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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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91
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew is our Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels for 7 months. This brew has hints of coffee, chocolate, and underlying sweetness from the oak and bourbon flavors. The brew weighs in at 9.5% ABV, 70 IBU’s, and is best served at 60⁰F.

(Beer added by: Retsinis on 06-02-2011)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at Swamp Head Bottle Drop release today. Pours brownish black with a small khaki head. Aroma of heavy bourbon, light chocolate, and some roast. Flavor follows with what seems more like peat whiskey to me than bourbon, some vanilla, chocolate, very smoky and roasty, low sweetness. At first I wasn’t a fan but this grew on me a little bit as I sipped through my small glass. Medium plus body with low to medium carbonation. Just a very unique bourbon presence here. Overall worth trying, but I probably won’t return to this one.

BMMillsy, May 17, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I randomly came across this beer in a deli. I had a sample on tap at tap temperature and I thought it was a fantastic sip; however, the pour I had out of the bottle a little above cellar temp, oddly enough, left me wanting more.

A Very dark with little variance around the edges--not much head retention or lacing.
S Not much barrel or booze here, surprisingly. Lot of cherry and almost a cola aroma. Little bit of coffee and molasses. Pretty mellow, overall.
T This is an interesting beer--I get a lot of brightness, namely cherries and berries, in the forefront followed by a wash of roast malt and a hint of coffee. Not much bourbon, though the barrel on this is big and charred, and it all comes through in the backend. Grainy with a boozy finish.
M I figured this would be a bit more viscous and oily, but it's surprisingly bubbly.
O This is a fine beer with some pleasant notes. I opened this the same day as a parabola, though, so that might have dwarfed the overall drinking experience.

BingCrosby7, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.