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Clare's Thirsty Ale - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Clare's Thirsty Ale
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 84
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-16-2011

An Imperial Stout aged for 13 months in Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels on Raspberries.

2014 - Aged 1 year in Woodford Reserve barrels.
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 14
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4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip at home from a half growler picked up from Haymarket just half an hour prior. I gotta say this stout blew me away. A friend told me about it and recommended I go get some. Pours a midnight black color with about an inch of khaki colored head. The smell is strong of chocolate with the rye whiskey prevalent and up front, with a slight berry presence. The taste is dark chocolate with a strong berry presence and rich roasty malts. If I had this blindfolded, I would swear up and down I was drinking Bourbon County Bramble. The difference to me was that this had a thicker creamier mouthfeel, not necessarily a bad thing but it definitely amped up the richness. The booze was noticeable but hardly overpowering. This was entirely too easy to drink. Absolutely loved it.

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4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Haymarket. Has a nice bourbon, milk chocolate nose. Taste is even better..get a ton of fruity sweet raspberry followed up with chocolate and a hint of coffee in the finish. It's like biting into a nice dark chocolate raspberry from Dove or something. Reminds me a lot of Bramble, but slightly thinner.

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4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

plenty of raspberry but no discernible barrel. super sweet.

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Clare's Thirsty Ale from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.