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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout - Marble Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 63
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GabrielM on 12-02-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

chippo33, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Hugonaut13, May 29, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.19/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Dark chocolate beer with small mocha foam layer and small bubbles on the sides

S - Milk chocolate, vanilla, light caramel, slight sweet cream and light roasted malt

T - Roasted malt with a ton if booze and bourbon. Slight bourbon sweetness but there is lots of alcoholic bite that really over takes the rest of the beer and becomes the only thing I could taste. Good amount of oak near the finish.

M - Medium thick body with an astringent finish from the booze

O - Boozy stout with too much barrel that overwhelms the base stout. The strong alcoholic presence gives it a slight kick and makes it astringent overall

jeonseh, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Rhettroactive, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Hopmarc, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shout to egadbananas for sending me this. Dark black color, appearance is easy. Aroma is a bit of malt chocolate milk balls, whoppers yo. Flavor was oddly not heavy barrel, mostly imperial stout with a bit of wood at the finish. I like a subtle beer and I liked it when bourbon barrel beers are not dominated by booze but this was too subtle. More barrel please. I actually think the Marble Reserve was much better and had a better barrel character.

ArrogantB, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

thebigredone, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

HopsMatt, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Lare453, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

hollywood_15063, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

juliusseizure, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

KevinmusPrime, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Auror, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

ADTaber, Jan 25, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. waxed bottle served in a Jester King chalice. Thanks to eorwar for the share!

A: Pours a dark black color with a light tan head forming on the pour. Dissipates to a thin film that leaves some soapy looking lace down the glass.

S: Pretty barrel heavy with some notes of bourbon, coconut and tootsie roll. Very sweet initially on the smell.

T: Same as the nose. Very barrel forward. Bourbon with a heavy roasted malt bill. Light vanilla and coconut with some caramel sweetness. Heavy fudge with some tootsie roll sweetness. A little hot, but nothing out of line with 11% ABV.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little oily as well. Smooth and sweet finish.

O: A little rough around the edges, but still a very solid beer. A think this needs some time to integrate a little more. I'm interested to try the Marble Reserve at this point.

Treebs, Apr 07, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GHB for this bottle, the final survivor of another good trade box. If it's as good as the other brews from Marble, I'll be well pleased. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pours is dark, dead black with only sparks of frizzy life. Nose, well, is there something wrong with my nose tonight? Not getting much. Sweetness, gentle barrel. OK, my wife concurs, I haven't suffered any nasal trauma. Whew.

Marble Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout is a brew that needs some serious warming. Cold out of the fridge this is routine, but opens like a Paula Abdul video as it warms. Nicely roasted that treads the edge of coffee territory, before the vanilla sweetness & malt eases into the snapshot. Caramel. oak that dries out the after-image. Thick & lovely, but I won 't have any problem putting my half down to rest.

This is the kind of beer that one could easily overlook. Not in your face, just a good, solid beer that's had a subtle shiv of barrel tagged on. I like. Excellent beer.

maximum12, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SpdKilz, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

texasdrugaddict, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

JCam9981, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

djmichaelk, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

yourefragile, Jan 14, 2012
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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Marble Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.