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Czech Imperial Stout - Glacier Brewhouse

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Czech Imperial Stout
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Glacier Brewhouse visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in Czech oak barrels.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 11-15-2011)
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kaseydad, Feb 10, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For an imperial stout it definitely seems to lean just as brown as it does black. The aroma has a wet wood component to it, husky coconut shell and plenty of alcohol.

Taste is complex, lots going on, chocolate, wood, the inside of the coconut this time, toffee, a twinge of vanilla. Pretty hefty.

This was matured in virgin Czech oak barrels for 2.5 years.

A rich reward.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ChrisPro, Nov 19, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at FoBAB 2011. Served in a taster pint. I love Big Woody, so I figured this would probably be worth a ticket.

A - Thin tan foam settles to pretty much nothing. Initially appears black, but reveals some clarity and color when held to the light.

S - Big milk chocolate flavors mingle with caramel, oaky vanilla and coconut. Somewhat simplistic and sweet, but very inviting and with minimal alcohol presence.

T - Taste is fairly similar - melted Hershey's chocolate bars of the milky variety, light caramel, plenty of vanilla and surprisingly little overt wood flavor for something aged this long in a barrel. No booze present.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, low carbonation, and a surprisingly clean finish with minimal barrel tannin presence. Very silky and soft.

D - A really easy drinking barrel-aged stout. I'm surprised how successful the fresh Czech oak was here, as Splinter Black was a huge disappointment for me. Perhaps the Alaskan weather keeps the barrels from expanding and contracting too much. Another winner from Glacier.

MasterSki, Nov 16, 2011
Czech Imperial Stout from Glacier Brewhouse
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.