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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
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world-class

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: richj1970 on 10-13-2013)
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jampics2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2014 16:53:34 | More by jampics2
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Jared14

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-29-2014 05:21:12 | More by Jared14
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twizzard

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-16-2014 22:58:50 | More by twizzard
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sourman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

08-20-2014 17:33:01 | More by sourman
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-22-2014 14:08:41 | More by rworkman
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

12-24-2013 01:51:18 | More by Vonerichs
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-09-2014 11:42:23 | More by Gerasimos
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-26-2014 05:29:28 | More by tweezer159
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richj1970

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-13-2013 00:59:44 | More by richj1970
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-20-2013 00:09:00 | More by xxcarpxx
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-23-2014 06:40:08 | More by Keith_R
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-13-2013 20:18:58 | More by GratefulEdd
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-21-2014 08:07:12 | More by TheBishopco
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-22-2013 14:16:03 | More by FLBeerGuy
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-09-2013 02:22:20 | More by smartassboiler
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-22-2014 23:28:40 | More by Justinbshelton
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-16-2014 02:05:23 | More by Docrock
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10-24-2013 00:59:25 | More by Crimsontider22
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Florida

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Zach136

Georgia

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TrappistJohnMD

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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied.

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

12-26-2013 18:47:45 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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johnwhitleyuab

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

Just enough chocolate / coffee blend to create a good balance. Good mouth feel. Smooth and very drinkable. Highly recommended. Looking forward to drinking it more often in the future. Glad the state is beginning to produce some very good beers. This is certainly one of the best.

10-31-2013 02:29:43 | More by johnwhitleyuab
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AndyGator

Alabama

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10-21-2013 13:29:13 | More by AndyGator
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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
95 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.