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InFamous - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 12-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of rhino54
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DJButters
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of John11486
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12th taster of the day at Port's Barrel Blast

A - Dark with no head, solid black color no view through when held up to the light

S - Bourbon, Vanilla, sweetness, oak, little smokiness

T - Chocolate, Vanilla, Bourbon, Oak, Smoky finish, smooth tasting at 10.50% I didn't pick up much alcohol heat from the bourbon barrel

M -Smooth, Light to no carbonation, little coating, but not heavy - no alcohol heat bursting through. Smoky finish was nice following the works through the strong flavors - not super complex just a nice combination.
This came highly recommended from some Port regulars that knew which certain locations this went to all the time - they highly recommended it and I can see why. Very tasty, and the smoky finish was the highlight - it just combined with the rest of the flavors for smooth drinking...

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at barrel blast

A: Poured a dark as night black in color that had a creamy brown head and left a good amount of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: a nice aroma of bourbon pop outs with chocolate, roastiness, vanilla, and nooze but also detected oaky and chared notes as well.

T: the taste was also dominated by the bourbon barrel booze character but was border line over powering. It had chocolate, vanilla, oaky accents with good roastiness and a touch of char to round out this brew.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, roasty, bourbon boozy, char, and silky finish.

D: definitely was a sipper but was digging that char character. I'm starting to really like these barrel aged brew but not the over boozy ones. I don't mind a bourbon bomb though.

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Photo of hansgruber
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DLD 2010. One of the highlights of the day. Had a 16 oz.? plastic cup of this, reviewed from notes...

Black with a mocha head, low carbonation.

Nose is bourbon with sweet roasted malts, little to no alcohol.  

Same as nose nicely balanced. Bourbon and malts just meld together so well. Alcohol burn on midpalate to finish not interfering at all though

Thick, viscous mouthfeel. It's a sipper but it's smooth and good.
Really solid barrel aged stout. Wish I had a bottle of this or a chance to try again.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at DLD '10. Poured into a plastic glass.

A- Pours a fudge, brown color with two fingers width of tan head. Reduced to a mocha colored film throughout consumption.

S- A balance of big bourbon aromas and chocolate malts. Potent to a degree. Just looking for a little more from this one.

T- Like the aroma, rather balanced for a beer with such noticeable bourbon flavors. As soon as the beer hits the palate, distinct notes of bourbon and oak take over. A little touch of vanilla is imparted. Before this flavor completely takes over, chocolate malts come in to balance out the beer.

M- Heavy bodied but lacked the viscosity of many other big BA RIS.

D- While the alcohol notes were there, it was not as boozey as I imagined. The ingredients managed to mask it quite well.

Overall, I enjoyed this one, but nothing really stood out to me. Just seemed like another good BA RIS.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest on 12/04/2009. This was listed on the VIP list as a Chocolate Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels and brewed by Pizza Port San Clemente. I see no mention of the regular Infamous being barrel aged so this needs its own entry. The beer is black with a light brown head.

The aroma is a bourbon chocolate desert. Chocolate cookies, chocolate cake, truffles...need I go on? Despite the rich desert items I've used as descriptors, the decadence doesn't reach desert beer category. The chocolate is balanced nicely by the bourbon. Alcohol is completely masked in the nose.

The flavor is boozy dark chocolate cookies with brown sugar. Booze is at a moderate level, and the bourbon is prominent. Bourbon and chocolate linger on the palate in the finish. Delicious stuff.

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InFamous - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Pizza Port Solana Beach
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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