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Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch - Fullsteam Brewery

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Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch
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BA SCORE
87
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 01-22-2012)
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Jennska

Idaho

5/5  rDev +26.9%

09-16-2012 23:38:44 | More by Jennska
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Sicem99

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-08-2012 18:23:34 | More by Sicem99
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-06-2012 22:07:41 | More by RedneckBeerz
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jnance34

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-15-2013 13:31:45 | More by jnance34
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

It pours very dark brown with blood red hues. Very small white head.

The smell is exactly like you would think a BA Working Man's Lunch would smell. The barrel hides all the chocolate.

I really enjoy the taste. As smy friend Stuart said, "its not all bourbon, its just--Heres some bourbon." All of the things you like about Working Man's Lunch all made it through the barrel as well. The light body, nice bits of chocolate, and slight creamy feel.

Well done Fullsteam!

01-22-2012 14:44:53 | More by VncentLIFE
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap at the brewery on 3/3/12.

Pours a deep, dark brown with a reddish hue and only a thin remnant of head. The nose offers vanilla, chocolate, a little sweet caramel, some faint alcohol, and a nice woody, bourbon aroma. The flavor opens up much like the original version with chocolate, roasted malts, and a little caramel, but then finishes with a woody, vanilla note. There is just a hint of bourbon in the finish which comes with the woody, vanilla notes. There is a faint note of alcohol that comes in the finish as well. The mouthfeel is a very smooth, medium body with decent carbonation.

This is a well balanced beer. I think the aging process really smoothed the flavors here and added a little body. The vanilla notes come through here more than the original in my opinion. I would definitely have this again.

03-06-2012 10:56:11 | More by tdm168
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-03-2013 21:41:21 | More by KevinGordon
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belgianfiend

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-18-2012 01:42:24 | More by belgianfiend
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2013 18:56:19 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-08-2013 21:13:00 | More by gr8zehaman
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-28-2013 16:52:04 | More by hemorhoidzz
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-04-2013 02:03:16 | More by IPAchris
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adam_e

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-30-2013 20:16:24 | More by adam_e
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-04-2012 21:38:07 | More by GTB
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blackie

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

catching up on an oldie here - this was late 2011, entered from notes

a: glass at the brewpub on a Sunday with glorious food truck barbecue, the barreled version of this unique stout is a deep brown in color, holding up a nice head with light retention

s: smooth roasted malts give thinned chocolate aromas alongside fruity banana esters, toasted malt, vanilla, and a gentle undercurrent of woody bourbon

m: lighter in carbonation but a touch prickly, body on the thinner side of medium

t: all the notes of the standard working man’s persist here, but are smoothed over with the added gift of gentle bourbon barrel notes, mellow flavors of vanilla, mild banana esters, toasted sugar, and clean roasts, lingering finish with only a mild hop presence

o: nicely done with a light, complimentary barrel presence - a touch necessary to apply bourbon to a smaller beer, drinks well

04-11-2013 03:06:27 | More by blackie
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TheOriginal

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer has a lot going on.

Pours dark and extremely thin. The beer is highly carbonated, has a lot of thin-puffy head, and lace is good and reamins on the glass throughout the beer.

Smells of fruity something, very light oak and chocalate, and SODA! Not sure exactly what gives it that smell but does have a type of cola/soda/pop smell to it.

Taste is great, light and carbonated, definitely not a heavy beer, the bourbon and oak really are displayed in the taste more than the smell.

This beer is light, carbonated really well, light on the bourbon/oak flavors, but really good. Of course the beer is 6%, so I believe the mouthfeel/flavor.appearence is right now par. Definitely worth a try.

04-11-2013 22:30:33 | More by TheOriginal
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-24-2013 22:01:50 | More by Jason
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-12-2013 02:56:28 | More by jsanford
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-10-2013 21:26:56 | More by BeerHunter76
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Appearance: The chocolate colored beer has a nice head on it that leaves shards of lacing behind

Smell: Both chocolate and vanilla elements can be detected on the nose as well as vague hints of the Bourbon barrel

Taste: The Bourbon is much more pronounced in the flavor than in the scent as it overtakes the chocolate flavor by mid-palate; after the swallow, chocolate, vanilla and Bourbon flavors linger and there is a nice oaky flavor in the finish

Mouthfeel: While this is not a high ABV beer, the mouthfeel just doesn't work; the body is on the light side but the real problem is a high degree of fizziness that just doesn't befit the style

Overall: A pretty decent beer, but for the mouthfeel

02-19-2012 02:08:18 | More by brentk56
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-26-2013 01:47:22 | More by sliverX
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-21-2013 22:56:04 | More by Mantooth
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-14-2013 01:02:49 | More by robwestcott
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-04-2013 02:52:18 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-09-2013 23:07:41 | More by Texasfan549
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Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.