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Sextant (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sextant (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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BA SCORE
89
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 10-24-2011)
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barcade into a goblet. Reviewed from notes.

A: Black body, thin tan head that turns into a ring. Ok.

S: Bourbon and vanilla jump out, with some delicate chocolate underneath. Solid, but a little tame.

T: Everything's here: bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit - but somehow it's just too weak to be impressive. The bourbon finish is delicious, but it's just underpowered.

M: Fairly light and frothy, but not offensively so.

O: I reviewed this without knowing its extremely modest ABV, and I think I was expecting the base beer to be an RIS rather than just a simple oatmeal stout. Now that I see what I was actually dealing with, I've bumped its Taste score up half a point. It was a really nice, complex, mellow beer that did a great job integrating barrel and base. Highly recommended.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a glass of this at Pinnochio's in Media. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown with a finger of tan head that leaves a ring around the edge of the pour.

Smell: Sweet roast along with some smoke, dark chocolate notes, and some mild bourbon.

Taste: This is a very smooth BA stout. Roasty dark chocolate with some mild smoke and smooth bourbon. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter. Goes to show that you can tastefully age a lower abv beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with just a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very tastefully done BA beer. The flavors all mixed very well. I would definitely have it again.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served a little too cold and I forgot to ask for plenty of head, which may acount for why it had almost none. Benefit of the doubt. Tiny bit of lace. Inside ring is tan. Color is an opaque pitch brown black. Aroma is malt, butterscotch, malt, roast, toast, sour. Flavor’s very similar to nose; sweet is up front, but not over done, then the butterscotch, sour, carbonic tang, malt, roast, etc. Body is good and gets better as it warms, carbonation good too. Finish is like flavor ( not a fan of butterscotch), little alcohol warmth, and fairly long. Could be classified as dry stout for sour, but at same time it’s fairly sweet. soooo.... don’t sue me.

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Sextant (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.