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Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Payette Brewing

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Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 19
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 25.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 19
Reviews by Scotchboy:
Photo of Scotchboy
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wax-dipped 22oz bomber split into glasses with my brothers.

A: Pure, jet black; tan head settles into a consistent ring.

S: Big, sweet bourbon notes; clear vanilla and caramel dominate, toffee as well. Some nice roasted malt aromas and some bready notes too.

T: Clear, sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, hint of char and roast, butterscotch, and oak. There is minimal burn, but you do taste just a bit of the alcohol, which nicely balances the sweetness. The finish has more bourbon.

MF: Creamy & viscous medium/full body with lower carbonation.

O: Impressive for a first-try, local barrel-aged stout. The bourbon character is phenomenal, and this is already balanced nicely.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NRo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2014 Edition.... on tap at Bittercreek over the weekend and had a bottle tonight at home. Thin dark brown head... The brew looks pretty thick... Stains the glass with every swirl.

Nose is sweet with heavy licorice and blackstrap molasses. I find something that I associate with sweet herbal qualities off-putting.. Aromas do not show much in the way of bourbon or barrel.

Flavor has all of the aromas then throw in some boozy raisins and smokey phenolics that remind me of smokey scotch.. Weird and not really my cup of beer.

Good body and carbonation..

I see what they were going for here, but I just don't care for the molasses and ESPECIALLY the licorice.


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Photo of Pennsyltucky
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeInBoise
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

They won't do growler fills! Too much happiness to put in a half gallon!

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Photo of Benish
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 release so this is not a one time only.

Appearance - pitch black with minimal head. Thick and vicious when pouring. You just know this is serious.

Smell: wow! Licorice, coffee, whiskey, chocolate, smoke. So in depth. Love it.

Taste: insanely boozy in a good way. So much chocolate and coffee and whisky. So decandant yet almost savory.

Mouthfeel: this is thick and boozy in the mouth.

Overall: this is a winner. That's all I can say. If you see it, get it.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
2.56/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Really enjoyed this beer on tap, although I think it may have been the non-barrel aged version. Just opened a bottle of 2014 and it's insanely thin. Odd beef jerky and soy sauce notes. Can't tell if it's infected but definitely disappointed.

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Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeerasian
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, dark brown/black. Tall medium brown head that fizzes out very quickly. Zero lacing and minimal retention.

S: Heavy dark fruits combined with caramel. Oaky too. Has a very boozy, sugary quality to it but at the same time the aroma isn't very strong. Hard to explain. It smells like a strong brew but without a bold aroma. You can just tell it's hiding something.

T: Huh, very interesting. Strong boozy dark fruits and caramel up front. Dark fruits border on the sour at times. Heavy chocolate too. Loads of oak, in the finish and aftertaste. It's almost like a spicy woody flavor. More boozy dark fruits linger in the aftertaste along with hints of charred oak here and there.

M: Heavy and thick. Period.

O: Definitely a dark fruit-heavy stout. The borderline sourness that I sometimes get tells me that this one may be showing some signs of infection. At this point it's still quite good though, a boozy fruity RIS bomb for sure.

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Photo of roywilliams
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drmcleod10
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Shaimless
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of brother_kenneth
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Payette Brewing
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