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Mayflower Imperial Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

We aged the beer in used bourbon barrels for 8 months. Those barrels have also had Sam Adams Utopias and our Barley Wine aged in them, so they have a nice pedigree! ABV is about 10%

(Beer added by: nas5755 on 01-15-2011)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

phishfoolme, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +6.2%

Broke open my 2nd of 3 today.

Black with inky quality, a loose rim of tan foam and central circle of etches. Smells fucking awesome. Honey, vanilla, alcohol, oak, graham, cocoa and a little nougat. Flavor is leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, some oak and tannins, a bit of booze. Full bodied and medium carb with a chewy finish and semi dry but watering ambience. Nice beer. Wish they'd keep making this.

harrymel, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

MA08, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

gwguest, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

acurtis, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass. From the Jan. 2011 (and only to my knowledge) batch. Served chilled and allowed to warm over about half an hour.

Appearance: Dark brown to midnight black in color. Pours a pretty formidable, one and a half finger light brown head. Recedes into a nice lacing around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: Some light smoke, oak and chocolate notes are the most recognizable. A little cherry, the Utopias note from the barrel, and bourbon from barrels is there as well. Even a touch of vanilla.

Taste: The base stout provides some smoke and a light chocolate note. The age doesn't seem to have done much negatively here. There is some slight oxidation. Oak, cherry, and a light touch of bourbon and vanilla from the barrels. The alcohol is hidden pretty well.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied and slightly creamy. Carbonation is pretty spot on.

Overall, a nice version of an imperial stout. The bourbon is not so prominent as the barrel character is more Utopias than bourbon forward. It is pretty well balanced. Definitely an interesting and unique beer.

Gosox8787, Jul 05, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottle shared at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler. I am not sure who brought this one.

Bottled 1/2011.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, cookie dough, and slight alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight alcohol kick. There is a medium amount of roasty 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 with some solid aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Stockfan42, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

ZacharyJ, Apr 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

2378GCGTG, Mar 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Black with little head. Bottled January 2011, sent about a year ago from Dr.Jay. Big coffee aroma, perhaps added. Medium mouthfeel, which is light for an IS. Very coffee taste, a minor in spice and chocolate. OK, bit not terribly drinkable. Big bitter, with a little sugary backing.

Sammy, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Wizzman, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

stoppertb18, Feb 25, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Thanks to bstyle for this one!

A: Pours an inky black with a small tan head with little retention. Quickly reducing to a ring of thin foam around the edge. Streaky/thin and sporadic lacing.

S: A little bit of bourbon and a little bit of wood up front. Some chocolate and caramel. A little bit of alcohol right at the end.

T: The barrels come through nicely, rather fruity with some raisins and cherries mixed with chocolate. There is a slight liquor flavor to it.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very faint alcohol presence, gives a little heat after it is swallowed.

O: A nice beer. Drinks smooth and pretty easy for style. Like what the barrels imparted, not like all of other barreled aged beers, this one comes off almost like a spirit in the way it impacted the beer.

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

Looks standard. Nothing amazing.

Some light barrel, light wood, minor minor vanilla. Bits of bitter acrid grain.

Kstly a Russian imperial with a light barrel sweetness. Unteal how much has faded. It's nice that the barrel character fades, but still exists. It has vanilla but you seatch for It. Not much else

Thick, medium bodied, fluid, good carbonation.

Khazadum, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

mavbrew, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Faina, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MrHirschybar, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

PEIhop, Dec 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lawnboy33, Dec 05, 2011
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Mayflower Imperial Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.