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Legend Of The Liquid Brain - Bull & Bush Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 11 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Williaar, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Domingo, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of spoony
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

spoony, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Dimitri
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dimitri, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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!!!

chugalug06, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

belgbeerdrinker, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

ucsbmullet, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

MYJELLOMISFIT, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Jasonrm72, Feb 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

budsandsuds8, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

MinorThreat, Feb 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

eawolff99, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BringbakFavre, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Prospero, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

vermilcj, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

dirtylou, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

edhaaslovesbacon, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rjameson, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

JMBSH, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the falling rock 15th anniversary edition. They say it may be 17%.

A - for a cask, not bad. Only a few bubbles. Deep dark brown body. Coats the glass nicely in alcohol/syrup.

S - tons of oak, vanilla, and alcohol. Also caramel and only the slightest hint of red wine. Burns from all the alcohol.

T - oaky, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, red wine is much more present, and some chocolate/coffee.

M - only the slightest hint of carbonation. Body is thick and very drying. Still burns from the alcohol.

O - a nice beer but a bit over the top. A lot of competing flavors/aromas. Still, I should have expected it.

RuckusDu, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

rbrefbeerman, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW. i had the 2010 vintage, aged in buffalo trace barrels. holy moly, this one poured a midnight black color into a snifter with a one inch dark brown lacey head. smells like fine whiskey, vanilla, wood, booze, espresso, tobacco, burnt malt. the nose is amazing, i was smelling this one for awhile, just so enticing. flavor is equally layered, starting with the woody booze complex and moving into a gentler vanilla coffee sweetness finishing a little bitter from the heavily roasted malts. feel is massive, this beer is a stand alone item, as im not sure what kind of food could do justice here, maybe just a dollop of french vanilla ice cream. lower carbonation and a massive body combine to make this one a slow sipper. i cant imagine a more mature and well aged brew than this, a real treat!

StonedTrippin, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, quite a treat! Arrives a deep rich dark opaque black color with a 1 finger brown head, good retention and lacing. The nose is a bouquet of chocolate, oak, vanilla, and dark fruit with hints of bourbon and alcohol hear, very warm and inviting. The flavor is full of huge chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, roast, caramel malts. Sweet but not overly so with a complex bourbon and malt sweetness that meshes well with a mild bitterness. Full bodied and creamy and smooth and delicious. Well carbonated. Overall, this is one hell of a beer. It's a pleasure to be able to enjoy some whenever the brewery puts it out. Highly recommended.

hopfacebrew, Mar 21, 2012
Legend Of The Liquid Brain from Bull & Bush Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.