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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout - Rock Art Brewery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SpasmWaiter on 12-13-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A very solid, middle of the road, bourbon barrel RIS with perhaps a touch more bourbon barrel contribution than average. Also it had a slight smokiness. The bourbon barrel does not overwhelm the dark malts altogether but does contribute vanilla, oak and bourbon flavors and does dominate the aftertaste. Very good bitter-sweet balance.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled May 17, 2014.

It pours jet black with a long lasting beige head, It is a soft delicate one.

The aroma has a definite bourbon and hard liquor scent to it along with the dark malts and vanilla scent. Earthy hops.

The mouthfeel is pretty bold and creamy.

It is hard to get beyond the boozy bourbon and hard liquor flavors that dominate this over the dark malts and vanilla. This is something that has to be savored slowly.

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22oz bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into DFH snifter, formed a 3/4" brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Dense head holds nicely, with thick coating lace. Aroma is hearty, rich and boozy.

Taste is starts with dark malts and chocolate, dark fruits in the middle, and closes with tannins and bitterness and plenty of alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is slickery smooth, and drinkability is dangerously good. Nice one.

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Pours a black color with a short head. Aroma is focused on chocolate and some coffee. The flavor profile is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some mild vanilla, coffee, a hint of bourbon, some woodiness, and a moderate bitterness. Smooth throughout, Alcohol is mildly warming. Slow sipping beer but good on a cool fall evening.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout from Rock Art Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.