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Bo & Luke - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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578 Ratings
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 301
Gots: 194 | FT: 28
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at Local Option in Chicago.

Jet black with a deep purple head that is maybe 1/4 inch. Lots of scents on the nose including coffee, dark chocolate, some bourbon, and fruitiness. The taste is sinful. So deep and smooth with sweetness that is apparent but not cloying. You get the vanilla from the bourbon and it enhances the sweetness. Only light coffee and limited dark chocolate on the finish. The front end has more of a dark/dried fruitiness. This is the 2nd beer I've had aged in Pappy barrels, and they've both been home runs. I had this beer after Baudonia, and this was just as good if not better. If you have the chance, make it a priority to taste this beer.

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Had this at a bottle share on 10/21/13... thanks Joe For Bringing this bottle and getting to try it without opening mine...lol..

Right before we tried this beer there were 3 comments made(from non smoke beer lovers) about how smoked beers are overly smokey.. just had smoke from the oak mind you... this beer settled all their worries....

Listen.... screw A, S, T, M, O.... this is "the" Imperial Stouts of smoked beers... whatever that pappy van winkle is...keep it.. it does wonders for this beer... its a supremely goos stout base with subtle smoke flavors... everything is so smooth and so well put together... I can't say enough about this brew and is definitely a must try...

pjkelley82, Oct 22, 2013
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Bo & Luke from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
95 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.