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Liquid Confidential (Sherry Barrel Aged) | To Øl

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4.14
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Liquid Confidential (Sherry Barrel Aged)Liquid Confidential (Sherry Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Vanz on 02-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by KVNBGRY:
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ap - Awesome. Classic imperial stout.

Ar - Berry character.. Almost tart, char, chocolate, light vanilla.

T - Subtle heat, feels more like alcohol burn than chili. There's too much char for my liking. The berry character, vanilla and chocolate all blend well. But they're masked by the char and alcohol burn.

M - A touch thin for what I was hoping for. But carbonation level is perfect.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shawner
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Westyn
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Premiere Gourmet in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a small, quarter inch head, and no lacing.

This one smells like dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and a little bit of sherry. No pepper here, at least in the aroma.

In the taste, the pepper is quite subtle. I get no actual pepper flavor, but a little bit of heat in the finish. The sherry character is pleasant, and provides some nice sweetness, and comboes well with the dark fruit well to provide some sweetness against the fairly bitter, and slightly smoky stout base. Really nice balance here between the sweet and bitter components.

This has a medium bodied feel to it, slightly thin for the style, with a very creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol feel at all.

I wish I could have gotten more pepper flavor out of this one, but even without it, this one was a very tasty stout.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Pitch black with tan head with red hues. Aroma is cherries, red fruit, sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Very creamy palate. Aftertaste is dry, fruity, sweet, floram and spicy alcohol. Overall: excellent. Sweet and nice.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Tertullian007
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of T-34-85
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patrykfus
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dope
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just hit shelves here about a week ago. 12.3% ABV.

A: Viscous jet black pour with a big and dense dark brown head. Great head retention and pretty thick lacing to boot.

S: Lots of dark fruits immediately. Lots of grapes and lots of char. Bitter cocoa and chili powder. Interesting combo.

T: Up front is the big fruitiness of the sherry. Chili pepper kicks in fast. Way more heat in this than the base beer. Nice spiciness with quite a bit of chalky char and some bitter cocoa to go with it. Lingering spiciness in the finish and aftertaste, reminds me of a chipotle powder when the char combines with it. Long, long lingering chili dusty chili powder flavor. No real heat despite the >12% ABV.

M: Heavy but not overly so. Charry and chalky - borderline dry in the finish (from a relative standpoint for a big ABV stout, anyway).

O: Very unique brew. Spicier than the base beer (at least, according to my memory). The fruitiness of the sherry provides another layer of complexity but otherwise it is very similar. Pretty well balanced. Not sure if it's worth the $17 for a 12.7 ounce bottle (yikes) but it was nice to try.

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Photo of moarmare
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Catch up from last night's RIS bottle share. Sherry barrels add some new aspects here, some sweetness, some spicy, some wood. All together makes for a complex brew. An already solid RIS extended with new characteristics.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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