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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th AnniversaryRed Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: coreyfmcdonald on 07-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Oblivion in Orlando. Pours a deep dark black color with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and some notes from the bourbon barrels. The taste is sweet and roasted malts up front with vanilla and a lingering warm and boozy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, I feel like this one can definitely need it from some aging. It is just a little too hot at this point for me, needs to mellow out a little.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours jet black with good carbonation leaving behind a moderate tannish colored cap, headretention was and the lacing was meh

S: A nice bourbon forward nose mixed with a chocolate, roasted malts and some wood. Pretty simple and forward but pretty promising as well

T: Initial bourbon splash with a roasted malt backbone and bakers powder chocolate. A wee bit of wood on the taste midway and a restrained vanilla throughout . A hint of smoke towards the end. Speaking of the end, it finishes warm, sweet with layers cocoa and bourbon

M: Medium/full body, well carbonated, perhaps a tinge to high, warming pseudo velvety body

O: I seem to get a cheap bakers powder cocoa from every stout this brewery does. the beers are not bad, just not that complex.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I continue to be relatively unimpressed with this brewery, even when a beer like this comes along that people (relatively) rave about. I find their beers to be relatively uninspired, lacking flavor or depth, and often too thin for the style. This one is a case in point- you don't really get much richness or depth from the stout- or even much flavor. It has a smidge of roasty notes along with a modicum of bitter chocolate, and of course some Bourbon notes. The problem is, even the Bourbon notes are overwhelmed by a woodiness from the barrel that unfortunately doesn't bring much (or any) of the vanilla and spice notes that can make oak so kind to a beer if handled deftly. Just...wood. A bit thin as well, and in this case, perhaps too dry. I keep trying to like them, I really do, but if this one doesn't do the trick...

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3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at Hop City, Atlanta.

A - Pours a thick, jet-black with a minimal mocha head that quickly recedes. Decent lacing.
S - Not getting much. Minimal chocolate and roast, barely getting any booze or oak. I do get some dark fruits as the beer warms.
T - There's a slightly harsh, roasted bitterness, followed by a bit of booze. Chocolate.
M - Medium to light body, very carbonated. Not as smooth or full bodied as I would have liked.
O - This is an OK barrel-aged imperial stout. It's not bad, per se, it's just underwhelming and the harsh roasted notes and booze seem to take over. I really wanted to to love this beer, especially considering the Buffalo Trace barrels Red Brick used, but it's just not drawing me back for more. I'll certainly put some aside to see if time in the cellar will mellow it out and let the flavors meld together.

Photo of rangerred
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a very tiny dark tan head. Some moderate lacing.

Aroma has lots of char, vanilla, and bourbon, of course, along with notes of caramel and toffee. Nice but not especially impressive.

The flavor is very similar to the nose. Tons of bourbon up front with the vanilla and smoke that goes along with it along with some sweet caramel. Very full and sticky mouthfeel with just a light touch of bitterness.

Overall, an ok bourbon stout but nothing that really makes it stand out from the many others out there.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary from Red Brick Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.