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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: richj1970 on 10-13-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Yeti1979, Mar 09, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a glass of root beer. Dark cola colored with a huge brown head that somewhat lacks density.

Smells like a standard RIS. Anise, coffee, fudge, and soy sauce.

It's a pretty decent tasting RIS but I can't help but knock the score due to the complete lack of bourbon characteristics. Black licorice, coffee, and fudge. There is a hint of wood but it's a fresh woodsy flavor vs. a spent bourbon barrel.

Mouthfeel is a little thin for such a robust beer, but otherwise good carbonation.

Hmm. Tough to grade it. On one hand I really enjoyed it and it's solid for an RIS. On the other hand it is bourbon barrel aged but fails to pull out any bourbon qualities. It kind of reminds me of a Palo Santo Marron light.

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Color is a pitch black with basically no head at all.
Aroma is cherries with hints of vanilla and tons of alcohol.
Very big smells of bourbon with hints of burnt toffee and caramel.
The flavor is much nicer than the smell. Super huge body, the beer is what it says it is.
Vanilla cherries with chocolate and coffee hints. My only problem with this beer is that for 9 % abv the alcohol is not hidden at all. Very boozy beer but complex in flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with light tan head that lingers pretty well for the style.

Smell is toasted malts, caramel, wine and a hint of bourbon.

Caramel, chocolate, toasted malts and bourbon mingle beautifully in this one. Very complex and balanced.

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Overall this is a great example of the style. Very complex and inviting.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
95 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.