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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
87
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 08-06-2009)
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Endocador

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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Sellen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

07-19-2014 17:33:33 | More by Sellen
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-08-2014 05:04:42 | More by GClarkage
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kaseydad

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2014 02:10:08 | More by kaseydad
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-28-2013 22:04:23 | More by djrn2
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-28-2013 04:40:27 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-13-2013 21:28:30 | More by EastBay_Nick
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brewdog444

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-12-2013 03:39:51 | More by brewdog444
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baybassboy

California

4/5  rDev +2%

05-14-2013 06:09:25 | More by baybassboy
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-30-2013 02:58:08 | More by Nage37
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2013 22:21:34 | More by phingdong
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-16-2013 07:27:23 | More by jvillefan
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-14-2013 16:04:34 | More by drummermattie02
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

A-Pours reasonably black. Brown edging. Nearly zero head.

S-The bourbon is very subtle. The overall nose isn't too intense either. Sweet without too much individuality to the aroma. Dark molasses and brown sugar. Lighter notes of roast. Sweet dark fruits.

T-Again the bourbon is very tame; too tame in my opinion. More of the same here. Dark fruit, molasses, scorched brown sugar particles. Light roast coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate.

M-Nearly cloying. Booze pops up but it doesn't really detract too much. Full bodied but it has a watery element to it; it thins out as it disperses throughout my mouth.

O/D-Not their best. Just a simple barrel addition doesn't always make a beer better.

02-05-2013 20:51:29 | More by VelvetExtract
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 20:12:22 | More by jsanford
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-13-2013 22:16:29 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-20-2012 05:33:52 | More by brotherloco
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-20-2012 02:42:57 | More by t0rin0
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

This was one my first barrel aged imperial stout and it was a good starter. Everything from the appearance to the feel was typical for a RIS, but that bourbon really came through nicely on the nose and palate. The alcohol, as a result, was a little more prevalent than I may have liked in spite of the wonderful extras the bourbon brings otherwise. If you see it on tap anywhere, it's worth a go!

08-07-2012 20:09:47 | More by TheRealBigC
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-10-2012 19:04:16 | More by thewimperoo
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-19-2012 00:06:43 | More by jmccraney
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-05-2012 00:38:39 | More by avaldivia
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shleepy

California

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

Served on tap at Lagunitas on 6/12/2011 (going through older notes).

A: Black, with small off-white head.

S: Fruity, oaky, sweet/malty/syrupy; you know you're in for something complex and interesting; "evolved" roastiness.

T: Sweet and oaky, sugary/caramely; chocolate lingers win aftertaste; some black currant in lieu of roastiness; not a lot of acidity or any bitterness; couldn't quite call it roasty or toasty.

M: Thick, syrupy, very full bodied

O: Good stuff; complex and very interesting; thick, full bodied, and full o' flavor; can't drink quickly or in large amounts.

04-03-2012 08:09:58 | More by shleepy
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OregonMicrobrew

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-19-2012 21:27:11 | More by OregonMicrobrew
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leprakhan

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-07-2011 08:24:21 | More by leprakhan
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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.