Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 33
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
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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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.
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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
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