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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

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 453
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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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
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

03-22-2014 03:39:21 | More by constantine_272
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -2%

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.

03-20-2014 22:04:54 | More by kdahnke123
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bikesandbeers

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-02-2014 23:31:11 | More by bikesandbeers
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-02-2014 20:57:06 | More by kwjd
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-24-2014 19:36:06 | More by TaborTime
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-24-2014 04:16:17 | More by anteater
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Uanof

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +2%

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.

02-22-2014 07:30:54 | More by Uanof
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2014 19:48:52 | More by megamass
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 00:43:34 | More by shelby415
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Zach1251

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-21-2014 16:01:16 | More by Zach1251
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knchngchn

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-10-2014 02:22:52 | More by knchngchn
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-01-2014 23:57:33 | More by ummswimmin
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-01-2014 18:49:54 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-28-2013 05:06:27 | More by Seattle_Suds
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-20-2013 16:37:57 | More by JamesShoemaker
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unclejazz

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-16-2013 00:48:48 | More by unclejazz
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2013 16:48:15 | More by BeerMeColorado
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Wompus

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-11-2013 07:55:36 | More by Wompus
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-09-2013 14:16:04 | More by dwoolley1
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-09-2013 01:42:59 | More by BillRoth
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-29-2013 00:00:43 | More by Pens1967
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CloudStrife

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Brewmasters Reserve 2013.

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a tannish brown head on top. Fairly quick to dissipate it leaves a few spots of lacing.

S: Loads of bourbon notes on this one along with oak and vanilla. Dark fruits are fairly heavy along with a pleasant chocolate aroma. Touch of booze on the backend.

T: Isnt as much of a bourbon bomb as the nose would lead to believe but has a great roasted malt and chocolate profile. Oak and vanilla round out the backend smoothing things out.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. A bit lighter than most stouts on the market as there is a slight watery aspect. Nice mellow feel to it which is enjoyable.

Overall was very difficult to pass up at under $5 a bottle but I am glad I picked a couple up. Well balanced beer that is a good entry level bourbon beer.

11-28-2013 18:50:26 | More by CloudStrife
Black Gold Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
89 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.