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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2010) - Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged - COAST Brewing Company

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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2010) - Buffalo Trace Barrel AgedBlackbeerd Imperial Stout (2010) - Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 107
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
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 03-22-2010)
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South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: 06/15/10

Picked up from the brewery on 12/20/13 after they decided to unexpectedly and randomly release a BA Blackbeerd vertical at the brewery. So awesome. You guys are the best.

A: Pours an opaque black with browning on the edges and just a sliver of bubbly light tan colored head. Leaves a small amount of patchy lacing.

S: Sweet dark fruits, roasted malt and bakers chocolate, oak, a subtle scotch like peat character, sweet bourbon and charred oak.

T: At first I get huge roasted malt and herbaceous notes. Next the barrel characters come out with a nice bourbon booziness and charred oak that lingers forever on the finish. I also get dark cocoa and a hint of black coffee bitterness. The bourbon barrel notes become more prominent as it warms. This is awesome, great depth of flavor, with layers coming out in each sip.

M/D: Full bodied, seems a touch thinner than the 2013 I just had (not sure if thats the time on the bottle or just my imagination) but still somewhat chewy. Carbonation moderate, but retains a good smoothness. A bit of booze is noticed but is welcomed. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, great beer. The barrel characters add a lot to the base beer on this one. Barrel characters are moderate, not huge like the 2012 BA version, but more prominent than the 2013 BA version. If I hate to rate the Blackbeerd's Ive had so far itd be: 2012 BA, 2010 BA, 2013 BA and then regular. All have been very good though. Looking forward to trying more!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:08:06 | More by zac16125
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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: 09/07/2011
Type: 22oz. Waxed Bomber
Vintage: 2010
Glass: Goose Island Chalice

Pours a midnight black in color w/ a minimal tan head and lacing. Aromas of molasses, coffee, vanilla, light bourbon, and oak. The taste was of well integrated bourbon and oak mixed w/ smooth chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. Medium bodied and a bit thin for the style. For what it is it is very drinkable.

Overall, a solid brew that I would gladly sample again, but most likely will not have the pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with very little foam action; after about 30 seconds, only the vaguest ringlet remained; very leggy, though. with strands of lace trailing down from the lip of the chalice

Smell: Very roasty, with dark chocolate undertones; the barrel, however, dominates, bringing sweet Bourbon and vanilla

Taste: The Bourbon is dominant, up front, though the undertones of roast and chocolate add balance, as do what is left of the hops; a bit acrid, after the swallow, but the Bourbon is really what is memorable here and adds a pleasing balance to the roast and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, surprisingly thin; with low carbonation

Overall: Another very nice beer from Coast; wish the mouthfeel were bigger

Serving type: bottle

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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by me at the Star Wars tasting. Served side by side with the '10 Blackbeerd. 22 oz waxed bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled 6/15/10.

A: Pours a dark, opaque black. A thin and bubbly dark mocha head forms on the pour and quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Some light splotches of lace are left behind.

S: Light bourbon upfront melds nicely with light smokiness and roasted malts. There is a sweet, almost Tootsie roll like, chocolate flavor in the periphery that plays nicely with the smoke.

T: The bourbon is upfront just like nose. There is a more dark fruit presence with a touch of smoke. Roasted marshmellow, sweet chocolate, and toasted malts with the slightest hint of oak.

M: Medium bodied, a touch thin from the barrel aging. Very smooth and creamy with a little smoke on the finish. The carbonation level is medium to low.

O: This has held up remarkably well and is drinking pretty well right now. I can't see it getting any better though and would drink it now.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 12:32:09 | More by Treebs
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/15/10; Consumed February 2012

A - pours a black color with hues of red in the mix

S - nose is bourbon with dark choccolates. The grain malt that were present in the regular version were not present.

T - this opens up with dark chocolates. As this moves down the palate, dark fruits also come into the mix. The BT barrel aging adds some spicy bourbon on the back and finish.

M - light body (from the barrel aging?)

D - pretty decent BA RIS. Like the regular version, maybe not worth the hastle of tracking down, but pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:37:54 | More by birchstick
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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz black waxed bottle with a bottle on date of 06/15/10. Pretty sure this came from jpmclaug many moons ago. I thank you, Jason.

Bomber meets generically awesome snifter as a black liquid with mahogany highlights when backlit. Surface cover falls still after a moment with a thin mocha ring as a gentle reminder of what once was.

Nose is a bit of letdown: roast and vanilla bourbon that is not very vibrant. Nearly two years must have taken its toll of ye old bb stout here.

Big vanilla, some semisweet dark chocolate, and what plays on my palate as sharp and astringent bourbon. Honestly, it's rather cheap tasting. I've never had the base beer, though I have a bottle, and I do not consider myself all that knowledgeable in the varietal world of bourbon. I do, however, know what I like and this is not it.

Thin bodied with a carbonation that helps to pick it up, but can't carry it through.

After opening this bottle and drinking half of it, I decided to look up the reviews. I'm having a hard time reconciling what I am experiencing with what I am reading. I can't say this is an off bottle, because nothing really tastes off. It just doesn't taste all that good. This is, at best, a slightly above average bb stout..albeit one I'm more than happy to have the opportunity to have tried. Thanks, J!

Addendum: Damnit..I should have opened this with friends.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 02:41:02 | More by BarrytheBear
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Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2010) - Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged from COAST Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.