Bourbon Cru - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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4.95/5 rDev +21.6%
Not sure how you can get a much better bourbon stout than this.
Stout is awesome from pop of the cork until finish of the glass. slight chocolate taste with nice coffee hints. ABV is high, however it is not noticeable in taste. The stout is definitely one of the best. Loved it from beginning to end, only wish the cost was a little less.
Can't go wrong here if you are a bourbon stout drinkier
02-11-2014 15:27:52 | More by Earpe
4.85/5 rDev +19.2%
Bottle poured into a snifter. Shared with a friend.
A- Pours a hazy medium orange color, with a touch of caramel and yellow highlights. The head is minimal, not lingering very long just long enough to settle into a ring around the edge of the glass that does not lace.
S- Sweet bourbon and vanilla right off the bat. Lots of caramel and oaky barrel aging aroma.
T- Follows nose well. Sweet bourbon, oaky, vanilla, flavors with a caramel aftertaste. Finishes remarkably smooth for a 10% ABV beer.
M- Full bodied creaminess. With a smooth aftertaste.
O- An outstanding beer that I would recommend to anyone who like or dislikes beer. Bourbon Cru brings a new depth to beer that is unparalleled.
11-27-2012 10:16:59 | More by rfbenavi80
4.75/5 rDev +16.7%
Kinda cola looking, thinnish white head.
Rich and magnificent nose, vanilla and oak and lots of Belgian quad fruit.
The bourbon lends a bit of tang to this, traces of orange, plums, dates, and plenty of figs. It's truly a magnificent quad even fresh. A bit hot on the finish, but this came from the brewery just a couple weeks ago.
Thinnish, but with some cola-ish brightness. Not the best, but really I have to dig to find anything wrong with this.
It is absolutely all I could have hoped for from a bourbon barrel quad. I hesitate to say perfect, but then I say it anyway.
05-19-2012 02:14:49 | More by zaphodchak
4.71/5 rDev +15.7%
Bourbon Cru 2014 Release (bottle)
This beer is one of my favorites; boozy caramel and vanilla notes play together nicely with the cru. I believe they changed the bourbon barrels this year (in my opinion, for the better) it seems more vanilla-y than last years. My only qualm with this beer is the price; At $14.99 a bottle, I would think twice about stocking up on a bunch of bottles - but I'll always get it on draft if available.
05-20-2014 16:15:25 | More by canyouspell
4.6/5 rDev +13%
A - Beautiful hazel appearance. Very clean translucent beer, with two fingers of barely off-white head. Minimal lacing occurred when served in a bar glass.
S - Ultra aromatic. Bourbon, oak, dark fruit. Bourbon is pretty overbearing but pleasing.
T - Bourbon, wood, pretty figgy, something more distinct maybe grape in the tart aftertaste. Blew me away when it was room temperature.
M - Good carbonation, should be great next year from corked 750ml bottle.
O - Very strong brew from a relatively new brewery here in Richmond. I got 9 bottles from the release and I am ecstatic. I was very impressed with the bourbon barrel-aged quad.
05-02-2012 13:47:58 | More by YumYumGumGum
4.54/5 rDev +11.5%
A: Pours a light clear chestnut color with a sticky lacing head that hung around for a while but was mostly around the edges.
S: Aroma of a sweet fresh bourbon oak barrel. Sweet malt and very light bourbon with a light belgian musky aroma. Vanilla and toffee.
T: The wood flavors are fresh and oily rather than aged or stale / Still green tasting in barrel. After reading the description a little clearer, I guess these barrels are only 5 years old. I kinda like this flavor added to a strong ale to be honest. Flavors of vanilla, green pear, purple plums and light toffee mix together for an interesting combo.
M: Medium body with light carbonation .
O: Overall, I enjoyed this pretty well. I have not had a ton of Cru's per se, but this is one of the more interesting that I have had. A Greenhorn barrel aged cru with notes of vanilla , toffee and bourbon. Definitely would have again
01-19-2013 02:01:30 | More by alpinebryant
Bourbon Cru from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.