Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
4.58/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at the release in Alpine. Served in a taster glass.
A - Dark brown with a small brown head, a little lace, good retention. Didn't really take a long time to look at it as it was gone in a flash.
S - Dark roasty malt, brown sugar, chocolate, bourbon. Nice.
T - Nicely balanced sweetness from the chocolate and residual sugars with the slight bight of bourbon on the finish. There is a good chocolate backbone with supporting coffee, vanilla, and brown sugar flavors. Bourbon is not strong but well integrated.
M - Solid medium body, not too oily and not too thin. Very nice. Carbonation is lower moderate.
O - very tasty. Many of us waiting in line took turns sampling this in the pub and not one of us came back disappointed. I like it a bit better than the recent BA Token.
Serving type: on-tap
10-07-2011 21:31:48 | More by dmsohyea
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Overall - It has all the components of a bourbon stout, but doesn't seem to come together.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 01:45:20 | More by Alieniloquium
4.43/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
When you talk about The Bruery, FiftyFifty, KTG, BADL, BASC etc. . . you should also be talking about this beer. Alpine is not just about hops (although predominantly so). This is a world class bourbon barrel stout.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 04:22:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Odin's Raven from Alpine Beer Company
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