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Dark Age Bourbon Stout - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Dark Age Bourbon Stout
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.14%
Wants: 45
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013)
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Reviews by Bung:
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4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Salud NoDa. Your standard black, nice and thick appearing. Thin but frothy layer of tan head. Laces just a bit.

Aroma, roast malt, dark chocolate fudge, some vanilla, oak, bourbon.

Taste, roast malt and bourbon barrel are big and about equal throughout. Roast malt and darker less sweet chocolate. Vanilla and bourbon. Just a little anise and coffee bitterness. It all lingers very nicely.

About full body, a tad warming. Not quite creamy mouthfeel. A nice sipping after dinner or cigar beer for sure.
My favorite dark beer of theirs so far, as good as their Belgian and ipa lines.

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On tap at the brewpub which reports 11.7% ABV and use of 3 malts (including honey malt), rye, honey, brown sugar and dextrose. Two samples, 2 days apart.

Pours are dark and opaque red-brown with a small, very durable head.

WW uses a pre-rinsed BBL to great effect on the aroma, flavor and smooth feel. Nit-picking, I note a bit more burnt flavor in the aftertaste than optimal.

O: very enjoyable; every aspect excels.

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Taste : big baking chocolate, every chocolate flavor is represented here. Caramel and lots of fig.
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@ Wicked Weed

A small tan head covers a deep black body, before fading to a few wisps on the surface. Aromas of bourbon-soaked wood, dark caramel, brown bread, figs, and raisins. Boozy and clearly barrel-aged, but it maintains the characteristics of a classic RIS, which I appreciate. Big, dark, malty flavor – sweet and boozy, but not too much of either. Cocoa, coconut, light coffee beans, and nuts. The aftertaste is the best part, bringing a tasty marshmallow note in to the fold. A little too woody through the middle for my personal tastes, but the lingering richness helps with that. Medium-full bodied. When they inevitably bottle this, I’ll buy a couple to sit in the dark for a bit, hoping for just a little more cohesiveness.

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Dark Age Bourbon Stout from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.