Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 76
Gots: 97 | 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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Photo of grimey68
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
4.5/5  rDev +9%

22 oz bomber. Bottled on less than a month ago after barrel aging for 6 months. Pours dark deep chocolate brown almost black. 2 full fingers off lingering head. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and roasted malts. Tastes just like it smells. Delicious thick and heavy. Very boozy with burn going down. More vanilla and bourbon in the after taste. Incredibly high ABV but goes down without fighting back too much. Could probably mellow more if I let it age around 6 months or longer. Strong espresso, chocolate and bourbon favors. Full bodied. Not for the casual craft beer drinker. Hard core imperial stout. Love it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of lysergicdream
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Antoine
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.8/5  rDev -56.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.8%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.