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Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

331 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 72
Gots: 92 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, Single Barrel Bourbon-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor. Aged for 6 months inside charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the bourbon soaked wood to the beer. Each bottle run is drawn from a single barrel, making each batch a unique drinking experience. ABV from 10.5% to 11.5%.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 10-14-2011)
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3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bainbridge Street Barrel House.

Solid black pour, with a finger of brown head that receded to a ring, good retention, dots of lacing on the glass. Everything I'd expect from a stout in the nose, dark malts, cocoa, coffee, along with some marshmallow sweetness, and barrel notes that were somewhat muted. In the taste, dark malts, fudge and creamy sweetness, coffee, dry oak, light notes of bourbon and coconut. On the verge of being a mess, but never really reaching that point, all elements just keeping themselves together enough for this to be a tasty brew with decent drinkability. Body was medium, mouthfeel was fairly smooth if a little syrupy, with some booze heat expectedly present.

Rifugium, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

earlholman, Today at 05:51 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

lysergicdream, Nov 18, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev 0%

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VaTechPhilly, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

As a fan of black coffee and chocolate, this beer was very satisfying. You can taste the notes of both.

Getting a pint of it is rather expensive as far as beers go. I'd rather use the money on 300mL of hard liquor. BUT if you don't mind forking over the extra dough, go ahead and enjoy this imperial stout

Antoine, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Kmlund, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Vanilla, oak, a hint of chocolate. Slightly sour? On the thinner side. It's pretty good.

Davepoolesque, Nov 10, 2014
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Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.