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Bourbon Barrel Hairy Eyeball - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mrkrispy on 10-22-2009)
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Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Hopcat for the wood aged beer festival.
A: Pours a very cloudy brown with two quarters of tan head.

S: Loads of bourbon with mild cocoa and coffee.

T: Bourbon upfront followed by slightly sweet malt roastiness. Much less coffee, cocoa and malt in the taste then the smell. Finish is a little hoppy booziness.

M: Medium body with average carbonation.

O: Just an average BBA beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brown pour with red ambience to it. Very little head. Aroma is straight bourbon and not much else.

Taste, bourbon comes across very smooth. Really creamy, not much heat. Prolly smoother than regular eyeball from what I recall about the base version. A little one dimensional but it does that one thing well.

Photo of long4hops
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of camil1mj
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at the Lagunitas event at Ashley's Westland.

A: Very beautiful brown. Very little head. Some thin bubbles present on the top of the beer.

S: The bourbon smell is very predominant with undertones of caramel and malt.

T: This one tastes wonderful. Big bouron flavor up front followed by rich caramel, vanilla and oak.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: One of the best BA strong ales I have come across. Very glad that Lagunitas brought this one to the Ashley's event as it was the best they had to offer.

Photo of mrkrispy
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Lagunitas. Board and bartender both say it is a cask but it is served out of a CO2 tap. For those that care, it was a "wet bourbon barrel"

Pours a deep dark chocolate brown. No head bu a nice creamy CO2 ring. Fairly well carbonated.

Massive bourbon nose, smells a bit hot but not REAL hot...ok I fib...reeks of Bourbon. Caramel, molasses, booze.

First taste is a huge Bourbon creamy flavor. Lots of vanilla, booze, chocolate, sugars, very interesting. Bourbon bomb.
Nicely carbonated. Bourbon flavors hanging around, coating the mouth. I am now exhaling bourbon. Very creamy beer, hot, wakes me up. No coffee flavors. Lots of sugars.

Quite interesting , this could hang with the best of the Bourbon beers. Some time would help calm the boozy punch to the throat, although it is quite the experience now.

Photo of ebenicr
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of avgjoseph
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of drwolfe
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sam_bliss
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RicoFalcon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Bourbon Barrel Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.