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Bourbon Barrel Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel StoutBourbon Barrel Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 142
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: waltonc on 09-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Stout aged in Buffalo Trace and Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels. 2011 batch was aged in Stranahan's barrels.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured almost pitch black even when held up to the light... Dirty mocha brown head poured quite very loose and bubbly and faded instantly to almost nothing... no real lacing..

Aroma - Very strong oaky bourbon to the fore straight away, very woody and earthy, lots of fresh vanilla, roasted malts, hints of tar, cigar smokiness, rich stewed dark fruits (blackcurrents and prunes), molasses and burnt brown sugar, alcohol is pretty noticeable, fresh black pepper, hint of sourness

Taste - Roasted and charred malts mixed with strong molasses / black treacle sweetness followed closely by warming bourbon, lots of vanilla, liquorice, defnite cigar / tobacco smokiness, rich dark sweet fruits (prunes, figs, raisins, blackcurrents), very earthy, espresso, light sour soy notes, alcohol definitely comes through, dark chocolate...

Feel - Smooth and slick although not as full bodied as i would have expected... suprisingly drinkable for an 11% brew although you definitely notice the alcohol after a while

Overall - A very complex stout... definitely recommended although my bottle cost about £18 so not something i'll be having too often

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Bourbon Barrel Stout from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.