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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout - Rock Art Brewery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

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89
very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SpasmWaiter on 12-13-2013

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From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Boozy, Woody, Brash, Bourbon

We have a bold one here. The darkness is alluring, but it is that nose that sucks us in. Boozy, roasty, espresso aroma. Slickness to start, smoothness with a big body. Very warming with a thick wave of woodiness and bourbon on the palate. Booziness rides on top of the Imperial Stout character. The underlying sweetness brings suggestions of burnt sugar, while fumey alcohol gets rosey on our breaths. A stellar brew.

STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout | ABV: 10.0% | AVAILABILITY: Limited (560 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a shared bomber.
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. (360 characters)

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Probably my favorite beer! I've never had a beer that's got such subtleties to its flavor. Past that chocolaty stout taste are plums and blackberries and coffee. Its got an odd sweetness that's hard to place. But i still remember the first time i tasted it. For me and my pal, this is the king of beers. Its a truly beautiful beer. If you see it, grab it. (355 characters)

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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.

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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. (456 characters)

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout from Rock Art Brewery
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