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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

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 23
Gots: 71 | FT: 11
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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Photo of gcamparone
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a snifter. Thanks Keith for this one.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a small head that reduces quickly to a ring of foam.

Smells of.. Jack Daniels. Straight whiskey at first. Tons of whiskey. Upon further evaluation, I get some vanilla extract and cocoa mixed with.. Jack Daniels. I've never smelled a more whiskey forward beer.

Taste has a little less whiskey but not much less.. Whiskey upfront, chocolate, vanilla, and toffee on the follow through, then more whiskey on the finish.

Mouthfeel is lacking.. Over carbonated and too light for a 12% stout. Not rich

If I wanted a stout that tasted like this one, I would have found mediocre stout and threw a shot of whiskey in it. Not complex or balanced. Pretty bad.

gcamparone, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

djtomain, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

indianabeerman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

charneym, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Vinyl_on_Tap, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ellswrth, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of vande
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

vande, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

linnymtu, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of LukeK
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

LukeK, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

stevec32, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

RebornStussy, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

wrightst, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 03, 2014
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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.

pants678, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mklisz, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

IrishColonial, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kylehay2004, May 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Zangief86, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kmlund, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

elkinbrown, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

hoppymcgee, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

akang, Apr 21, 2014
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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.