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Barrel Series No. 7 - Whiskey Barrel Aged Avarice - River North Brewery

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Barrel Series No. 7 - Whiskey Barrel Aged AvariceBarrel Series No. 7 - Whiskey Barrel Aged Avarice

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 12-28-2012)
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spoony

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml (Batch 1, 2012, Bottle 413) into a snifter.

A-The brew pours thick and dark. The color is nearly black. A short dark-brown head gives way to a patchy ring of foam. Nice look for the style.

S-I smell a fair amount of whiskey and heat. The is some caramel, light vanilla, and mildly sweet dark chocolate. Lower on the malt than some of the style.

T-Taste is also heavy on the whiskey and a touch hot. Nice sweet, caramel and vanilla mixture with a lightly bitter chocolate note coming in towards the end. Finish is light oak.

M-The feel is on the thin side for the style.

O-This brew has potential. The whiskey character is right up front and a touch hot, but the booze is not overpowering. Flavor is decently complex, and the appearance is great, but the thin feel is a bit of a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 18:32:41 | More by spoony
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zhanson88

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Vintage 2013, bottle 656.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown color, which appears an opaque black once in the glass. About 1/2" of khaki colored head forms, which has nice retention and lacing, and settles down to a thick ring. Nice looking stout.

Smell: Nose of roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, whiskey, and hints of oaky barrel. Very well balanced and complex nose.

Taste: Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Starts off with roasted malt bitterness, followed by bakers chocolate, with a finish of whiskey and barrel notes.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Only real complaint is that the beer is pretty thin for the style. Maybe a touch over medium bodied. It does have an appropriate level of carbonation, however. Overall, I enjoyed this stout. With a heavier, more coating mouthfeel it would have been exemplary. As it is, just very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 02:40:33 | More by zhanson88
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 23:39:56 | More by appetiteforparis
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-17-2014 13:41:08 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-06-2014 01:47:38 | More by kbuzz
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

03-26-2014 19:44:25 | More by beernads
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-26-2014 02:24:44 | More by mtbdonn
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-26-2014 06:37:30 | More by StubFaceJoe
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-19-2014 00:21:15 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-18-2014 16:38:45 | More by Yeti1979
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-08-2014 04:14:53 | More by ldhughes3
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beergoot

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label info: Bottle #88; release #2; year 2013

Bottle was given to me by Todd during BA sponsored, first-ever Christmas pub crawl December 07th, River North Brewery was our after-hours/last stop. I don't know why he put this in my hands as I stumbled out the door and to my hotel room, but I'm grateful (and had a hell of a good time)...

Tar black body with a thin yet persistent tan head. Molasses, cocoa and bitter chocolate, coffee, and black licorice notes make up the aroma. Rich, malty flavor, reinforcing many of the aroma characteristics with some added boozy warmth. Heavy body, velvety and smooth.

Repeated sips reveal more of the whiskey barrel tones; kind of like someone added a twinge of quality bourbon to the beer. A great blending of dark ale and whiskey barrel flavors from the barrel aging process. Deep, dark, complex and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 23:49:00 | More by beergoot
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2013 18:38:46 | More by blindpiggie
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-12-2013 19:54:10 | More by PEIhop
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-11-2013 06:20:13 | More by JMBSH
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-08-2013 16:27:49 | More by alexanf
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stuart3368

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-08-2013 15:05:55 | More by stuart3368
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DJMonroe

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-31-2013 22:58:39 | More by DJMonroe
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-18-2013 01:25:51 | More by eawolff99
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a deep brownish black color with a decent brown colored head on top. The lacing and retention are minimal. The smell of the beer is decent, deep roasted malt with some whiskey on the nose. The taste wasn't all that great in my opinion, intense roasted saltiness with some whiskey in there too. The mouthfeel is this was decent with a body and carbonation. Overall this beer just didn't hit home for me. I really wanted to enjoy it but it didn't really do much for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 04:01:19 | More by Knapp85
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2013 19:43:05 | More by iL0VEbeer
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2013 02:10:57 | More by barbellsNbeers
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tjmodica

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2013 02:48:54 | More by tjmodica
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2013 06:50:40 | More by MarkyMOD
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-14-2013 22:45:05 | More by hiphopj5
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Barrel Series No. 7 - Whiskey Barrel Aged Avarice from River North Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.