Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 71 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 12-03-2006)
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Photo of DavidRandall
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of scottfrie
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter. Thanks Jay!

A: Pours near black with a finger of dark brown head that quickly faded into a thin collar.
S: Sweet chocolate, sweet caramel, and sweet vanilla with undertones of spicy bourbon barrel and warming booze. Hints of brown sugar.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of rich chocolate fudge, chocolate syrup, barrel spices, cinnamon, vanilla, and toasted marshmallow in the finish. Aftertaste is warming with hints of spicy bourbon.
M: Full body, sweet, slick and warming mouthfeel, low carbonation.
O: Integrated and balanced bbl-aged RIS. Double digit booze hidden well. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks again jbck109.

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Bigtwin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of gueuzedreg
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of NathanFink
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of savagepm
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce wax capped bottle, not sure about the age of this bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that sticked around for a little while. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, and some coffee. I think the taste is just like the aroma for the most part. The taste seems the same to me, I don't pick up anything different at all. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, although I can't say I've ever had the non-barrel aged version. $7.99 a bottle, probably a little too much for this but it was still nice to try it. Worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of getstoked
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jsulko
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

Pours a very dark black with very little light brown head that disappears right away.

Smell is dominated by the bourbon with almost no other smells coming through. Maybe a bit of the dark fruits in the background.

Taste is dominated by the dark fruit almost raisin flavor with the bourbon coming on very strong at the end. Very little of the actual imperial stout coming through. Finish is all about the alcohol with a slight burn.

Don't know what this Stout was like before the barrel but it is less than something special after it.

Photo of Erockss
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of GinsuDave
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of acc88
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of anth0ny
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light, immediately noticing that this beer is not as thick as one would hope. Light colored head, also not that dark brown color you'd like to see for this style. Looks more like an oatmeal stout.

Smell is deep raisin, bourbon and booze.

Big dark fruit/raisin in the flavor matching the nose, as well as a nice sweet vanilla note to compliment the tangy dark fruit, and bourbon. The flavors mesh decently, then disappear as the finish is surprisingly absent of any lingering flavors. Not the depth you'd like to see for this style, but not terrible. Surprisingly drinkable, and at 12% you feel the booze quickly.

The trend continues as absence of depth in the mouth is just simply too light for this for me. Thankfully the carbonation is on point and keeps this drinkable and smooth.

Overall, decent but definitely not worth the $7 I paid for the bottle. I bought 3 of these (ouch) plus 2 BBA Cerial Killers.

Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.