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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutArcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-03-2006)
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bryang002

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-16-2013 03:54:50 | More by bryang002
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep black body. Small khaki head. The thinnest of collars as it settles.

Smell - Bourbon. Oak. Some dark chocolate. Booze.

Taste - Very oaky. Bourbon behind the oak. Sharp boozy bourbon. Dark chocolate. No sweetness. Oak lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. A little boozy. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Excellent beer all around. Never overpowering, except maybe the oak.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 02:18:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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RebornStussy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 13:59:44 | More by RebornStussy
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-05-2014 00:44:45 | More by Marco_Gtz
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-04-2014 02:32:38 | More by wrightst
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2014 00:22:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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pants678

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black body, head that's thin and temporary.

The smell's all bourbon.

Sweet. Tempted to say bourbon's stronger on the nose but that's not right. Vanilla-ish flavor, roasted malts that don't quite resemble chocolate and booze that forms a thin dark fruit and a semi-coconut.

Approachable and awfully smooth. Carbonation's particularly light. Not all that heavy, even if it were a porter. Could stand to be sturdier.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 05:52:22 | More by pants678
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2014 12:48:00 | More by mklisz
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-17-2014 21:51:14 | More by IrishColonial
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-30-2014 23:10:46 | More by kylehay2004
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Zangief86

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-29-2014 20:37:45 | More by Zangief86
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-29-2014 15:41:55 | More by Kmlund
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-27-2014 23:00:34 | More by elkinbrown
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2014 00:44:39 | More by hoppymcgee
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2014 06:11:05 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2014 06:00:34 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2014 04:27:28 | More by CoolEthan
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out of the bottle dark brown, produced a finger of khaki colored and tight bubbled head. Smells of vanilla, oak, milk chocolate and bourbon booze. Smells really good. Taste is much the same as smell. A thin body that tasted of vanilla up front, milk chocolate and a lingering bourbon alcohol flavor that seems to wash out most of the other flavors. Eh. This drinks like a lot of the midwestern bourbon barreled stouts a la Blacknote and Blackout. Thin body, huge bourbon notes and almost no sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 13:13:05 | More by Davepoolesque
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-14-2014 19:30:58 | More by BobZ
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dannykugler

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-12-2014 03:31:05 | More by dannykugler
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Dag48

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2014 23:48:42 | More by Dag48
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Reappropriated

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2014 23:39:28 | More by Reappropriated
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mrzazz

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2014 12:32:36 | More by mrzazz
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-09-2014 19:57:57 | More by zekeman17
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Caveworm

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My first Imperial Stout, recommended by a knowledgeable fellow at my local craft/import shop. The wax seal took me by a pleasant surprise, a totally unique&badass touch. I then felt compelled to blast viking metal& black metal during the rest of my review, imagining that an evil sorcerer or Norse warrior would dig this brew. I digress...
Anyways, the second i cracked this puppy open, the bourbon smell was noticeable, but not fumey, acrid, or overbearing AKA tolerable, if not pleasant.
I kid you not, this poured like a cola. Despite its obvious thickness just by taking a careful look as you pour this.
Head is somewhat lumpy& very deep brown, but not so that it borders between black.
The initial is a nice big caramel flavor, very delicious, and goes down surprisingly crisp and clean. Yet another pleasant surprise with this Imperial Stout is that its ABV is up there, the "oomph" is very subtle and passes off quickly.
Overall, for my first Imperial Stout, this was a great introduction that I will certainly buy again when I'm in the mood for this particular type of brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 04:20:24 | More by Caveworm
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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
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