Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer StoutSarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

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4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer alot, tastes of vanilla, chocolate , and sarsaparilla. Has a nice body for a lower abv beer 8.5%. Not sure why it says 12% maybe early version was stronger? I would love to have some more!

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Mocha head. Medium collar.

Smell - Intense woody root beer aroma. A little bourbon.

Taste - Chocolate. Licorice. Turns more root beer flavored, but it's more intense than regular root beer. Dark black chocolate. Kinda woody in the back, but not a lot of bourbon.

Mouthfeel - A bit of a chalky texture. Heavy body with medium low carbonation.

Overall - Tough to really say how good this is. It's an odd beer. At points it works really well, other points not quite on point.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage
black wax top 12oz bottle poured into a teku

A- we've got a gusher. After frantically pouring into the glass, it pours jet black with a dark brown foamy head that retains for a while, but eventually dissipates to leave nothing behind

S- aroma immediately gives off notes of sassafras root, followed by undertones of smoky charred malt, dark chocolate, black licorice, wet oak & hints of vanilla & cinnamon. Not finding any bourbon in the aroma

T- sassafras root flavor up front just like on the nose, almost imparts a cinnamon-like flavor. The mid palate brings some dark chocolate and black licorice flavors, followed by tons of woody & earthy notes. The finish gives a bit of vanilla with a linger of more sassafras root and impressions of cinnamon, maybe just a hint of bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, abv is hidden well

O- really enjoyed the root beer notes throughout. It tastes very much like cinnamon, and gives off the flavor of a Mexican spiced stout without the pepper heat, very good

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was really surprised how much I liked this one. Minimal resemblance to rootbeer.

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4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From bottle into Teku... thanks jas45578

Pours nice and in color with a nice 3/4in dark burnt sugar colored head.. slim lacing with little legs... ring left around and thin skin atop the liquid..

I read some reviews prior to drinking and some say they don't smell ot taste bourbon... well thank you for the one good bottle as I get tons of sweet bourbon right from the start... before I even put my nose to the glass... slight cinnimon... light aspects of root beer such as the sarsaparilla and other root. Liquorice and a dabber of booze...

Man.... again... sweet friggin bourbon greets with open arms.. so much going on here in the taste and layered so nice... lots of root beer aspects in the taste mostly made up by vanilla liquorice cinnamon and a slight chocolate and fudgy aspect to it...nice bitterness to it... almost too much but not quite too much.. alchol is presemt in this one and a nice warming touch at the end..

Not too thick but pretty heavy with light carbonation and semi-dry finish. Wish it was more creamier like a sarsaparilla usually is compared to a standard root beer...

Overall im a big fan of root beer as well as lover of beer and this was damn tasty.... to me more of a spicy stout with the spices consisting of those that taste like root beer.. so it's not like your drinking root beer with alcohol in it... but a stout that's sorta like root beer... bow they took that and aged it in bourbon barrels and the bourbon notes went perfect... added an addition layer of sweetness the bitter ingredients used. Plus thw bound was so present and well worth it... I think it would of been just average without the bourbon addition.... im damn happy I had this and would recommend it to those root beer fans as well...

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Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 203 ratings