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Enlightened Despot - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 56
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blackie on 02-21-2014

The Enlightened Despot is an amazingly rich, complex and surprisingly drinkable Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and of course the delicious flavor of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon round out this robust stout. Aged for 100 days in 15 Year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrels, made with 10 specialty grains and containing over 78 IBU of American Hop flavor, this truly is a one of a kind beer.
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Enlightened Despot from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.