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Legend Of The Liquid Brain - Bull & Bush Brewery

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 27 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2005

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Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of IAmJacksHopTongue
4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate. Vanilla and marshmallow barrel flavors coming through also, but mostly chocolate. First time having this beer. What a pleasant surprise. I cannot think of another BA imperial stout that I'd rather have right now.

Photo of waltonc
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled five varieties of this last night at Bull & Bush. They varied quite a bit. My favorite was brewed in 2003 and aged in Wild Turkey Rare Breed barrels for two years. One of the best stouts I've had. Dark brown, possibly black in color without much head. Smell and taste were outstanding: smooth whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, light notes of dark fruit, absolutely no heat at all. Fairly thick bodied, with relatively low carbonation. Would be great to see a regular Liquid Brain offering on the B&B menu.

Photo of outoffocus
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CK21
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Domingo
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Adamostella
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cextreme
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Very smooth.

Photo of 2013beer101
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jriggins6
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MtnSoup
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rye726
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not sure what vintage, possible '05? Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head.

The nose has chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, oak and roasty malts.

The taste has lots of dark roasted malts and bitter hops, but is well balanced by dark pitted fruits, wood, vanilla, cocoa and whiskey.

Thick, creamy body is delicately carbonated. Great stuff from Bull and Bush.

Photo of Rich1818
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of alelover
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quite a delicious beer right here, folks. I'm not sure which barrels they aged this version in, but I believe it to be Wild Turkey...maybe Evan. Anywho...

A dark cola pour that settles to a nice black color in the glass. A small off-brown head remains a collar, and is probably the only downside of this beer.

Aroma is rich. Sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Toffee. Some wet coffee beans...or unripe ones. Molasses is light and subtle throughout, but does hang in there. Dark fruit..black plum, raisin. Vanilla. It's all there. Complex but not an over-thinker.

For 12% abv this thing drinks amazingly well. Fantastic beer

Photo of gueuzedreg
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Photo of blindpiggie
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Legend Of The Liquid Brain from Bull & Bush Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.