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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged - COAST Brewing Company

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 5.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

As dark as the legend of Blackbeerd himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like a blast from a cannon, hop are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, a dark stouts a brewin'.

This Blackbeerd aged one year in 2nd use Blanton's barrels. As to be expected it is more oak and less bourbon. Still delicious.

(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 11-26-2013)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: 11/25/13

A: Opaque black, with only slight browning on the edges. Just under 1 fingers width of dark mocha colored head builds, then fades fairly quickly. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Huge aroma. At first I get lots of dark fruit aromas, accompanied by dark chocolate and roasted malt. Then the barrel notes come out, lots of oak and mild bourbon. I also get a bit of booze and cinnamon.

T: Earthy/herbaceous, roasted malt, bitter black coffee, bakers chocolate, subtle booze. Lots of oak, only very subtle bourbon notes, and the barrel characters as a whole are a lot less prominent in this years version compared to last.

M/D: Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel, very smooth, moderate carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, another excellent beer from COAST. I think I prefer the smack-you-in-the-face bourbon characters of the 2012 version, to the more subtle bourbon notes from the second use barrels in this years version. That being said, this one is still excellent.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/25/13 and poured into a Westbrook snifter....

A: Black with just a 1/2 head that slowly fades. Very nice lacing.

S: The bourbon hits first and then you get a good dose of oak and chocolate.

T: The oak and chocolate take center stage here, while the bourbon in the background gives this beer such a balanced taste.

M: Very smooth, which is dangerous because the ABV is well hidden.

O: Fantastic local beer! This is the first 'Blackbeerd' that I have had and am looking forward to to trying the 2012 version with the stronger bourbon taste.

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.