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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

450 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 450
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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BESTIALEX

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-01-2014 03:50:55 | More by BESTIALEX
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BFCarr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-01-2014 01:35:44 | More by BFCarr
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JuanAlberto

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-31-2014 02:44:04 | More by JuanAlberto
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-24-2014 02:30:59 | More by Latarnik
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%

Well appearance wise it's nothing you'd write home about when it comes to imperial stouts. Black as night, light brown head of about 1/4" and minimal lacing. But that's never the strong point of this style, so moving on...

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.

Carbonation mild, body thick and chewy, overall very enjoyable, especially if the BBA character is what you most treasure in this type of beer. Full sail never disappoints.

05-23-2014 03:10:43 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-15-2014 16:15:54 | More by JTomczak
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-11-2014 04:45:17 | More by MenardMa
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-11-2014 00:37:21 | More by muskiesman
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TruePerception

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

Not a major standout in BBA stouts, but solid. For $12, though, I'd say go for something bigger for a couple bucks more, or go for a better non-BBA stout (Chocolate Sombrero, for instance) for a couple bucks less. Still, worth a try. And, a good gateway, if your more hesitant about $15+ beers. Actually, since it doesn't have much in the way of bourbon or coffee, perhaps a good gateway into the style, in general!

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

05-08-2014 07:45:54 | More by TruePerception
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2014 18:58:34 | More by csustar001
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2014 13:36:16 | More by bbrown12
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-24-2014 22:59:58 | More by acurtis
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-23-2014 21:25:36 | More by afsdan
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Fabiand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2014 00:05:38 | More by Fabiand
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-21-2014 03:41:47 | More by mattmarka1
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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.9%

04-13-2014 23:21:53 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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HoudiniRN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-13-2014 19:34:10 | More by HoudiniRN
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-09-2014 23:03:08 | More by FrankShirley
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

22oz bomber poured into a stone snifter. This is the "Imperial Stout" that is bourbon barrel aged. Does not have the black gold label. Brew Master Reserve 2014. ABV - 9.84%

Pours a light black with hints of dark brown.

Nose has tons of bourbon, some caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is a little on the light side, not as much bourbon, or chocolate and caramel. Kind of a let down.

04-09-2014 00:40:20 | More by hops202
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-08-2014 11:33:58 | More by woodchip
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-06-2014 22:04:35 | More by MynamesRickJames
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -19.9%

the flavors in this beer are all there for a bourbon barrel aged stout it's a little on the light side for body but the thing that totally killed it for me with this beer is the mouthfeel, the carbonation is waaay tooo high, which time will take care of just fine but I needed a less quality bourbon stout for a good base line before my bourbon county stout sampling with rick... Rick my friend get ready to have your socks knocked off, bring on the bourbon county!

04-06-2014 21:58:35 | More by Beerlover
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.9%

04-02-2014 16:54:20 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-28-2014 19:18:58 | More by HoppySeb
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-27-2014 21:59:21 | More by SlightlyGrey
Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
89 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.