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Weasel Boy Bourbon Barrel Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout - Weasel Boy Brewing Company

Weasel Boy Bourbon Barrel Anastasia Russian Imperial StoutWeasel Boy Bourbon Barrel Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 14.56%


Brewed by:
Weasel Boy Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleSimcoe on 11-28-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

12-25-2012 19:46:20 | More by brycevolk
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bourbon Barrel Anastasia pours a very dark chocolate fudge color. It’s onyx. Pitch black. No light cuts through at all. Not even when held to light. Very impressive…and ominous. It’s topped with a dark mocha colored head. It rises to about a finger and a half in height before falling back. Lacing was a little sticky and lighter. Looks really nice!

The nose is impressive. Bourbon is definitely strong in the mix and hits first. I don’t know how long this was in barrels, but it smells like it was there a while. Chocolate is definitely noted. Doesn’t smell very sweet. There’s a roasted quality to it, as well. Bourbon is strong, but plays nicely with the other scents. Secondary scents include oak, vanilla, roasted coffee, and alcohol. Alcohol is easily noted. Eh. It’s barrel-aged. What’d you expect? Smells very, very good.

The flavor is likewise impressive. Bourbon comes through loud and clear here as well. If you’re not much into bourbon, this one might not be for you. Nevertheless, the bourbon flavor blends very well with the roasted and chocolate malt base. The chocolate flavor is bittersweet and cocoa-esque. It’s not very sweet. The barrel-aging process imparted nice oak and vanilla flavors. Perhaps a bit of coconut, too. Roasted coffee and alcohol round it out. The alcohol is a bit strong and is warm. It’s not too intimidating though. Good stuff. Finishes chocolaty with a strong shot of bourbon.

At first, the body seems lighter and thin. As it warms, it does grow a bit thicker and more substantial. Carbonation is lighter, and the bubbles feel soft. It’s nice and smooth. Goes down relatively easy for a bigger beer. There’s no way I could handle a growler of this solo. Sharing is the way to go.

I’m really impressed with Bourbon Barrel Anastasia. This is definitely good stuff. I like the strong bourbon a lot. It’s not too much, but adds a ton of flavor and character. This is an all around strong beer from Weasel Boy. Easy recommendation.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2013 04:12:27 | More by prototypic
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Weasel Boy Bourbon Barrel Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout from Weasel Boy Brewing Company
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