Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged - COAST Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2013 13:12:41 | More by zac16125
4.61/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 01:37:59 | More by LancetherealLeader
4.48/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours near black with half a finger of dense chocolate head. Decent retention and lacing.
S - Very oaky with tons of rich chocolate aromas. Mild dark fruits and bourbon.
T - As it smells. Mostly oaky and bourbon vanilla with chocolate and minimal dark fruit. Aftertaste is mildly bourbony with oak.
M - Medium to full bodied with ideal carbonation. Fantastically smooth.
O - More balanced, smooth fantastic flavor than previous years. Would drink within a year rather than cellaring as the beer was aged in two year old barrels already and is quite nicely balanced.
Serving type: on-tap
11-27-2013 02:29:03 | More by MacQ32
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2013) - Blanton's Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.