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Great Grandfather Raven - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 4.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-07-2012)
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2010 on tap on 12-21-12

Aged for a year in Heaven Hill 20 barrels then in stainless tanks for another year.

A - Served a dark deep brown, but not quite black with a dark tan head made up of very lard bubbles that linger around for a long time.

S - I let this one sit for awhile to warm up. Lots of nice bourbon tones are hard to miss, then some wood, vanilla, carmel, and dark fruit come through.

T - Tons of nice bourbon, more wood here and some subtle vanilla.

D - Lower carbonation and a heavier body. Very easy drinking for 10.5%

O - A really nice treat. I am it was still on. A great way to end the world, or start my Christmas vacation.

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5/2/2012

Silver medal winner at World Beer Cup 2012 in Category 22: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout (58 Entries). I don't remember the story behind this beer, aside from the fact that it's a bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout.

A: Black as pitch with a finger of light brown froth.

S: Firm dark chocolate presence with expressive bourbon and lesser notes of oak. Light vanilla with a dash of licorice. There's a little oxidation but it's not detracting. Caramel is in the background.

T: Pleasant blend of bourbon, caramel, and chocolate with a touch of vanilla and evident brown sugar. Smooth flavor with a low bitterness and a hint of oxidation. Bourbon chocolate finish with a little booze.

M: Full body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky and sticky with a nice level of alcohol warming on the palate.

Overall: Very nice. After a disappointing first experience with Black Raven I'm pleased to see that the hype over this brewery in the Pacific Northwest has some basis in reality.

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500th Beer! Had the '11 at Brouwer's Big Wood Event. Really nicely integrated flavours and good barrel character. It would have been 4.5 + but I felt that it was just starting to fall away slightly. I'm looking forward to trying this fresh!

Great Grandfather Raven from Black Raven Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.