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Legend Of The Liquid Brain - Bull & Bush Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 21
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bull & Bush Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2005)
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McNazz

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-17-2014 21:28:51 | More by McNazz
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CK21

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-17-2014 05:00:07 | More by CK21
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to ablackshear for this bottle!

500ml bottle sealed with red pressure cap. Most recent vintage; I believe this is 2014.

poured into Assassin teku.

Appearance: black bodied beer with thick brown cap that drops down to an very thin yet uneven cap. Spotty lacing and heavy booze legs noted after each sip.

Smell: sweet yet balanced barrel forward nose. Earthy oak, spicy bourbon, sweet vanilla. Mellow bitter chocolates to balance the nose.

Taste: Nose is almost identical to the flavor profile, but more complexity in the flavor of the beer. Its a barrel forward dessert beer. Lots of oak, bourbon, and vanilla that really are balanced nicely. Hints of that great umami richness, semi sweet chocolates, and graham crackers. Tobacco notes and a slight leather note to help mellow the sweetness in this beer. Great balance considering the huge barrel notes of this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Its slightly boozey, but it improves the overall effect of the beer in my opinion. I could see myself tackling a 500ml bottle over the course of a 2 or 3 hour session with several different food pairings. It is a really great beer to drink slowly, sip, and savor.

Overall: This beer is what BCBS tastes like fresh with that mellowness that only a properly aged bottle of BCBS brings to the table. I wish this wasnt a limited release beer. This is also my first Bull and Bush beer. Hope to try Royal Oil some day because Bull and Bush really know how to barrel age beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 04:27:05 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-09-2014 08:02:48 | More by abeeronthebeach
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-09-2014 03:54:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-07-2014 23:57:18 | More by afsdan
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-29-2014 14:40:35 | More by vonnegut21
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-28-2014 21:11:17 | More by stevec32
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-08-2014 22:56:47 | More by Taperwookie
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

05 aged in Burgundy Oak barrels. Top tier stuff

A- Midnight black, no lacing; not that I expected it.

S- The burgundy wine mixed with the base stout comes off first; then the barrel, following by fig and dark fruit.

T- Incredible. The complexity of this is top tier. Two hours after drinking the glass I have Burgundy Oak Barrel Aged 05 RIS in my mouth. The wine barrel has done amazing things with this beer coming off as the first thing noticed; then the mellowed out BA stout peaks its head about 10 seconds after.

M- Very smooth, not creamy. No carb. I llke

O- I did not expect to have what I had, and I am a moron for not getting another pour

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 20:34:14 | More by gueuzedreg
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-08-2014 17:30:39 | More by Williaar
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Domingo

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-26-2014 13:55:57 | More by Domingo
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spoony

Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 500 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-A normal pour produces a thin, dark-brown head that fades quickly to a collar. The head leaves no lacing. The beer has an oily sheen on top and leaves some nice legs on the glass as I drink. It is ebony in color and opaque. It looks thick and syrupy.

S-The aroma is an intense bourbon barrel experience. I detect vanilla, toasted oak, burnt sugar, toffee, cream, and a bit of chocolate. There is a bit of burn in my nostrils from the alcohol, but it fits well with the booze-forward aroma. Perhaps the aroma is not as complex as some and it is a touch sweet, but if you like bourbon, this is a great smelling beer.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. This beer is like a bourbon-infused dark chocolate milk shake. Vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, cream, cocoa, dark chocolate, and toasted oak are all there in great balance. It is hotter than some beers, which is to be expected at 12%, but the alcohol burn doesn't detract anything from the flavor.

M-The feel is medium to full body with a lower than average carbonation. There is just enough bubble to keep it from feeling syrupy.

O-This beer is for bourbon lovers like me. It is an example of really letting the booze come through in the beer and I enjoyed it immensely. It may lack some the roasty complexity that other barrel-aged stouts possess, but the purity and intensity of the flavors here are tough to match. I would put this up against BCBS any day.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:22:18 | More by spoony
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Dimitri

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-15-2014 21:40:57 | More by Dimitri
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very small release of bottle carbonation. Head barely pours one-finger thin soapy/foam mocha. Brew is super dense jet black. No lacing. Great, yet fast legs.

Damn nice aroma. Tons of Vanilla barrel. Raisin, dark chocolate, orange zest, ginger, bready, medium roast coffee...nutty and salty.

Whoa. This is a super complex brew, much like the aroma. Lots of (well) mixed flavors. Nutty, smooth, robust 68% chocolate, forward wet strong sweetness shows the best of the beer, nearly over "doing" it. Vanilla from the barrel, Nuttyness from malt, and (light) hop balance to boot. Wet, quaffable, bitterness doesn't linger, rather draws you in for another sip of (near) greatness. Carbonation is super light and well placed; if anything too much. Coffee flavors are very mild and not to be considered forward or rounded. Finish is VERY dry and modestly salty.

Simply a great beer. This is by far the best beer I've had from B&B. I was about to give up ever seeing this brew in bottle...until. It was well worth the wait and definitely worthy of the *hunt*. A great tick. Highly recommended @ whatever price I paid...$13/16.9oz bottle. Pure genius. Now, get some damn brew space and grow some legs!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 05:05:59 | More by chugalug06
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-02-2014 02:37:35 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2014 07:02:18 | More by ucsbmullet
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2014 02:03:05 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-22-2014 02:05:16 | More by Jasonrm72
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-22-2014 00:07:29 | More by budsandsuds8
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-21-2014 05:06:39 | More by MinorThreat
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eawolff99

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-21-2014 04:56:29 | More by eawolff99
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2014 03:50:53 | More by BringbakFavre
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-20-2014 04:11:03 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-19-2014 01:33:23 | More by Prospero
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Legend Of The Liquid Brain from Bull & Bush Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.