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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
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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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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4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty solid beer, got as an extra in a trade I did, thanks @woodchip. Lucky me he's giving me some anniversary edition imperial stouts. Overall solid beer, lots of flavor within and can definitely tell it was aged in bourbon barrels. I'm just starting to get into stouts but this is definitely high up on my list of what I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had never heard of this brewery and added a few of these as a "throw in" to my Letspour beer order. Glad I did!

Pours a jet black silky smooth colored ale and a very nice beige/brown head with staying power. Lacing is light.

The aroma is outstanding. Vanilla and chocolate swirl here. I could whiff this all day. Light apple/orange though I believe this is from the bourbon barrel shining through. The wood/barrel is present as well. Really aromatic.

The taste is great as well. Follows suit with the aroma. Slightly hoppy and a kiss of bourbon burn. Chocolate dessert here. Coffee beans. More vanilla. Just a really, really good blend of flavors here. Slight warmth in the tum-tum. Nice bourbon/chocolate on the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is oily as I was expecting but in a good way.

Overall this met and exceeded my expectations. Just a great barrel aged stout with great drinkability and full of flavor. Not too sweet...not too bitter. The barrel is not overpowering. A great way to celebrate your 20th Anny Red Brick. And to think I never heard of em. Distribute to Cali damnit! And keep brewing these barrel aged all-stars. You nailed it!

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