Barrel Aged Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout - Moylan's Brewery
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4/5 rDev +6.1%
This the Healthy Spirits release.
A: Pours an opaque black, with a fairly small amount of foamy dark tan head. A ring around the edge of the glass retains, along with a few spots on the surface, which is enough to leave a few spots of lacing.
S: Mainly bourbon; it's pretty similar to the way an empty glass which has just been drained of bourbon smells. It also has only a touch of harsh booze. There's also a touch of roasted malt.
T: Malty stout at first, with the bourbon coming in mid palate and more or less taking over through the finish. Long, thick, and boozy aftertaste.
M: Full body, fairly high carbonation.
Overall, it's pretty good, and a pretty cool thing for Healthy Spirits to do. The bourbon is a bit over the top, but it's not a bad execution of the over the top bourbon style.
12-19-2011 03:28:50 | More by seand
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
This is the Healthy Spirits Eagle Rare version.
A-looks viscous, but not syrupy. Well carbed.
S-Nice Bourbon smell with chocolate.
T-Here is where this beer fails a little. It is very boozy. The chocolate notes are nice, but it tastes like someone poured a shot into it. I hope some time heals this. A real chore to drink at the moment for me at least.
I have to give props to Healthy Spirits for making this happen and it is a good attempt. If it mellows with age it will be a really great beer, just too hot now. Can't wait to try some others during sf beer week.
12-17-2011 23:32:41 | More by dsgolovin
5/5 rDev +32.6%
Love this Imperial Stout, Served on tap at Choice city butcher in Fort Collins CO, It was dark as night perfect creamy head. The alcohol is apparent but in a good way its not too much in the mouth chocolate and malts subtle it before it gets over powering. Definitely one of my Favorite stouts of all time, I believe it should have a following bigger than old resputine it definitely kicks that old beers butt dont listen to the hype have a good Imperial Stout!!
09-27-2011 04:36:31 | More by Rangerator
3.33/5 rDev -11.7%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours black with a medium light tan head, some good lace.
S: Notes of whisky, somewhat medicinal with a hint of chocolate and vanilla.
T: Good dark chocolate flavours along with an adequate barrel play which really doesn't do much. Nice enough flavours, whiskey, treacle, chocolate, but nothing complex.
M: Thin overall body for this style. Pretty smooth, but there's nothing substantial here.
O: Take regular Ryan Sullivan's over this. The barrel aging has thinned the flavours out an not added a lot in return. Doesn't taste bad, but this is not even close to a must try.
04-13-2011 01:18:36 | More by Halcyondays
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
Served on tap in a very full snifter at Blue Palms in Hollywood, CA.
Jet black with 1/4 to 1/2 inch amber head which disappeared quickly.
Aroma was very mild which may be due to the fullness of the snifter, malt and vanilla.
Taste was a mixture of vanilla, almond, and most strongly whisky. The whisky taste was on the sweet side, not syrupy like a liquer, but like a sweet whisky without the alcohol. It was a dry sweetness.
I found this to be a beer that is hard to classify. It is definitely a dessert beer to be sipped. The taste is too pronounced to be called smooth, but still pleasant. This is one to have for dessert on its own and is almost a whisky for beer drinkers (10.5% alcohol contributes to that). I think you either find this pleasant and interesting or you will hate.
02-17-2011 13:54:53 | More by zebulon
3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
On-tap at the Stuffed Sandwich
A: The pour is nearly black with a very thin tan head and a decent viscosity to it.
S: Not an all that impressive nose on this one. Certainly some oak and whiskey notes, along with chocolate and a hint of vanilla.
T: A much more intense flavor than the nose would suggest, thankfully. This beer is very heavy on the whiskey component along with a decent bit of vanilla. There is just a ton of chocolate in here as well, which is nice for a time, but can become a bit too much sweetness.
M: The body is medium with a low, smooth carbonation to it.
D: A bit too much milk chocolate flavor for my tastes and not nearly enough balance. That said, this is miles better than the regular version of this beer.
06-24-2010 21:55:09 | More by womencantsail
Barrel Aged Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout from Moylan's Brewery
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