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Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Coronado Brewing Company

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Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedStupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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very good

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 133
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BMMillsy on 11-13-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 133
Reviews by cxr1037:
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4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up from the tasting room on Knoxville St. today for $15. I have too many bourbon barrel-aged stouts so I said to hell with it, let's try this one out!

APPEARANCE: thicky, oily black, like engine oil or chocolate syrup. Nice solid mocha-white head that tapers down quickly. Minimal ring around the glass.

AROMA: Whoa...lots of bourbon. Then there's a lot of chocolate. Other typical BA stout aromas pop in - oak, vanilla. There's a strong whiff of alcohol. Some cherries pop their head in there, too.

TASTE: I feel that bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts have the same aromas and tastes. This beer validates my hypothesis - the taste is immediately bourbon. Then chocolate of all varieties, leaning mostly toward white and milk chocolate. Oak, vanilla, a little bit of caramel are in there - sweetness abounds. It's hot, for sure - a strike of alcohol on the palate makes me think this is a much higher ABV than the 9.8% printed on the bottle. A lot of people seem to be turned off by alcohol, but I like it. Strong, but not unnecessarily harsh. I'd say the taste on this one is like a more bourbon version of Firestone Walker's Parabola.

MOUTHFEEL: Thick, oily body. It just coats all of my mouth with a residual sweetness. As it warms the alcohol becomes heavier in the mouth. I feel like I should maybe put a drop of distilled water in it! Nicely carbonated.

FINISH: Heavy, lingering finish. Smooth, but pronounced alcohol burn. Sweet, dark malts.

OVERALL: Coronado's done something great with this beer. It's a solid example of the style and I wouldn't hesitate to put it in the world-class tier. Maybe it's because I had a Firestone Walker Parabola last week, but I'd say the BA Stupid Stout is very similar.

After reading the (so far) only review on here of this, I have to say it's a different product altogether. If you can get a hold of this one, it's a must try for all you bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout folks. Hope they release some more soon!


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More User Reviews:
Photo of Catracho5
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Black with a nice mocha colored head, some pretty decent lacing especially for a BBA stout, some light coming through on the edges, not much carbonation.

A: Big chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, alcohol on the back end, roasted malts, smells really good.

T: Big chocolate, bourbon, coffee bitterness, roasted malts, alcohol well hidden, there is a slight kind of dry chalkiness flavor, tastes off, bourbon and alcohol burn on the end, not bad.

M: Creamy, dry mouthfeel, feels kind of like a quad, has that Belgian yeast mouthfeel to it.

O: Pretty good, except for a slight dry chalky flavor, I like this. It has a nice chocolate profile, bourbon is balanced, I don't imagine this would age well as it's not as big as other BBA stouts I've tried. If you like BBA stouts then this is worth a try, probably not something I would seek out again but I am not disappointed but not so impressed that I would seek this out again.

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Photo of tjk135
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage
Aroma of boozy chocolate, which is wonderful. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malts and chocolate. Outstanding. The age on the bottle did wonders for this beer.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you barrel aged Sam smith chocolate stout this is what it would taste like.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

bottle aged 8 months

appearance is dark brown almost black. smell is bourbon all in front and the heat is there. vanilla and sweet malt is apparent in the smell. taste is much like the smell. lots of bourbon, vanilla, a little coffee and some toffee notes in there as well. not to complex of a profile (no roasted malt apparent, or dark chocolate flavors). goes down smooth, not a lot of carbonation. Lacing is spotty, but not too prominent. Mouthfeel is smooth, not to bitey or heavy. Good for the style, just looking for more depth and personality. Food pairing should be something rich or sharp. Beemster XO, smoked bbq, southern food will go well here, such as gumbo, cajun spices and cracklings. Pecan desserts and spiceful sweets such as carrot cake or sock-it-to me cake (upside down pineapple cake).

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Photo of aquazr1
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MontereyBay831
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of larryarms847
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours midnight black with a very thin light brown head of frothy foam.

Roasted malt, subtle coffee, chocolate, and bourbon heat.

Chocolate and coffee remains subtle in flavor, heavy roast, more bourbon heat.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, slick, thinner than was hoping for, very hot, could use some age.

Overall, this was a decent BBA stout, but lacked a thick mouthfeel and was a bit hot. A bit of cellar time may make this one more enjoyable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SomethingJive
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Look: opaque jet black with a minimal mocha head that just rims the glass. Quite and active beer with lots of legs

Smell: Lots of oak at first with some semi-sweet chocolate, dark cherries, raisins, dark fruit, currants, slight sweet vanillas, bourbon, and more dark chocolate. Smells awesome with lots of chocolate cover cherry notes

Taste: Big oak notes on the attack followed by a really nice warming vanilla, chocolate covers cherries, more oak, a earthy oat like flavor, raisins, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Really nice

Mouthfeel: Big and heavy bodied on the tongue. Medium carbonation and slightly wet as the taste develops on the tongue in dries very slowly to allow all the flavors to really get their chance to shine through. Alcohol is present with a warm sensation half way through the profile that also warms the chest but nothing over powering

Overall: Wow! One really nicely done BA imperial stout. It has a lot of the same characteristics as bourbon county only not as thick. Really enjoyed the dark fruit and dark chocolate notes and how they meld together really nicely. The finish is also perfect as it doesn't dry super fast allowing the beer to really run it's complex profile.

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Photo of tourdot
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up in a grocery store of all places.
Served in a tulip glass.

Black body with brownish highlights around the edges where the light hits it. Creamy mocha foam, lasts for a few sips, then fades into a cirrus skim across the surface. Intricate drippy lace patterns, looks like rain on a windshield at high speeds.

Aroma is alright... carob, roasted malt, residual sugar sweetness. Meh.
As it comes up to room temperature there's a little bit of woodiness.

Flavor has a little more complexity. Tobacco leaf, milk chocolate, trace vanilla, slight oak and bourbon heat. Creamy and full bodied with a light sweetness. Fairly balanced and "drinkable" for a BA Imperial Stout, though it's not really treading any new territory.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsh420
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty BBA Stout poured from bottle into snifter. Not too bourbony as others, but nice feel and chocolaty. Hefty price, but worth a try.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DangleBerries
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Coronado Brewing Company
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