Cabernet Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: richj1970 on 10-30-2013)
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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottled Shop (Marietta, GA). 13.99. No bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Rests in the glass pitch black with two and a half fingers of dense mocha brown head. That deep froth fades within a couple minutes to a thin halo, leaving no lace.

Smells of cocoa, dark fruit, mild vanilla and a little wine. The dark fruit and oak character shines through quite nicely as it warms.

Flavors are rich and roasty. Pure dark chocolate, cabernet, licorice, oaky barrel char, fruit skins, mild coffee, burnt caramel and a hefty booze whallop. Cocoa, anise and roast malts blend beautifully with the vineous, earthy, oaken barrel goodness. That noticeable alcohol doesn't detract from the enjoyment in the least. Delicious.

Medium full, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Dark cocoa, heavily kilned malts and boozey cabernet linger in the finish.

Cabernet Barrel Aged Laika is a terrific elevation of the base. The interplay of Russian imperial stout and wine is excellent. Yet another example of the outstanding work coming from Straight To Ale. Definitely try it if you can.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zookerman182
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a thin mocha head.
Aroma is dark chocolate and roast.
Flavor is loads of dark decadent chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate and red wine.
This beer is rich and robust. Not complex but it just hits the dark chocolate and dry red wine notes on he head. Extremely satisfying beer.
Extremely well Balanced.
Mouthfeel is full but not chewy.
I aurally prefer this to the bourbon Laika which was also outstanding.

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tamingthebrett
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Awesome mix of of dark fruit and oaky roast. Can't remember when I enjoyed a beer more. Great job sta.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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2/5  rDev -52.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Cabernet Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
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