Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout - Marble Brewery
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4.48/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had a couple of these at Marble Brewery's Imperial Stout release party yesterday (11-20-13).
The beer came in a tulip-shaped glass (13 oz.)
The beer had a perfect, finger thick, khaki-colored head over a beautiful pour of dark, oil-like liquid. The head was chewy and pillow-like and persisted for about a minute before dissipating.
The beer's smell was immediately deep, dark malts with some oakinesss to boot. The high abv of 11% is very well masked.
The beer has lots of different tastes, with the dark malt and chocolate notes hitting my palate first. There's a slight, bourbon-like booziness, hints of plum and coffee and a lingering cocoa taste at the finish.
Though the booze is present, it's not overbearing or burning. The beer has a very viscous, smooth feel to it. It drinks far too easily for the high alcohol content, so one must be careful to pace themselves or set a limit.
This is a superb beer and one I'll need to get more and more of over these winter months.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2013 17:16:52 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep ebony color with a quickly fading, mocha head that leaves a ring of lacing.
Smells of chocolate, vanilla, and molasses notes.
Tastes of bourbon notes off the bat leading into a nice roasted malt character. Vanilla and a slight oaken character come through first. This then leads into a plethora of dark malt flavors. Chocolate, coffee, anise, figs, and molasses come through backed up by some brown sugar sweetness. Touches of dark caramel come through before a warm ending.
Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is a very tasty bourbon aged stout with plenty to like about it.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2013 02:54:58 | More by ocelot2500
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Marble Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.