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%
 
 
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177
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SpeedwayJim
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
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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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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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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1.96/5  rDev -53.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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