparilla vine here. Lots of chocolaty malt as well as some woody barrel aromas.

Taste is much more appealing than the aroma...marshmallows, vanilla, wood and some licorice. Alcohol is well integrated and smooth. Barrel presence is lighter than anticipated. Mouthfeel is not as viscous as the pour would indicate, but it is rich, velvety and full. Very interesting and unique brew...and tasty to boot! Its not just a gimmicky beer, truly good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:26:35 | More by twiggamortis420
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-31-2014 21:58:12 | More by iL0VEbeer
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enelson

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

04-26-2014 22:17:54 | More by enelson
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-11-2014 11:56:47 | More by tectactoe
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Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.