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Bourbon Barrel Aged Drago - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged DragoBourbon Barrel Aged Drago

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xdtfx on 03-16-2014)
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Aroma is reminiscent of BCS, big oxidized roasty malt blended with malted milk balls and vanilla, traces of alcohol as it warms.

Roasty malt, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, trace woodiness. Sticky on the lips, fairly thin bodied though the base beer is too. It's a pretty good BCS clone, though the nuances of the base beer seem lost. Not as boozy as BCS, so that's a plus if you're looking for a less heavy substitute.

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A - Poured like motor oil, thick. very small head, mocha colored, settled quickly

S - Sweet Vanilla, Bourbon, oak

T - Dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Drago from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.