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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

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 186
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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dbc5

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce waxed bottled poured into Southern Tier Pumking tulip.

A: Pour looks thick. One finger tan head, color is lighter than I expect from a big barrel aged imperial stout. Black body with no light shining through when held to light.

S: Nose is dominated by milk chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. As it warms, a bit of the barrel becomes apparent, but the three previously listed are the dominate aromas.

T: Taste follows the nose. Nice blend of milk chocolate and bourbon up front. Some vanilla and a coconut like character at the end. The barrel is well integrated in this one; the bourbon and oak isn't as upfront as in some other BB stouts such as Bourbon County or even KBS, but it definitely makes its present felt and contributes an excellent character to the beer. Very slight residual bitterness on the tongue.

M: Oily and dense. The thickness that was apparent when pouring carries over to the mouth. Fairly low carbonation, but it works well with the overall mouthfeel.

O: A really nice beer, although I would put it a notch below the heavy hitters such as BCBS, KBS, and Bourbon Barrel Plead the Fifth. I was slightly disappointed by the $8.99 price tag on this bottle, but despite that, I'm enjoying the drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:35:39 | More by dbc5
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-19-2014 05:24:18 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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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%

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
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