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Mariana Trench - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Due South Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 66
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 72.09%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout | 9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-23-2014

Imperial Stout with Cocoa & Vanilla Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 66
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

EBF sample. Pours very dark brown. Aroma is pretty cut and dry but enticing. Roast and coffee and chocolate syrup. Bourbon is easy to detect as well. The flavor is of fudge, vanilla, chocolate syrup, bitter chocolate and roast. Bourbon lends a good amount of extra flavor. Perhaps not as thick and chewy as other stalwarts of this style. I get some alcohol heat. A pretty good bourbon aged Imperial Stout. Again, not reinventing the wheel or anything but it was definitely quite good.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Black witce khaki head. A little transparent and brown at the edges. Great head retention.

Smell - Tons of bourbon. Very sharp booze. Nutty malts. Some dark chocolate. Hefty oak.

Taste - Lots of barrel. Has almost a tang from the oak. Very intense. Dark chocolate, but the nutty malts blend with the oak and overpower. Very woody in the finish. Leaves an unpleasant wood aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy, but not quite chewy. Sharp woody finish.

Overall - Very nice bourbon flavor, but the woodiness is too much for my tastes.

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Mariana Trench - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Due South Brewing Co.
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