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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Retsinis on 06-02-2011

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.
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 13
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, fudge, toasted coconut, earth, wood, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart cocoa powder, fudge, vanilla bean, toasted coconut, wood, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic aromas and flavors, but the slight tartness in the taste is unexpected but doesn't really diminish from the flavors.

Serving type: on tap.

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22oz bottle, 9.5% abv, bottle #2213
A - opaque black with a thin tan head that fizzles very quickly
S - boozy bourbon dominates the nose; roasted barley, chocolate, oak, and vanilla present as well
T - very boozy instantly making it a sipper; plenty of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee, roasted barley, raisin, cherry perhaps
M - fuller bodied but feels kind of thin for the style, still very smooth and rich, alcohol is quite hot but I'm not complaining
T - very good bourbon barrel Imperial stout. I'd like to try the regular Red Fox Imperial Stout, but I don't think I'll come across it seeing as I got this on a road trip. This was good, but quite pricy.

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.