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Papaw's Red Headed Stepchild - Country Boy Brewing

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Papaw's Red Headed Stepchild
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 05-18-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

beb86, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Pours dark red with an off white head. Aroma offers some nicely balanced bourbon barrel, fruits, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor is similar but with some earthy hops that the aroma did not suggest. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, solid beer but nothing all that special. CB does a great job with the barrel here but the base beer holds it back some.

denver10, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

edhizdeid, Sep 12, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

jmrybak, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

tykechandler, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

threedaggers, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kybeerdrinker, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

metter98, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

nmann08, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jacewg, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

thampel09, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

memphischas, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Vegasbeer, Sep 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

dalepryor, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

GoodOmens1986, May 20, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Being more or less a version of the brewery's Our Daily Red that has been aged for seven months in Sazerac bourbon barrels, Papaw's Red Headed Step Child pours a gorgeous near-opaque garnet with a small, clinging tan head.

S: Aromas of charred oak, woody spices, caramel, toffee, honeysuckle, dark chocolate, heavy cream, and toasted coconut are immediately present on the nose with a trace of warming, prickly alcohol underneath.

T: Sweet and alcoholic on the entry with huge notes of toasted coconut, dark bread, oak, spices, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, brown sugar, brown butter, honeysuckle, coffee, heavy cream, and vanilla bean. The finish is peppery, prickly, and intense with notes of coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, caramel, and oak underscored by alcohol warmth.

M: Very full bodied and very dry. Carbonation is restrained upon entry, becomes quite intense around mid-palate, and then recedes somewhat just before the fade. Alcohol is prevalent, but not overpowering.

O: This is a fantastic, complex, and challenging beer that just begs to be sipped slowly after dinner. If you like bourbon and strong ales, then this may very well be something worth investigating.

mrfrancis, May 18, 2013
Papaw's Red Headed Stepchild from Country Boy Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.