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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: coreyfmcdonald on 07-30-2013)
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DevinK

New York

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:13:10 | More by DevinK
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-11-2013 21:55:49 | More by mjw1200
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2013 02:07:38 | More by campfirebrew
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-09-2013 01:18:12 | More by bigfnjoe
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camartin27

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-08-2013 21:59:41 | More by camartin27
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-28-2013 02:27:29 | More by egrace84
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:42:19 | More by Georgiabeer
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-25-2013 02:03:54 | More by BeerNoobNC
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kaseydad

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:54:27 | More by kaseydad
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bcsteve89

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2013 23:36:27 | More by bcsteve89
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ImusBeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-21-2013 18:47:34 | More by ImusBeer
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-21-2013 13:37:50 | More by kushlash23
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seavercm

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2013 13:14:19 | More by seavercm
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-19-2013 14:14:55 | More by SanFranJake
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-18-2013 22:08:52 | More by JohnnyK
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This beer was brought back from Atlanta in August.

The beer pours a dark engine oil color with a thick-looking consistency. The head doesn't show up on the pour and only forms about a quarter of an inch thick when the glass is turned upright.

The smell is a potent dark chocolate with toasted malt and coffee. Hints of booxe waft in and out but don't suggest that the bottle is aged in bourbon barrels. It's really more of a chocolate showcase. Interestingly, the bourbon barrels impart more characteristics on the taste, where a spicy rye taste and mild heat from the booze join with the chocolate, coffee and malt characteristics to create a real treat. There's a lot of different flavors moving around the palate, yet they are all in good harmony.

The beer really is a treat. The beer is thick, creamy, and its booze well-disguised. This is a beer I wish I'd purchased a case of, rather than just one. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:18:12 | More by ONovoMexicano
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -51.9%

10-16-2013 20:01:42 | More by StoutSlut
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-13-2013 18:10:02 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-13-2013 18:09:54 | More by Lovely85
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-05-2013 03:31:17 | More by Satchboogie
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-05-2013 02:58:33 | More by SocalKicks
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Piddmeista

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-05-2013 02:58:28 | More by Piddmeista
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cyrushire

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-05-2013 02:25:43 | More by cyrushire
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-04-2013 10:57:33 | More by jonathaniler
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-04-2013 00:01:33 | More by TwoForty
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #7: 20th Anniversary from Red Brick Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.