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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

449 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 78
Gots: 120 | 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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Dwreck


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Thick, opaque black pour with a light cinnamon head. Big dark chocolate and cherry smell with coffee notes. Bit o toffee and caramel. Tastes just like that. Lots of dark chocolate covered cherry. Low carb. Pretty tasty brew. Not the best, but very tadty and different from other stouts. Good change of pace from the big coffee flavors. Hoppy flavor helps highlight those flavors.

08-19-2014 03:07:27 | More by Dwreck
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

08-14-2014 20:02:25 | More by Doomcifer
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 04:37:27 | More by Big_Dave
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diamond_mind

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-09-2014 02:56:50 | More by diamond_mind
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-09-2014 02:26:32 | More by bigred89
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-09-2014 01:35:09 | More by smithj4
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-06-2014 03:20:09 | More by Erik-P
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-03-2014 18:02:11 | More by JoelClark
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-02-2014 05:07:11 | More by zestar
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

2013 edition, no longer labeled as black gold, but the abv and everything else match up. tons of bourbon on this inky black but thin bodied imperial stout. a massive erupting mocha head rises up and only falls back a little. the nose is great, tons of sweet bourbon and dark coffee notes to it, heavy roast, and woody and smooth. the flavor matches the nose, but to me may e a little but too heavy on the bourbon, like its stout beer with the whiskey actually added to it in liquid form, which i think contributes to a weird mouthfeel thats boozy and thin, although the overall flavor profile on the beer is darn good. chocolate overtones and roasty bitterness are tempered by sweet liquor in the finish. silky texture, i just want more body. reasonably affordable from what i can remember, something i always appreciate from fullsail. i like this a lot better than the top sail bourbon porter, but the over barreled aspect is quite similar on the whole. worth trying if thats your thing.

07-28-2014 22:28:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-24-2014 11:52:15 | More by egrace84
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TboneRN

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-24-2014 10:25:37 | More by TboneRN
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-24-2014 00:34:30 | More by Duff27
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2014 01:52:06 | More by kylehay2004
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-13-2014 14:24:43 | More by AdmiralOzone
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-07-2014 04:21:04 | More by ArdyExfor
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.41/5  rDev -14.1%

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!

07-07-2014 01:19:41 | More by johnnnniee
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-30-2014 11:58:13 | More by dtomes
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twizzard

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-25-2014 23:46:00 | More by twizzard
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

06-24-2014 01:28:33 | More by PicoPapa
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osant37

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-14-2014 03:47:48 | More by osant37
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cjgator3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-09-2014 18:06:18 | More by cjgator3
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-03-2014 02:19:08 | More by BDeibs
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rspauldi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-02-2014 20:49:34 | More by rspauldi
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-01-2014 03:50:55 | More by BESTIALEX
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Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
89 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.