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Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Chocolate Porter | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerForMuscle on 08-29-2016

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Jason_cs
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bf7
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 4.27-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Coin Haus in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.20
Purchased: July 30, 2017
Consumed: July 30, 2017
Reviewed as: American Porter
Misc.: $0.75 per ounce

Finally made it to Coin Haus, walking there to sample a few brews and play some arcade games. The arcade games ended up being free (would have been to 6 p.m.) for the whole time I was there. This was one of those places where you pour your own beer and pay by the ounce. Figured I would break my rule of only reviewing six ounces for today only (and any other time I go to Coin Haus). Lots of stuff going on with this description and had me wanting it, even with the tequila mention.

Poured a black color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky khaki head. No bubbles that I could see. Excellent spiderweb foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Got an interesting mix of spicy tequila, chocolate and red wine in the first whiff. Also milk chocolate, hints of cinnamon, oaky bourbon, vanilla, malt chocolate and chocolate syrup. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted cocoa powder, oaky tequila barrel, dark milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, woody red wine barrel, dark cherry and hints of cinnamon spice. (Taste - 3.75)

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming spicy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was just an outstanding barrel-aged porter. (Overall - 4.00)

3.92 | 88 | B+

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Stone Company Store Pasadena. Poured into a taster glass. Porter aged in red wine, tequila, and bourbon Barrels.

Look: Nearly black, small head of ivory foam, quickly dissipating.
Smell: Sour grape, hints of bourbon, extremely nice.
Taste: oak, bourbon, sour cherries.. very subtle hints of agave that really do a lot to balance out this amazing porter.
Feel: seltzery, smooth, sticky but fairly light body overall.

Just wanted to review this briefly because it was amazing! Wasn't sure what to expect with so much going on in the aging process, but if you can get your hands on this, try it!!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk Chocolate Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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