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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

455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 78
Gots: 123 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

MynamesRickJames, Apr 06, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

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!

Beerlover, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

SlightlyGrey, Mar 27, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Black, dotty, lots of big soapy bubbles.

S: Vanilla cream and bourbon. Creme brûlée. Oak. Minor chocolate.

T: Thick and creamy. Bourbon, vanilla again. Thick sweet and woody with some light smoky flavor. Melted vanilla ice cream. Slight crisp bitter finish with dry bitter dark chocolate finish. Huge flavor, but still mellow.

M: Medium syrupy. Finishes long and sweet. No off weird flavors.

O: Really good. Huge bold flavors, nothing too overpowering. Excellent slow snifter sipper.

constantine_272, Mar 22, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2104 Vintage, poured into a snifter. 9.84% ABV. At cellar temperature.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a two finger crema colored head. The head dissipates slowly leaving a rim of lacing.
S - Bourbon and chocolate up front with a hint of hops at the end.
T - Lots of chocolate up from, very smooth. Next comes moderate bourbon and just a hint of bite from the hops at the end. The alcohol is well integrated.
M - A little on the light side for an imperial stout. Lightly carbonated with very little if any mouth coating quality.
O - An average BB stout. Has a good bourbon nose but comes out a little flat on the flavor and mouthfeel.

kdahnke123, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

bikesandbeers, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kwjd, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TaborTime, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

anteater, Feb 24, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours as dark as the night with a quick dissipating head and a thin lacing lacing left behind, this impeeial stout has a huge taste of bourbon and vanilla with a roastiness that balances well it's bitterness. Medium to full bodies with a warm aftertaste of alcohol this beer is not too demanding or overpowering, but instead it balances itself to a very welcoming warmness.

Uanof, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

megamass, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

shelby415, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Seattle_Suds, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JamesShoemaker, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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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 455 ratings.