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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika StoutBourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%


Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
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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starshockey9

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

12-06-2013 04:04:42 | More by starshockey9
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-22-2014 15:09:03 | More by starshark
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-22-2014 15:06:15 | More by Braden
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

03-16-2014 02:05:23 | More by Docrock
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Brinks

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-14-2014 12:31:16 | More by Brinks
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-09-2014 09:49:29 | More by Yeti1979
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jampics2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-23-2014 03:23:40 | More by Johnny_Duck
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-15-2014 22:06:05 | More by firstlighthiker
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8%

02-12-2014 04:12:53 | More by Axnjxn
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Motor oil black, very viscous and thick. A mocha-colored one finger head that lingered. Filmy lacing. Some of the best label art I've seen in a while.

S: Chocolate, malts, coffee and bourbon come on strong.

T: Follows nose with a caramel and a really nice bourbon finish. Sweet, robust. A definite sipper.

M: Medium to heavy with frothy carbonation.

O: Wish they could sell this one in Mississippi, but the 11.7% rules that out. One that I will seek out again. Highly recommended. Well done, Straight to Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 15:50:57 | More by brewskifan55
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PaulUH

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

02-02-2014 18:23:20 | More by PaulUH
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-29-2014 03:17:05 | More by thegerm87
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8%

01-23-2014 06:40:08 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-23-2014 04:32:05 | More by Zach136
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Alabama

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New York

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Florida

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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

01-04-2014 04:37:12 | More by ldhughes3
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied.

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-22-2013 14:16:03 | More by FLBeerGuy
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

12-19-2013 03:45:49 | More by crowbar540
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Eric15

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-18-2013 14:04:27 | More by Eric15
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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
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