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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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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 60
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels

(Beer added by: VBWharfRat on 09-11-2013)
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Smell - Oak. Vanilla. Sharp boozy bourbon. Deep fudge. Molasses.

Taste - Oak is still sharp, but the stout overpowers it a bit. Deep dark chocolate. Sweet molasses. Vanilla. Oak. Bourbon is the persistent aftertaste.

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A: Very dark brown, not translucent, with 1-finger of chocolate cake batter head with decent retention and only spare spots of lacing.

S: Very oaky and tannic with herbal hopping but dominated by bourbon edge, dark chocolate, and pretty hefty roasted dark malt edge.

T: The flavor profile is dominated by bourbon character, stronger than I like, with tannic oak notes also very strong. The base stout is a little shy on sweetness, and I don't get much if any vanilla and minimal dark fruit character. The alcohol character is well-hidden. This BB stout falls in the heavy bourbon, earthy group for me. I wish is had a little more coffee and sweetness.

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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Three Brothers Brewing
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