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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

135 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: coreyfmcdonald on 07-30-2013)
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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Light, tudor brown head, good retention on a black body. Sticky and soapy lacing. Aroma includes coffee, vanilla, wafer cookies, light chocolate, baking chocolate, white chocolate and faint whisky. Taste flavors follow suit with the coffee malt dominating and all the other flavors dancing all over the tongue. Alcohol is well masked, impressive considering the abv. Very delicious, and dangerously easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

45°F, 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A: Black, fluid, and a tan-brown head, sticks to the glass, and leaves a nice lacing throughout the session.

S: BOURBON, then some sweet, dark fruit, chocolate.

T: Again, follows the nose. Strong palate attack up front. The fruity, sweet raisin, plum hits first, then some chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. THe bourbon is not shy, and fills out the back end of the taste... leading to

M: A very nice mouthfeel. Carbonated, but not over carbonated. Thick on the tongue, and full in the swallow due to the heat of the ABV. Lingering fruity, sticky notes after you finish.

O: Great BBA. As a local, I will try to find more, and cellar, share and EXTRA these to get the name of Red Brick out to the masses. Can't believe they have been here 20 years!

Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a black body with a medium-sized, dark tan-hued head.

Smell: Charred nuts, well-roasted malts, cocoa powder, and moist dark fruits wrapped in strapping bourbon barrel notes -- some beers gains the soft, more ingratiating qualities, this beer took on the more hostile elements.

Taste: Accelerated roastiness, coffee hinting, for sure, with touches of burnt nuts. It's a tad astringent but soothed somewhat by the cocoa qualities and some apparent sweetness. Vibrantly raisiny. The barrel character is definitely there, lending some firm barrel notes with a rugged woodiness. Drying, roasty, wood barrel finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Sharp roast, with a strong alcohol warmth - it's a little rough around the edges, but, it's still enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of cjgator3
3.1/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Photo of mrandypandy
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeerDocT
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to my friend Paul M. for hooking me up with some of this elixir. Found in our local growler store, Dogwood Growlers in Acworth/Woodstock.

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a blackish deep brown with a good sized (1/2") amber head. Any swirling quickly disappeared. Still a striking beer in appearance.

Smell 4.5: Wow, delightful bouquet on this brew. Malt, burnt caramel, high alpha hops and an unmistakeable whiff of wood aging. There is also a hint of booze in this beer, maybe bourbon barrel aged???

Taste 4.25: Front is sweet, with nice highlights of dried fruit: dates, raisins. Middle is actually somewhat dry in the middle of the palate, with a taste explosion of rummy dried fruits on the side of the tongue. Finish is where you get hit with the big hops, the coffee tastes, the almost salty woody resins. Finish is remarkably short put packs a punch: more wood and booze. Nice.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Low carbonation, which is great for this style. However, there is a slight burning present from the over-the-top ABV. This might be off-putting for some (not me!)

Overall 4.25: Excellent beer and a very happy anniversary to Red Brick. This beer will hit you like a ton of bricks, but is entirely sessionable. Deep, dark, heavy but also refreshing and the wood aging really takes it to another level. Recommended if you can find it.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary from Red Brick Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.