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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout - Rock Art Brewery

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88
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 5
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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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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

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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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Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout from Rock Art Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.