Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
brewhouse.net

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010 - Imperial Stout in a first-use Woodfoord Reserve bourbon barrel.
2011 - A blend of Imperial Stout aged in 7 months in first-use Woodford Reserve barrels and first-use Maker's Mark barrels.
2012 - Imperial Stout in first-use Woodfoord Reserve bourbon barrels for 6 months.
2013 - Imperial Stout aged in first use Woodford bourbon barrels.
2014 - Imperial Stout aged in Woodford barrels for 9 months.

Added by tavernjef on 07-06-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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1.96/5  rDev -53.8%

Photo of Rutager
2.23/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another tip of the hat to Steasy66 for this, cheers man! 2012 bottle (pretty sure anyways), 380/500.

Appearance. Pours dark brown, fairly black in the glass but honestly looks quite thin for a RIS. Anywho, appearance is pretty minor for the guy with two thumbs. Capped with almost a finger of pale tan head.

Smell. Now we're talkin'! Chocolate fudge, some nice woody bourbon and coffee, a little vanilla and fresh fig. Nice.

Taste. Whoa, very tangy. Most definitely infected. Too bad because there's still some nice chocolate and coffee under all that sourness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.

Overall. I hate to rate an infected beer, but if that's what a brewery is going to put out, that's how I'm going to rate it. Bummer because this sounds like a good beer when it's on.

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2.71/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A huge thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Grrrz teku. #46/500. 2014 vintage. Shared with schen9303.

Pours ink black with no head and minimal lace. Soy sauce, vinegar and oxidized dark fruit on the nose. Very mellow. The taste makes it clear that this one is far over the hill. Booze, soy sauce and vinegar that's all that's present now. Ok but really oxidized. Like oak cardboard dipped in the aforementioned flavors. Boozy, heavy and lifeless on the palate. Slick and oily but it doesn't quite work with the flavors.

I'm super grateful to have gotten the chance to try this but its way past its prime by this point. Hoping I can get a sample of a new batch if they ever make it again!

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of rudzud
2.91/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Andy for sharing this bottle, 216/500...2012? vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a thin mocha head that fades quickly to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of possible oxidation, old stale bourbon, old chalky chocolate, dusty wood.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of char, old barrels, acrid roast, old soy sauce. Just a hodgepodge of off flavours.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, bit heavy and syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was cool to try but certainly mediocre. Not sure how this would have been fresh but yah, ehhhh

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Andy, 2012?

Pours a nice creamy fizzy dark smaller head that fades fairly quickly, pitch black long legs.

Nose brings big dark malt, mild caramel and fudgey cocoa, hint fluffy nougat, mild vanilla barrel and cocoa, dark choc, hint if booze, old malts and hint oxidation.

Taste brings dried sweet syrupy malts, booze warmth, fruity esters, mild rancid like roasted dark malts, little fluffy nougat and syrupy roasted charred dark malts, acrid roast, bitter char, etc. No real barrel. Acrid sour cherry thing, oxidation.

Mouth is fuller syrupy, decent carb, little booze.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle, I think. Bottle #181/276.

Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. A little bit of glass staining. Not much retention.

Smell - Sharp bourbon. Lots of liquor. Nice vanilla. Caramel and some dark roasted malts.

Taste - Again it has a ton of bourbon. Sharp bourbon flavor covers up most of the beer. Tons of caramel and some milk chocolate. Just a touch of burnt malt.

Mouthfeel - Barrel hot, but the beer isn't. Medium body. Low carbonation.

Overall - I wanted more from this, but it's good. I really like the bourbon, but the base stout could use more stoutiness.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Fitger's Brewhouse
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