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Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 71
Gots: 82 | FT: 10
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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tjseveryday

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-29-2014 21:29:05 | More by tjseveryday
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DarrBrow

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.1%

04-27-2014 12:24:46 | More by DarrBrow
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teromous

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(From the label)
Date in barrel: 03/19/2013
Date out of barrel: 09/25/2013

A: Dark black body with a pretty dark brown cocoa looking head. The head stands for a good amount of time but it took some aggressive pouring to get started. Some lacing.

S: Very strong bourbon scent. If I were blindfolded I would think this was just a glass of bourbon. I get the oak as well. It smells good. It's nothing but bourbon but that one element is strong.

T: Very strong bourbon, oak, and rich coffee. There are two elements that make this beer perfect. The first is the richness of flavor. It is right there, full of flavor. It's not watered down or muddy, it is bold. The second is that the flavors work well together without stepping on each others toes. The bourbon flavor is big, but the coffee stands up to it, without being too bitter or harsh. No "standard" alcohol flavors (11.5% ABV) so the only alcohol I pick up is from the bourbon. Very well at hiding the bourbon.

M: Perfect mouthfeel. Full, smooth, thick but not syrupy, very alive on the palate, and just rich feeling.

O: Overall I loved this beer. It's a freaking amazing beer. I will be looking forward to buying this one again. I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 19:41:46 | More by teromous
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2014 21:05:41 | More by -NESTO-
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DubCo21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-18-2014 00:54:30 | More by DubCo21
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 00:52:50 | More by bvdubn
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-05-2014 15:40:42 | More by sanitarium16
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-03-2014 22:45:44 | More by jwat
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-30-2014 21:24:46 | More by Nobcefus
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-30-2014 06:25:14 | More by ricecracker420
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-26-2014 14:31:07 | More by kscaldef
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2014 03:10:47 | More by SharkNado
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-20-2014 03:07:42 | More by Wowcoolman
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Rado

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-20-2014 03:03:50 | More by Rado
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-20-2014 03:01:46 | More by drewone
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sblanton83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-13-2014 02:18:58 | More by sblanton83
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-12-2014 23:38:02 | More by jzeilinger
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-08-2014 00:27:04 | More by WillCarrera
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-04-2014 02:44:51 | More by buzzy
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-24-2014 13:38:46 | More by jjd315
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-23-2014 04:20:44 | More by Liberatiscioli
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-22-2014 14:53:11 | More by wisrarebeer
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PerHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-21-2014 05:59:01 | More by PerHops
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2014 23:33:15 | More by blindpiggie
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Jlabs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-17-2014 23:04:38 | More by Jlabs
Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.