Holiday Wine Cellar 50th Anniversary Imperial Irish Stout - Bourbon Barrel- | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
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Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by WickedBeer on 04-22-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of GarrettB
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

April 9th, 2015 - An Irish Stout? From Stone? I never would have imagined. The thinner body and subtler flavor of an Irish Stout seems well outside Stone's sphere of interest, so when I saw this pop up at the Stone South Park, I had to try it. It looks much like a Guinness, though the head is more traditional, caking the inside of the glass with foam. The aroma is dry, smelling like a root cellar or cold potatoes, and with a caked mud richness that reminds me of my days volunteering for an NGO that monitors river quality. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a noticeable strength of alcohol, but an oat softness on the side. It's truly a hefty beer, and once the bubbles settle I can taste some raisin and rum, as well as some German brown bread.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a flight at Stone's annual 4/20 takeover at Limerick's Tavern in Alhambra, CA.

Quick Review:
Very boozy, reminiscent of angel city's imperial red that was aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels; lot of oak. Great black color with tan head of foam. Very smooth, especially for an 11% beer.

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Holiday Wine Cellar 50th Anniversary Imperial Irish Stout - Bourbon Barrel- from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2 ratings