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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven - Alpine Beer Company

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's RavenBourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven

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BA SCORE
89
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4
pDev: 19.5%


Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 10-07-2011)
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SDDanC

California

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip. Pours a finger of head, nice creamy chocolate, black body. Nose isn't very profound, coffee, chocolate and slight bourbon. A bit of vanilla. On the tongue, great amount of chocolate, minute bourbon, roasty dark malt. Coats the tongue well, nice lacing down the glass, overall good beer. Very fair job by alpine, but could have used a little more bourbon character.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 05:25:49 | More by SDDanC
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Decent khaki head. A little leggy. Some lacing and good retention.

Smell - Vanilla is most prominent. Chocolate. Bourbon comes behind it all. Oak also strong.

Taste - Chocolate and vanilla again are strongest. Bourbon heat. Astringent oak. Sweet caramel begins to dominate the flavor as it warms. Shades of fruity flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - A bit of barrel heat. Medium body, not very thick for a stout.

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Going into this, I was a little scared, as the rumor the beer had been compromised (infected) was whirling about on BA. Anyways, popped the bottle over the sink, and alas, it was all good.

Poured out an impressive and hefty black color with significant, probably 1" head, dark beige in color, and very little bubbles that packed themselves densely around the rim of the pint glass.

Wow, the chocolate drizzle and bourbon taste so flippin' good. This is what imperial stouts, chocolate and bourbon is all about, clearly top tier. What was once a fearful opening has turned into a thoroughly enjoyable experience midway through the bottle. The chocolate remains rich, the bourbon is well integrated, not boozy, not a bourbon bomb, just in the right amount. The mouthfeel is outstanding, doesn't overly thin out the beer being in a barrel. You can find hints of coffee if you want to find them. Caramel too.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
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