Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba Stout - Aviator Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 20.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 12-29-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the breweries tap room on 12/29/11.

Pours pitch black with a quarter inch inch of brown, dense, head that has great retention. The nose has notes of oak, roasted malts, coffee, and faint bourbon. The flavor is chocolaty and roasty up front with notes of coffee and oak in the finish. This is a full bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth beer.

This was great. I had had the regular Black Mamba just prior to this and was disappointed. The bartender told me that the BA version was much better and really mellowed out the beer. He was right. The regular Black Mamba vs. the BA version is night and day. I would take this over anything Aviator has to offer.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of jtd1969
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out of a bomber into a sifter, dark black with light carbonation with tannish head that had some slight lacing.

S - Bourbon, molasses, oak

T - Bourbon yet toned done, roasty, oak, a tad coffee, hopped nicely

M - medium to full body but a tad thinner than other stouts, hopped up through out with a crisp clean with some residual earthy tones.

O - Good beer, One of the better from Aviator I have had. I recommend it

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BrewskiGal
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was a delightful stout. It felt thick, but was not heavy. It has a sweet, bourbon taste at the front. Though it is mildly sweet, the sweetness does not linger the way it does with a Belgian beer. It dissipates into a nice smoke/roast flavor more typical of a stout. It is a great intro stout for those just beginning to venture into dark beers.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Onenote81
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KajII
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a murky opaque black with a large (2-3 finger) light tan frothy head that was mostly lasting, reducing slightly to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had good runny lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted cereal malt and a heavy leathery yeast with notes of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a mild odor of bourbon.

The taste was bold and roasty with a nice malty feel and possessed hints of chocolate and molasses from the get go, and then became slightly bitter sweet with a strong coffee note and an alcohol presence that seemed stronger than the ABV that this brew possesses. The flavor lasted quite a long time after the swallow, with an alcohol espresso taste hanging out on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a creamy, dry texture and a very soft carbonation.

Overall this was a very good rich Stout with a lot of flavor which did not take away from the alcohol taste one bit, making it a very enjoyable and easy brew to drink...

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Photo of RWLawman
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Jet black with khaki colored head that dissipates rather quickly.

S - Immediately detect the bourbon odor, followed by roasted malts, coffee notes, and a chocolate presence.

T - Follows the nose almost exact. More chocolate than I expected, being that I've had the standard Black Mamba Stout offering on-tap, and didn't remember the prevalence of chocolate. There's a woody note in there, along with the slightest taste of bourbon, and a light alcohol burn on the back.

M - Heavily carbonated, border-lining on too much. There is a distinct fizz in the front, which gives way to a nice thick mouth feel, but I think it would be better if they dialed the carbonation back a bit.

O - I read through some of the previous reviews on this beer, and became a bit skeptical of my decision purchasing it. However, I'm glad I did, as I am actually pretty impressed! This is an enjoyable beer. Far better than the original Black Mamba.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Mamba Stout from Aviator Brewing Company
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