Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout | Gray's Tied House

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Gray's Tied House
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 11-28-2006

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3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled April 30th at the Tied House, review from notes.

Black body, seemingly opaque, creamy tan cap of foam that leaves ample lacing inside the glass. Excellent retention, which was surprising considering none of their other beers we tried really laced at all.

Soft roasty coffee and dry bakers chocolate in the nose, not much indication of bourbon or oak at all. Seems like a textbook imperial stout thus far.

Pleasant taste, dry roastiness of blackened malt lending a dominating dark roast coffee earthiness that lingers into the aftertaste. Balanced and not boozy, though it has a mild astringency to it. Much lighter feel than expected, with a very minor bourbon character. Sort of a toned down example of a barrel aged stout, it tasted fine, but ultimately wasn't especially impressive.

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3.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Subdued and restrained as a RIS let alone a BB RIS. Dark brown, almost black body with a minimal translucence and a thin brown head. Light aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and tobacco. Body feels light and slightly watery. Bourbon is only an afterthought, something I like. Sadly, the intensity that I would expect in a RIS is not there either. Coffee, chocolate, and hints of molasses are about it. Well balanced but just too light. Easy to drink but not particularly interesting.

Note: I may have made a mistake when adding this beer under the tied house rather than the brewery. Although, I have never seen it bottled or on tap anywhere else, I am not completely sure if it was brewed onsite at the Tied House as opposed to the brewery in Janesville.

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Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout from Gray's Tied House
3.19 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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