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Barrel-Aged Malevolence - Spiteful Brewing

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Barrel-Aged Malevolence
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 4
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours dark, thick looking. No head on average pour, some lacing. Deep, rich smell of Bourbon, roasted malts, some vanilla. Smells terrific. Taste mainly follows the nose with lots of Bourbon, roasted malts, less vanilla, a touch of anise on the back end. Good amount of bitter, roasted malts as a floor supporting all else, slight booziness. This is really good. Solid body, feels thick on the tongue.

This is a beautiful beer, very flavorful, balanced and complex. Very glad I was able to get this. Highly enjoyable.

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

what a treat as part of a trade. spiteful is doing some great barrel aging and this is a fine example of that.

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3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Per the label: "R.I.S. aged in bourbon barrels from 7-18-13 to 4-30-14". I have been holding this bottle down for about six months now, my third of the barrel aged beers from Spiteful Brewing. I've never tried the non-barrel aged variant, so I'm unable to say how they compare. Acquired for $17.98 at the local beer store. I'm very excited for this one.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a thick viscous black that barely manages to conjure about an eighth of an inch of dark mocha foam. A glassy black liquid. Appears sticky and thick, yet it leaves hardly any lacing behind.

S - The aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, powdery chalky cocoa, & cookie dough. Lightly musty, with some alcohol fumes present.

T - The barrel aging has really done it's thing here - hardly a trace of the original, presumably roasty, base stout is noticeable here. All that is left is sweetened caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and cookie dough. Mild alcohol astringency is noticeable, but not distracting.

M - The feel is silky, smooth, & creamy. Thick & full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice barrel aged RIS from Spiteful Brewing, although I might have enjoyed the others a bit more. If you are still holding on to bottles of this, take your time, as I'm sure this beer could benefit from some more time in the cellar. Very glad to have tried this.

Spiteful Brewing Barrel Aged Malevolence -----4/5.

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Barrel-Aged Malevolence from Spiteful Brewing
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