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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 77
Gots: 116 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
3rd Release - 2013 (9.6% ABV)
2nd Release - 2011 (11.4% ABV)
1st Release - February 2009 (10.5% ABV).

After its initial release in February 2008, this Imperial Stout was aged for about 10 months in Bourbon casks from Kentucky.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-02-2009)
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Bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roasted grains, coffee and hints of chocolate with a mild earthiness to counter. The flavor is a sweet malty roasted affair with bits of coffee and chocolate and just a touch of earth and light fruitiness. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent enough beer, but couldn't hold up to some of the other brews that we had Saturday night!

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22oz bottle. 2013 Vintage. Pours a pitch black color with a half inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, and sweet chocolate. The taste is lots of rich chocolate syrup followed by some woody bourbon. Hints of caramel and vanilla. Earthy with some coffee at the finish. Woody aftertaste. Moderate alcohol burn but not as boozey as most of the other Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I was expecting. I'd be interested in trying this one fresh. Overall, pretty good Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. I tad pricey compared to some other/better options but certainly worth buying.

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Aroma and taste: BB aging is notable. Tons of vanilla. Wood. Leather. Special-B or maybe carafa III, I'm not sure, but that raisiny dark-fruit flavor is definitely there. Warming of the throat and belly on the way down.

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Full Sail's Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2013). 9.6% ABV.

A: Medium brown head. Black, with very dark brown in the dimple. Some lacing.

S: Lots of deeply browned caramel and dark chocolate on the nose. Fairly sweet. Powdered cocoa. Some slight woody notes.

T/MF: Deep oaky caramels on the palate that set in as you swallow, and last way into the finish. Dark chocolate is pushed to a back note, with a more cocoa-y taste. Separate oak note in the background. Slightly soft mouth feel. Not quite creamy.

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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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