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Beastie Barrel Stout | Barley Island Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
barleyisland.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Oatmeal Stout aged in Buffalo Trace barrels."

Added by roadhouse on 10-24-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
62
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
4
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1
For Trade:
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle - Pours pitch black in color with small caramel colored. Slightly below average carbonation. Smells of roasted malts and some coffee. First sip is smooth with roasted malts and coffee leading the way. There is a fairly nice malt backbone. Dark chocolate notes also presence. Very nice and drinkable. Some bourbon in the finish.

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From the Barley Island website: "Our Oatmeal Stout is aged in bourbon whiskey barrels from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky."

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears black in color though not quite opaque, there are some red highlights visible. One inch fluffy tan head leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is chocolatey with some coffee hints. Perhaps a bit of vanilla bean. The bourbon is not noticable at all and it's quite mild overall.

Taste starts out with lots of chocolate and roasted notes with a creamy oat taste. The finish brings out a bit of the oaky bourbon notes but it's never really that prominent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy and silky.

Overall I must say I was disappointed. Oatmeal Stout aged in bourbon barrels always sounds appetizing but this one didn't quite do it for me. Though it was quite good, everything was just too much on the mild side for what it is.

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Beastie Barrel Stout from Barley Island Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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