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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
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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Broden

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-06-2012 22:20:00 | More by Broden
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2014 19:26:11 | More by Ben7773
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-26-2014 06:22:33 | More by supa0525
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-06-2014 22:41:57 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

09-03-2013 20:53:46 | More by Mbpike
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blindpiggie

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-10-2014 22:49:47 | More by blindpiggie
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-26-2013 06:02:47 | More by GRG1313
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours pitch black with a fine milk chocolate colored head with great retention and lacing. Great aroma of bourbon, dark toasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is nicely integrated dark toasted malt, bourbon, chocolate and hints of dark fresh fruit. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. Quite a nice barrel aged stout, well balanced; warming, but the ABV well covered. Will buy this again when it rolls around.

03-21-2013 03:06:01 | More by LiquidAmber
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-30-2013 03:51:21 | More by Chugs13
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Jimmeekrek

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +14.5%

On tap at Aces & Ales in Vegas. What a great surprise this was. Incredible smells of chocolate fudge and vanilla, with hints of Oak and maybe even coconut. Taste when cold followed smell, with a wonderful Bourbon aspect to it, then some molasses and deep roast flavor came in as it warmed. Having recently had Central Waters Fifteen and BCBS, I would put it just ever so slightly below those. This fit my tastes to a T!

05-06-2013 17:47:22 | More by Jimmeekrek
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-21-2014 14:03:26 | More by david18
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Pelican5

California

4.51/5  rDev +8.9%

Stumbled upon this little gem randomly. 22oz bomber in a FW teku

Smells of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, coconut, vanilla, light oak. Taste follows the nose with a little dark berries and licorice added in. Great mouthfeel a little bitter finish and then lingers chocolate and bourbon.

Excellent bourbon barrel stout. A notch or two below BCBS and the other top dogs, IMHO of course.

Do your self a favor and get some.

10-19-2013 05:05:51 | More by Pelican5
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Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-07-2013 00:14:10 | More by BrewTasting
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Rope

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%

Appearance-
Thick oil, almost like a cable pouring out of the bottle. Settles into an obsidian pond with little head.

Smell-
The burnt malt hits me quick, but eating by the sweetness.

Taste-
That good malt bitter I like, a hint of cherry, and then the general sweetness from both barrel and malt.

Mouthfeel-
It was kind of like having my mouth coated with a paint. The way a good imperial stout should be. Best enjoyed in the winter.

Overall-
A fantastic example of a barrel aged imperial stout. Thank you to the generous patrons of Dark Lord Day.

04-28-2013 14:00:58 | More by Rope
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Minnesota

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Nevada

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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

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04-17-2014 05:46:43 | More by davegray
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Impfan

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

I was expecting this to be a big disappointment, but it’s really pretty tasty. Thick body, and an aroma of bourbon rum and red wine-soaked malted milk balls. Taste is similar with the addition of some toasted coconut,, and hint of rum soaked raisins. Not very complex, but there are no off-putting flavors, right through the finish. Too pricey for the simplicity, but pleasant and warming on this raw, rainy day.

12-11-2012 21:13:29 | More by Impfan
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from a silver waxed bomber bottle, hand dated 1120, and poured into a Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a viscous black color, with a finger of brown head that falls pretty quickly. No lacing left behind at all.

S - The smell is very bourbon forward with notes of chocolate.

T/M - The tastes range from bourbon coffee, slight soy sauce, morphing into a warming caramel bourbon. The flavors really blend well, there is no one flavor that over powers another one. Heavy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This is a pretty decent BBA stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. I will definitely buy another one to age, I just wish it wasn't so damn expensive. $14.99 is hard to pocket considering Abyss was only $11.99.

12-17-2012 05:59:51 | More by Rizalini
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South Carolina

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08-26-2013 12:35:04 | More by james582
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California

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California

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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