Oak Aged Imperial Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Vancer:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at the ITap, glad to have the chance to try it out. They noted it on the board as a 10% brew, matches the BA listing.
Came out in a standard Left Hand tulip glass, proper glassware here is a real plus for presentation. The pure black brew with a tan cap looked enticing, and I was not disappointed.
The oaked vanilla bean, coffee and sweet malt dominated both the aroma and the quaff. Even a bit of caramel slid into mix at the finish. Very easy to sip, no alcohol burn at all, but by the end of the glass, my cheeks were turning a rosy red. If not for the high alcohol, I would have had several glasses.
Would luv to find a bottle of this for the cellar and next year.
Serving type: on-tap
12-18-2009 16:35:12 | More by Vancer
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4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Review from 2/2010 notes. 2007 vintage bottle, poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black. One finger brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark and toasted malt, oak, dried fruit. A full, tasty start to the flavor; oak, dark and toasted malts, coffee, toffee. Middle and finish not as smooth or intense as other imperial stouts. Body slightly thin than expected, but a satisfying medium body. An interesting well made imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 19:41:56 | More by LiquidAmber
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2009 Vintage. Received in mid-2011 as an extra in a trade.
Poured from 22oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.
A: Dark, rich caramel, molasses, powdered hot cocoa mix, chocolate milk, and some grape-like fruitiness.
A: Dark brown (Pours a bit thinner than I'd expected for the style.) 1 finger, light tan head sticks around for much longer than anticipated.
F: Very sweet up front. Carmelized sugar, milk chocolate, and some booze on the end (but it's not hot). Overall, I'm getting caramel more than chocolate in this one. Not what was expected, but a pleasant surprise.
M: Thinner than anticipated. Medium-full body. And this one's well-carbonated. Possibly a bit crisp for the style, but it lent itself to a dense, creamy head.
O: A true-to-style Imperial Stout? Not really. I enjoyed this one enough, though, so I'll give Left Hand some leeway. If you can find this one, I definitely recommend it!
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2012 23:59:38 | More by mdvatab
Oak Aged Imperial Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.