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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 133
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: xdtfx on 03-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Russian Imperial Stout aged on bourbon barrels.
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 133
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

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Photo of barnzy78
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, 2014 release, 9.5% abv
A - jet black, but flat - no head whatsoever - even with a rigorous pour
S - roasted barley, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate
T - similar to aroma - dark chocolate, roasty, vanilla, oak, heavy bourbon
M - thinner side of medium, no carbonation, sticky and sweet, fairly boozy, but appropriate for the style
O - big disappointment here. I'm usually not overly picky with imperial stouts, but this one lacks in quality control. Flavors are good, but the lack of carbonation is a big problem for me. (537 characters)

Photo of oldmankoch
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this while in Chicago earlier this week and had the 4 pack shipped home along with some Surly and Pipeworks at the suggestion of the owner of Fischman Liquors.

As an aside, I strongly recommend stopping in there if you're in town. Super nice employees and an awesome selection of Midwest brewers that don't distribute to the Northeast.

Appearance is pitch black like dirty motor oil with an almost non existent head and no lacing (the only negative with this beer)

Smells of Vanilla Bean, Almonds, Mocha, Bourbon, Cream, Butterscotch, Dark Fruits, Cloves, and Maple Syrup. Simply one of the best palate wetters ever.

Taste follows the nose immensely well. Drinks strong and warm for only being 9.5% A great sipper and is quite reminiscent of BCBS (which is why it was recommended)

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side but is still super smooth with low carbonation & goes down slick and leaves a splendid bourbon flavored coating on the tongue

Overall and awesome BBA Stout and a deal for $16 in my book. Would love to see this over in Philly but will most likely have to wait until the next time in town (1,116 characters)

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Beerhunter247
4.76/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of gibgink
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4lo
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of larryarms847
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slick and oily with minimal khaki foam even after a hard pour.

Nutty, deep roasted notes, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a hint of bourbon sweetness.

Lush roasted barley, chocolate, oak, earthy, vanilla, and bourbon.

Heavy bodied, very light carbonation, slick, and unfortunately thin.

Smells wonderful, tastes alright, but the thin mouthfeel is off-putting for the style. (380 characters)

Photo of raeman70
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours inky black with little to no head, there's a fizzy momentary skim that fades away after a few seconds, no lacing. Still glassy obsidian surface, sort of dull but par for the course.

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.

Why did this get released in the middle of summer? (659 characters)

Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weaselbob74
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Czarkazm
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nearly opaque in the glass with dark chestnut highlights along the edges. Thin tan ring of bubbles quickly recedes to nothing. Smell of toasted coconut, tobacco, dark roasted malts, bourbon, and vanilla. Getting molasses, cherries, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, some nuttiness, and sweet bourbon on the taste. Awesome smell and flavor, kind of like if Bourbon County met water. Medium mouthfeel, a little syrupy but lacks the dense chewiness I get off on. An excellent bourbon barrel imperial stout that doesn't rely on adjuncts to keep it afloat. (556 characters)

Photo of jram583
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Westyn
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a small filming tan head with a thick very black body.
S: Bourbon, chocolate, definitely pickup the wood characteristics too. Smells great.
T: Wow! First sip is mellow bourbon, then chocolate. Well made, so smooth, no alcohol burn. Sweet flavors that last throughout the entire drink. This is everything a bourbon barrel aged stout should be. Very drinkable at 9.5%.
F: Coats my mouth wonderfully, so smooth, flavor lasts beyond the drink. It is only lacking in the thickness. But on the flip side, so drinkable.
O: I hope nobody buys this, leave it all for me and the few that know about it. LOL This is absolutely phenomenal. Readily available in the winter for $16 per 4 pack too. (707 characters)

Photo of PatB1987
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of thirstyturtle
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Drago from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.