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Huge Arker - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 01-29-2014)
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.21.14.

A: 2 1/2 finger tan head. Midnight black with some red at the bottom.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, cream, brown sugar.

T: Bourbon, vanilla dominate. Caramel, brown sugar, woodiness, plum are subtle.

M: Creamy. Somewhat chewy.

O: The bottle could have used some cellaring because everything was so strong. The alcohol burn was definitely there, but it's hard to hide with such a high ABV. It's a big beer and it snuck up on me even though I sipped on it. It was a very good BB stout.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 08:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

my_knew_craft, Sep 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

JamesBurkett, Sep 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1%

sonofliberty2, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

MrBeige, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

bkwhoppa66, Aug 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5%

ChrisMyhre, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a turbid ebony with a thumb of tan head. Great lacing & head retention, never
really drops bright ( as far as this style can ). Stays effervescent (4.5)

S: Figs, faint booze, Bourbon gets stronger once warm (3.5)

T: Raisins, booze, dryness, Bourbon & figs up front. Some caramel & vanilla mix in with figgyness
once warm, a little molasses, some jammyness too almost makes me think Boulevard BBQ. Finishes
boozey with some woody notes, more figs (3.75)

MF: Medium body at best, slight carbonation, very warming, slick (3.5)

Huge beer, proceed with caution. Tasty enough, just needed more Stout aspects to make me
really happy. Well worth a go though (3.75)

russpowell, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ohiobeer29, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. Pours dark brown with an off white head.

S. Bourbon, malt, sweet and heat. There's a touch of pine but mainly boozy and roasted.

T. Bourbon and wood flavor lasting with a strong malt note. A bit hot. Perhaps a touch oxidized with a chocolate yet dark soy like note. Oak, char, booze. Toasty, roasted, barreled and bourbon soaked.

F. Full bodied, smooth and creamy. Only slightly dry and roasted in the finish.

O. Lovely beer but she's big.

Stinkypuss, Jul 18, 2014
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Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.