Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Coronado Brewing Company
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +12.3%
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!
01-24-2014 04:32:29 | More by cxr1037
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Really great showing for Coronado Brewing Company! I'm not sure if they've done other barrel aged projects but this came out really nice. Very drinkable and I'm really happy to see this brewer stepping up their game! Southern California doesn't have to be known for IPAs with all of the great barrel programs in the works.
02-03-2014 21:14:14 | More by ThePaleRider
4.24/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Pours black with a tightly bubbled 1/2 finger light brown head. Leaves some light sheets of lace down the glass with each sip.
S: Holy barrel! Tons of spicy bourbon and oak on the nose. The oak is really, really intense here, pushing big spice notes out at you. Underneath, there are some notes of cocoa powder, dark chocolate and some light dark cherry notes.
T: Again, holy moly. TONS of oak here. Woody as hell with a big and slightly boozy kick of bourbon that will put some hair on your chest. Middle has some dark chocolate and dry baking chocolate notes with a touch of anise. Finish brings dry bourbon, a bit of booze, and dark chocolate. This is really good stuff.
02-26-2014 03:25:31 | More by notchucknorris
3.99/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick 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 good beer with a nice barrel aging treatment that works well with the base beer.
05-16-2014 04:23:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.86/5 rDev -5.4%
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).
07-11-2014 04:13:33 | More by Beerswag
Stupid Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.