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Retribution - DuClaw Brewing Company

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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 82
Gots: 114 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 10-14-2011

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%.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, my bottle says 11.5% abv, and 1 out of 15 barrels. 9/21/12 out of barrel.

appears jet black, nice 1/2" thick tan colored head. decent retention. smell is boozy bourbon and oak flavors. caramel, vanilla, roast, toasted marshmallow. taste is good balance of roasty dark malt, slight bitter cocoa and coffee, with whiskey alcohol burn, lingering. medium boy and carbonation level. could be thicker, but does coat the tongue.
overall - pretty good. if you're a bourbon drinker, seek it out.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours out like motor oil, but only yields about a finger of fizzy brown head. The head doesn't lace at all, nor does it stick around for all that long. 2

S: The aroma is pretty boozy, but chocolate and vanilla also play large roles. The bourbon is there, but isn't as prominent as I would like. It smell like the taste is going to be very sweet if it wasn't for the booze. 3

T: The taste is very boozy, but the sweetness that I thought would take over, doesn't. The booze is cut by a nice amount of chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon and some oak come out at the end. Overall, the taste is good, but doesn't stand out in the style. 3

MF: The body is a bit too thin and undercarbonated for my tastes. The balance is good, but it's missing an aspect to make it stand out. 2

O: I wanted this to be great, but the flavors just aren't robust enough. The beer hints at being great, but isn't there yet. I enjoyed it, but not for a style that boasts some of the best beers I've ever had. 3

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Retribution from DuClaw Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.