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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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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 285
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-27-2009)
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Reviews by YankChef:
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4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into maudite glasses shared with my wonderfl gf that brought this back from the charleston beer exchange for me

appearance: completel pitch black with a viscous thick head that is like cocoa powder and some rich looking bubbles that just stick on top

aroma: rich toffee and some vanilla, a little coffee and chocolate i get maybe a touch of oak from the barreling with it isnt overpowering with whiskey, but definitely evident

taste: nice whiskey flavors, oak and vanilla definitely big time espresso bitterness and a bit of a citric punch from the hops, really well balanced and endlessly drinkable

overall: delicious beer, what all of the top rated beers really show me is how drinkable they are and how the flavors really all come together to give you a clear message, this one is rich in flavor but not overly heavy showing the whiskey and oak flavors to perfectly complement the roasty rich flavors of the stout. Brew more coast!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 05:14:09 | More by YankChef
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-15-2014 19:09:36 | More by mikeincharleston
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-27-2013 04:08:54 | More by monitorpop
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-19-2013 20:30:41 | More by MacQ32
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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 07:55:40 | More by corby112
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-15-2012 23:04:26 | More by t0rin0
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

07-25-2012 05:47:14 | More by drewone
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-23-2012 00:17:19 | More by GRG1313
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-10-2012 07:39:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2012 03:36:16 | More by lakersfan16
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12-29-2011 05:41:24 | More by ericfb18
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-27-2011 00:43:38 | More by whitekiboko
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-22-2011 16:05:01 | More by exposur3
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-16-2011 04:27:31 | More by jrohrbacher
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 16:36:54 | More by KickInTheChalice
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4.45/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 15:34:47 | More by TurdFurgison
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3.95/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 20:36:38 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 20:05:22 | More by Urbancaver
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 20:02:36 | More by brew3crew
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South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 19:05:10 | More by thagr81us
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4.47/5  rDev +3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2011 15:22:32 | More by jsanford
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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 19:10:36 | More by AgentZero
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New York

3.18/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. black waxed bottle. 4oz. sample poured into a Founders snifter. Reviewed from notes. Shared by Mikey711 at a tasting on 10/16/10.

A: Pours a thin layer of light mocha head that dissipates quickly. Beer is an opaque, jet black. Lacing is spare but with good cling.

S: Nose is a tickling sweet alcohol. Creamy aromatic hops in the background with tempting layers of chocolate, brownie, and sweet soy sauce. Not the most aromatic but good balance and flavor.

T: Soy saucy upfront with a slight roasted malt and hop bitterness in the back. I'm surprised the bitterness is still present after all that time and covered (mostly) by the booze. End is soy saucy, cocoa, and chocolate with a filmy, licquorice finish. Aftertaste is sweet booze and roasted malt.

M: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated but very rough around the edges and thinner than most imperial stouts I've had. Not impressed. Oily in the mouth, but not substantial and flimsy going down. Finish is filmy with an aftertaste that lingers.

D: This beer is all hype... either that or it's gone way downhill since it was first released. Not impressed at all. Taste is muted, feel is thin, and nose and appearance are very... average. Not worth seeking out but I'm glad to have tried it so I know better.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 02:06:12 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2009) - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.