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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Three Brothers Brewing

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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial StoutResolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
97
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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 166
Gots: 94 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: VBWharfRat on 09-11-2013

Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 236 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kylo76
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A fine barrel aged imperial stout with quite a bit of heat up front. Some acrid and dark chocolate bitterness to cut through the beer. A medium plus to full mouthfeel.

The punch of alcohol is a bit abrasive at times.

Photo of JFear
3.69/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtpHokie
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcrossan
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fijimertz
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbwimer
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 701 of 2000. This is one of the better recent BA RIS I have had. Certainly better than Dark Lord IMO. My only critique would be that I wish I could taste more of the barrel influence. If I could, I'd rate this one a 4.75 or higher.

Photo of Jdub2839
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.37/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 4 samplers from a 750 ml bottle. Reviewed on 12/28/14 - entered from notes.

Color is black, with minimal head. Very viscous appearance. Aroma is mild with notes of pear, anise, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is also mild, with a stronger pear taste along with the anise and chocolate flavors. Not really what I was expecting. Body is lighter than I expected but still viscous. Alcohol is well hidden. This was part of a tasting with BCBS, BCBCS and Fremont KDS and it didn't compete with the strong flavors and aromas of those beers. Maybe by itself it would have had a better showing.

Overall, it's a good beer, but well short of great.

Photo of mikepcarney
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KYGunner
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like dirty motor oil with a dark brown near black color, a great viscosity and a dense head.

The nose sets up with earthy tones like wood and stone. It has a mix of chocolate, molasses, dark fruits and caramel. All the while a deep bourbon alcohol runs through the aroma.

The flavor presents a lot of barrel, oak or wood, chocolate fudge, earthiness, bourbonesque alcohol, alcohol soaked dark fruit and did I say alcohol.

Served at any temperature, and I tried from straight out of the fridge to room temperature on a couple bottles and this is just boozy. Cut the booze and it's worth the score but the alcohol is too strong.

Photo of IMFletcher
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesH
3.65/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ihadbeer
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Three Brothers Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.