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Cabernet Barrel-Aged Laika Stout - Straight To Ale

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 33
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
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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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Photo of redskull
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not your every day Imperial stout but when that time comes and you feel deserving of something special.... Cab Laika. Credit where credit is due, the guys at Straight to Ale really outdid themselves with this beer!

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spw109
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pocketharpy
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The aroma hits of the base with chocolate, caramel sweetness, and hops. Then a big punch of dark fruit, grape skin, tannic red wine.

The beer moves on with big milk chocolate, caramel, woody hops, umami, a burst of alcohol. Then onto red wine character, some sweetness from dark fruits, cherry, red grape, tannic Cabernet drying and oak in the back.

A medium plus mouthfeel.

One of the better red wine barrel aged brews I've tried.

Photo of akang
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It was cloyingly sweet and fruity, flavors seemed off.

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a motor oil black with a thin, dark brown colored head

S-Sweet chocolate, chocolate syrup, cherries, other dark fruits, currants, oak, vanilla, and booze comes in fairly strong as well.

T-Booze hits hard at first and finishes with a bite. Between is a layered chocolate, dark fruit and oaky taste that balances well and is complemented by the booze nicely. Well balanced.

MF-Thick, full bodied. Finishes crisp because of the booze which is not well hidden.

O-Damn good beer. All the flavors come through well but the booze is a bit too much on the finish. Other than that, it's everything a stout should be.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, dark fruit, red wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, cinnamon, red wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great red wine barrel aged characteristics that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Lare453
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jnich2424
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.37/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brihon
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuentinCall
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

prefer the bourbon to the Cabernet. Seemed off to me

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head.
Very smooth, full body.

The aroma is quite woody with a dark malt base and red wine notes.
The flavor largely follows.

Photo of Evango
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cabernet Barrel-Aged Laika Stout from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.