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

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BA SCORE
94
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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

Russian Imperial Stout aged on bourbon barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of barnzy78
3.31/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Beerhunter247
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of gibgink
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4lo
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of larryarms847
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of raeman70
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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?

Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weaselbob74
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jram583
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Westyn
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PatB1987
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of thirstyturtle
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of stortore
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours with no head at all, even with a hard pour. Smells terrific- boozy, vanilla, lots of roasted malts. Don't know whose bourbon barrels they are using, but this tastes really good. A little oak and vanilla, a bit more of a boozy taste, but not detracting. Not as thick as most RIS's, but not thin.

First beer from Wild Onion and it's a great first impression.

Photo of nollie77
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Drago from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.