Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 21 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
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