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Bo & Luke - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%


Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that's USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy VanWinkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-08-2012)
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Enjoyed after about a 14 mile and 2000+' climb on my road bike with @commanderofawesome. 'Twas a somewhat cold and foggy day on Mt Tamalpias and we nededed to warm up a tad. Good thing we had this waiting.
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As you can tell, poured into unbreakable Dixie cups, so no clue as to color or lacing but suffice it to say it was black and the lacing, much like the enjoyment of this delicious RIS, stuck around a while...once I got the plastic cap off. I came prepared with my fire fighter issue Swiss Army knife which has a 4" saw blade as no civilian knife can get tho off.
The aroma and nose on this beer is amazing. Rye, some smoke an some barrel and a whole lot of goodness. As we warmed (us and the beer) this got even better...more of the rye, smoke and barrel.
Much like the ride, I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. Lots of build up and worth the effort.
Even at $28, I'd grab it again.
Just like the show of old: open, sit back and enjoy for 23 minutes. You'll love it

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No bottle date but this was released in the last month or so.

A: First off, this is the worst waxed cap I have ever seen. It doesn't feel like wax, it's like 1/4" thick plastic. It took a few minutes to chip off enough wax to get the bottle opener on this. Beer (finally) pours a pitch black with a tall, dense medium brown head. Head fades somewhat slowly, leaving almost no lacing at all. Quite good retention, however.

S: This is a heavy one for sure. Mellow caramel from the bourbon with a decent sweet chocolate. Smoky for sure but blends nicely, not overpowering. Nice vanilla on top of everything.

T: Notable bourbon but not too much. Very mellow but thick caramel coating. Loads of vanilla. Smoked malt doesn't stand out, it's crushed under the sweetness of the vanilla and caramel and even some chocolate. It's still a nice addition and adds complexity at the same time. Decent mixture of chocolate and a little coffee overtones with that smoked malt into the finish. Smokiness is most prominent in the finish and aftertaste where it lingers with some charred oak and more vanilla.

M: Mouthfeel on this one is amazing. Heavy, thick, super smooth and creamy. Sweet without being cloying. Viscous. Just wonderful. Might be the best of all time or at least in recent memory.

O: I am not a fan of smoked anything but this beers pull it off better than most. The heavy body and intense complexity really causes it to meld nicely instead of standing out like an ashtray dropped into your beer. The body on this one is absolutely incredible. It's hard to describe really. It's just got the right level of heaviness, viscosity and creaminess that makes it a dream as soon as you take a sip. Wonderful. Makes for an especially drinkable 13% barrel aged smoked stout!

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Bo & Luke from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
95 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.