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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged - COAST Brewing Company

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel AgedBlackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 02.11.09

Pours pitch black and opaque with a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention for the style with streaks of spotty lacing left behind. Looks great.

Very inviting aroma with spicy bourbon barrel notes nicely integrated into the characteristics of the base beer. Boozy with spicy bourbon but it doesn't completely overpower the other notes. Some dry oak/toothpick character along with velvety vanilla bean, marshmallow and toasted coconut. Really nice barrel character with roasted and sweet malts lingering underneath. Roasted coffee bean, burnt toast, smoke and oatmeal followed by dark chocolate, fudge and faint licorice.

Full bodied with slight viscosity and a spicy bourbon barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the flavors of regular Blackbeerd. I'm not a big fan of he regular version but the barrel aging here has greatly improved the flavor. The four or so years time has mellowed things out considerably but there's still some very nice whiskey flavor along with dry, toasted oak, coconut and vanilla. Dry, spicy and boozy but doesn't have any heat at all at this point. JD still dominant but there's also a decent malt presence lingering underneath. More roast than anything with flavors of burnt toast, bitter coffee grinds, charcoal and tamely but there is some bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee and caramel sweetness balancing things out somewhat. Decently balanced, complex and easy to drink but had lost some of it's boozy bite over the years. Still, this beer has held up surprisingly well and still has plenty of flavor.

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4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Part of a 09, 10, Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels side by side. From notes.

Appearance: Pours nearly black with slightly transparent brown edges.

Smell: The aroma is more balanced and complex than the regular version. Whiskey, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar come across the nose first, followed by the dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and smokey aromas.

Taste: This version is quite sweet to start. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar combine with the roasted malt to impart a sugary coffee flavor. The oak and smoke flavors swirl together to add nice complexity in the middle. There is much less hop bitterness here, which is a plus. Unfortunately, the sweetness seems to spiral out of control and become a bit cloying by the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: For the style, this has a medium body and medium carbonation. A light stickiness and coffee-like acidity, atlhough even the mouthfeel mellows a bit from the barrel.

Overall: The aroma was interesting and complex and the flavor was good, but the sweetness just becomes a bit too much by the end. My tasting-size glass was enough.

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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my contributions to a tasting at Jackie O's, tasted alongside the standard version and the Buffalo trace BA version too. It's tough to choose which barrel treatment was best, they were both good, but maybe I'd lean towards the JD if only due to more integration with age.

Looked much like the non-barrel version, brown-black with a thin tan foam, a little lace. The whiskey aroma is VERY nice, smooth and integrated, and I also caught some other notes which should be less barrel-related (cocoa, less toasted character than the standard, etc). Really inviting overall.

This tasted very good, much much better than the non-barrel bottle. Lots of whiskey but not overbearing, very approachable. Just the richness of the liquor, not the alcohol. Cocoa and lightly roasted character, delicious.

Full bodied, a little sticky or oily mouthfeel, long lasting aftertaste. I loved this bottle.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted at an incredible tasting at Jackie O's. Thanks turd!

A. Pours black with a thin cap of a tan head.

S. Whiskey/ bourbon with chocolate and a dry roastiness.

T. Lots in common with the smell. A bit of caramel sweetness.

M. Very dry with a thin mouthfeel including both thin body and low carbonation.

D. Good, but not as good as the Buffalo Trace treatment.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks Turd for this amazingness

Pours dark brown with a good amount of light brown head. Smells very simple but lots of great buttery bourbon. You can get a lot of oak and vanilla. Vry nice profile on the nose and tongue. The base beer is super simple which is great because you get tons of barrel characteristics. Vry nice overall... Truly a tasty beer

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4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of an epic tasting at jackie o's with brad and Co. This one from THE turd, turdfurgison. Props!

A-black body with a tan head that quickly disapates
S-some bourbon and a .title bit of chocolate
T-can really pick out the subtlties of the barrel. Can really taste the rare. Nice and oaky
M-medium body and smooth
O-solid and better than the base beer

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #600!!! Had this one while at Brewvival. Served from tap by the man himself into a sampler Brewvival imperial pint. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount fairly quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. THe aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, wood, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, wood, cream, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was pretty good. I went crazy when I saw this one on as I have been looking for QUITE some time to tick it. If I'm honest, I really enjoyed the Buffalo Trace version better than this one. The flavors on this one seemed just a little dilute, but robust enough to please the palate. Really glad I got to finally tick this one!

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2011.

I was so glad to see this one on-tap, I had it last year but didn't think to take notes and have really wanted to tick it off the list! Pours that dark, inky black with a thin mocha-colored head that left behind some sticky lacing. Huge aromas and flavors of dark roasted malt, brownie batter, coffee and Jack Daniels. Granted, I'm not the biggest JD fan in the world, but it's amazing how much of that unique JD character of charcoal, caramel and vanilla comes out in the smell and taste! Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a full body and crisp carbonation. Insane drinkability, I went back for this a couple of times!

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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brough by Sean to our Epic Chicago Tasting. Drank it side by side with the other two versions of Blackbeerd (regular, BT). This one was the best.

A - Tough looking black beer(d) with a one figher brown head that dissipated to a nice ring.

S - Smooth chocolate and bourbon are the focal points of the nose. There is a bit of roast in this stout, as far as the nose goes this was the most impressive of the trio.

T - The real thing you notice about this one compared to the others is how much it has smooth out, I would assume it was due to the fact that this has been sitting around longer than the BT. Nice chocolate with a little bit of toasted malt and char. This is solid, not a world-beater, but solid.

M - Smooth and viscous, full bodied, low to moderate carbonation. Little bit slick.

D - Very solid, particularly for a 9.3%, I like this beer and find it a good example of the style.

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.